Jon Seals

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Art and Digital Media
M.A.R., 2015, Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music
M.F.A. (Painting), 2012, Savannah College of Art & Design
B.S. (Art), 2003, Olivet Nazarene University

Professor Seals joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2018, teaching courses in drawing, 3-D design, figure studies, illustration and art history. He is also the gallery director of Olivet’s Victorian House Gallery.

A conceptual artist, teacher and curator, he has exhibited his artwork in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and universities through the U.S. He curates an annual art exhibition at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music. His essays, review and works of art have appeared in ArtPulse Magazine, Letters Literary Art Journal, Palimpsest Magazine and Reflections Magazine.

Exploring the ways in which identity relates to memory, loss and redemption in visual culture organizes his artistic practice. Discover more about him and his work at

He and his wife, Kristin, married in 2007. They are the parents of one son, Leo.