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anne seidman
updated: 10/25/2010
website: anneseidman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, geometric, spiritual
 
 
untitled by anne seidman
untitled
color pencil on cotton paper
2010
14 " x  14 " 
unititled by anne seidman
unititled
color pencil
2009
22" x  30" 
untitled by anne seidman
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color pencil on arches
2008
22" x  30" 
untitled by anne seidman
untitled
color pencil on cotton
2010
12" x  16"" 
untitled (teetering) by anne seidman
untitled (teetering)
color pencil on cotton
2009
45 " x  43 " 
untitled by anne seidman
untitled
color pencil
2009
37 " x  47 " 
proposal1 by anne seidman
proposal1
paint on wall
2010
Dimensions variable
proposal3 by anne seidman
proposal3
paint on wall
2010
Dimensions variable
untitled by anne seidman
untitled
color pencil on arches
2010
42 " x  48 " 
untitled by anne seidman
untitled
color pencil on arches
2008
22 " x  30 " 
untitled by anne seidman
untitled
color pencil on arches
2006
22" x  30" 
untitled by anne seidman
untitled
color pencil on arches
2006
22" x  30" 
untitled by anne seidman
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color pencil on arches
2006
25 " x  40 " 
untitled by anne seidman
untitled
color pencil on arches
2006
22 " x  30 " 

Artist Statement
Through abstraction I reveal a world, not unlike my everyday life: rigorous and controlled but with room for spontaneity, irony and consciousness. Without the constraints of subject matter, abstraction has allowed me to explore a purity with varied materials. I suggest friction, awkwardness, a sense of self, energy and place within forms and between their edges by allowing an unwilled execution to coexist with restrained judgment.

At times my work reads as landscape or figure but I intend for the work to describe only itself. The forms I use are L-shaped, rectilinear, freestanding or packed into sets. The use of high key and neutral color forms, instigates a competition for visual attention. I rework each edge until I judge that the straightness, slant, or density has imbued each form with a life and independence of its own. The final pieces develop from a painstaking readjustment and editing of forms and their relationships.


anne seidman
artist statement
April 2009

Artist Bio / CV
AWARDS:
2008
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, painting  
Pew Fellowship in the Arts, painting
1987
Fellowship. Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.


EXHIBITIONS:
2009  
•One Person Show, Hofstra University, Calkins Hall Rosenberg Gallery, February
2008  
•One Person Show, Schmidt Dean Gallery, May
2005
• “Very Early Pictures”, Arcadia University, September  
•One Person Show, Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Phila., September
•“Operation Rapid American Withdrawal”, Ice Box Project Space, Phila,.  
2004  
One Person Show, George Billis Gallery LA, October - November.  
•Hunt Gallery, Webster College, St. Louis, 5 person painting survey  Nov.-Dec.
•“Trace,” Group show in conjunction w/”Big Nothing.” University of the Arts, curator: Sid Sachs.
•One Person Show, “Line Drawings,” George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, N.Y.June.
•“Affect,” 7 person show curated by Andrea Cooper. Ursinus College. May
2003  
One Person Show, George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, N.Y. May-June
•"On the Wall", six person show curated by Nancy Herman and Richard Torchia. Non   
traditional works directly on wall.  MLAC, Haverford, PA March.
2002  
One Person Show, Schmidt-Dean. Phila., Pa Sept-Oct.
One Person Show, Fleisher Challenge Exhibition. Oct-Nov. Philadelphia
One Person Show, April. 55 Mercer Gallery, New York.  
•Works on Paper 1999 Beaver College.  Juror: James Elaine
1999  
"Mind's Eye" Group show  curated by Willie Heeks. Booth Contemporary Art
Wakefield,  RI. July-Aug.
One Person Show. Larry Becker Contemporary Art. Philadelphia.
1998  
“ Remember” Biennial 1998. Delaware Museum of Art
One Person Show.  James Madison University. January
1996  
•"Works on Paper" Spruance Gallery, Beaver College.  Juror Bill Arning
1995  
•"Chance Encounters" Museum of American Art. Pennsylvania Academy  of Fine Arts.
Philadelphia. June-October  
•Four person works on paper show  - "Closer Look 1" curator Paula Marincola.  
Beaver College
1994  
•One person show  Larry  Becker Gallery, May-June