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About the Artist

Sean Banister is an artist from Riverside, California. While growing up in Southern California as a young painter and envisioning an adult life in the art world, Sean’s early years in college steered him from a life in the arts and towards a degree in English and a career in teaching. As he approached 15 years as an English teacher, Sean began working his way to earning a second credential in teaching Art, coinciding with a return to painting as a main priority in his life. Sean’s art education has been a self guided patchwork of sources: foundational classes at Riverside Community College, various workshops in Southern California, along the wealth of online resources have all been woven into his approach to his paintings.

Sean reprioritized art in his life in 2019, and by the end of the year he had garnered the attention of gallerists and collectors alike through juried open submission shows and portfolio reviews. This opened the door to working with Thinkspace Gallery in 2020 for his first solo show, and several group exhibitions. 

Sean continues to refine his skills and vision while getting ready for several 2021 exhibitions and his next solo show with Thinkspace in early 2022. 

Photo Cred: Charles Lenida


Solo Shows


"A Tourist At Home", Thinkspace Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

Group Exhibition


Aloha Mr. Hand, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 

“POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawai’i To The World, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI.  


Everything but the Kitchen Sync, La Luz De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA. 

Never A Dull Moment, Cannibal Flower, Los Angeles, CA. 

Mother Earth We Are All One, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 

Small Victories, MOAH Lancaster, curated by Thinkspace Gallery, Lancaster, CA.

Tapas, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles CA. 

The Price of Everything, the Value of Nothing, Thinkspace Gallery in conjunction with SCOPE Miami, Los Angeles, CA.


2002 BA, English, California State University San Bernardino. 

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