Arbitrarily Subjective Objectivism (“Abstract Realism”) is my current painting concept; its main purpose: diversion, which includes a wide range of emotional, spiritual, even ontological responses. I try new methods and test theories constantly in order to elicit in my work an ever more potent effect. Don't be alarmed if my works give you euphoria, ecstasy, disrupts your current place on this plane of existence or more....
2017 Jan's Art Shop and Boutique, Albuquerque, NM
( Resident Artist and Gallery Director )
2016 The Dunes Art Gallery, Hyannis, MA
2016 Featherstone Art Show, Martha's Vineyard, MA
2016 Woods Hole Village Art and Flea Market, Woods Hole, MA
2016 Cosmic Penguin Art Gallery, Marstons Mills, MA
2016 Twitter Art Exhibit, Trygve Lie Gallery New York, NY
2016 Cape Cod Winter Art Gallery, North Falmouth, MA
2015 16th Annual Holiday Show, Albuquerque, NM
2015 Artists Of Venice, 5G Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2015 27th Annual Balloon Fiesta Art Show, Albuquerque, NM
2015 Daily Brew Coffee Bar, Montebello, CA
2015 OC Night Market, Costa Mesa, CA
2015 Los Angeles Theater Company Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Canvas Combat at The Exchange, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Montebello Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Artificium Art Gallery Los Angeles, CA
2014 Night Market, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
2014 Lisa's Art Gallery Manhattan Beach, CA
2014 East Los Angeles Art Walk, CA
2014 Unurban Cafe, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Whittier Art Crawl Festival, Whittier, CA
2014 Monterey Park Night Market, Monterey Park, CA
2014 Lincoln Heights Art Walk, Lincoln Heights, CA
2014 626 Night Market, Arcadia, CA
2014 Return of It Came From Venice, Sponto Gallery, Venice Beach, CA
2013 Chocolate and Art, KGB Studios, Los Angeles, CA
2013 F Stop Printing, Downtown LA Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Pancakes and Booze, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Venice Beach Bordwalk, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Twitter Art Show, Exhale Unlimited, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Boston Biennial, Chelsea Lofts, Chelsea, MA
2012 Gallery 360, Boston, MA
2012 The Castlebar, Brighton, MA
2012 Windsor Whitney Biennial/Spattered Columns Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Gallery 333, North Falmouth, MA
2011 Apex Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2011 CCCA Juried All New England, Barnstable, MA
2011 Copley Society, Boston, MA
2011 Iron Phoenix Studio, Provincetown, MA
2010 Galerie d'Orsay. Boston, MA
2009 Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2007 Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
2007 Hatch Street Studios, New Bedford, MA
2007 Tito’s Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2006 Bowery Gallery (National Competition), New York, NY
2006 Cahoon Museum of American Art (National Competition), Cotuit, MA
2005 La Sirena Art Gallery, Ter Lingua, TX
2004 Jan Collins Selman Fine Art, Falmouth, MA
2002 Out of the Blue Art Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2002 Richard’s Galleries, Hyannis, MA
2000 North Falmouth Diner, North Falmouth, MA
1999 The Renaissance Hotel, Amsterdam, Holland
1999 Gallery Szent Gyorgi, Falmouth, MA
1999 - Present, Falmouth Artists Guild, Falmouth MA ( 7 juried shows )
2000 - Present, Provincetown Art Association ( 5 juried shows )
National Juried Competition, Bowery Gallery New York, 2005
Artist Certification from the Boston Redevelopment Authority 2008
National Juried Competition, "Moonstruck" Cahoon Museum of American Art, 2010
National Juried Competition, "Matter, Medium & Meaning" Copley Society, 2011
BOSTON ART SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
Intensive immersion residency since 1998
Founded the free online university “Boston Art School of Hard Knocks” (Twitter 2011)
Worked alongside other visionaries:
Dean Cutrona, Doug Rugh, Steven James Taylor, Devin Westland, and Marc Morin
Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI 1992 Associate’s Degree, Culinary Arts
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 2005 Residency in Painting
Deputy Bob Feature Length Comedy 2003 Woods Hole Film Festival
Day of the Noodle Eaters, Short, 2006
Our Story at Fifteen ( The boloco Story ) 2012
LONG TIME MEMBER AND SUPPORTER
The Falmouth Artists Guild
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum
The Cahoon Museum of American Art
The Museum of Fine Art, Boston
Boloco, Boston, MA
Boston New Wave Realty, Boston, MA
Lauren's Nails, Boston, MA
Boston City Properties, Boston, MA
Back Bay Realty, Boston, MA
Davis Brothers Tires, Culver City, CA
Venice Breeze Suites, Venice Beach, CA
Elite Tennis Squad, Kansas City, OK
SEAN BOYCE ARTIST STATEMENT - “ARBITRARY REALISM”
I create Arbitrarily Realistic and Whimsically Surrealistic Urban Scenes in a variety of painting media. My process involves traveling to different cities and working on the pieces both "En Plein Aire" on the street and In The Studio. I strive to;
work on the coolest streets in the best earth cities, to use the unpredictability and energy of the street to charge my works on canvas, to create works that are narrative, to paint of human endeavor and folly, to experiment with color and content in my paintings in order to discover juxtapositions which actually chemically change the perceptions of the viewer. The human brain reacts to these stimuli with altered levels of serotonin, adrenaline, and dopamine.
“Arbitrary Realism” (formerly; “Abstract Realism”): is diversion, which includes a wide range of emotional, even spiritual responses. I try new methods and test theories always in order to elicit in my work an ever more potent effect. Don't be alarmed if my works give you euphoria, ecstasy, or more.
Sean grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and began drawing on a blackboard with his
father when he was about 3. He learned to read with comic books and started drawing all his
favorite characters and scenes; -- being particularly fond of Spiderman circa 1970s.
Continuing to draw in pencil, pen and ink, Sean made his first oil painting at age 11.
He also played bass guitar and performed with the high school jazz band.
Additionally, he was named lead vocalist and bassist in his own rock band throughout the 1980s.
During the 1990s he worked as a chef to support his growing family,
while steadily developing his music and art.
In July 1994, he launched his art career full-time; - starting with paintings of Kitchen Scenes
and visages of Cape Cod from Woods Hole to Provincetown.
Sean’s prolific career began with his “sketchism” paintings - to see how fast he
could get a scene painted before time and/or light went out on his subject matter.
Sean established Sean Boyce Studios at 162 Newbury Street in the heart of the Boston,
Massachusetts gallery district in December of 2009. Based there, he produced paintings, exhibits,
musical recordings and videos.
In 2011, Sean Boyce Studios opened a division named Apex Fine Arts Boston Contemporary - a
gallery dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary painters with affiliation to Boston.
In 2012, Sean expanded across the country, exhibiting his art in Los Angeles and putting
the studio in Boston into the management of his Boston art contemporaries. With a main
focus on the Los Angeles Street Art Scene, he traveled to different events around coastlines
up and down, while steadily building a local following in LA with emphasis on Venice Beach and
At present, Sean is Gallery Director at Jan's Art Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He started this in October of 2016 as part of his exhibition and production in The United States. He is also producing a children's book with John Proctor; owner of Jan's Art Shop.
It is in New Mexico that he is staging international campaigns for his art in Mexico, Japan, and
Europe. His goals are to paint the skyline in Tokyo, cultivate new people, and create great colorful
scenes for collectors to enjoy for generations to come.