Warren Seelig lives and works in Rockland, Maine and teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
He received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Seelig and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His work has been included in more than exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan, Russia, and Korea with many solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Recently Seelig was awarded a Barr Foundation/ United States Artist Fellowship and distinguished educator of the year in 2021 from the Renwick/ Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
"Working with light and shadow has been of interest to me for many years with the way objects and their shadows combine in order to create a space I refer to as shadow field. For me, it is a wonder, a sensation that is the result of light projected onto various tangible materials leaving shadows behind to make a rich and complex patterned field. At the same time, the result is an atmosphere, often indecipherable, moving from light to dark where there is an ambiguity between what is an object and what is shadow; what is real and what is not. Perhaps this is a metaphor for the current political and social environment in which we live?"