Seana's CV

Education:
MA, Drawing as Process, 2001-2003, Kingston University, London
BFA, Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, 1979
BA, Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1975

Exhibitions:
“Visions”, Bahrain Art Centre,2009 , 2010 and 2012
"In Celebration of Women", World Beat Fitness, Janabiya, Bahrain, Oct/ Nov. 2011
"African Sanctus", Crowne Plaza Convention Centre and SAr Art Space, JUne 2010
"7 Days in Kerala", Albareh Gallery, June 2010
“A Beautiful Mess”, Al Riwaq Gallery, July, 2009
“Arthouse” , Banyan Tree, Bahrain, May 2009
“Jazz”, Upstairs, Downstairs, Manama , May 2008
The Malden Centre, New Malden, UK, 2000, 2002, 2004
Bahrain International Garden Show, 2006, 2007, 2008
“O Fortuna”, 4 artists response to music, Seef Mall, May 2007
“Torr, Mallen, Maddison”, The Old Post Office Gallery, Wimbledon, UK, 2007
Kingston Open (juried show) 2002, 2003, 2004
Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston 2003
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 2001, 2002
"A Year in Richmond Park” Pembroke Lodge, London 1999
“New Printmakers”,San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1984

Murals and Public Commissions:
"The Peace Tree", MOda Mall, 2011 (temporary installation. All other works are still in situ.)
"The Reading Tree" Pakistan School LIbrary, Bahrain, 2011
“Medico Dispensario de Dr. Ernesto Guevara”, mural for a clinic in a community outside Tijuana, Mexico, 2008
“1001 Arabian Nights, a Literary Landscape” Redwood City Library Mural : 2006
 “The Mer-Angel”, New Malden Art Center, 20 foot long mural commemorating a beloved swimming teacher. 2004
“Women of Kingston”, The Shiraz Mirza Pavilion Mural: an 18 foot long painting celebrating the borough of Kingston, its first Asian mayor, and the wonderful women who inhabit the borough. 2003

Portrait Commissions
Portraiture has been a constant theme in my work for the past 25 years, often to the exclusion of all other work. I have been privileged to paint members of both the British and Bahraini royal families, Members of Parliament in the UK, actors and directors of import and best of all, many happy families, children and even their dogs and cats.

Teaching
Since 1990, teaching painting and drawing has been an important and inspiring part of my artistic practice.

 1990-2003 : Kingston Adult Education College. I taught drawing, life drawing, watercolour and acrylic.

2003-2005: Kingston University, I ran workshops for other MA students in experimental drawing, and taught life drawing to under-graduates.

 2005-2013: Upon arriving in Bahrain I started AwaliArts, a small independent art school, specialising in figurative arts through drawing watercolour and acrylic.

2009-2013: Lecturer in Art and Design, Bahrain Polytechnic