Warren Newton


Warren Newton Seelig
Rockland, ME
2018 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Barr Foundation.

Warren Seelig is a sculptor and distinguished visiting professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he teaches, curates, and writes about fiber, textiles, and material studies. Seelig’s work has been included in more than 30 major museum exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea, and has participated in solo and group shows worldwide. His work, which is part of collections throughout the United States, was most recently acquired by the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Seelig is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and three fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has lectured extensively including at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, the Royal College of Art in London, and the National University of the Arts in Seoul. He also is a regular visiting critic in the Textile Department at the Rhode Island School of Design and a mentor in the graduate program at the Maine College of Art. Seelig received a BS from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

Portrait photo by Jack Ramsdale.
  • Shadowfield/Colored Light/Dyad, silver brazed stainless steel, colored lucite, 34 x 30 x 8 inches, 2016.
  • Shadowfield/Colored Light/Suspended Animation, silver brazed stainless steel, colored lucite, 15 x 70 x 7 inches, 2017.
  • Shadowfield/Colored Light/Square (detail), silver brazed stainless steel, colored lucite, 24 x 21 x 7 inches, 2017.