Sean Caulfield

Selected Works



Westerly, Rhode Island, USA 



1995: Master of Fine Art, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

1992: Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


Professional Experience

2011–present: Centennial Professor, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2001–10: Canadian Research Chair, Tier II (Professor), Printmaking, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

1999–00: Assistant Professor, Printmaking, Illinois State University, Normal, IL


Selected Awards and Grants

2009: Triennale Prize, 2nd Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Thailand

2001: Visual Arts Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council, IL

2001: Prix Banque Nationale du Canada, Trois Rivieres, QC

1995: Grand Prize in the Third 21st Century Grand Prix Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan



Caulfield, Gillespie, Caulfield, ed. Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art. Edmonton: Art and Design, Distributed by University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2010.

Sean Caulfield and Timothy Caulfield, ed. Imagining Science: Art, Science and Social Change. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2008.

Sean Caulfield, ed. Centrifugal: Ideas from Different Cultures in Print. Edmonton: Department of Art and Design, 2006. (Exhibition Catalogue)


Selected Exhibitions

2011: Selection Point, The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011: New Prints and Drawings, Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011: Darkfire and the Waiting Room, Traveling Exhibition: Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; The University of Texas at El Paso; Quebec City, Quebec

2011: Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB; Chelsea Art Museum, NY; McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON

2010: Wind from the East, University of Guangzhou and the University of Shenzhen, China

2009: Synergies, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey

2009: Lettra-Krakow, Rondo Sztuki Gallery, Krakow, Poland

2008: Lethe, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2008: The 7th Koichi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Ino-cho Paper Museum, Koichi, Japan

2008: Imagining Science, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2008: Sean Caulfield and Akiko Taniguchi, Recent Work, Salt Grass Printmakers, Salt Lake City, Utah

2007: China Sanbao International Printmaking Exhibition and Symposium, travelling: Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Shanghai University College of Fine Art, and the China Academy of Fine Art, China

2006: Akiko Taniguchi and Sean Caulfield New Works, Scott Gallery, Edmonton,AB

2006: The 14th Seoul Space International Print Biennial, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2006: New Work by Gallery Artists, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2005: The 6th Koichi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Koichi, Japan

2004: Draw, The Art Gallery Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2003: 11th International Biennial Print and Drawing, Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan

2003: Fall: An Exhibition Of Gallery Artists, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2003: Trans-figure, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2002: The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2002, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB/ The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB

2001: New Prints 2001, International Print Center New York, New York, NY

2000: International Print Triennial Kracow 2000; Bridge to the Future, Kracow, Poland

1999: Lines of Site, Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, UK & Musashino Art Galleries, Tokyo, Japan

1999: Re-membered Image, Gallery of the Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

1998: Northern Ireland Printmaking Exhibition, Townhouse Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1997: Five American and Five Italian Printmakers, Tyler School of Art in Rome, Rome, Italy

1996: The 18th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Kanagawa, Japan

1995: Third 21st Century Prints Grand Prix Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

1995:Gaining Ground, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1994: A Space Between, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB


Selected Public Collections

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England

Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Nova Scotia College of Art And Design, Halifax, NS

Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN

Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico, CA

Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan

Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

Carleton College, MN

LiuHaisu Art Museum of Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 

Artist Statement

Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings and book works extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan.


Caulfield has received numerous awards and his work is in various public and private collections.