Indian Motorcycle's Black Hills Beast
In July of 2015 Starr was commissioned by Indian Motorcycles to design and execute the paintwork on a 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle to pay tribute to Indian's history in hillclimb motorcycle racing. The bike was built by Indianmotorcycles.net and made its debut at the 75th Anniversary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 3, 2015 with an attendance that exceeded 1,000,000.
Photo courtesy of Indian Motorcycle
The Cranberries Ghost Sign Project, Limerick Ireland
“A Renowned American sign painter is to come to Limerick in September to work on a public artwork that draws on the music of The Cranberries.”
In September 2015, Sean and Kayleigh Starr were invited by the City of Limerick, Ireland to participate in the Elemental Arts Festival and to design and execute a large scale, original "ghost sign" project in association with the band The Cranberries which is on display in Limerick's City Center on the Brown-Thomas building. Starr also had work on display in Elemental Art's & Culture Exhibition tiled Love Letters from Limerick curated by Tom Collins, which opened on September 18, 2015 at the Limerick School for Arts & Design's FabLab Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Fusion Shooters. Sean Starr with Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries in Limerick, Ireland.
Toadies Heretics Album Cover
Starr's work graces the cover of the band The Toadies album Heretics which was released on September 18, 2015. The design was also incorporated into several pieces of apparel including t-shirts and belt buckles. The piece was commissioned by the band for the front cover art and executed on glass and features verre eglomise reverse glass gilding.
Photo courtesy of The Toadies
Paul & Chris Andrews Car Museum
In 2014 Starr was commissioned by the Andrews Family of Fort Worth to create dozens of large scale art installations at the Paul & Chris Andrews Car Museum in Fort Worth.
"Paul Andrews knows what it’s like when the rubber hits the road. He also knows what it’s like to overcome a setback—and how to build something to show for it. Andrews founded the Fort Worth specialty electronics broker TTI (formerly Tex-tronics) in 1971 after General Dynamics laid him off, making him collateral damage from the grounding of an F-111 fighter jet project.
Shortly after TTI launched—and well before he sold the company to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2007—Andrews began building an exotic car collection, acquiring four-wheeled beauties from far-flung corners of the world. He has spent 41 years growing that collection and has put the vehicles on display in a Fort Worth museum with his son, Chris." D Magazine
GAP Jeans National Ad Campaign
In 2011 Starr was commissioned by GAP Jeans to hand paint 3 taco trucks that were launched in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. The trucks were teamed with celebrity chefs to celebrate the 1969 collection.
"Gap clothing brand, the purveyors of classic blue jeans and knitwear, launched the Pico de Gap taco truck to celebrate the launch of creative director Rosella Giuliani's new 1969 collection." Los Angeles Times
University of Washington
"Starr has created his own version of Abstract Expression, one that incorporates the immediacy of inspiration."
Agora Gallery, New York
Starr's first exhibition was held at the University of Washington, Tacoma January 21, 2006 which included multiple items on display at several locations at the University and the Tacoma Chamber of Commerce. The exhibition was arranged by local photographer Chip Van Gilder with assistance from Tacoma artist Jeremy Silas.
Photo courtesy of Chip Van Gilder
The Napa Series
In the first half of 2006, Starr was invited to paint on location at 11 of Napa Valley's finest wineries with an exhibition opening on June 4, 2006, downtown Napa at Rocca Family Vineyard's tasting room.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Notch
The "Napa Series" Wineries:
Frank Family Vineyards
Casa Nuestra Vineyards
Rocca Family Vineyards
V. Sattui Winery
Pine Ridge Winery
Grgich Hills Estate
Morrissey Ruined My Life Exhibition
On February 3, 2007 Starr's solo exhibition titled “Morrissey Ruined My Life” at Workspace Limited Gallery opened with dozens of Starr's pieces on display and a large scale piece Starr executed live during the opening to the music of Morrissey and The Smiths. San Francisco Magazine named it #4 in their list of “Top 10 Things To Do In February” of 2007.
Photo courtesy of Greg Zook