Sean O’Neill lives and works outside of Seattle, WA. A student of glass since the age of 16, he received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 2005 from the Appalachian Center for Craft. He has studied and taught at the internationally renowned Pilchuck Glass School where he also served on its Board of Trustees.
His professional career began at Benjamin Moore Inc., one of the United States’ preeminent glass studios where he worked extensively with trailblazers of the studio glass movement. He was a principal member of the glassblowing team at B.M.I. when he was hired onto the staff of the sculpture program at the University of Washington and was charged with bringing hot glass to the department.
O’Neill’s work is an investigation of natural phenomenon and serves as a vehicle to highlight physical forces on a macroscopic scale, both literally and allegorically. Through his studio practice he explores the passage of time and its manifestations in the world around us.
His work is currently on tour through Scandinavia and the UK as part of Young Glass; a decennial international juried show of artists under 35 working in glass. Most recently he mounted a show at Galerie Carole Decombe Paris in collaboration with his wife Armelle Bouchet O’Neill.