Basic information

Firstname

Jason

Lastname

Seeley

Birth year

October 13, 1983

Born in Country

USA

Born in City

New Milford, CT

Lives and works in Country

USA

Lives and works in City

Buffalo, NY

Manifesto/Interests

I am interested in the psychology of survival within contemporary society. In my work I often refer to psychological “comforts” that come about through the accumulation of goods and securities (of varying degrees of necessity), and the struggle that arises when the attainment of “peace of mind” becomes a burden in itself. A continuously contradicting battle between liberation and repression exists as a mode of being that we all have in common. As a society we are constantly caught between our attempts to stabilize our lives and our desire to transgress the banalities of our day-to-day existence. We seek security as a means to free ourselves from fear and anxiety, while at the same time binding ourselves to the monotony of routine and the maintenance of the American Dream. In this way the line between freedom and imprisonment begins to break down, and one actually becomes the other. In my work it is often the attempts to stabilize oneself that inevitably over-complicate situations and generate more struggle or fall apart completely. Using a variety of media, I explore the nuances within this freedom and imprisonment dichotomy, and the struggle to survive within society.

Area/s of activity

Artist

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CV / Biography Highlights

Jason Seeley lives and works in Buffalo, NY

Education
2011 MFA, SUNY University at Buffalo
2008 BFA, Ringling School of Art and Design
Solo Exhibitions
2011 Comfort Zones: MFA Thesis Exhibition,
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo NY
Group Exhibitions
2012 Wet Paint: China, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts,
China, Art Museum of Shunde, China: in conjunction with Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago IL (upcoming)
Art and Struggle, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON Canada (upcoming)
2011 Fluid Culture,
Public Exhibition, Buffalo Waterfront at Canalside, Buffalo NY
National Wet Paint Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago IL
2010 (m)ART,
ArtSpace, Buffalo NY
Mini-(m)ART, UB Visual Studies Gallery, Buffalo NY
Buffalo Infringement Festival, Various Locations, Buffalo NY
Zoetrope, UB Art Gallery, Buffalo NY
2009 Big Orbit Members Exhibition,
Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo NY
El Dia de los Muertos/ Ofrendas!, El Museo, Buffalo NY
2008 33 Flavors: BFA Thesis Exhibition, Mack B Projects, Sarasota FL
Best of Ringling 2008, juried exhibition, Crossley Gallery, Sarasota FL, Juror: Dominique Nahas
2007 Good and Plenty,
Crossley Gallery, Sarasota FL
2004 Annual Student Exhibition,
Scuola Lorenzo de Medici, Florence Italy
Presentations and Artist Talks
2012 Art and Struggle, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON Canada (upcoming)
2011 Pecha Kucha Buffalo,
Vol. 11, Western New York Book Arts Collaborative, Buffalo NY
Bibliography:
New American Paintings,
No.98 Northeast Issue (2011)
Roksana Filipowska,
“Comfort Zones, ” University at Buffalo MFA/MA Catalog (2011).
Queenseyes, “Buffalo’s Surreal Slip, ” Buffalo Rising, Sept 20, 2011.
Amelia Segal, “Bed Floating in Water Raises Eyebrows,
” WIBV Channel 4 News, Sept 21, 2011.
Michelle Kearns, “ ‘Water bed’ takes on a Fresh Meaning bobbing in waves of ‘Fluid Culture’,
” Buffalo News, Sept 20, 2011.
“ ‘Fluid Culture’ flows into WNY”, WGRZ Channel 2 News, accessed on Nov 3, 2011
Anne Miller, “Where the heART Is- UB’s Fluid Culture Series Creates Conversations Through Public Art”,
The Good Neighborhood, Sept 27, 2011, Colin Dabkowski, “ ‘Fluid Culture’ brings art, dance to Canalside, ” Buffalo News, Sept 30, 2011.

Mediums of interest

Video, Installation, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture