Sean Mellyn

Sean Mellyn is a painter who often adds sculptural elements to the surface of his work. Mellyn frequently references popular advertising images, reinterpreting their original meaning and incorporating them into a unique visual vocabulary, including paper bags, pig noses, lightbulbs, and eggs. He has shown internationally for over two decades. In 2008, he was an artist-in-residence with the Munn Artists Program at Monet’s Giverny, through the Art Production Fund. His work is included in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Houston Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A native of New England, Mellyn received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He lives in New York City.