Mirjam Seeger

Contact Information


Phone: 215-514-9188


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Painting and Glass

Artist's Biography

I paint on both canvas and glass and although the medium and technique used on either is very different, the content and style of the paintings is very similar. In fact, my work on glass influences my work on canvas and vice versa.&

My subject matter in oils is mostly derived from landscapes. Every year I spend two months in Switzerland, my country of origin, where I photograph the mountains, the clouds and of course the light. Other destinations, such as Japan, France, and sometimes travel in the US have provided me with a rich arsenal of inspiration for my work. My paintings are meant to convey the experience of a place rather than a realistic rendering of a landscape. I call these my imaginary landscapes.

In the case of glass paintings I like to depict animals such as butterflies and birds with their wonderful organic shapes and colors. In both, oil and glass paintings I like to start out with a real image, which I discard as soon as the painting is under way. From there I invent, stylize and just let my intuition guide me. My paintings may appear to be realistic and yet they tend to contain elements of free invention.

In the many years working as a painter for a stained glass Studio (Willet Stained Glass) I was influenced by the painting style we used on architectural glass (temples, churches, schools etc.), which requires the stylization of images. I have retained this painting technique in my newer paintings on fused glass and it has also had an impact on my oil paintings.

Selected Exhibitions

Mala Gallery, Kennett Square, PA

Malvern Retreat Art Show, Malvern, PA

Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juried Exhibition

JAM Gallery, Malvern, PA

Chase Center, Wilmington, DE

Artist Equity Select Exhibition, Barnstone Gallery, Phoenixville, PA

Market Place Design Center, Philadelphia, PA

JMS Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Wyncote Civic Association Show, Wyncote PA

Artforms Gallery, Manayunk, PA

Andover Gallery, San Francisco, CA

McGranahan-Novina Gallery, Berkley, CA

Galerie d’Art Contemporain, Basel, Switzerland


American Style Magazine, August 2009

Fabrik Magazine


Feldman and Feldman Law Offices, Jenkintown, PA
Fury Interior Design
Debelle Interior Design
Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Strafford, PA
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Springhouse, PA
Union League of Philadelphia


Apprenticeship as Stained Glass Painter, Willet Stained Glass
Studio (Degree: Journeywoman in Stained Glass)

Associate Degree in Fine Art, City College of San Francisco, CA

Coursework at College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

Study of Art History, University of Basel, Switzerland