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.
Raven Eye
Raven Eye

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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Raven Eye
Raven Eye
Solitude
Solitude
Verdant
Verdant
Tattooed Collar
Tattooed Collar
Thirst
Thirst
Narcissus
Narcissus
Dove
Dove
Grow
Grow
Wolf and Owl
Wolf and Owl
Dot Shirt
Dot Shirt
One Wild and Precious Life
One Wild and Precious Life
Wild Darkness
Wild Darkness
Sweetly Wild
Sweetly Wild
Right Arm Swan
Right Arm Swan
Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II
Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II
Bird from my Dream Drawing
Bird from my Dream Drawing
Bubbles Drawing
Bubbles Drawing
Swan and Crow
Swan and Crow
Her Hare III
Her Hare III
Raven
Raven
Wolf Dancing
Wolf Dancing
White Hair Drawing
White Hair Drawing
Sound Rings Drawing
Sound Rings Drawing
Moth Tree (Seabrook)
Moth Tree (Seabrook)
Raven Eye
Raven Eye
acrylic on panel, 36x36
2020
Solitude
Solitude
mixed media on paper, 12x9
2020
Verdant
Verdant
mixed media on paper, 12x9
2020
Tattooed Collar
Tattooed Collar
mixed media on paper, 12x12
2020
Thirst
Thirst
mixed media on paper, 16x12
2020
Narcissus
Narcissus
mixed media on paper, 12x9
2020
Dove
Dove
mixed media on paper, 12x12
2020
Grow
Grow
mixed media on paper, 12x9
2020
Wolf and Owl
Wolf and Owl
mixed media on paper, 12x12
2020
Dot Shirt
Dot Shirt
mixed media on paper, 16x12
2020
One Wild and Precious Life
One Wild and Precious Life
mixed media on paper, 29x23
2020
Wild Darkness
Wild Darkness
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2020
Sweetly Wild
Sweetly Wild
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2020
Right Arm Swan
Right Arm Swan
mixed media on paper, 24x23
2020
Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II
Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous II
acrylic on wood panel, 60x48
2019
Bird from my Dream Drawing
Bird from my Dream Drawing
mixed media on paper, 30x22
2019
Bubbles Drawing
Bubbles Drawing
mixed media on paper, 30x22
2019
Swan and Crow
Swan and Crow
mixed media on paper, 24.5x21.75
2019
Her Hare III
Her Hare III
mixe media on paper, 25x28
2019
Raven
Raven
mixed media on paper, 29x19
2019
Wolf Dancing
Wolf Dancing
acrylic on paper, 50x38
2018
White Hair Drawing
White Hair Drawing
mixed media on paper, 30x22
2016
Sound Rings Drawing
Sound Rings Drawing
mixed media on paper, 30x22
2016
Moth Tree (Seabrook)
Moth Tree (Seabrook)
acrylic on panel, 60x60
2014

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