Seth Daulton is a Texan artist who makes mixed process prints and drawings. Seth believes in the power of travel and the enjoyment, fear and excitement when one is suddenly immersed in a place that is entirely unknown to them.
"My visual exploration is driven by my phenomenological interaction with travel and the hyper-awareness that occurs when visiting unfamiliar places. I seek out the unanticipated. I create ethereal images that call for an introspective response from the viewer. The artwork serves as a pathway to reach uncharted destinations that defy articulation and are in constant motion. There exists an interstice between our lived experience and memory. My work probes this ambiguous zone and attempts to render its description visually. Ultimately, the destinations I search for are unknowable and just out of reach. However, my artistic search embodies a relevant practice of looking, providing some direction to find their true whereabouts.“
In the summer of 2013, Seth made work abroad in Venice, Italy. In addition to his residence, he explored famous Italian art, artifacts, and architecture across the country. Discoveries found in these locations along with those uncovered in his past influence his current body of work. His passion for globe trekking was solidified with a move to Aberdeen, Scotland as an adolescent. Seth holds an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University and BFA in Graphic Design from Baylor University.
Recent exhibitions include "Sites" Dillon Kyle Architects (Houston, TX), Linde Pieper/Seth Daulton (Houston, TX), PrintMatters Summer Invitational (Houston, TX), Edinboro National Printmaking Competition (Edinboro, PA), You Have Died of Dysentery: The Oregon Trail Revisited (Portland, OR), Terra Incognita (Bloomington, IN), Premio Acqui International Biennale of Engraving (Aqui Terme, Itlay), PrintMakers in collaboration with PrintAustin 2014 (Georgetown, TX), 23rd Parkside National Print Exhibition (Parkiside, WS), Pacific States Biennale National Print Exhibition (Hilo, HI), and 33rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Show (Peoria, IL).
Seth is currently Technical Assistant and Exhibitions Coordinator at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.