About Jay Sullivan
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.

Jay’s work has been recognized by the following organizations and publications:
Flutgraben Art Center (group exhibition and performance by Jay Sullivan, Berlin, Germany, August 2018)

Flutgraben Art Center (group exhibition and performance, Berlin, Germany, August 2018)

Flutgraben Art Center (group exhibition and performance by Jay Sullivan, Berlin, Germany, August 2018)
Perugia Museum of Contemporary Art (solo exhibition and presentation, Perugia Italy, November 2014)
Perugia Museum of Contemporary Art (solo exhibition and presentation, Perugia Italy, November 2014)

Perugia Museum of Contemporary Art (solo exhibition and presentation, Perugia Italy, November 2014)

Bedminster Center of Contemporary Art - Jay Sullivan solo exhibition, spring 2015
Bedminster Center of Contemporary Art - Jay Sullivan solo exhibition, spring 2015

Bedminster Center of Contemporary Art (solo exhibition, spring 2015)

Edward Hopper House, Nyack, New York (Jay Sullivan - award recipient, group exhibition, 2015)

Edward Hopper House, Nyack, New York (award recipient, group exhibition, 2015)

Adore Chroma Magazine - feature interview and gallery with Jay Sullivan

Adore Chroma Magazine (feature interview and gallery)

ART Magazine (Berlin)

Society of Photographic Education (conference presentation, November 2014)

SpaceWomb Gallery, New York City (group exhibition, July 2014)

GIERS – Grief Recovery Conference (solo exhibition – July 2015)

Monmouth Museum (group exhibition, 2016)

Posi+tive Magazine (Berlin/Venice)

FotoCult Magazine (Italy)

International Bipolar Foundation (San Diego)

Art Therapy (Washington DC)

Oyster Point Hotel (group exhibition – July-August 2019)

Monmouth Museum (Lincroft, New Jersey, group exhibition, September 2019)

BSB Gallery  (Trenton, New Jersey, group exhibition, October 2019)

Jay lives and creates art in Red Bank, New Jersey and Jupiter, Florida.