Sebastian Mary Tay is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. He graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with Master of Research and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fine Art. Sebastian’s works have exhibited in the USA, UK, Lithuania, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Some exhibitions include Glasgow Open House Arts Festival (group exhibition, UK), Bus.Stop.Art (public installation, Singapore), ‘Frame & Frequency’ (group exhibition, USA), ‘Sandstorm in an Hourglass’ (group exhibition, Singapore) and ‘Utopia’ (group exhibition, UK). Sebastian’s works showed at The Royal Scottish Academy on multiple occasions; he also received the Royal Glasgow Institute prize and Royal Scottish Academy Latimer Award. In 2020, Sebastian partook in Meta Open Arts residency, and more recently, in 2021, he was involved in a collaborative project between Meta Open Arts and Messenger in the making and launching of a 360 degrees augmented reality filter titled ‘Seeking Starlight’.
Sebastian is an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, and Nanyang Technological University. His research and teaching areas include contextual studies, art theory, contemporary practice, philosophy, critical theory, photography history, theory, and practice. Sebastian is based in Singapore; he is an elected Professional Member of The Society of Scottish Artists.