Tod Seelie was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 2002 with degree in Photography. Tod also studied at the Victorian College of Art in Melbourne and the Chautauqua School of Art. He was the 2002 recipient for the Pratt Travel Grant, as well as a member of a group to win a grant from the organization Finger (Germany) as part of the evolutionare zellen competition. Tod has exhibited in New York and Berlin, and continues to collaborate with art collectives in New York City, where he resides.