Sean Raspet was born in Washington, D.C. in 1981. He lives and works in New York and San Francisco. He earned his BFA in sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Raspet has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad. His most recent projects include A Brief History at Art Basel Miami Beach (2008), The Ones We Work For at Daniel Reich Gallery, and A Modest Proposal at Daniel Reich Gallery at the Frieze Art Fair, London (2007). Raspet has participated in group exhibitions at Renwick Gallery, New York, and The Morning News (curated by Lumi Tan) at BE-PART Contemporary Art Center, Waregem, Belgium – both were held in 2010.
Additionally, Raspet’s work has been included in RU-486 (curated by Benjamin Godsill) at the Artisterium, T’bilisi, Republic of Georgia; Convention (curated by Ruba Katrib), MOCA Miami; If the Dogs are Barking, Artist’s Space, New York; 1999, Ten Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects, Los Angeles; and The Shape of Things to Come, The Saatchi Gallery, London.
In 2008, Raspet participated in the Palm Beach Biennal, at Gavlak Projects, West Palm Beach and in a group exhibition titled PDF (curated by Summer Guthry, Lumi Tan, and Nicholas Weist) and exhibited in various locations, as well as at Museum 52 in New York.
Raspet’s works have also been featured in V Magazine, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, and on Artforum.com’s “Critics’ Picks: New York.” In 2007, Raspet published an artist’s book entitled A Parody of Existence.