Seth Michael Forman received a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 1984 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1989, and is the recipient of two Painting Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2004 and 2008). Selected Exhibitions include the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), DC Moore Gallery, Bill Maynes Gallery (New York) and Bernard Toale Gallery (Boston). Seth Michael Forman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Seth Michael Forman’s panels are a dreamlike stage where his cast of characters explore autobiographical themes. Drawing from his imagination and mingling fact with fiction, Forman creates protagonists who are caught frozen in time and memory. Using multiple layers of oil pigment and resinous glaze over sustained periods of time, he builds physical, temporal, and illusory depth where a personal mythology is played out. Forman’s images are not meant to be easy windows into his imaginary world. Instead he challenges viewers to question and participate in unfolding narratives, and create their own meaning.