Sean Greene was born in San Francisco in 1972, and from age 7, raised in Connecticut and Vermont. He moved to New York City in 1992, and received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in 1996. In 1998 Sean moved to Massachusetts and earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2004, where he was awarded a 3 year teaching associateship. He lives and works in Florence, Massachusetts with middle grade and children's writer Molly B. Burnham, and their two children Adelaide and Georgia.
Sean exhibits his art on a regular basis in group shows and occasional solo shows. Highlights include a two person show with Lisa Rybovich Crallè at LAND AND SEA, Oakland, and 3 person shows at Brian Morris Gallery in New York (with Russell Tyler and Matt Phillips), and Geoffrey Young Gallery in Massachusetts (with Gary Petersen and Vince Contarino). In 2014 he was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, and has also received grants from the Somerville and Northampton Arts Councils, the Artists Resource Trust. His work is in private collections in the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and France, as well as the corporate collection of Neiman Marcus, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art in Amherst.