b.1955, New York, New York; Lives in New York
Jonathan Seliger, with his post-Pop sensibility, explores the relationship between the mass-produced and the handmade. At Tamarind he created a series of lithographs that mimic commercial packaging, all produced with painstaking detail in hand-pulled prints. His Tamarind editions explore the potential, strength, and ubiquity of paper, creating objects such as a brown paper bag from fine Japanese paper, an elongated and dramatically flattened milk carton, and a humorous print inspired by the snappy container for Fuzz-Go. His consideration of everyday materials included the cartoon form of a pine tree air-freshener, creating an Alpine tree-line in a rainbow roll of ink.
Seliger’s work is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, and Walker Art Center, among others. He has exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY, and in many galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.