Sebastien Guyonneau is a french-born artist and naturalist who lives and works in Florida since 2014. His field of studies is a wide space between Art and Science, as his interest go from sculpture, drawing, painting, music, writing, video and photography to biology, environment, architecture, technology, ichthyology and malacology.
Specialized in Oceanic Biodiversity and Doctor of Visual Arts, his life is a perpetual research. Also an avid angler and passionate seashell collector, he dedicates all his spare time to the study of marine life.
Since 1996 he made multiple scientific micro-expeditions worldwide (what he calls Immersions) while continuing to be a visual artist environmentally concerned under the name of O’Khæn.
2012, PhD in Visual Arts, Bordeaux 3 university, thesis on Art and Biodiversity
2011, Independent Malacology Expert, Bazas, France
2009, Master's degree in Art, Bordeaux 3, France
2009, Conchology Expert and Specimen Seashell Seller, Gironde, France
2006, Fourth year university diploma in Visual Arts, Master Sculpture, Bordeaux 3, France
2004, Landscaping diploma, National Architecture Academy, Bordeaux, France
2002, 1st year in Art & Design, Fine Arts Academy, Bordeaux, France
2001, Federal Surf Diploma, French Surf Federation, Bordeaux, France
2001, High school diploma in scientific series, visual arts in option, Libourne, France
2000, Entering the art class of Dominique "Etna" Corbal, Libourne, France
2009-2012, Hélène Saule Sorbe as director of research
2011, Common work with Daniel Bassin, Pauillac, France
2010, Common work with Marion Laval-Jeantet, France
2009, Assistant of François Méchain, Garden Festival of Chaumont sur Loire, France
2009, Common work with Nils Udo, international Garden Festival of Chaumont, France
2007, Honor of the High Commissioner of Youth for Fragments of Life, Paris, France
2005, Winner of Envie d'Agir awards for Fragments of Life, Bordeaux, France
2005, Jury's favorite of the Aquitaine Youth Challenge for the photography project Fragments of Life, Bordeaux, France