Canadian artist Sean was born in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1969. This modern city of 300,000 was once part of the largest broad leaf forest in the world, a fact that influences much of Sean’s work. Between acquiring his BFA from the Toronto’s York University in 1993 and an MFA from the University of Regina in 2000, Whalley pursued the “old-world” technologies” of blacksmithing and coopering.
Sean has made Regina, Saskatchewan his home for nearly ten years. He has received several commissions from the city and is very active professionally in the community. Sean currently is a professor at the University of Regina.