Kathran Siegel


Contact Information

kathran.siegel@gmail.com

Phone: (215) 272-0783

http://www.kathransiegel.com

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

Solo
2015 - 2016


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

2005
Still Life/Real Life, Pfundt Gallery, James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, PA

1996
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

1993
Authenticity: Truth Or Fiction?, Galerie Art Form; Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1993
Still Life/Real Life, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

1989
Kathran Siegel, Art & Architectural Design, Baltimore, MD



1986
Kathran Siegel, Ann O'Brien Gallery, Washington, DC



1983
Kathran Siegel, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL




Exhibitions Curated

2008
Made in Italy: Il Chiostro, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Made in Italy: Il Chiostro, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY

Solo Exhibition of Mildred Thompson, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
(catalogue)

Publications

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

Bibliography

"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
(catalogue)

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

2000
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

1989
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

1969
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

2005
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

2003
First Place Award In Sculpture, Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Janet Fish

1998
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

1990
Art Ventures Grant; Jacksonville Community Foundation/NEA co-funded



1987
Educator Award, "Special Recognition, Excellence in Education," presented by Arts Assembly, Jacksonville, FL


Commissions

2002
Installation of Commissioned Gallery Bench, James A. Michener Museum Of Art, Doylestown, PA
Bruce Katsiff, Museum Director

Collections

Public
2002
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

2001
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

1996
City Hall of Orlando, FL


1995
Florida Gulf Coast Art Museum, Belleair, FL

1993
City Hall of Orlando, FL

1984
Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL

1980
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Education

1974
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
M.Ed

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

1966
University of New Mexico; Albuquerque, New Mexico
BFA

1962 - 1965
Bennington College; Bennington, VT