Statement An interplay between suffering and resilience permeates abandoned places. I strive to capture the essence of a forsaken architecture, questioning our attraction to decay and inviting viewers to contemplate the transient nature of human existence.
Biography Seth Clark grew up in Seekonk, Massachusetts and studied close to home in Providence at the Rhode Island School of Design. He earned his BFA in Graphic Design, focusing primarily on print design and alternative typography. During this time, he discovered collage. This method of hands-on, spatial development took a major role in his digital work as well as his physical works on wood and paper. Clark was named Pittsburgh’s 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year and was recently awarded an Investing in Professional Artists Grant from the The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. His drawings, paintings and sculptures have shown nationally including exhibitions in the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Chautauqua Institution. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA and exhibits through galleries, museums and art fairs around the country.
EDUCATION 2008 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Providence, Rhode Island
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS SOLO 2022 Places We Could Live II Nahcotta, Portsmouth NH 2022 Seth Clark Collection Momentum Gallery, Asheville NC 2021 Places We Could Live Nahcotta, Portsmouth NH 2020 In Isolation Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia PA 2020 Transience Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh PA 2019 SCOPE Paradigm Gallery New York City NY 2018 Fragmentation Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia PA 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show New York City, NY 2018 Hive Gallery BOM, Boston MA 2017 Studio Direct Union Hall, Pittsburgh PA 2017 Barnscapes Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua NY 2017 Persistence Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh PA 2017 2017 Collection Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia PA 2015 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA 2014 Studio Direct Union Hall, Pittsburgh PA 2013 Fragmentation Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh PA 2012 OPENStudio Assemble, Pittsburgh PA 2011 Art on the Walls Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Pittsburgh PA 2011 City Blocks Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA 2011 Ruination Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA
GROUP 2023 In Ruin Mark Rengers Gallery, Sewickley PA 2022 Outlandish Abel Contemporary, Madison WI 2022 Atomic #13 Vertical Gallery, Chicago IL 2020 Counterpressures Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA 2019 Dissolution Momentum Gallery, Asheville NC 2019 The Modernist Landscape Chicago IL, Gallery 19 2019 Art on Paper Paradigm Gallery Pier 36, New York City NY 2019 Shelter Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield OH 2019 Enormous Tiny Art Show Nahcotta, Portsmouth NH 2018 Scope Miami Miami FL, w/ Paradigm Gallery 2018 Superfine! Fair Washington DC , w/ Boxheart Gallery 2018 Shelter Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH 2018 Art on Paper Pier 36, New York City, NY w/ Paradigm Gallery 2017 LA Art Show Los Angeles CA, w/ Boxheart Gallery 2017 Aqua Art Miami Miami FL , w/ Boxheart Gallery 2017 DISSOLUTION SOFA Chicago, Chicago IL, Pittsburgh Glass Center 2017 Shelter Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA 2017 Art on Paper Pier 36, New York City, NY 2016 Aqua Art Miami Miami FL 2016 Dissolution Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh PA 2015 Pittsburgh Artists and Poets Exhibition Panza Gallery, Sewickley PA 2015 AAP 104th Annual Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown, OH 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA 2014 AAP 103rd Annual Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA 2014 Homeward Bound Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua NY 2013 AAP 102nd Annual Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA 2013 Disambiguate Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kipp Gallery, Indiana PA 2013 New Juried Visual Art Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA 2013 Healthy Artists Modern Formations Gallery, Pittsburgh PA 2012 Book 709 Gallery, Pittsburgh PA 2012 New Juried Visual Art Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh PA
PUBLICATION 2018 Point Line Projects En Point 2016 New American Paintings Issue #122 Northeast 2014 The Fourth River Issue 12, Chatham University 2014 New American Paintings Issue #110 Northeast 2012 DASH London-based Fashion Magazine 2012 New American Paintings Issue #98 Northeast 2012 Outpost Journal Pittsburgh 2011 Creative Nonfiction Issue #42 2011 Illustrisima, Brazilian Illustration Newspaper 2010 [OPEN THREAD] Regional Review Volume II Featured Blogs: new american paintings / juxtapoz / booooooom / beautiful decay / jealous curator / DISTINCTIONS 2015 2015 Emerging Artist of the Year Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA 2015 PNC Bank Award Butler Institute of American Art, AAP 104th Annual 2014 Irving B. Gruber Award Westmoreland Museum of American Art, AAP 103rd Annual 2014 First Place Persad Celebrate Art, Celebrate Life 2013 Irene Pasinski Sailer Award Carnegie Museum of Art AAP 102nd Annual 2013 Festival Award Three Rivers Arts Festival 2013 Jurors Choice Three Rivers Arts Festival New Juried Visual Art 2013 Design Excellence Award AIGA Pittsburgh PGH365 2012 Best in Show Three Rivers Arts Festival 2012 Flight School Fellow Creative Captial, Pittsburgh Filmmakers/ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts 2012 Best in Show Persad Celebrate Art, Celebrate Life 2011 Design Excellence Award AIGA Pittsburgh Context 2009 Design Excellence Award AIGA Pittsburgh Context
RESIDENCIES 2017 United World College of South East Asia Tampines, Singapore 2016 Idea Furnace, Artist in Residence Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh PA 2016 Sedona Summer Colony Sedona, AZ
VISITING ARTIST Seton Hill University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University, Rhode Island School of Design, Clarion University, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh CAPA, Winchester Thurston