Sean Ross Stewart (b. 1989, Burlington) is a Canadian artist living and working in Toronto. Stewart is a self-taught painter and sculptor. He holds a BFA in Illustration from Sheridan College, in Oakville, Ontario (2014). He has been included in multiple group exhibitions in both Canada and the Netherlands. In 2018, he presented a solo exhibition “Mother’s Foundry” With Birch Contemporary and in 2017 “Conservatory” with Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Centre in Toronto. Stewart’s practice brings together the intersecting fields of contemporary art, environmental activism, and political ecology. His practice addresses ecological deterioration through poetry, painting, audio, sculpture in the expanded field, and a touch of nihilism. Through his material choices, Stewart highlights the industries and chains of production complicit in environmental degradation.


UPCOMING
2019 TBA, Crutch CAC, Toronto

SOLO & DUO
2018 Mother’s Foundry, Birch Contemporary, Toronto
2017 Conservatory, BUNKER 2, Toronto
2016 New Work, Birch Contemporary, Toronto
2016 The Flower Question w/Martin Golland, Birch Contemporary, Toronto
2015 Coordinates, Warner Gallery, Toronto

SELECTED GROUP
2017 Something you have already, never seen, Warner Gallery, Toronto
2017 Two Secret Diptychs, Mini Gallerie, Amsterdam
2016 9-5, Warner Gallery, Toronto
2015 These Five Things, Birch Contemporary, Toronto
2015 Juried Group Show Thames Gallery, Chatham

FAIRS
2017 Art Toronto, Birch Contemporary, Toronto
2017 Edition Toronto , Bunker 2, Toronto
2016 Art Toronto, Birch Contemporary, Toronto
2016 Toronto Art Book Fair, Toronto

PRINT, ARTICLES & ESSAYS
2017 RBC Art Collection, Contemporary Works
2017 C Magazine 135, Voice, Bunker 2, Anna Kovler
2017 A Dry Refuge: Sean Stewart at BUNKER 2, Arsenal Contemporary, Anna Kovler
2017 Have art, will travel: Bunker 2 is a new gallery in a shipping container , The Toronto Star, Murray Whyte
2017 Louise Noguchi & Sean Ross Stewart at Birch Contemporary, Artoronto,ca, Simon Termine
2016 The Flower Question at Birch Contemporary, Artoronto.ca, David Saric

COLLECTIONS
Royal Bank of Canada

AWARDS
2017 OAC Emerging Artists Grant


Birch Contemporary - Toronto