Since completing his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Sean Scherer has exhibited extensively in North America and Europe.
At the beginning of his career, his practice focused on painting and explored the complex pan-cultural repertoire of geometric abstraction as it has been manifested throughout art history. The Russian avant-garde of the early 20th century was of particular interest and the artist produced a large body of work that rearticulates and extends the formal vocabularies of that revolutionary movement.
The events of September 11, 2001 imposed a radical reassessment of his project, however, when he had to abandon his studio located near the World Trade Center; a three year hiatus from art making ensued. Eventually, drawing provided Sean Scherer with a way to re-enter his artistic practice and he has focused primarily on this medium in recent years.
Born in Miami in 1968, Sean Scherer lives and works in New York.