For the month of August, the gallery is pleased to present Bite by Anne Siems, a collection of paintings and works on paper which celebrates women of diverse backgrounds and amplifies their unique powers. In this exhibition, Siems has come full circle, as she has returned to placing the figure front and center. “The focus,” the artist states, “is on young women who are leading with their sharp intelligence, their bite, their self-confidence and the inherent beauty within.”
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 the University of Washington, among others.