Social Malpractice Publishing is based in Brooklyn, NY and was founded in 2009 in Portland, OR by artist Sean J Patrick Carney. SMP independently publishes artist books by invitation-only that are released through exhibitions, the artists themselves, and a select network of art-focused book stores in the United States. SMP has been consistently featured on Printed Matter, Inc’s bestseller lists through their shop in New York City and has exhibited at the NY Art Book Fair, the LA Art Book Fair, Publication Fair PDX, and AFROpunk, amongst others.
Sean J Patrick Carney (b. 1982, Michigan) is a concrete comedian, visual artist and writer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Carney’s interdisciplinary practice includes performance, stand-up comedy, sculpture, critical theory, satire, video, and multiple other forms of media. He is the founder and director of Social Malpractice Publishing, a label that specializes in publishing artist books existing at the intersection of visual art and humor. In 2011, he co-founded the Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S.), a free, artist-run summer institute that focuses on contemporary performance strategies and critical theory. Since 2012, Carney has been a member of GWC, Investigators, a collaborative paranormal research team. He is a regular contributor on visual arts to VICE.com and is a member of the Bruce High Quality Foundation University.
Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Social Malpractice, A practical Guide to Making Socially Irresponsible Work, Portland, Social Malpractice Publishing, 2009, 5,5″ x 8,5″, 64 pp., B/W photocopy.
Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Character Actor, Bob Nickas tlaks to Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Portland, Social Malpractice Publishing, 2009, 5,5″ x 8,5″, 48 pp., B/W photocopy.
Allan Kaprow, Notes on the Elimination of the Audience, Translated from English to American by Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Portland, Social Malpractice Publishing, 2011, 5,5″ x 8,5″, 44 pp., B/W photocopy.
Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, #Drugs, Portland, Social Malpractice Publishing, 201, 5,5″ x 8,5″, 68 pp., B/W photocopy.
Michael Welsh, Sweet Tooth, Portland, Social Malpractice Publishing, 2011, photocopy, 60 pp.
Sidney S. Kim, Girlfriend Tape, Portland, Social Malpractice Publishing, 2012, B/W Photocopy, 32 pp.