Sean McFarland (AIR ’11) employs a complex melding of photographic techniques to collage impossible pictures. Manipulating images either digitally or manually, and then taking a Polaroid of that image, the artist creates a multi-layered fabrication of sites that seem deceptively, engagingly authentic. McFarland has received several prestigious awards, including a 2011 Eureka Fellowship from The Fleishhacker Foundation and the 2009 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers. He was selected to exhibit in the 2011 Bay Area Now: 6 biennial exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His work has exhibited internationally and is held in several public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art Library, the Oakland Museum, Humboldt State University, the University of California, Davis, and Genentech. He earned his MFA from California College of the Arts and lives and works in San Francisco.