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Jon Sedor was born in Cleveland, Ohio in May 1988. Ever since he got involved with skateboarding, BMX, and graffiti culture when he was 13, art became a fascination. It was not until high school that art became a serious pursuit as a career. A week before Jon graduated high school, in May 2007, he had a serious accident and his dominant hand (left hand) was unfortunately amputated. He underwent two amputations and three surgeries. Jon never gave up on his dreams – he now creates and lives as a right-handed person.
In the fall of 2007, Jon attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York as a studio art major. He graduated in the spring of 2011 as a studio art major (concentrating in Graphic Design and Drawing) with an art history minor. Immediately after Jon graduated from Skidmore College, he entered the Prior Degree Program (similar to a post-baccalaureate program) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). SAIC introduced Jon to the more conceptual side of Contemporary Art, allowing him to understand better why he creates art and what it means to him. In the Fall of 2012 Jon moved to Brooklyn, and entered the MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Art (SVA) to further develop his ideas regarding his personal creation and work. Jon graduated from SVA in May 2014 with his MFA.
Besides graphic design and tattooing, Jon is a passionate climber and cyclist who is outside and riding in the city as much as possible. Jon currently lives and works in the occasionally sunny city of Cleveland, OH.