Kathran Siegel

Contact Information


Phone: (215) 272-0783


Artist's Statement

I love color and paint and surface. I work primarily in wood. My process is to build and to carve out my compositional spaces first, and later to respond with paint.

The process of working out visual ideas in series becomes a self-generating engine. I have yet to feel that I have exhausted an idea. At some point I move on, inventing a new vocabulary of forms, shapes, surface treatment, use, materials, reference, or any or all of these.

My process flows most freely when I keep my work somewhere within the bounds of abstraction. Referencing, though never engaging representation to the point of realism, my work over the years has been interpretive to varying degrees. I like to search out relationships between the natural world and a more personal world of human experience. Often considering the wall as my compositional space, a portion of my work speaks as installation, spanning large spaces when these are available.

Selected Exhibitions

2015 - 2016

Captured Animals, Mt. Airy Custom Furniture Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Still Life/Real Life, Pfundt Gallery, James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, PA

Authenticity: Truth Or Fiction?, Duncan Gallery, Stetson University, Deland, FL

Inside-Out/ Recent Work of Kathran Siegel, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

1993 - 1994
Authenticity: Truth Or Fiction?, Amerika Haus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Authenticity: Truth Or Fiction?, Galerie Art Form; Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Still Life/Real Life, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

Kathran Siegel, Art & Architectural Design, Baltimore, MD

Kathran Siegel, Ann O'Brien Gallery, Washington, DC

Kathran Siegel, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

Exhibitions Curated

Made in Italy: Il Chiostro, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY

Made in Italy: Il Chiostro, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY

Solo Exhibition of Mildred Thompson, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL


Siegel, Kathran, “How The Arts Lay a Foundation For Learning.” Education Week, November 3, 2010

Aimone, Steven, Design!: A Lively Guide to Design Basics for Artists & Craftspeople, Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. NY, 2004

Siegel, Kathran, “Art Furniture,” Furniture Studio Two, Winter, 2001

Siegel, Kathran, "A Bridge Between
 Art and Life." Furniture Studio, Cambium Press, Bethel, CT, 1999


"Curated Section by Guest Curator, Bridgette Mayer," Create Magazine, Issue 3, 2017, pages 148-149

Kathran Siegel, Carving A Life." Persimmon Tree, Summer Issue 2016

Annual 73rd Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 2014, pages 19-21

Moser, Grant “Wood you like to learn woodcarving at Woodmere.”
 Chestnut Hill Local, July 5, 2012

Professional Experience

Adjunct Faculty Department of Art Education. Supervisor, Practicum experience, Moore College Of Art And Design, Philadelphia, PA

2000 - 2002, and 2003

Adjunct Art Faculty, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

2001 - 2011

Art Teacher, Philadelphia District Public Schools, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, Design II for Wood
, Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA

2000 - 2001
Adjunct Faculty, Survey of Media and Design, Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Adjunct faculty, Art History, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

1982 - 1988
Visual Arts Head, Bartram School, Jacksonville, FL

1973 - 1978
Adjunct faculty, College of Education, University Of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Adjunct Faculty, Fine Art Dept., University Of CA at La Jolla, San Diego, CA

1968 - 1969
Fine Arts Faculty appointment, University Of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Awards and Honors

Summer 2014 and Winter 2015
Artist Residency, Mt. Airy Custom Furniture, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

PAEP Grant Exhibition Have A Seat, Helen Millard Children’s Gallery, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2004 - 2005
Philadelphia Art & Ed Partnership Grant, Teacher & Artist working with 6th grade students in Philadelphia Public School

First Place Award In Sculpture, Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Janet Fish

Andy Warhol Foundation Grant, Selected by Carter Ratcliff to be part of a group of 4 writers to read, discuss and write art critical works

1993 - 1995
Artist-In-Residence, Grant recipient, Based in Duval County Schools. Funded through the Arts Assembly of Jacksonville, FL

Art Ventures Grant; Jacksonville Community Foundation/NEA co-funded

Educator Award, "Special Recognition, Excellence in Education," presented by Arts Assembly, Jacksonville, FL


Installation of Commissioned Gallery Bench, James A. Michener Museum Of Art, Doylestown, PA
Bruce Katsiff, Museum Director


James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

City Hall of Orlando, FL

Florida Gulf Coast Art Museum, Belleair, FL

City Hall of Orlando, FL

Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC


University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

1966 - 1967
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico,
MFA program

University of New Mexico; Albuquerque, New Mexico

1962 - 1965
Bennington College; Bennington, VT