Instructor Spotlight: Seth Hiler

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Seth Ruggles Hiler is a painter with works featured in various galleries and exhibitions. As an artist, he is influenced by geography and the communities of his surroundings. He creates and records connections to people and place through painting. Seth received a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He applies the combination of passion for connection and expertise in figurative painting in the classrooms of FIT’s Precollege Program and Bard College’s High School Early College in Newark, NJ.  

Seth Hiler teaches the following FIT Precollege Classes:
HSX 022 Portraits for Portfolios
Teaching Philosophy:
My approach to teaching is directly aligned with that of my art practice. Passion, discipline, and community engagement are essential in both. Teachers must share the clear concepts of their subject matter, while also creating a community in which their students can express their own ideas using their newfound knowledge.
Selected Recent Exhibitions:
“The Transcendence of Us,” Brooklyn Fire Proof’s ‘Gallery 104,’ Brooklyn, NY
“Art at the Abbey,” The Great Hall Gallery, Brooklyn, NY – group show, curated by Seth Ruggles Hiler
“Artists Emerged: NJ Emerging Artists Series New Works,” Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
“Season of Creativity,” Palette Art Studio, Woodbridge, CT
“Personality Test, Contemporary Portraiture,” Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ

“X Contemporary Exhibition,” Art Basel, Miami, FL
“Transitions,” ANNEX Arts Space, Williamsburg, NY – Solo Exhibition
“KUNSTKAMMER,” Parenthesis Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Artwork by Seth Hiler