Seán O'Riordan is an artist & designer (b.1991, Galway IE) whose practice encompasses sculpture, writing, and digital-processes.

By examining linguistic, material, & sexual economies, Seán reconciles issues of individual & collective queer value & subjectivity. Their work illustates the ways historical systems, economies & societal roles are reflected in the present and brings together handmade artifact & digital outcomes to generate large scale installations.

Seán works between Galway and Amsterdam.

email: seanoriordan6(at)gmailcom

Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam NL
MA Design & Fine Art
School of Visual Arts, New York USA
Diploma Graphic Design
National College of Art and Design, Dublin IE
BA Fine Art & Visual Culture, Joint Course (First Class Honours & Commendation)
Willem De Kooning Academy, Rotterdam NL
Fine Art, Erasmus Program (Distinction)
Galway Technical Institute, Galway IE
Art and Design Portfolio Preparation (Distinction)

Selected Exhibitions:
-Rhythm and Non-Sense, Galway Arts Centre, Galway IE, 2023 (upcoming)
-Precious Effluent, Gallery Elipsus, Amsterdam NL, 2023
-Soft Focus, Sandberg Design Graduation Show, WG Kunst, Amsterdam NL, 2023
-One Minutes, W139, Amsterdam, NL, 2022
-Window Texts, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Derry/London Derry, IE/UK, 2021
-Recently Deleted, Torch On Felts, Dublin , IRE, 2019
-Tender Zone, 323 Pulaski St, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 2019
-This Way///That Way, Bardo Arts Centre, Western Carolina University NC, USA, 2017
-Group Show, The RAMP Studios, Asheville NC, USA, 2017
-Brainchild, 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Galway, IRE, 2017
-Manifold, ArtLink, Donegal, IE, 2017
-TESTING, Catalyst Arts, Belfast UK, 2017
- NCAD Degree Show, NCAD, Dublin IE, 2016
-Permanent Lake, NCAD Project Space, Dublin IE, 2016
-Special Blend, Art Lacuna, London UK, 2015
-All Systems Go, Fenixloods, Rotterdam NL, 2015
-Romantic Land and Art Life, Steambox, Dublin IE, 2015
-Ce Leis é, NCAD Gallery, Dublin IE, 2015
-New Perspectives on Painting, JAJA Studios, Dublin IE, 2014
-Escape Artists, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, IE, 2014
-London Research Project, NCAD Gallery, Dublin IE, 2013

Collaborations, Publications, Artist Talks, Prerss
-Issue 8 (Collection of Student Essays), Sandberg Instituut, NL, 2023
-The Other Show, (Radio broadcast), Amsterdam, NL 2023
-On Collective Reading, (performative reading group), Amsterdam, NL 2022
-SDR96, Amsterdam, NL, 2022 (
-Artist Talk, Western Carolina University Fine Art Department (guest speaker), NC USA, 2017
-Irish Times Review, Aidan Dunne, IE 2016
-We are Drifters, 126 Artist Run Gallery, Galway IE, 2016 (co-producer and curator)
-Collaborative performance and zine produced as part of Emma Haugh’s exhibition, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, IE, 2016
-‘Re-appropriation of Sensuality’, performance & workshop with Emma Wolf-Haugh NCAD Gallery, Dublin, IE, 2016
-Ce leis é and Systems Aesthetics (artist talk hosted by Dr. Francis Halsall), NCAD Gallery, Dublin, IE, 2015
-Special Blend, (Publication),  Art LaCuna, London UK,  2015

-Sandberg Instituut Research Trip, Marseille, FR 2023
-Western Carolina University, North Carolina, USA, 2017
-Escape Artists, Ennistymon, Clare, IE, 2014.
-Toumeyrolles, Ganges, FR, 2013