About Jay Sullivan
Jay creates photography and video art. His work falls at the intersection of memory, psychology and the creative process. He intentionally chooses subjects that challenge his emotional and psychological boundaries, seeking to understand a limiting emotional or psychological barrier within himself. He then creates a creative process that helps him go beyond those limitations. The creative process and its resulting effect upon the artist are the core of his work.
Jay has studied psychology and creative process for many years, attending numerous workshops and retreats with noted teachers that include: La Mama playwright, Jean Claude Van Itallie; New York performance coach, Carol Fox Prescott; Voice, Breathing and Alexander Coach, Jean McClelland; Life Coach, Anthony Robbins; and relationship coaches, Barry and Joyce Vissell.
Jay also studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and received his Masters of Fine Art in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth UK/Transart Institute for Creative Research in 2018.
Prior to embarking on an artistic career, Jay was a commercial Producer and Creative Director, creating media for video, print, online installations and live events. He’s traveled to over 20 countries on four continents, staging events and creating video documentaries which featured President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Ossie Davis, the Ye minority in the remote mountains of southern China, Bambara farmers in Mali, and teenagers in the ghettos of Sao Paulo, Brazil. His commercial productions have garnered a Cine Golden Eagle, NY Festivals Silver World Medal, Silver Screen Award and many other honors.