Mirjam Seeger


Contact Information

Mirseeger@gmail.com

Phone: 215-514-9188

http://www.mirjamseeger.com/

407 Waring Rd. Elkins Park, PA 19027

Please contact artist for commissions and purchase information.

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

2016
Mala Gallery, Kennett Square, PA

Malvern Retreat Art Show, Malvern, PA

2015
Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juried Exhibition

JAM Gallery, Malvern, PA

Chase Center, Wilmington, DE

2008
Artist Equity Select Exhibition, Barnstone Gallery, Phoenixville, PA

Market Place Design Center, Philadelphia, PA

2007
JMS Gallery, Philadelphia PA

1999
Juried Fine Arts Exhibit, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Wyncote Civic Association Show, Wyncote PA

1998
Artforms Gallery, Manayunk, PA

1986
Andover Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1985
McGranahan-Novina Gallery, Berkley, CA

1984
Galerie d’Art Contemporain, Basel, Switzerland

Publications

American Style Magazine, August 2009

Fabrik Magazine

Commissions

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

Education

1990-1994
Apprenticeship as Stained Glass Painter, Willet Stained Glass
Studio (Degree: Journeywoman in Stained Glass)

1982
Associate Degree in Fine Art, City College of San Francisco, CA

1978
Coursework at College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1973-1975
Study of Art History, University of Basel, Switzerland