Michael Siegenthaler



MICHAEL SIEGENTHALER – ARTIST STATEMENT

Primarily my work deals with observations of light in landscape and the transient
nature of colour. The expanse of Australia’s landscape provides a challenging resource for the translation of nature’s infinite variety into controlled colour systems.
Coupled with a passion for oil paint as a medium and the physicality of painting, thestudy of colour provides a foundation for my current studio practice.

Born: 1972 Sydney, Australia

Education:
1997 Master of Arts (studies) Painting UWS Nepean
1991-95 Bachelor Of Arts (Honours) Painting UWS Nepean
1990 HSC Marist Brothers Parramatta NSW
1985-89 Oil painting lessons Alan James School of Art
1983-85 Painting and drawing classes Hawkesbury Community college

Exhibitions:

2007 ‘Summer Exhibition’, Clarion Contemporary Art, London U.K
2007‘Sea & Sky Exhibition’ Clarion Contemporary Art, London U.K
2005-2006 ‘Nature’s Light’ Jah Roc Galleries W.A.
2001-2005 2 Group shows
2000 Depot Gallery, Sydney
1995 Studio Exhibition M.J.S. Sydney.
Honours show Ken Done Gallery Sydney
1994 B.A. Graduation show UWS Nepean
National Graduate Exhibition
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
‘Doing Time’ Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
‘Out of the Analogue’ Centre for the Arts, Hobart
1993 ‘2D or not 2D’ Space YZ, UWS Nepean
1992 ‘ArtExpress’ Travelling HSC student show
UWS First year student Expo, Fairfield School of Arts
‘The End of the Beginning’ Peachtree studios UWS Nepean
Group exhibition -Hawkesbury Society

Representation:
1999- current
Boranup Gallery, Margaret River, W.A.
Clarion Contempoary Art, London, U.K.
Graphis Gallery, Sydney.

Awards:
2006 Margaret River Show
Firsts Landscape , Seascape and Open classes
Highly Commended
Most Original Work
2005 Runner- Up
Rotary Art Award
1992 Garry Young- ‘Young Artist of the Year”
Hawkesbury Art Society

National Collections:
1999-Current Andreone Solicitors, Sydney
Ruth Levine Designs, Sydney
Grant Samuels & Associates, Sydney
N.S.W. Board of Studies
St John of God Hospital, Sydney

International Collections:

New York, Germany
London, Singapore
Switzerland, Norway

Professional Exp:
2005-Current Teaches from his Studio Witchcliffe, W.A.
1999-2003 Director of MJS Studios & Gallery Leichhardt, NSW
Also conducted tuition from the studios and facilitated
camping retreats for artists
1994- 2003 Various positions in framing workshops
Head of painted Finishes FX framing, Sydney
1996- 1997 Technical Officer (Dept of Fine Arts) UWS Nepean

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Artist : Michael Siegenthaler

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Artist : Michael Siegenthaler

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