Sean Orlando

Public Art | Concept Development | Project Consultation | Project Management | Custom Fabrication | Installation

About Engineered Artworks
Engineered Artworks is a creative design/build art studio with experience managing complex percent-for-art and other public art projects. We provide the knowledge and experience required to implement any project from concept and fabrication, through installation and public unveiling. We work with arts commissions, private foundations, city agencies, public art advisory councils, developers, engineers, artists and architects on concept development, fabrication, fundraising, installation and management of permanent & temporary public art projects. Engineered Artworks creates one-of-a-kind public art while also supporting both established and emerging artists with project consultation and logistical support including design, engineering, fabrication, community review, permitting, heavy equipment support and installation.

About Sean Orlando
Owner/Artist- Engineered Artworks
2012-2014 Artist Fellow- DeYoung Museum
Production Coordinator- The Exploratorium
Co-Founder- Five Ton Crane Arts Group
Co-Director- Lost and Foundry Gallery
Board Director- The Bently Foundation


Bio

Sean Orlando
seano (at) engineeredartworks.com
415.515.1239

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-present
Board Member
The Bently Foundation
San Francisco
www.bentlyfoundation.com

2012-2014
Artist Fellow
The de Young Museum
San Francisco, CA
website

2012-1013
Curator/ Artist
Five Ton Crane Arts Group exhibition
SFMOMA Window Gallery
San Francisco, CA
website

2007-present
Five Ton Crane Arts Group
Co-Founder/ Creative Lead/ Instigator
Oakland, CA
website

2006-present
Engineered Artworks
Founder/ Artistic Director
Oakland, CA

2012- present
The Exploratorium
Public Programs Production Coordinator
San Francisco, CA
website

2010- 2012
Chabot Space and Science Center
Experience Design Project Developer
Exhibit design and development
Oakland, CA
website

2004-2010
Studio Manager/ Events Coordinator/ Faculty
The Crucible
Oakland, CA
website

2005-2008
Co-Founder/ Artist/ Instigator
Kinetic Steam Works
Oakland, CA

2005
Construction & Installation Assistant
J. Ignacio Diaz de Rabago, Babel Library IX
Gardner Stacks, University of California
Berkeley, CA

1998-2002
Architectural Graphics Fabrication/ Installation
-Lahue and Associates: San Francisco, CA
-Lauretano Sign Group: Terryville, CT

1995-1997
Aesthetic Entomologist
Evolution Nature Co.
New York, New York
website
Creation and preservation of rare insects for display and sale for prominent SOHO natural history gallery

LARGE SCALE PROJECTS

2011-present
The Nautilus
Creative Director/ Lead Artist
(Private commission by Christopher & Amber-Marie Bently)
Artist interpretation of The Nautilus from Jules Vernes novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The Nautilus is a land submarine that can carry up to 15 passengers.

2009-present
The Raygun Gothic Rocketship
website
Lead Artist/ Artistic Director/ Project Manager
Temporarily installed at Pier 14, SF on the Embarcadero until October 2012
The RAYGUN GOTHIC ROCKETSHIP is a grant funded large-scale group installation piece, fiscally sponsored by The Crucible and the Black Rock Arts Foundation

2008
The Lumbering Contraption
website
Five Ton Crane Group Project
A kinetic human powered sculpture built for the Great West End Handcar Regatta

2007-2010
The Steampunk Tree House
website
Lead Artist/ Artistic Director/ Project Manager
Permanently installed at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware
The Steampunk Tree House is a grant funded, large-scale group installation piece, fiscally sponsored by The Crucible and the Black Rock Arts Foundation.

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2013
Guest Speaker
Mini Maker Faire
“Collaborative Making in Large Scale”
Oakland, CA
website

2012
Guest Speaker
SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal Association)
San Francisco, CA
website
Panel Discussion on West Oakland’s Industrial Arts Corridor with Karen Cusolito, American Steel Studios; Steven Young, The Crucible; and Leslie Pritchett, Friends of the Gateway.

2012
Guest Speaker
The Crucible
“Made in Oakland” Fireside Lounge Series
Oakland, CA
website
Panel discussion featuring Maurice Cavness, Karen Cusolito, Dorothy Lenehan, Natalie Nadimi, Sean Orlando, Tyrone Stevenson Jr., a.k.a. Scraper Bike King, and other innovators.

2012
Featured Artist/ Lecturer
Open MAKE at The Exploratorium
San Francisco, CA
website
A collaboration with MAKE Magazine, the Tinkering Studio and Pixar Animation Studios

2011
Featured Artist/ Lecturer
Landor and Associates
San Francisco, CA
website

2011
Featured Artist/ Lecturer
American Welding Society
Oakland, CA
website

EDUCATION

2006-2011
University of California at Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Practice of Art
College of Letters & Sciences
Berkeley, CA

2004-2006
San Francisco City College
Fine Art and Metal Fabrication
IGETC Certification
San Francisco, CA

2002-2004
Academy of Art University
Fine Art & Design
San Francisco, CA

1997-2000
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Fine Art & Design
Winsted, CT