Sean Curtis Patrick
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My name is Sean Curtis Patrick and I am a visual artist, designer, documentarian, filmmaker, and musician.
My fine art and music have brought me to the prestigious Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta and to the cities of Japan. While, my photography and documentaries have gotten me all around the United States, Europe, Greenland, the Galapagos Islands and remote areas of Ecuador, isolated regions of Iceland, and hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. I have been employed by the esteemed University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, & Stanford University throughout my more academically focused career. I am now at Western Washington University as the Director of Visual Media Production and love my job and new university. Additionally, I have worked for and with many established global brands/organizations, such as Audi, Bosch, BMW, General Motors, Make Noise Music, Morr Music, Kranky Records, PIAS Recordings, Room40, The National Science Foundation, Vice Versa Wines and many others.

I live in Bellingham, Washington with my loving fiancée Elise and our four cats. Life is pretty lovely! :)

Please feel free to write if you are interested in commissions, purchase of fine art, or to just say hello. Reach me at ‘seancpat (at) gmail’ or contact me here via the handy contact blip.

Selected Exhibited, Published Works, Once in a Lifetime Events:
2024, The beginnings of recording the third full length guitar album
2023, CASE Award winner, for my Ecuador & Galapagos story
2023, Released ‘Ribbons of Light’, my fifth record, which was exclusive to the first “Edition Sale”, which will occur each Sept 10th
2023, Home ceramics studio built out, Asked Elise to marry me (she said yes!), Released “Life of Ripple EP” and a few singles
2022, Expedition to Ecuador & the Galapagos, on assignment for Western Washington University
2022, Moved to Bellingham, WA, Quit social media (as much as I could), Found the person I will marry :) :)
2021, ‘The New North Pole of the Winds’ Winner of the EMMY for ‘Director - Long Form’ (Michigan Chapter)
2021, Released ‘Oh! The Horror & The Fury’, my fourth album and second guitar focused album.
2021, Life changing roadtrip from MI to CO & UT that directed me to the PNW
2021, ‘The New North Pole of the Winds’ Nominated for two EMMY Awards (Michigan Chapter)
2020, Released second documentary, ‘The New North Pole of the Winds’, March
2019, The University of Michigan Hatcher Gallery Exhibit, ‘Organic Matter’, Ann Arbor, MI
2019, Released ‘The Best Driving Music in the World Ever’, my third solo album and first guitar focused album
2019, Pioneered novel technique of scanning a glacier as a 3D model for K-12 STEM Education
2019, NSF Funded Climate Science Expedition to Greenland
2018, Solo tour of music and new film works, Kyoto, Tokyo, Nara Japan
2018, Banff Centre Musician in Residence, Banff, Alberta, Canada
2018, Released debut Documentary, ‘Searching For Answers: Puerto Rico & Hurricane Maria’, August
2018, Make Noise Music Artist, at the Make Noise 10th Anniversary Celebration, Asheville, NC
2015-2018, Endless vicarious touring with Alessandro Cortini for the Avanti & Risveglio shows. A/V Material, Global
2016, Released ‘The Apportioned Mass’, my second solo record alongside three EP’s of additional music
2015, Filmmaker at 53rd The Ann Arbor Film Festival (’So Etched In Memory’ shown in the festival), MI
2014, ‘The Moving Trilogy’ World Premiere at the Byron Bay International Film Festival, March, AUS
2013, Broadcast Artist, ‘The Dark Outside’, Galloway Forest, Scotland
2013, Released ‘Bishop & Clerk’, my debut solo album
2013, Visual Artist in Residence, Substrata Festival, Seattle, WA
2013, (’Bird’, ‘Trailer’), 51st Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
2013, RRR.003 Art Book. Limited Edition of 1000
2012, Artist in ‘Modular 22’, 22 Berwyn, Chicago, IL
2012, Official Artist (On behalf of Orcas) at the Decibel Music Festival, Seattle, WA
2012, 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
2012, Remote Projections in Undisclosed Structures in San Francisco, CA & Trondheim, NO
2011, SXSW Keynote, apart of the “INVISIBLE CITIES: Mapping Media In Underground Art & Music” Showcase, Austin, TX
2011, 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
2010-2014, Worked at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin
2010, ONCE Festival 50th Anniversary - ‘Hauntings of the Avant-Garde’, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2010, (’Wrists & Columbia’), Performed by UnFact & Noveller, The Tank, Manhattan, NY
2010-2011 ‘Off The Wall (I & II)’, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, MI
2009-2012, ‘Hott Lava’ Artist in Residence, MI
2006-2009, Worked as videographer/photographer in the auto industry
2005, Edge Hill University Study Abroad, With Honors
2002-2006, Northern Michigan University, Bachelors of Science
1985, Moved to Alaska with Parents. Moved back to MI 9mo later
1984, Born in Traverse City, MI, USA