Jimmy Sellars

Joined January 2014

Jimmy Sellars is a professional artists working in a variety of mediums with an emphasis on the digital. His digital works have been...

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My name is Jimmy Sellars and I have been exhibiting my work since 1978. I am a professional artist, designer, gallery director, and consultant for individual artists, art centers, creative professionals and museums. I’ve worked with the Denver Art Museum’s Alliance for Contemporary Art and DAM Contemporaries, The Museum of Outdoor Arts, and a variety of galleries and corporations around the U.S. and Western Europe.

My work has been exhibited in over 75 countries and has been included in a variety of corporate and private collections around the world. I’ve been lucky to be featured in several national and international publications including GEEK Magazine and ArtByte Magazine in the U.S., the Het Parool in the Netherlands, the Deccan Chronicle in Hyderabad, India, O Globo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Russia, and The North Shore Times in Sydney, Australia.

I have also now curated over 300 exhibitions internationally (over 3/4 in my own exhibition spaces, Studio 211, the Center for Creative Exploration and Sellars Project Space – an award winning gallery and creative incubator) including My Gay Valentine in 2006 which received national coverage on NPR (National Public Radio), Changes an exhibition of photography which received Best Photographic Exhibition, and Unstitched an exhibition of my own work which received Best Political Show of 2005. In 2007 I received the Village Voice’s publication Westword Magazine’s 3rd MasterMind Award in the Visual Arts.

I’ve been an active part of the art community and was chosen by the Denver Public Library to participate as a panelist on the state of art, worked as a gallerist and artist with DADA (Denver Art Dealers Association) on a variety of projects in the community, volunteered for the Denver Art Museum’s AFCA and DAM Contemporaries and was chosen as one of their featured artists in 2007 during their Summer Salon Series. From 1998-2004 I was asked to be a juror for the International Digital Art Awards headquartered in Sydney, Australia. In 2004 I opened Sellars Project Space in both Denver, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico where I curated exhibits and a variety of programs until 2012. I also founded several art organizations including The Foundry Arts (1993-1997), The Center for Creative Development (1994-1998), Studio 211 (physical location and online 1992-2001) and the ARTBOX Program (2004-present) where donated art materials are gathered into backpacks and donated to police stations, shelters, or in person to children in need.

I am especially proud of where my work has been displayed and the people who have chosen to collect it. My work resides in many private collections all over the world with some very amazing people. It also has been collected by corporations such as the Clinton Corp, Qwest, AT&T, NPR, First Western Bank, and the Curtis Hotel to name a few.

My work is focused on creating intimate and emotional spaces between inanimate objects that hold already established stereotypes. I am currently furthering my work of creating art digitally by using the iPad and other digital input devices and creating more affordable methods of output in order to make art more affordable for the public.

  • Joined: January 2014
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