JONATHAN SELIGER roots his visual vocabulary in contemporary and 20th Century art historical precedents such as Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art. Drawing inspiration from ephemera and the signs and detritus of everyday contemporary living, Selinger’s subjects span iconic haute-couture shopping bags and mass produced, throwaway commercial packaging such as milk, paper bags, and Chinese takeout containers. Known for his meticulous execution and his play with scale, the naming of artworks and show titles adds an element of humor and social critique.
Jonathan Seliger (b. 1955) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn and Columbia County, NY. He earned his BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Seliger has had over 30 solo shows and participated extensively in group exhibitions both nationally and abroad. Exhibitions include The Schaufler Foundation (Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany), the Panza Collection (Perugia, Italy), Galeria Nazionale dell’Umbria (Perugia, Italy), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), the Aldrich Museum (Ridgefield, CT), Phoenix Museum of Art (Phoenix, AZ), Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego, CA), Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, TX), and many other museums and galleries.
His work can also be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), The Jewish Museum (New York, NY), The Panza Collection (Lugano, Switzerland), Magasin 3 (Stockholm, Sweden), Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, NY), and Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), amongst others.