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£2900
blossoms in hair
 
£1500
clang!
 
£2700
fairy dust
 
£1400
footsteps
 
£1800
pink candy, purple cloud
 
£2600
sitting down
 
£2100
up down up down
 
£1400
words that melt like foam
 
£1500
things falling from the sky
 
£1500
wings
 
£1570
swimming lesson and boat
 
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Sofie Siegmann Paintings
I have exhibited extensively in the USA, Japan, Switzerland, France, Germany and Slovenia. My paintings and public art can be seen in museums, libraries, in corporation's collections as well as in private collections.
 
Education:
1984-1989 Hochschule der Künste Zürich (HdKZ), Zurich, Switzerland 1983 Matura (baccalaureate) Zurich, Switzerland
 
Awards:
awards/commissions/grants
2007 Open Circle Foundation; grant to build sculpture out of recycable plastic toys
2006 Artist-in-Residence at NIAD (National Institute of Art and Disability), Richmond, CA
2005 Artist-in-Residence Artita ‘05, Piran, Slovenia
2004 Artist-in-Residence at Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin, Germany
2002 Commission from the City of Berkeley to design and install 2 sidewalk inserts on Addison St, Berkeley, CA
2000 Commission to design and install a ceramic and found object bench, Lied Discovery Children’s Musem, Las Vegas, NV
2000-01 California Arts Council: grant to create public art pieces in collaboration with young artists
1999 Best Youth Mural Award for the ceramic tile mural Freeway Prophecy, Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, SF, CA
1999 Inner City Limits: Television broadcast in San Francisco; group show at Alliance Française
1998 10 To 10: Swiss Television broadcast of murals and work with youth
1997 Most Innovative Mural Award for the ceramic tile mural Health, Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center, SF, CA
 
Selected Commissions/collections:
presentations/workshops
2007 CCA (California College for the Arts); presentation of paintings and public art,
followed by workshop for students.
Richmond Art Center: Lecture Series “Palette Perspective” presentation of paintings and public art.
2006 Phonak Hearing Systems in Switzerland; presentation of paintings and public art, leading workshop
to create wood and metal sculpture.
public art
2007 “THE ELEMENTS” 9 piece sculpture, Education Center, San Leandro Transfer Station, CA
2006 “Windfahne, Königin” sculptures, Phonak hearing systems, Stäfa, Switzerland
2005 “In Beauty” mural, Wilson Elementary School, Richmond, CA
2002 “Night Song/Day Song” commission from the City of Berkeley fo 2 sidewalk inserts on Addison St, Berkeley, CA
2001 “You Are Us” ceramic totem pole and concrete pavers, Richmond, CA
2000 “Sit Here” bench installation; ceramic tile and found objects,
Lied Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas and Goldwell Open Air Museum, NV
“Myths and Legends of Water” mural, Berkeley, CA
1999 “Time flies” ceramic tile sundial, Berkeley, CA
“Sarimanok” ceramic tile mural, San Francisco, CA
1998 “Recycle Dragon” found object sculpture, San Leandro, CA
“Freeway Prophecy” ceramic tile mural, San Francisco, CA
1997 “Swim, Run, Greyling” mural, Berkeley, CA
“Space” mural, Oakland, CA
“Faces” mural, Oakland, CA
“Fastpass” ceramic tile mural, San Francisco, CA
1996 “Health” ceramic tile mural, San Francisco, CA
“Songlines” ceramic tile mural, San Francisco, CA
“The Underwaterworld Enchantment” mural, Berkeley, CA
1995 “A Cultural Voyage” mural, Dublin, CA
“Jungle” mural, Oakland, CA
“Stop, Look, Listen To Me” ceramic tile mural, San Francisco, CA
1994 “Arrow, ceramic tile mural” San Francisco, CA
“Falling/Flying” ceramic tile mural, San Francisco, CA
“I dreamed as I walked through the moon” ceramic tile mural, San Francisco
“Rainforest” mural, Oakland, CA
 
Single Exhibitions:
solo exhibitions
2007 “Herbstliche Impressionen” Galerie Arrigoni, Baar, Switzerland
“Inspirationen” Luitpold Apotheke, Munich, Germany; catalogue/calendar: Inspirationen
2006 “Punktesalat” Oakland Museum of California Off-Site Exhibition/Port of Oakland, curated by C.Adams, Oakland, CA
“Rush West” Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bonstetten/ZH, Switzerland
“Punktehüpfer” San Leandro Museum and Art Gallery, San Leandro, CA
2005 “Piranska burja” Galerija Sirk, Visnjevik, Slovenia; catalogue: Piranska burja
“Abgelutschte Zitronenbonbons” Galerie im Schloss, Greifensee, Switzerland
2004 “Pink Bonbon & Rosa Candy” Schwartzsche Villa, Berlin, Germany (with B. Clausnitzer)
“M’s World” Galerie Binz, Zurich, Switzerland
“A Bed of Leaves” Swissnex, San Francisco, CA
2002 Galerie Baden, Zurich, Switzerland
2001 “A day in the life of a dragonfly” Kulturgruppe Image, Olten, Switzerland
Infusion Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Twin Towers, San Francisco, CA
2000 “Essence” Galerie de la Dranse, Thonon-les-Bains/Vongy, France
“Wild West” Galerie zur Linde, Biel, Switzerland
“Day dreams” Richmond Art Center off-site exhibition @ Berlex Laboratories, Inc., Richmond, CA
1999 “Rund wie O” Produzentengalerie, Munich, Germany
“No danger/9” Galerie Manart, Zurich, Switzerland
“Souvenir” Galerie Breiti, Greifensee, Switzerland
1998 “Seligman” Peralta Community College, Oakland, CA
“Spiced” Consulate General of Switzerland, San Francisco, CA
“Stop Look Listen to Me” Museum Lände, Kressbronn, Germany; catalogue: Stop, Look, Listen
1997 “Blue Mondays” SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 “Anew” Brewberry Gallery, Oakland, CA
1993 “Goldfish in Tank” The Playhouse, San Rafael, CA
1992 “Dialogue” KBBK Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990 “4x jährlich” Sulzer Ag, Winterthur, Switzerland
 
Group Exhibitions:
group exhibitions
2008 “Sakai International Artists Association” Gallery Irohani, Sakai, Japan
“Kunst im Zürcher Oberland” Juried Exhibition, Kulturfabrik Zwicky, Fällanden, Switzerland
“Grosse Sommeraustellung” Galerie Arrigoni, Baar, Schweiz
2007 “Moshi Moshi” Cultural Art Exchange w. artists from Japan, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; catalogue: Moshi Moshi “Rising Sun” Cultural Art Exchange Exhibition with artists from Japan, Alta Bates Gallery, Berkeley, CA
“Grosse Sommerausstellung” Galerie Arriogni, Baar, Switzerland
“Small Wonders” Juror: Holly Myers, art critic for LA Times, Art Review
2006 “Sakai-Berkeley Art Exchange” Sakai City Cultural Hall Gallery, Sakai, Japan; catalogue: Sakai-Berkeley Art Exchange Exhibition
“Small Wonders” Juror: Tyler Stallings, Chief Curator Laguna Art Museum, Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Automatic Abstraction” NIAD (National Institute of Art and Disability) Richmond, CA
“Art from the Heart” NIAD (National Institute of Art and Disability) Richmond, CA
“Coordiantes” Wiley W.Manuel Courthouse, curated by K. Randall, California Lawyers for the Arts, Oakland, CA “Salon Style” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2005 “ARTITA ‘05 Piran” Galerija Gasspar, Piran, Slovenia; catalogue: ARTITA ‘05
“Members’ Showcase” Juried Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
“art KARLSRUHE” (International Art Fair) Karlsruhe, Germany, represented by Galerie Arrigoni/CH
“Salon Style” New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
2004 “Paintings and Sculpture” Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
“Members’ Showcase” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2003 Addison St Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001 Bacca 1010, Berkeley, CA
“Members’ Showcase” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
“Group Show” Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2000 “Form and Color” San Pablo Arts Gallery, San Pablo, CA
Get Real Art Gallery, New York, NY
1999 “Zeig mir (D)ein Gesicht” Museum Lände, Kressbronn, Germany; catalogue: Zeig mir (D)ein Gesicht
Alliance Française, San Francisco, CA
1998 “Group Show” Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1997 SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996 “Group Show” Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA
1995 “Group Show” Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA
1994 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1993 Art Store Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Look, Gaze, Peek, View...” West Side Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1990 Kunstszene Zurich, Switzerland
1988 Kunstgewerbemuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
 
Artist's Statement:
I'm inspired by every day live and it's little quirks. The light, the mood and feeling is always different, as are the paintings that appear on canvas. It is a journey, part of life.
 
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