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 that are released through exhibitions, the artists themselves, and a select network of art-focused book stores in the United States. Specializing in absurdist content, SMP welcomes proposals and submissions from artists and writers who would like a platform to communicate their ideas and imagery. Publications to date include fiction, artist interviews, critical essay translations from English to American, photography suites, exhibition catalogues, and and more. 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.

For inquiries or proposals, please contact: info@socialmalpractice.com

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 focused on contemporary performance strategies and critical theory. Since 2012, Carney has been a member of GWC, Investigators, a collaborative paranormal research team. He is one of nine New York-based artists who coordinate and program Essex Flowers, a collective gallery in the Lower East Side. 

His works and performances have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Printed Matter, Inc, New York City; the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; the 2009 Amsterdam Biennale, and many others. Carney's practice has received attention in print and online from Art:21; Artribune Italy; Gawker.com; Bad at Sports; the Oregonian; Higher Arc; Oyster Magazine, and more. He has taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR; the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA; the Conceptual Oregon Performance School (C.O.P.S.); New York University's Department of Art and Art Professions; and the Bruce High Quality Foundation University.