Elise Siegel

Elise Siegel
"Man Benefit," 2004                   
Paper, Xerox, modeling paste
Courtesy of the artist
Estimated value: $400
Starting bid: $150

Elise Siegel initially gained recognition for her sculptural work based on abstracted images of clothing. In addition to having very specific emotional content, this work addressed ideas about the social construction of the body and the politics and psychology of identity. In the mid-nineties, she began working in ceramics. She embarked on several large projects, creating groups of full and fragmented figures of children. Siegel’s uncanny figures interact through subtleties of body language and facial expression, evoking moments of internal struggle and emotional chaos. Her most recent work, "I am what is around me," was exhibited at the Nancy Margolis Gallery in 2007.

Siegel studied at the University of Chicago and The Emily Carr College of Art and Design, where she received her BFA. She has had numerous solo shows in New York and been the recipient of fellowships to the Yaddo and MacDowell Art Colonies, as well as two New York Foundation for the Arts grants. She lives and works in New York City.


Man Benefit
Man Benefit
Alwan Auction 2016

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