MAX SECKEL

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Max Seckel is an artist and printmaker living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana. Max graduated from the University of Delaware in the Spring of 2009 and moved to Philadelphia the following fall. Volunteered briefly at Second State Press(2010-2011) before shortly thereafter joining and keeping a studio at artist collective Space 1026 (2011-2014). Then moved south to New Orleans in the fall of 2014 where he began volunteering at the New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom (2014-Current) and also maintains a personal studio where he paints and also produces small book and print editions via his Risograph machine.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work aims to explore my own reactions to and perception of the world surrounding me. Informed by memories, dreams, conversations, and just plain looking around and being I assemble a world constructed of absurdities and references. Objects are clustered together and arranged with little respect to context, intending to create a sense of wonder and confusion as the viewer works to make sense of the situation presented.

 

CV

Max Seckel

b. August 1986 Meyrin, Switzerland

Education

BFA University of Delaware, 2009

 

Solo Exhibitions

Untitled Installation, Defend New Orleans Downtown, New Orleans, LA, September 2017-September 2018

“Surrounding Circumstances”, Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans LA, April 2017

“Summery”, Space 1026, Philadelphia PA, September 2016

“Some World”, New Orleans Community Printshop & Darkroom, New Orleans LA, June 2015

“Prints & Drawings”, RE:Load Storefront, Philadelphia PA, April 2014

“Black Grass”, Bushwick Printlab, Queens NY, April 2013

“Two Worlds”, Second State Presss, Philadelphia PA, November 2012

 

Selected Group Exhibitions


"Suspect", New Orleans Community Printshop, New Orleans LA, November 2017

People and Plants”, Elephant Gallery, Nashville TN, September 2017

“Louisiana Open Call, Cycle 1”, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans LA, September 2017

“Thicker Than Water”, New Orleans Community Printshop, New Orleans LA, May 2017

“New Work”, New Orleans Community Printshop, New Orleans LA, February 2017

“Cherry 600”, New Orleans Community Printshop, New Orleans LA, March 2016

“Bywater Biennial”, New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans LA, October 2015

“Print-a-delphia”, Bushwick Printlab, Queens NY, March 2014

“Commonplacing”, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia PA, September 2011

“Fobulous”, Second State Press, Philadelphia PA, April 2011

 

Murals

 

Hey! Cafe, New Orleans LA (February 2017-Current)

The Sneaky Pickle, New Orleans LA (May 2016-Current)

Elixir Coffee, Philadelphia PA (September 2016-February 2017)

Strange Matter, Richmond VA (January 2016-Current)

 

In Print
 

Create! Magazine, Miami Edition, December 2017

Art Maze Mag, Issue #5, Fall 2017

New American Paintings, Issue #130, June/July 2017

Art Maze Mag, Issue #3, Summer 2017