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Artist Statement:

My art is contemporary and expressive with classical roots. I am constantly experimenting and evolving my style and subject matter- everything in my life shows up in my work. Creating something that has energy, life, and motion with inert materials is the driving force behind my art. Every time I pick up a piece of charcoal and begin to sketch, I am pouring myself into the thing I am rendering. Charcoal lines are a record of intense scrutiny and discovery, and flow directly from my brain to the surface. The application of color is looser and more intuitive. In this way, thought and instinct each bring something to the image. Through my work I hope to express some of the complexity, joy, fear, and wonder of being human.

 

Bio:

Alissa Siegal is a contemporary artist who uses carefully observed drawing and intuitive paint application to explore themes of representation, chaos, and order. This fall she will be in residence at Weir Farm with the National Parks AIR program, and in 2018 was New Canaan Library's second artist in residence.

Her paintings are on permanent display at Stamford Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital’s Park Avenue Medical Center, Sacred Heart University, and appear in the movies “The Bounty Hunter” and “Something Borrowed”.

Her art is on signal boxes throughout Stamford and has hung in local businesses, government offices, and the Palace Theater.

She is a teaching artist with the Aldrich Museum of Art, created and implemented an art program for students at Trailblazers Academy,  is an artist associate at the Katonah Museum of Art, and a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.

Alissa Siegal has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She spent several years in Italy painting and traveling, opened a gallery with artist friends on NYC’s lower East Side, and another on St.John, USVI. Her work has been widely exhibited and is held in many private and corporate collections.

 © All work is copyright Alissa Siegal, no work may be used or reproduced without permission from the artist.