Jon Seals is a multifaceted artist, educator, and curator with over 18 years of experience in the fields of art history, painting, drawing, curating, and teaching. He holds a M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where he studied the intersections of religion and visual culture, and a M.F.A. in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design, where he developed his conceptual and technical skills as a painter. As the Department Chair, Galleries Director, and Associate Professor of Art and Digital Media at Olivet Nazarene University, he leads the academic and administrative functions of the department, oversees the exhibition programming of the Victorian House Gallery and other campus venues, and teaches courses in studio art. He also curates exhibitions for Yale's Institute of Sacred Music, showcasing the work of contemporary artists who engage with spirituality, environmentalism, and social justice among other topics. His own artwork, essays, and reviews have been published and exhibited in various magazines and galleries across the country. His artistic practice is driven by his passion for exploring the ways in which identity relates to memory, loss, and redemption in visual culture.