• Ellen Siebers

    Meadow, 2022

    Oil on beveled birch panel

    12 x 12 inches

  • A painting by Ellen Siebers titled August I, dated 2021.

    Ellen Siebers

    August I, 2021

    Oil on beveled birch panel

    12 x 12 inches

  • A painting by Ellen Siebers titled Sunflower, dated 2022.

    Ellen Siebers

    Sunflower, 2022

    Oil on beveled birch panel

    8 x 8 inches

  • A painting by Ellen Siebers titled Orchid's Chair, dated 2021.

    Ellen Siebers

    Orchid's Chair, 2021

    Oil on beveled birch panel

    10 x 10 inches

  • A painting by Ellen Siebers titled October Hydrangea, dated 2021.

    Ellen Siebers

    October Hydrangea, 2021

    Oil on beveled birch panel

    10 x 10 inches

  • A painting by Ellen Siebers titled Love Letter II, dated 2021.

    Ellen Siebers

    Love Letter II, 2021

    Oil on beveled birch panel

    15 x 15 inches

  • A painting by Ellen Siebers titled Shooting Star (after F.V.), dated 2021.

    Ellen Siebers

    Shooting Star (after F.V.), 2021

    Oil on beveled birch panel

    10 x 10 inches

  • A painting by Ellen Siebers titled Wild Geese II, dated 2021.

    Ellen Siebers

    Wild Geese II, 2021

    Oil on beveled birch panel

    10 x 10 inches

  • A painting by Ellen Siebers titled Undressing II (after A.B.D.), dated 2021.

    Ellen Siebers

    Undressing II (after A.B.D.), 2021

    Oil on beveled birch panel

    10 x 10 inches

  • Ellen Siebers: A Divinity That Shapes Our Ends

    Installation View

    Photo by Cary Whittier

  • Ellen Siebers: A Divinity That Shapes Our Ends

    Installation View

    Photo by Cary Whittier

A Divinity That Shapes Our Ends

Ellen Siebers

April 13 -May 28, 2022

Selected Solo Exhibitions

in the family of things
Ellen Siebers
SEPTEMBER
2021

Sunrise to Sunset
Ellen Siebers
UK Medical Center
2021

Sunbathers
Ellen Siebers
Big Medium Gallery
2017

Basic Instinct
Ellen Siebers & Peter Shear
FJORD
2016

Reading A Wave
Ellen Siebers & Ian White Williams
Proto Gallery
2016

Soft Nails
Ellen Siebers
Matteawan Gallery
2015

Ellen Siebers
Curated by Peter Shear
Bushwick Open Studios/Do It Yourself
2014

Selected Group Exhibitions

Still Going
Taymour Grahne
2022

You Got Your Secret On
Quappi Projects
2021

Eau de Vallotton
Tif Sigfrids
2021

Afterimage
Maake Magazine
2021

Afterimage
Maake Magazine
2021

Portals
PEEP Projects
2020

Holiday
LABspace
2020

Love is a Bug
Bar4000
2019

Cold Summer
Curated by Peter Shear
The Provincial
2016

Rooted in meditations on beauty, poetry, and the natural world, Ellen Siebers’ (b. 1986) paintings explore how images can be reframed – both literally and figuratively – to overwrite their original meanings. Made up of loose, organic forms collaged with windows to familiar scenes, these works realize what it means to hold two images in the mind’s eye without hierarchy, allowing aesthetics and fundamental concepts to weave each work together. Siebers re-examines historic artworks using viewfinders, distilling moments of beauty from predominantly male-created paintings. In the reclamation of these female bodies, we are challenged to acknowledge multiple truths at once, and to accept that the beautiful is often simultaneously seductive, arbitrary, and sublime.

Ellen Siebers was born in 1986 in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008 and her MFA from the University of Iowa in 2012. Her solo and two-person exhibitions include in the family of things at SEPTEMBER (Hudson, NY) in 2021, Sunbathers at Big Medium Gallery (Austin, TX) in 2017, Basic Instinct at FJORD (Philadelphia, PA) and Reading a Wave at Proto Gallery (Hoboken, NJ) in 2016, Soft Nails at Matteawan Gallery (Beacon, NY) in 2015, and Ellen Siebers, curated by Peter Shear, at Bushwick Open Studios/Do It Yourself (Bushwick, NY) in 2014. She has also exhibited at Quappi Projects (Louisville, KY), Maake Magazine, PEEP Projects (Philadelphia, PA), Collective131 on Artsy, Bar4000 (Chicago, IL), East Side Project Space (Nashville, TN), Deanna Evans Projects (Brooklyn, NY), and Field Projects (New York, NY), among others.

Siebers has received the Vermont Studio Center Grant in 2014, the University of Iowa Quarter-time Teaching Assistantship from 2009–2012, the Mildred Pelzer Lynch Fellowship from the University of Iowa in 2011 and 2012, and the Iowa Quarter time Fellowship in 2009. Publications include NUT, second edition in 2018, #107 New American Paintings (Midwest) in 2013, Volume 31.2 The Pleiades, June 2011, Volume 31.1 The Pleiades, January 2011, and #87 MFA Annual: New American Painting (Editor’s Choice) and Hannah (han’na) n.1. (A book of collaborations between painters & poets) in 201o. Siebers has taught at the University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and has led workshops at Dia Art Foundation (Beacon & Chelsea), Bard, and New York Edge.

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