Sean Gannon + TL Solien
TIME WILL DARKEN IT
Sean Gannon recently received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and continues to live in the city. His career is brief, but he has received recognition for his ambitious and evocative paintings; in 2016 he was featured with a solo presentation of recent work at EXPO Chicago with Roberto Paradise Gallery. He has upcoming solo projects in Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.
TL Solien was born in Fargo, North Dakota and received a BA degree in Art from Moorhead State University, Moorhead MN in 1973, and an MFA in Painting and Sculpture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1977. Since the late 70’s, Solien’s work has been linked to the continuing evolution of figural painting, and has been grouped within the concerns of Neo-Expressionism, Neo- Surrealism, and New Image histories. Solien has been invited to participate in numerous exhibitions of National and International magnitude including, the 1983 Whitney Biennial, the 39th Biennial of American Painting at the Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C.; Avant-Grade in the 80’s, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The American Artist as Printmaker, Brooklyn Museum NY; Images and Impressions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and Contemporary Drawings, High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Solien’s work has been visible in over 35 solo exhibitions in the last 25 years, and was the subject of a 25 year retrospective entitled TL Solien: Myths and Monsters organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison.
Solien is represented in numerous public collections including, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Walker Art Center, High Museum of Art, Plains Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Indiana University Art Museum, University of Iowa Museum of Art, New York University.
TL Solien is a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin Madison where he has taught painting since 1997.
TL Solien, Box Canyon, mixed media on paper
Sean Gannon, Nocturnal Interior Nude, Duralaq acrylic on MDF, 2016
TL Solien, Woman in a Red Dress, mixed media on paper
TL Solien, Anxiety's DH, mixed media on paper
Sean Gannon, Pink Portrait, Duralaq acrylic on MDF, 2017
TL Solien, Lovington, mixed media on paper
TL Solien, Medium, mixed media on paper
Sean Gannon, Me and My Prayers, Duralaq acrylic on MDF, 2017
TL Solien, Cat Fighter, mixed media on paper