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BIO

Seth Daulton is a Texan artist who makes prints and drawings. Seth believes in the power of travel and the enjoyment, fear and excitement when one is suddenly immersed in a place that is entirely unknown to them. The experience of new spaces and places is paramount.

In the summer of 2013, Seth made work abroad in Venice, Italy. In addition to his residence in the lagoon city, he explored famous Italian art, artifacts, and architecture across the country. Discoveries uncovered in these locations along with those uncovered in his immediate surroundings and past influence his current body of work. His passion for globe trekking was solidified with a move from a suburban Dallas neighborhood to Aberdeen, Scotland as an adolescent. Seth holds an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University and BFA in Graphic Design from Baylor University.

Seth is represented by the Nicole Longnecker Gallery in Houston, TX. Additionally, he shows his work on a national and international level. Recent exhibitions include PrintMatters Summer Invitational (Houston, TX), Edinboro National Printmaking Competition (Edinboro, PA), You Have Died of Dysentery: The Oregon Trail Revisited (Portland, OR), Terra Incognita (Bloomington, IN), Premio Acqui International Biennale of Engraving (Aqui Terme, Itlay), PrintMakers in collaboration with PrintAustin 2014 (Georgetown, TX), 23rd Parkside National Print Exhibition (Parkiside, WS), Pacific States Biennale National Print Exhibition (Hilo, HI), and 33rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Show (Peoria, IL). Seth is currently working as Technical Assistant and Exhibitions Coordinator at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.



ARTIST STATEMENT

My visual exploration is driven by my phenomenological interaction with travel and the hyper-awareness that occurs when visiting unfamiliar places. I seek out the unanticipated. I create ethereal images that call for an introspective response from the viewer. The artwork serves as a pathway to reach uncharted destinations that defy articulation and are in constant motion. There exists an interstice between our lived experience and memory. My work probes this ambiguous zone and attempts to render its description visually. Ultimately, the destinations I search for are unknowable and just out of reach. However, my artistic search embodies a relevant practice of looking, providing some direction to find their true whereabouts.

My works are initiated from sources recorded in locations I have discovered. I am captivated and inspired by objects, places and things that hold a specific but timeless quality. They can transcend time and idiosyncrasy. I present the viewer with something they may have seen or witnessed in their lives, but through my visual interpretation causes them to experience it differently. Familiarity with the sites that I present is not a requirement of my viewers. However, if the work can feel recognizable to an audience, embodying a lived experience without being experienced firsthand, then it introduces an interesting idea: How can one depict a space that is both familiar, but never known directly?  

The challenge of presenting an image of great depth and captivating believability upon an inherently flat plane is fascinating to me. The use of malleable media relates to my conceptual focus of reaching for a space in between experience and memory. There is no direct link to the real spaces that inspire my works or the new places I am presenting, but only materials attempting to describe an ethereal plane that is both fleeting and opulent. How can a viewer enter a surface psychologically and be in the space they are seeing? This is a question I persistently strive to answer. If I can find a way to enchant the viewer, make them wander within in the image even for a moment, then I have done my job successfully. My work then rises above its materiality and enters into a deeper realm of experience.


 

Contact


seth@sethdaulton.com

Instagram: @surfwaco


 

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REPRESENTATION

 

Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 2625 Colquitt Street, Houston, TX
http://longneckergallery.com

 

Solo, Two and three Person exhibitons

 

2017

Seth Daulton, Linde Piper and Hiromi Shimazu, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX

Anticipation, Space 12, Austin, TX

 

2012

Co Cognition, Blueline Gallery, Bloomington, IN

 

2010

Seth Daulton: Prints and Drawings, The Croft Art Gallery, Waco, TX.

 

2008, 2009

Personal hall displays of in class figure drawings selected by Artist in Residence/
painting and drawing professor, Karl Umlauf

 

visiting artist

 

2017

Baylor University. Lithography and Intaglio printing demonstrations. Shared and spoke about my studio work.

 

2016

The Glassel School of Art Studio School in association with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Paper lithography and relief printing demonstrations. Shared and spoke about my studio work.

 

JURIED exhibitions

 

2016

PrintMatters Summer Invitational, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX; juried by Nicole Longnecker

Burning Bones Press Exhibition, Williams Tower, Houston, TX; juried by Sally Sprout

Edinboro National Printmaking Competition, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA. Juried by Karen Kunc, Lincoln, NE

 

2014

AnAmnesis of Place, Prints from Indiana University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
October, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Rowe Gallery, Charlotte, NC

35th Annual Paper in Particular National Exhibition, February–March, Columbia College,
Columbia, MO. Juried by Craig Barber

8th Annual Au Naturale International Juried Exhibition
, January–March,
Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery,
Astoria, OR. Juried by Charles Froelick, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

National Society of Arts Letters Emerging Artists Exhibition
, January–February,
Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN


2013

Premio Acqui XI Biennale Internazionale per l’Incisione (11th International Biennale of Engraving),
June–July, Portici di Via XX Settembre, en plein air, Aqui Terme, Italy

“Disguise”, Portfolio compiled in conjunction with Graduate Seminar course, Bloomington, IN

23rd Parkside National Print Exhibition, April–July, Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities
Fine Arts Gallery, Kenosha, WI. Juried by John Hitchcock, University of Wisconsin–Madison

National Society of Arts Letters Emerging Artists Exhibition, January–February,
Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN



2012

Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, December–April, University of Hawaii – Hilo.
Juried by Karen Kunc, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Georgetown Art Hop, October, Georgetown, TX. Juried by Mark Anderson, Baylor University

27th Annual International Exhibition, The Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler.
Juried by Karl Umlauf, Waco, TX



2011

Georgetown Art Hop, October, Georgetown, TX. Juried by Leonard Lehrer, Austin, Texas

Texas National Show, April–May, Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House,
Nacogdoches, TX. Juried by James Drake

33rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Show. 2 works were accepted. March–April, Bradley University,
Peoria, IL. Juried by Robert E. Marx

Dirty Printmakers of America: Represent. Portfolio exhibited at Evil Prints, Tom Huck’s
gallery and studio, during Southern Graphics Conference 2011, St. Louis, MO

Georgetown Art Hop, October, Georgetown, TX. Juried by Tom Druecker, University of Texas/Slugfest Printshop

Self, July, The Croft Art Gallery, Waco, TX. Juried by Aaron Sacco



Group Exhibitions

 

2015

New Host Wanted, June, Blueline Gallery, Bloomington, IN

Terra Incognita, April, MFA thesis exhibition, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Indianapolis Transfer: Selected Works in Print Media, Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts,
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Familiar Places: Artists and their Neighborhoods, a VanGo! exhibition, Harrisburg, PA


2014

CONNECTIONS: A Collaborative Exhibition by Indiana University MFA Candidates,
August, Fuller Project Space at McCalla Sculpture Annex, Bloomington, IN

The Message is the Medium, Kunstnike Maja in Pärnu, Estonia during In Graafika Festival 2014.

Syncopated: Off Beat & En Pointe, Blueline Gallery, Bloomington, IN

Under Pressure, Gallery Group, Bloomington, IN

Para-Sites 2014 Alternative Exhibition Project. http://parasites-art.tumblr.com

Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts MFA Group Show, February–March,
Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

Print Makers, in collaboration with Print Austin 2014, January–February,
The Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX



2013

Undivided:Painting/Printmaking, December, Fuller Project Space at McCalla School Sculpture Annex,
Bloomington, IN

Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Oversea Study Show, November,
Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

Four (IV), April, Fuller Project Space at McCalla School Sculpture Annex, Bloomington, IN

Disguise, Portfolio compiled in conjunction with Graduate Seminar course, Bloomington, IN

Indiana University Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts MFA Group Show, February–March,
Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN



2011

“Current” Banner Project. Woodcut print displayed as a lamp post banner in town center.
Georgetown, TX. Proceeds of project’s catalogue funded construction of new fine arts center



2010

100 under 100, December, The Croft Art Gallery, Waco, TX

Arthouse, Waco, TX

Past and Future, September, The Croft Art Gallery, Waco, TX

Baylor University BFA Show, April, The Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX



2010–2007

Annual Student Art Exhibition, Baylor University, Waco, TX



2009

Protégé Invitational, Temple Art Center, Temple, TX

Texas Arts and Crafts Festival, Kerrville, TX

Artwork published in “The Phoenix”, a collegiate fine art and literature publication


Awards

 

2014

Friends of Art Direct Support Award in Studio Art and Pygmalion’s Award, Holiday Awards,
Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Purchase Award, 8th Annual Au Naturale International Juried Exhibition, Clatsop Community
College Art Center Gallery, Astoria, OR; juried by Charles Froelick, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR

NSAL Visual Arts Awards (2), National Society of Arts Letters Emerging Artists Exhibition,
Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN

 

2013

NSAL Visual Arts Award, National Society of Arts and Letters Emerging Artists Exhibition,
Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN

 

2012

First Place in Printmaking and Honorable Mention, Georgetown Art Hop, Georgetown, TX;
juried by Mark Anderson, Baylor University



2011

Best of Show, Georgetown Art Hop, Georgetown, TX; juried by Leonard Lehrer,
University of Texas



2010

First Place in Printmaking, Georgetown Art Hop, Georgetown, TX; juried by Tom Druecker,
University of Texas



2007

Juror’s Choice Award, Annual Student Art Exhibition, Baylor University, TX

 


PUBLIC Collections

 

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Atlanta, GA

Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Portland, OR

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland, OR

Indiana University Printmaking Department, Bloomington, IN

Academia Non Grata, Pärnu, Estonia

Associazione Biennale Internazionale per l’Incisione (Association International Biennale of Engraving),
Aqui Terme, Italy

Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery, Astoria, OR



Collaborations

 

2017

Spork in the Road Podcast, Interviewed by Kevin Barden and Joe Rivers of Rivers Barden Architects. Podcast to be released October 2017.

 

2016

Tweet Your Feet: #fluxcarpet, installation project with Daniel Ogletree (Knoxville, TN)
for Flux: Edge of Tomorrow and Yesterday, SGCI Portland 2016.


2015

Ingrid Ledent (Antwerp, Belgium). Seven color lithograph on Somerset Satin. Edition of 20.

 

2014

Michael Krueger (Lawrence, KS). One color lithograph on BFK Reeves white. Edition of 20.

Erik Waterkotte (Charlotte, NC). Printing Assistant

Michael Markwick (Berlin, Germany). Printing Assistant

 

2013

Kathryn Polk (Tuscon, AZ). Six color lithograph on BFK Reeves Cream. Edition of 65.

Jenny Schmid (Minneapolis, MN). Four color lithograph on BFK Reeves White. Edition of 70.

 

Software Skills

 

Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Acrobat

Experienced with web code and various web site platforms

 

Education

 

2015 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking

2013 Scuola Internazionale di Grafica,
Venice, Italy

2010 Baylor University, Waco, TX
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, magna cum laude


Experience

 

2016–Present Technical Assistant and Exhibitions Coordinator
Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

2016 Adjunct Instructor in Printmaking
The Glassell School of Art Studio School, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

2015 Adjunct Instructor in Art Appreciation
Lonestar Community College–University Park

2015 Intern in Printmaking, Bookmaking, Letterpress and Papermaking
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
> Helped facilitate summer workshop courses
> Serviced Vandercook presses
> Maintained print, paper, book and letterpress studios

2014–2015 Associate Instructor in Fundamental Drawing
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
> Studio Assistant for Gabriel Phipps

2013–2014 Associate Instructor in Basic Printmaking Media
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2012–2013 Graduate Assistant
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
> Assisted Relief course. Presented in class demonstrations
> Maintained Intaglio and Lithography shops

2010–2012 Graphic Designer/Account Representative
Pollei DesignWorks, Waco, TX
> Completed hundreds of distinct design projects in print, web and mobile mediums
> Company received numerous local and national awards from organizations including
American Advertising Federation and The Communicators Awards
> Oversaw production for company’s top client (Baylor University Business School)
> Chaired weekly production meetings with Baylor University Business School

2009–2010 Graphic Design Intern
Baylor University Marketing Communications Department, Waco, TX
– Worked on various projects for clients on and off campus from concept thru production

2008–2009 Baylor University Art Department Waco, TX
Print Shop Assistant
> Conducted printing demo for beginning Lithography class
> Maintained the print shop
> Coordinated print work displays in hallways and shop
> Constructed materials for use in print courses



Links

 

colleagues

Matthew Batty

Rachel Baxter

Ed Bernstein

Greg Burak

Raphael Cornford

Chris Dacre

J. Avery Theodore Daisy

Zachary Carlisle Davidson

Ron Geibel

Brandon Gunn

John Hancock

Ellie Honl

Kristy Hughes

Sean Hurley

Berry Klingman

Daniel Ogletree

Kathryn Polk

Carlos Pozo

Adam Rake

Mike Reeves

Liz Clayton Scofield

Tracy Templeton

Carolyn Watkins

Taylor Woolwine

Star Varner

 

 

institutions

Southwestern University Sarofim School of Fine Art

Indiana University Printmaking

Indiana University School of Art

Baylor University Department of Art