Sebastian Blanck

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Sebastian Blanck
Born (1976-07-18) July 18, 1976 (age 40)
New Haven, Connecticut
Nationality American
Education Rhode Island School of Design
Known for Black Dice (band),
Fine art painting
Style Figurative painting

Sebastian Blanck (born July 18, 1976[1] in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American musician and figurative painter, best known for his work with the band Black Dice and later his paintings.


Early life[edit]

Blanck was born in1976 in New Haven, Connecticut to Maggie Land and Dr. Thomas J.J. Blanck, a professor and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at New York University Hospital.[2] He received a B.F.A. in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.[3] In 2001, he was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. In 2003 Sebastian Blanck married artist Isca Greenfield-Sanders, with family friend Lou Reed officiating the wedding.[2]


In the late 1990s, he was is a founding member of the experimental electronica group Black Dice along with Bjorn Copeland, Hisham Bharoocha and Eric Copeland. Blanck has worked as a composer for short films and documentaries including; Thinking XXX (2004), Ghosts of Grey Gardens (2005), About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (2012) and more.[4] After Blanck left Black Dice to focus on painting, he returned to music, but veered away from his former band's electronic aesthetic. On June 22, 2010, Blanck released an unplugged, folk, solo album called Alibi Coast. The album was released on Rare Book Room Records.[5]

Visual art[edit]

Blanck is based out of New York City.[6] He has had numerous solo exhibitions including those at Baldwin Gallery in Aspen Colorado, Bjorn Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm and Werkstatte Gallery in New York. His work has been reviewed in dozens of magazines and newspapers including by Joyce Korotkin in The New York Art World, Meghan Dailey in Art Forum, Meghan Sutherland in Paper Magazine, Deborah Schoeneman in the New York Post as well as in the New Yorker and Women's Wear Daily.


  1. ^ "Sebastian Blanck on artnet". Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  2. ^ a b "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Sebastian Blanck". The New York Times. 2003-08-24. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Sebastian Blanck Biography – Sebastian Blanck on artnet". Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Sebastian Blanck". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Sebastian Blanck: Alibi Coast". Pitchfork Magazine. 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  6. ^ "The family man: Sebastian Blanck's works are soothingly escapist". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2015-12-28. 

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