Sean Connaughty is a Minneapolis based multi-media artist. Sean earned his BFA in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1989, before completing his MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000. He is an arts educator at the University of Minnesota. Sean has exhibited his work extensively in local, national and international venues. His work has been displayed at the Walker Art Center and the Weisman Art Museum. He has been featured in numerous publications. Collections include the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia and the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN.
Connaughty’s work incorporates the artistic potential of the environment, both natural and urban. These works reference the history of human involvement with the natural world and recall a survival-based relationship to the environment alluding to our history and our future.