Sean Caulfield

Centennial Professor, Fine Arts
Coordinator, Printmaking

Office: 3-91 Fine Arts Building
(780) 492-7855

Areas of Teaching and Research

Studio Art with a focus in Printmaking, Drawing, Artist's Books, and Intermedia


MFA Printmaking, University of Alberta, 1995

Sean Caulfield was named a Canada Research Chair in Fine Arts (Tier 2) from 2000 - 2010, and is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta, living and working in Treaty Six territory. He has exhibited his prints, drawings, installations, and artist's books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include: The Flood, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Firedamp, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton; The Body in Question(s), UQAM Gallery, Montreal; Perceptions of Promise, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA/Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta; The New World, The Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary.

Caulfield has received numerous grants and awards for his work including: the Special Award of the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Krakow Triennial, 2015; a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Dissemination Grant: Canadian Stem Cell Network Impact Grant; a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Fine Arts Creation Grant; Canada Council Travel Grant; and a Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois, USA.

Caulfield's work is in various public and private collections including: Houghton Library, Harvard University, USA; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England; Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA.

In 2017 Caulfield was elected to the Arts Division of the Academy of the Arts and Humanities of the Royal Society of Canada.

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