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Durand Seay



United States

www.durandseay.com

category: Photography
technique: large scale formate
Style: Abstract


Statement:
Durand Seay utilizes painting and photography in his search for symbols of balance, serenity, spirituality, and how we connect as a people. His photography stretches the bounds of what we consider as the story, allowing the viewer to feel the story, to be created or added upon. The single image illuminations are removed out of its original context placing them as abstractions to guide the viewer’s impressions. These legacies of layers, studies in organic constructions arrive from a pursuit influenced by his architecture and a fascination with structures found in nature or manmade.

Durand Seay’s success in architecture is due in part to his ability to perceive space, not strictly as an enhanced volume to contain, but as an experience that is directly affected by the user, psychologically through movement and time. The understanding of space is gained from the action of moving within. Time can be slowed down, sped up, or stopped to manipulate how a space is made apparent. Seay’s thoughtful awareness of human nature affects the sculpting of space and form, weaving enhanced experiences.


Bio / Resumee / Statement:
AWARDS

2011 Artslant.com 2011 Round-2 Showcase Winner
2010 Honorable Mention, Drawing Category, Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 45th Annual Exhibition
2010 First Place Winner, “My Personal Best” competition, Art Scene Today .com
2008 First Place in Oil and Acrylic Category, Hilton Head Art League National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head, SC
2008 Purchase Award, Southworks Juried Exhibition, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA
2003 Award of Excellence, Alabama Exhibition, Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama
1996 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild, Regions Bank 31st Annual Exhibition
1995 Third Place and Honorable Mention, Montgomery Art Guild, Regions Bank 30th Annual Exhibition
1993 Honorable Mention, Montgomery Art Guild 30th Museum Exhibition
1990 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 29th Annual Juried Museum Exhibition
1989 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 28th Annual Juried Museum Exhibition
1988 Third Place, Montgomery Art Guild 27th Annual Museum Exhibition
1987 Third Place & Montgomery Arts Council Purchase Award, Montgomery Art Guild 26th Annual Museum Exhibition
1987 Best in Pastel Category, Metro Art International Competition, New York, New York
1986 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 25th Annual Museum Exhibition
1985 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 24th Annual Museum Exhibition
1984 Best of Show, Montgomery Art Guild 23rd Annual Museum Exhibition

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

GROUP
2011 39th Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
2011 “The Artists of Montgomery, Past and Present”, The Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, Alabama
2010 “B-10” - Dothan Museum of Art Biennial, Dothan, Alabama
2010 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 45th Annual Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
2009 Imaginary Journeys, Trevisan Arte Internationale, Ferarra, Italy
2009 “My Personal Best”, Art Scene Today .com
2009 South Cobb Arts Alliance 22nd National Juried Exhibition
2009 Defoor Center, Atlanta, GA
2008 Hilton Head Art League National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head, SC
2008 Southworks Juried exhibition, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA
2008 The Zodiac Exhibition, Apache Café, Atlanta, GA
2004 “New Blood”, The Nordys Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
2003 The Alabama Exhibition, Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama
2001 The Nightingale Exhibition, Auburn University Montgomery
2001 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 36th Annual Exhibition
2000 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 35th Annual Exhibition
1999 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 34th Annual Exhibition
1998 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 33rd Annual Exhibition
1997 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 32nd Annual Exhibition
1996 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 31st Annual Exhibition
1996 Montgomery Art Guild 25th Annual Museum Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1995 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 30th Annual Exhibition
1993 Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank 29th Annual Exhibition
1993 Abstein Gallery Fall Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia
1993 Montgomery Art Guild 30th Museum Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1992 Wiregrass Museum Biennial, Dothan Alabama
1991 Alabama Showcase, Alabama State Arts Council Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama
1990 Leon Loard Gallery Fall Exhibition
1990 Artifice Rex Spring Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1990 Montgomery Art Guild 29th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1989 Artifice Rex Spring Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1989 Montgomery Art Guild 28th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1988 Montgomery Art Guild 27th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1987 Metro Art International Competition, New York, New York
1987 Southeastern Art Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Fine Arts, Mobile Alabama
1987 Montgomery Art Guild 26th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1986 Little House Gallery Montgomery Artist Exhibition, Birmingham, Alabama
1986 Montgomery Art Guild 25th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1985 Birmingham Biennial, Birmingham Museum of Fine Arts, Birmingham, Alabama
1985 Montgomery Art Guild 24th Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1984 Montgomery Art Guild 23rd Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1982 Montgomery Art Guild 21st Annual Museum Juried Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
1980 Dixie Annual, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama


INDIVIDUAL
2008 Defoor Center, Atlanta, Georgia
2001 New South Art Shop, Montgomery, Alabama
2001 East Public Library, Montgomery, Alabama
1989 Auburn University Architecture Department Gallery, Auburn, Alabama
1989 Green Garden Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama
1985 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
1978 Auburn University Architecture Department Gallery

Collections

Montgomery Arts Council
Blount International
Montgomery Art Guild
Alabama Power Company
Alabama Gas Corporation
Southern Progress
Sony Corporation

Education

Bachelors of Environmental Design, Auburn University 1977
Bachelors of Architecture, Auburn University 1978
Art Studies in Painting and Drawing, University of Georgia, 1976

GALLERIES

Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama, http://www.stonehengegallery.com/Home.html
Photolark Gallery, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVdh0blx7cs
http://stores.photolarkgallery.com/-strse-GALLERY-ARTISTS-cln-Durand-Seay/Categories.bok
Vesper Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, http://www.thevespergallery.com/durand-seay.html
Bussaca Gallery, San Francisco, California, http://www.busaccagallery.com/catalog.php?catid=205&itemid=2914&page=3
Xanadu Gallery
http://www.xanadugallery.com/Art/SubjectList.asp?Inventory%20Category=6&offset=280



Activities:
Montgomery Art Guild
President of Montgomery Art Guild 2001-2003
Vice President of Exhibitions 1991-1993
Vice President of Programs 1988-1990

Artifice Rex -President and Founding Member 1988-1992

TEACHING PROGRAMS

Guest Lecturer/Instructor, demonstrating drawing and concepts of abstraction, CCPAC first year students 1993
Drawing Workshop for the Selma Arts Council 1990
Instructor, “Photographing Your Art”. Montgomery Art Guild 1989 &1990
Guest Lecturer “Understanding Drawings Techniques”, leading first year Auburn University Architecture Students


EXHIBITION JUROR

Montgomery, Alabama, city wide High School and Jr. High School annual art exhibitions 1988 & 1989
Talent Identification Program, Montgomery Arts Council, 1989, 1990, 1991, Montgomery, Alabama.
“Doing Your Own Thing” visual arts competition, 1990, 1991, 1992, Montgomery, Alabama

OTHER ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Authored the application for Art Exhibition Assistance Grant for the “Alabama Exhibition” with the Alabama Council for the Art and Troy State University at Montgomery, Rosa Parks Museum.
Authored the Tax Exempt Status application to establish Artifice Rex.
Co-Producer of an award winning documentary on the first two years of Artifice Rex from concept to completion, 16:20 minutes, and co-producing another with University of Alabama Television which aired Spring and Fall 1993.
Served on the program development committee for the “Artworks” children’s gallery, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, additionally providing technical assistance for design development.
Committee Member to develop Zoo Art Day, 1990, involving the Montgomery Art Guild, Montgomery Board of Education, & the City of Montgomery.
Designed graphics for Artifice Rex, April 1990 Spring Exhibition
Designed Montgomery Art Guild’s First Alabama Bank exhibition catalog and prospectus graphics, 1990, 1991, & 1992
Designed two front page covers for “Artistic Dining and Living” magazine, Pensacola, Florida
Designed company logo for Rabun Rasche Rector Reece Architects, Atlanta, Georgia
Architecture Design Manager for the St. Regis Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia



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