Sean M. Starowitz’s work is executed in a variety of social, political, and community engaged contexts. Notable projects include Fresh Bread, The Talk Shop, and Byproduct: The Laundromat, which each focused on creative agency, food advocacy, and spatial justice. Other curatorial projects include The Dialogue Lab, which focused on issues in the built environment and activated critical, action-based dialogue in urban, rural, and suburban communities across the US.
His studio work focuses on both current and historical events with an emphasis on issues/challenges within the built environment. Starowitz has exhibited his work at Living Arts of Tulsa, Morlan Gallery at Transylvania University, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. He has also contributed writings to Proximity Magazine and Temporary Art Review, and has lectured at Queens College in NY, UCLA’s World Arts and Cultures Department, School for the Visual Arts in NY, and at American University in D.C.
Starowitz is a 2010 graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Kansas City Art Institute and a 2012 Rocket Grant recipient with support from the Charlotte St. Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, and the Andy Warhol Foundation. From 2010-2015, he was the artist-in-residence at the Farm To Market Bread Company in Kansas City. In 2014, he was awarded the Charlotte St. Foundation Visual Art Fellowship. Starowitz currently lives and works in southern Indiana as the Assistant Director of the Arts for the City of Bloomington and teaches at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.