MA (Arch) 1979, MFA 2014, Oxford Campus
Architecture and Studio Art (Painting)

Untitled/Melissa, 2019
Mixed media on cradled panel
9 x 12 inches

Untitled/Melissa, 2019

Brief Biography

Michael Seeley’s professional career was as an architect working with utilitarian building types and structures not generally associated with much visual aesthetic. Over time, Seeley developed an appreciation for some of the strange and intriguing scenes found in and around construction sites. Three-plus decades of construction administration and site visits became the source material for what is now a full-time painting practice.

Artist Statement

My recent painting practice has begun to focus more on the temporary means and methods used in construction, and less so on the actual “architecture” itself. Inspired by my wife’s work and photography as an environmental scientist, I have also begun to slowly incorporate some natural and organic elements in my work, as a counterpoint to the orthogonal geometry common to construction.

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