John Seal

Born 1971 in Seattle, WA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles-based artist John Seal creates works that both isolate and integrate objects, experiences, and events in order to reexamine their relationship to each other and to their environment. Often combining disciplines such as painting, sculpture, photography, and installation, Seal’s artworks take on an illusionary quality due to his use of thick impasto, trompe-l’oeil, and a vibrant spectrum of color. His work has been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad.

Exhibitions

Picture in Picture

Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2022

HU

Sept 12 - Oct 24, 2020

Walk Artisanal

Jan 17 - Jan 30, 2016

Made in Space

July 11 - Aug 10, 2013

Made in Space

Mar 16 - Apr 15, 2013

Selected Works

Education

2011
Master of Fine Arts
University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Skowhegan, ME
2008
Bachelor of Art, Studio Art
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Solo

2020
Bad dreams of a better tomorrow
KÖNIG LONDON, London, UK
2017
Like the dim light of distant stars
KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
2016
While There Is Still Life to Live
365 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
2015
I Upon My Frontiers Here Keep Residence
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
2014
Look to the Void with Expectation
Oh Precious and Pregnant Hope, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, Germany
2012
Fighting Phantoms of Purple Prose
Workspace, Los Angeles, CA

Group

2020
Who am I?
Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2018
Fun House
Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK
2016
Surrreal
KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
Imagine
Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Walk Artisinal
Real Pain, Los Angeles, CA
2015
Let’s Get Figurative
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY
Jeff
Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA
June
Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY
Call and Response
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
2014
Another Cats Show
356 Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA
Popular Panorama
Secret Recipe, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Made in Space
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
Made in Space
Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
Max’s Desk at Tif’s Desk
Tom Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Made in Space
Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Curatorial Exchange
Irvine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
The Paranoia of Time
Carter and Citizen, Los Angeles, CA
To Live and Paint in LA
Torrence Museum of Art, Torrence, CA
Reformation
Skowhegan, ME
My House is Your House
Statler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Fancy Finger
Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Another Romance: 2010 New Wight Biennial
Wight Gallery, Broad Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Collections

Aishti Foundation
Susan and Michael Hort Collection