Bright, gentle and imaginative, Seth Chwast was diagnosed with autism at 21 months. Primarily non-verbal, Seth participated in a vocational evaluation at age 18 which resulted in a career recommendation of dry mopping. At 20, he took his first art class and by 23 was on the Today Show as a featured artist. Now 33, Seth has shown in hospitals, museums and universities throughout America. He has exhibited in Galapagos, Cayman, Curacao, Kiev, France and the United Nations. In 2011, Seth came in first place in a world-wide United Nations competition and his art was placed on a postal stamp to promote autism awareness.
As an outside artist operating without boundaries or perceived artist expectations, Seth Chwast has the freedom to represent his worldview in a pure, uninhibited form. Seth’s aesthetic spans across a number of different mediums and styles including thematic primitive art, abstract expressionism, surrealism, and pop art. Born out of a unique relationship with his surroundings, Seth’s approach to color and form is both ambitious and instinctive, employing a playful and saturated pallet to his imaginative paintings and sculptures.