Helen Sear lives and works in South Wales. In 2011 she was joint winner of the Gold Medal, National Eisteddfod for Wales and in the same year received a Creative Wales Award from Arts Council of Wales.
Recent projects include the book Inside the View, published by Ffotogallery in 2012, which received high critical acclaim. She exhibits widely nationally and internationally and in 2012 her major work Blocked Field showed at the National Museum Cardiff in New Perspectives.
Sear is Reader in Photography and Fine Art at University of Wales, Newport. She is represented by Klompching Gallery, New York.