Fran Siegel’s investigation of place occurs through the activity of drawing. Sprawling collaged and spatial constructions are depictions of time, movement, and cultural change. Siegel’s monumental drawings have recently been acquired by LACMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Yale University Art Gallery.spacer Siegel's Fulbright award to Brazil supported her ongoing research of diaspora with a focus on Afro-Brazilian ancestrial ceremonial leaves. The subsequent 2017 solo exhibition "Lineage Through Landscape" at The UCLA Fowler Museum was included in the Getty's city-wide initiative “PST- LA/LA.” International exhibitions and fellowships contribute to her process of in-depth research and include The Bogliasco Foundation, Nuova Icona, and Siena Art Institute in Italy; La Napôule and Camargo/Bau Foundation in France; Muzeum Stzuki, Lodz, Poland; CCA Andrax, Spain; The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; and Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil. Siegel represented the United States in the IX International Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador and U.S. Art in Embassies commissioned a permanent work for the consulate in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her newest commission is for the Los Angeles Metro La Brea/Wilshire station.spacerIn New York her work is represented by Lesley Heller Gallery and was included in “Slash” at the Museum of Art and Design and “Extravagant Drawing” at Dorsky Curatorial Projects. Exhibitions in Los Angeles include Wilding/ Cran, ACME, LA Louver, and Roberts and Tilton. Siegel’s 2013/14 solo drawing project “Translocation and Overlay” at The Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara was a study of environmental and population changes, and was the subject of a feature article in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. The Los Angeles Times published an artist profile about Siegel’s creative process. Other reviews include The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art in America, ArtCritical, ARTnews, Artillery, Art+Cake, Arts, The Brooklyn Rail, Art New England, LA Weekly, Fabrik, and Sculpture Magazines.spacerSiegel received a Getty Grant from the California Community Foundation, a C.O.L.A Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship, and the OC Contemporary Collectors Grant. She earned her M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art, and B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art. She is currently a professor in the School of Art at California State University, Long Beach.spacerTo download full CV click here
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