Jon Seals (M.A.R. religion and visual art, '15) recently received his M.F.A. degree in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2012 he was the recipient of SCADs New York City Workspace Residency. Matriculating through the ISM at Yale, Jon intends to explore the ways in which identity relates to memory, loss, and redemption in visual culture. His artwork has been exhibited throughout Florida, and in New York, Chicago, Boston, and Savannah. For seven years he was chair of the visual art department at a college preparatory school in Clearwater, FL., where he created and curated Gallery Ruach, an exhibition space for emerging artists and students; served as the point person for school accreditation; organized educational trips to Costa Rica, New York, San Francisco, and Germany; and led statewide workshops and seminars for educators in teaching critical-thinking skills.