Siems - Cloak

Cloak

2017

acrylic on panel

53 x 40 inches

Siems - Coral

Coral

2017

acrylic on panel

48 x 48 inches

Siems - Pelage

Pelage

2017

acrylic on panel

48 x 48 inches

Siems - Cloak II

Cloak II

2017

acrylic on panel

48 x 36 inches

Siems - Caterpillar

Caterpillar

2017

acrylic on panel

36 x 48 inches

Siems - Flowerstar Map

Flowerstar Map

2017

acrylic on panel

36 x 36 inches

Siems - Collar

Collar

2017

acrylic on panel

24 x 24 inches

Siems - Anemone

Anemone Drawing

2017

watercolor and pencil on paper

16 x 20 inches

Siems - Connections

Connections Drawing

2017

watercolor and pencil on paper

20 x 16 inches

Siems - PatternsDrawing

Patterns Drawing

2017

watercolor and pencil on paper

16 x 20 inches

Siems - Pink Ruffles Drawing

Pink Ruffles Drawing

2016

acrylic and collage on paper

24 x 18 inches

Siems - Seer

Seer Drawing

2017

acrylic and pencil on paper

18 x 24 inches

Siems - Inside Outside drawing

Inside Outside Drawing

2017

acrylic/ink/pencil on paper

20 x 16 inches

Siems - Sisters Drawing

Sisters Drawing

2017

watercolor and pencil on paper

18 x 24 inches 

Siems - Boy in Black Coat

Boy in Black Coat

2016

acrylic, pencil, and collage on paper

24 x 18 inches

Siems - Flower Child

Flower Child

2016

acrylic, pencil, collage on paper

24 x 18 inches

Siems - Laces

Laces

2016

acrylic and collage on paper

24 x 18 inches

Siems - Thought Rings

Thought Rings Drawing

2016

acrylic and collage on paper

24 x 18 inches

Siems - Pattern OW

Pattern O.W. 1

2017

ink, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil on inkjet print on archival paper

12 x 8.5 inches

Siems - Dots Pattern OW

Dots Pattern O.W. 3

2017

ink, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil on inkjet print on archival paper

12 x 8.5 inches

Siems - In Out OW

In/Out O.W. 7

2017

ink, watercolor, acrylic, and pencil on inkjet print on archival paper

12 x 8.5 inches

Press Release

In Essence, Anne Siems shifts the focus of her paintings to the face and the surrounding color field. Well known for her paintings of elaborate and ephemeral dresses, plants, fruits, people and animals, her latest work minimizes the figure and explores pattern and color with an emphasis on brushstroke and mark making. Personal experience and expression are revealed through abstract means in multiple layers of form and light. About this work, she says, “I am looking…to find the point in which we feel a certain ache—the ache caused by the knowledge that life is full of light and dark, sacred and profane, beauty and ugliness, life and death.”

Anne Siems was born in Germany and received her MFA in 1991 from Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin. Her work shows a fascination with nature and the mystery of human experience. Figures are delicately rendered and embraced by flora and fauna, yet placed in ambiguous settings of time and space. Siems has exhibited in the United States since the mid-1980s, at galleries in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Her work is included in the collections of the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, the Boise Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, Microsoft, University Hospital in Seattle and University of Washington, among others.