Biography

Bright, gentle, and imaginative, Seth Chwast is an American artist who 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 34, Seth has shown in hospitals, museums and universities throughout America.  He has exhibited in Galapagos, Cayman, Curacao, Kiev, the United Nations, and throughout Europe. 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.  In 2015, Seth had his first European exhibition in France and in 2017 he was a featured artist at the London Art Biennale, where he earned the European Confederation of Art Critics Award, Third Prize.  

This summer Seth will participate in the Chianciano EXPO in Tuscany, Italy, “Emotions on canvas” from June 9-25th and “Expressions of the mind” from July 5-30th.  During that time Seth will also have a painting featured in the Musee d'art de Chianciano. In December 2018 Seth will exhibit in the Gallery Steiner in Vienna, Austria.