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Warren Seelig

Warren Seelig holds the rank of distinguished visiting professor in the Fibers/Mixed Media program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he teaches, curates and writes on various subjects related to textile, fiber and material studies.

He received a B.S. from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science and an M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Seelig has twice received individual fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and three fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

His work has been included in over 30 major museum exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea with many solo and group exhibitions in museums, universities, and private galleries. He has lectured extensively including programs at the Korean National University of the Arts, Banff Centre in Alberta, the Royal College of Art, London and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and has written extensively for various magazines and journals including American Craft, Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Textilforum, and Nouvel Objet.

His work is in the collections of museums, colleges and in private and corporate collections worldwide. Seelig is a regular visiting critic at Rhode Island School of Design and is a mentor in the graduate program at Maine College of Art. He is a recently elected Fellow of the American Crafts Council and a member of its board. The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore mounted a thirty-seven year retrospective of his work December 2009 through February 2010
titled "Textile Per Se"
(Sept. 2009)

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Warren Seelig, Silver Double Ended, Aluminum powder paint over tyvek, Stainless steel frame, spokes and counterweight, 96" h x 60" w x 18" d, 1994

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