St Celfer of Korean and American origin currently lives between New York, Seattle and São Paulo, with drawings in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC-USP).
Initially self-taught, he made art objects while preparing as an athlete for the 1992 Olympics. After competing in Barcelona, being an enthusiastic fan of grunge, he moved to Seattle. He later studied art in Philadelphia. In 1999 he relocated to Brooklyn and showed installations applying painting’s ideas of plasticity to everyday inexpensive objects (Gleaned Detritus Project™) at Andrew Kreps Gallery, Fluxfactory, Front Room (NY) and Soil (Seattle). Adding an interactive element he followed the same approach in the medium of sound (Listeners™) exhibiting at Caren Golden Fine Art, Bronx River Art Center and vertexList (NY). Furthermore he performed in 2000’s New York music scene at CBGB's, The Kitchen, Tonic, The Tank, Remote Lounge, Galapagos Art Space, Sputnik, and Stinger Club. Frustrated with the notion of making a living through object production and upon leaving New York, he extended his visual work to the digital realm (eyekhan.com & gnitcelfer.blogspot.com) by creating images and sounds based on failing digital processes as shown at the Toronto Harbourfront Center and Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Since the isolation of the pandemic, St Celfer has released hundreds of songs on dozens of albums which have been played on radio stations around the world including WFMU (New York), WZBC (Boston), Radio Eclectus, Hollow Earth Radio, Flotation Device, CMPFR-22c, Realmorereal (Seattle), Audio Collision (Knoxville), Tikrishow (Estonia), Spirit House (Sydney), Urban Mutant (Vancouver), yawrats (Poland), and Oolongradio (Berlin). He has recently performed at ICOSA (Austin), Espaço Garganta (São Paulo), BBAGB (San Diego), and Wayward Music Series (Seattle).
He has twice been named New & Notable by Bandcamp, 2021 & 2022 (stcelfer.bandcamp.com). "Seattleʼs St Celfer writes immersive electronic songs that encompass both haunting beauty & wild experimentalism." He is the featured wave track for Infrasonica issue #7, 'Voicing Abstraction'.
He has recent interviews conducted by School of Commons (Zurich), Tom Moody (New York), Art Music Lit (Sacramento), Malevich Squared (London), Art Scene West (San Diego), and The Shed (Seattle).
St Celfer currently has two projects: first, fighting the tyranny of the square, the urge to codify and name (Space Between Points™) and second, acquiescing to the adaptive function of delusion, the need to invent and mythologize (Step.4D™).