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 In 2015/16 Siegel was awarded a Fulbright to Brazil, where she continued her research of diaspora through the ancestral Afro-Brazilian landscape of Bahia. The resulting solo exhibition "Lineage Through Landscape" at The UCLA Fowler Museum is in coordination with the Getty city-wide initiative “PST- LA/LA.” International exhibitions and fellowships contribute to her process of in-depth research and include Bogliasco Foundation, Genoa; Nuova Icona, Venice; Siena Art Institute, Italy ; 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.spacerIn New York her work is represented by Lesley Heller Workspace and was included in “Slash” at the Museum of Art and Design and “Extravagant Drawing” at Dorsky Curatorial Projects. Exhibitions in Los Angeles include 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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