Anne Siems

b. 1965, Berlin, Germany
I aim as best as I can for sincerity, intimacy and openness in my paintings. In them I find the beginning of something that touches the universal. It is a place where others can touch the magic and sensuality that gets exposed in the process.
Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II
Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II

Anne Siems is known internationally for eloquent, ethereal paintings of figures and animals immersed in early European and American landscapes. Based in part on her childhood spent in the woodlands of Germany, her memory inspires the settings for her narrative paintings. At once ancient and contemporary, fantastic and real, present and post-apocalyptic, her works delve into subconscious realms as if journeys into the unknown. Examining feminine psychology and identity through history, figures of young women are Siems’ primary, recurring focal point. While their faces and hands are fully present, their bodies are cloaked in transparent, intricately woven clothes, rendered nearly invisible by patterns that overlay and obscure. In a personal response to the profound sentiments of recent Feminist movements like #metoo, Siems newest portraits depict women as almost supernatural in form, fashion and color. Untethered and unabashed, their fantastic features boldy rise from backdrops of abstracted, gestural veils.

Anne Siems was born and raised in Berlin and lives and works in Seattle. She attended the University of the South in Tennessee under a Fulbright Scholarship and completed her MFA at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin. Her work has been shown in a myriad of exhibitions in galleries and institutions in New York, Berlin, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Vancouver, San Francisco and Los Angeles, among other cities. Her work can be found in collections spanning the globe, such has American Airlines, Seattle; The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Harry Connick, Jr; Hallmark Collection, Kansas City, MO; Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MO; Lucy Liu; Microsoft, Redmond WA; Nestle USA, Glendale, CA; Nordstrom Corporation Stores, Seattle; and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, among others.

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Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II
Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II
Pink Fur Purse
Pink Fur Purse
White Swans
White Swans
Protector
Protector
Feral Friends
Feral Friends
Feral Seer
Feral Seer
Red Hair Drawing
Red Hair Drawing
Dark Green Hair Drawing
Dark Green Hair Drawing
White Hair Drawing
White Hair Drawing
Blue Green Hair Drawing
Blue Green Hair Drawing
Right Angle Tears
Right Angle Tears
Silver Cloud Hair Drawing
Silver Cloud Hair Drawing
Yellow Hair Drawing
Yellow Hair Drawing
Brunette Drawing
Brunette Drawing
Brunette II Drawing
Brunette II Drawing
Silver Hair Drawing
Silver Hair Drawing
Lizards And Snake
Lizards And Snake
Hand And Heart
Hand And Heart
Sister Rays
Sister Rays
The Birds
The Birds
Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II
Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II
acrylic on wood panel, 60x48
2019
Pink Fur Purse
Pink Fur Purse
acrylic on wood panel, 48x36
2019
White Swans
White Swans
acrylic on wood panel, 48" diameter
2019
Protector
Protector
acrylic on wood panel, 48x36
2017
Feral Friends
Feral Friends
acrylic on panel, 60x60
2018
Feral Seer
Feral Seer
acrylic on panel, 60x48
2018
Red Hair Drawing
Red Hair Drawing
mixed media on paper, 50x38
2018
Dark Green Hair Drawing
Dark Green Hair Drawing
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2018
White Hair Drawing
White Hair Drawing
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2018
Blue Green Hair Drawing
Blue Green Hair Drawing
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2018
Right Angle Tears
Right Angle Tears
mixed media on panel, 30x24
2018
Silver Cloud Hair Drawing
Silver Cloud Hair Drawing
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2018
Yellow Hair Drawing
Yellow Hair Drawing
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2018
Brunette Drawing
Brunette Drawing
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2018
Brunette II Drawing
Brunette II Drawing
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2018
Silver Hair Drawing
Silver Hair Drawing
mixed media on paper, 50x38
2018
Lizards And Snake
Lizards And Snake
acrylic on panel, 48x36
2018
Hand And Heart
Hand And Heart
acrylic on panel, 40x30
2018
Sister Rays
Sister Rays
acrylic on panel, 60x60
2018
The Birds
The Birds
acrylic on panel, 48x36
2017

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