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 Sullivan has studied psychology, creative process, and personal development 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 and Peak Performance Coach, Anthony Robbins; Photography in Coaching expert, Dorota Raniszewska; and Therapeutic Photography Professor, Neil Gibson. (Robert Gorden University, Scotland).
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 creative entrepreneur, developing media for video, print, online installations, and live events for worldwide organizations. He’s traveled to over 20 countries on four continents, staging events and creating video documentaries that 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 favelas 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.