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.
Magic Girl
Magic Girl

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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Magic Girl
Magic Girl
Every Day
Every Day
In My Truth
In My Truth
Go to the Limits of Your Longing
Go to the Limits of Your Longing
Beauty + Terror
Beauty + Terror
Kairos
Kairos
Sista
Sista
Dragon Slayer
Dragon Slayer
New Life
New Life
Falcon
Falcon
In my Power
In my Power
Flower Bird
Flower Bird
Holy Ground
Holy Ground
Raven Eye
Raven Eye
Tattooed Collar
Tattooed Collar
Narcissus
Narcissus
Thirst
Thirst
Dove
Dove
Wolf and Owl
Wolf and Owl
Sweetly Wild
Sweetly Wild
Wild Darkness
Wild Darkness
White Hair Drawing
White Hair Drawing
Sound Rings Drawing
Sound Rings Drawing
Iska Tree
Iska Tree
Fig. 25
Fig. 25
Clespiltra
Clespiltra
Herzen
Herzen
Fugem
Fugem
Nerania
Nerania
Crea
Crea
Magic Girl
Magic Girl
acrylic on panel, 30x30
2021
Every Day
Every Day
acrylic on panel, 36x36
2020
In My Truth
In My Truth
acrylic on panel, 36x36
2020
Go to the Limits of Your Longing
Go to the Limits of Your Longing
acrylic on panel, 48x48
2020
Beauty + Terror
Beauty + Terror
mixed media on paper, 29x23
2020
Kairos
Kairos
mixed media on paper, 26x23
2020
Sista
Sista
acrylic on panel, 36x36
2020
Dragon Slayer
Dragon Slayer
mixed media on paper, 26x20
2020
New Life
New Life
mixed media on paper, 29x23
2020
Falcon
Falcon
mixed media on paper, 29x23
2020
In my Power
In my Power
mixed media on paper, 26x20
2020
Flower Bird
Flower Bird
acrylic on panel, 60x60
2020
Holy Ground
Holy Ground
acrylic on panel, 60x60
2020
Raven Eye
Raven Eye
acrylic on panel, 36x36
2020
Tattooed Collar
Tattooed Collar
mixed media on paper, 12x12
2020
Narcissus
Narcissus
mixed media on paper, 12x9
2020
Thirst
Thirst
mixed media on paper, 16x12
2020
Dove
Dove
mixed media on paper, 12x12
2020
Wolf and Owl
Wolf and Owl
mixed media on paper, 12x12
2020
Sweetly Wild
Sweetly Wild
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2020
Wild Darkness
Wild Darkness
mixed media on paper, 24x18
2020
White Hair Drawing
White Hair Drawing
mixed media on paper, 30x22
2016
Sound Rings Drawing
Sound Rings Drawing
mixed media on paper, 30x22
2016
Iska Tree
Iska Tree
acrylic on panel, 36x36
2014
Fig. 25
Fig. 25
mixed media on paper, 38x29
1994
Clespiltra
Clespiltra
mixed media on paper, 28x27
1994
Herzen
Herzen
mixed media on paper, 38x33
192
Fugem
Fugem
mixed media on paper, 15x22
1992
Nerania
Nerania
mixed media on paper, 48x38
1994
Crea
Crea
mixed media on paper, 6.5x5.75
1997

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