"I was born in Berlin, Germany. From 1969 to 1971 I lived near Buenos Aires, Argentina. My first extended stay in the US was as an exchange student in 1986. Then in 1991, after finishing my MFA in Berlin, I moved to Seattle, WA.

My work has moved from semi-abstract, room-filling plant and insect drawings, to paintings of detailed botanical and anatomical imagery on waxed paper bags, to my current work of young women and children on wood panel. The thread here being my fascination and awe of life on this planet and the connectedness I feel to all, but find hard to describe in words.In the process of finding healing for chronic pain and fatigue (I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia eight years ago.), I have deepened my interest in shamanism, ceremony and the deep nurturing that nature provides

In my work I try to be as honest and true to myself as I can without losing discernment. I aim as best as I can for sincerity, intimacy and openness in my paintings. In them I find the beginning of something that touches the universal. It is a place where others can touch the magic and sensuality that gets exposed in the process.

I think deep inside of us lives a longing to experience a sense of 'falling in love'. A visceral experience without words. For that to happen, this place needs to be free of irony, social commentary or conceptual humor. I am looking in my work to find the point in which we feel a certain ache – the ache caused by the knowledge that life is full of light and dark, sacred and profane, beauty and ugliness, life and death."

EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Art, Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany 1991
Fullbright Scholarship, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1986-87

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
TEW Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

2020
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, Washington
David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

2019
"Her Hands are Wild and Dangerous - Two Years" Obsolete/Slete Gallery, Culver City, California
"Bite" Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2018
"To Shed" Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle Washington
"Feral" David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
"Animals" Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
"We are One" Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, New York

2017
"Essence" Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Weaving" Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
"Awakening The Spirit" David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2016
"Drawings" Walker Contemporary, Boston, Massachusetts
"New Work" Littlejohn Contemporary, New Canaan, Connecticut
"Magic" Woodside Braseth Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Works on Paper" David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

2015
"Dream Lessons" Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Elements" Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
"Beauty the Brave" Obsolete/Slete Gallery, Venice, California
"Edges of Mist" Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, New York

2014
"Old Growth" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Part II" Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
"Trees" David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

2013
"Healing" Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, New York
"Ceremony" Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"A Careful Observation of Daylight" Obsolete/Slete Gallery, Venice, California

2012
"Anne Siems" Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, Texas
"Guidance" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2011
"Saints and Other Folk" Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"More Saints" David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
"Paintings" Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, New York

2010
"Wolpertinger & Other Creatures" Jacana Contemporary, Vancouver, British Columbia
"Taxonomy of the Velvet Forest" Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Heartbranches and Strange Plants" Obsolete/Slete Gallery, Venice, California

2009
"Butterfly Flight & Other Stories" Walker Contemporary, Boston, Massachusetts
"Creatures" Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Birds" Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, New York

2008
"New Work" Walker Contemporary, Boston, Massachusetts
"New Work" Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"New Work" David Lusk, Memphis, Tennessee
"New Work" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2007
"Tableau" Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2006
"Muse" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2005
"Portraits" Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2004
"The Gift of Dream" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Daydream" Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California
"New Work" Argazzi Art, Lakeville, Connecticut
"Home" David Lusk, Memphis, Tennessee
"Old Dominion University", Norfolk, Virginia

2003
"Infant, Boy, Girl" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Kinder" Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
"Children" Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2002
"Bloom" Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California
"This Vision", David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

2001
"Land in this Body" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Erde" Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, Oregon
Winston Watcher Mayer Gallery, New York, New York
James Gallery, Houoston, Texas

2000
"From Within and Above" Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California
James Gallery, Houston, Texas
University of Texas, San Marcos, Texas

1999
"I Gather Myself Beneath Myself" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, Oregon
James Gallery, Houston, Texas
Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1998
"Thoughts in the Night" Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
"Nocturnes" The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1997
"Inside a feathered Body" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1996
Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Unfolded in Stillness" Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
"The Membrane of My Breath" Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California
"Botanical Vision" Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
"The Garden Behind Closed Eyes" Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1995
Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1994
Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Cal State San Bernardino, University Art Gallery, San Bernardino, California
Oregon School of Arts & Crafts, Portland, Oregon
"Flower Anatomy" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Works of Summer" Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles,California
"Invented Memory" Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, Oregon
University of Alaska-Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Nugent Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1993
Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Nugent Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1991
Sorg Design, Berlin, Germany
Light Band Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1990
Frank Wegener, Steuerberater, Berlin, Germany

1988
"Hertin" Nordemann & Vinck, Berlin, Germany
Cafe Ubersee, Berlin, Germany

1987
University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2017
"Believe in Magic" Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan, Italy
"
Radical Kingdoms" Union College, Schenectady, NY

2016
"Her Story" Walker Contemporary, Boston, Massachusetts

2012
"200 years of Grimm Fairy Tales" Goethe Institute, San Francisco, California
"Gallery Artists: Group Show" Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2011
"Taste" Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
"SUBstainability" Texas State University, Austin,Texas
" A Debt to Pleasure" Massachusetts College of Art Gallery, Massachusetts
"Group Show" Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

2010
"Aqua Fair" Walker Contemporary, Miami, Florida

2009
"RUST-German American Artists" Sanchez Art Center, California
"VISAGES:FACE REVISED" Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

2006
"20th Anniversary Group Show" Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2005
Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

2004
"
Reading Meaning: Word and Symbol in the Art of Squeak Cornwath, Leslie Dill, Leslie Anders Lee and Anne Siems" Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Clairmont, CA 2004

1998
"Works on Paper" The Armory, New York, New York
"Director's Council Exhibit" Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
"All Fired Up: Planned Parenthood Benefit" Ledbetter Lusk Gallery,Memphis, Tennessee

1997
"The Garden Show" PICA, Portland, Oregon
"Works on Paper" The Armory, New York, New York
"Out of Eden" The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, Missouri
"SAFECO Collection" Jundt Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
"Botanically Inspired: Geraldine Ondrizek & Anne Siems" Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
"Memphis College of Art Biennial" Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
"Beeswax" Soil Gallery, Seattle WA 1997

1996
"Images That Make the Heart Murmur" Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, California
"Tree as Icon" Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
"Seventh National Juried Exhibition" Viridian, New York, New York
"A Collective Endeavor: Artfair Seattle 1992-1995" Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"Gardens: Primeval and Eternal" Delta Axis, Memphis, Tennessee

1995
"Paperworks" Cohen/Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
"Open Space" Victoria, British Columbia

1994
"New Art '94" Kingston Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
"Art Books" Morphos Gallery, San Francisco, California
"Flora: Artist's Gardens" Hope Street Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1993
"French & Siems" Pulliam Deffenbaugh Nugent, Portland, Oregon
"Botanic" Sean Elwood Fine Art, Seattle, Washington
"Issues of Response: Collaboration Among Three People" Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Washington

1992
"Notes On Nature; The Last Acetate Show: Memorial to Red Spot" The Palladium, New York, New York
"Figure: 7" Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
"Northwest Juried Art: 1992" Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington
"Gallery Artists" Pulliam Deffenbaugh Nugent Gallery, Portland, Oregon
"Seattle Invitational" Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1991
Silences Gallery, Seattle, WA 1991

1990
O-HDK, Berlin, Germany 1990
FBK, Berlin, Germany 1990

1988
Klasse Petrick Bei Siemens AG, Berlin, Germany


NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
American Airlines, Seattle, Washington
Benziger Winery, Benziger Imagery Series, Sangiovese Chianti
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
Bullivant Houser Bailey
Fidelity Investments
Harry Connick, Jr.
Hallmark Collection, New York, New York
Irene Mahler Fine Art, Seattle, Washington
Microsoft Collection, Redmond, Washington
Mueller Design Inc.
Nestle USA, Glendale, California
Nordstrom
Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon
Safeco Collection, Seattle, Washington
Seattle University, Washington
Sonoma State University Art Collection, Rohnert Park, California
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
University Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

AWARDS

OCAC 90th Anniversary, Residency, Portland, OR 1997
Neddy Award Nominee, Seattle, WA 1996
Alice Rooney NW Women Artists Stipend for Pilchuck Glass School 1995
Artquake, Juror Ned Rifkin, 1st Prize, Drawing, Portland, OR 1994

ARTWORK
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