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

Sebastian Blanck
Born (1976-07-18) July 18, 1976 (age 43)
EducationRhode Island School of Design
Known forBlack Dice (band),
Fine art painting
StyleFigurative painting


Early lifeEdit

Blanck was born in 1976 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 became 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. 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 on Rare Book Room Records.[4]

Visual artEdit

Blanck is based out of New York City.[5] He has had solo exhibitions at Baldwin Gallery in Aspen Colorado, Bjorn Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm and Werkstatte Gallery in New York.[citation needed]


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

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