Seth Augustine

Moral systems change and respond to social interactions and practices, charging objects and processes with meaning. A dynamic exists between the everyday experiences that shape human existence and how individuals generate meaning in their lives. As an artist, my intention is located within the affinities and gestures of specific human activities and the symbolic structures engendering them with significance. Being immersed within the codes and classifications of the cultural milieu of America is crucial to my developing practice. Because of this inclination towards an anti-art proclivity, my subsequent products are purposefully exoteric; however, maintaining a critical edge that underlies the apparent light-hearted subject matter is essential. My strategies resonate as a simulacrum of a distinct character or situation. By instigating these prevarications within my interventions, interactive performances, and installations, I force the viewer/participant to revise his or her preconceived notions.

Reciprocity between process and exhibition is a key component of my artistic exploration. Because I operate with absurdist tendencies, the devised parameters push the staged events and interactions to an extreme. Concentrating the engagement in this way intensifies my personal investment, heightens the risk of failure, and provokes a confrontation with unknown outcomes– three attributes that challenge my own preconceptions of these experiences. This modus allows space for discoveries and new ideas to flourish. In presentation, my goal is to address the particular conceptual underpinnings of my work through the most salient materials and techniques; therefore, the end results traverse a wide range of formats and media. In this manner a visceral seepage evolves, where the transference of information connects the various topical elements within my projects. This discursive method is imperative towards comprehending how the myriad artworks function in their separate contexts.

My prime objective is to search for understanding, subtlety, and relevance within my work; and to strive to make art that is thought provoking and visually engaging. Through focused research and intense curiosity, I allow for the discoveries achieved through my processes to motivate my artistic production. Being involved in a community of artists, where ideas can be developed and discussed, is vital to my professional goals as an artist.

Artist CV


Shane Anderson
Seth Augustine
Robert Becraft
Susy Bielak
Rich Bott
Crystal Z Campbell
Ted Chung
Leigh Cole
Matthew Coors
Cathy de la Cruz
Monica Duncan
James Enos
Deanna Erdmann
Kael Greco
Chris Head
Nico Herbst
Kate Hoffman
Scott Horsley
Sara Hunsucker
Glenna Jennings
Merve Kayan
Lasse Lorentzen
Vince Manganello
Esteban Martinez

Dolissa Medina
Gretchen Mercedes
Charles G Miller
Jesse Mockrin
Zac Monday
Elyse T Montague
Adam Moyer
Owen Mundy
Boredom Patrol
Clare Parry
Kelly Pendergrast
Omar Pimienta
Iana Quesnell
Louis Schmidt
Tim Schwartz
Sharing is Sexy
Katherine Sweetman
Rachel Thompson
Nina Waisman
Kate Wall
Julia Westerbeke
Yvonne Venegas
Claire Zitzow
Felipe Zuniga