Born in 1976 in California, Sean McFarland received an M.F.A. from California College of the Arts in 2004 and a BS from Humboldt State University in 2002. He has exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum, George Eastman Museum, White Columns, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Jose Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and Aperture Foundation. Sean is the recipient of the 2017 SECA Art Award from SFMOMA, 2005 Phelan Art Award in Photography, 2009 Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer, 2009 John Guttmann Photography Fellowship, and a 2011 Eureka Fellowship. His work is the collections at the National Gallery in Washington DC, SFMOMA, George Eastman Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Oakland Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art Library. He is represented by Casemore Kirkeby Gallery, San Francisco.