Durand Seay, artist and architect, BA in Architecture, Auburn University
Durand Seay's work is driven by the expressions of movement and time. Structures found in nature harness the subconscious to awaken, bring insight, feel achievement and personal virtue. He utilizes an intuitive technique, guided by spontaneity to express a sensual and abstract language.
A recent series of horses have become a reoccurring theme. Symbolizing free will, the focus is on movement and the power a horse represents. Seay's abstracts are surreal and explore fantastic imagery with his love of color that speak an architectural language.
His work has been exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions all over the southeast US since 1978, and recently in 2016 "LaGarnge Biennial", receiving Directors Award;
2012 “B-12” Wiregrass Museum Biennial, Dothan, Alabama and in Europe, 2009 “Imaginary Journeys”, Trevisan Arte Internationale invitational exhibition, Ferarra, Italy.
A history of awards:
2011, 2012, 1013 Best of Painting, Montgomery Art Guild /regions Bank Exhibition, Montgomery AL
2012, Best of Show, Selma Art Guild June Exhibition, Selma, AL
2008 First Place in Oil and Acrylic, Hilton Head Art League National Juried Exhibition, Hilton Head, SC.
2008 Purchase Award, SouthWorks Juried Exhibition, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA.
2003 Award of Excellence, Alabama Exhibition, Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, AL.
1990, 1989, 1986, 1985, 1984 Best of Show, Montgomery Museum’s Montgomery Art Guild Exhibition, Montgomery, AL.
1987 Best in Pastel Category, Metro Art International Competition, New York, New York