Oct 17 – Nov 15
Opening Reception Oct 17 , 2015
We are excited to present the playful and fantastical work of American artist Claire Siepser in a solo exhibition. Siepser has an extensive arts background that includes printmaking, bookbinding, installation and drawing. Much of her work explores play, interactivity, accessibility, healing, activism, and alternative ways to approach books. Her inimitable style is highlighted by her unique ability to create whimsical animals (real and fictitious) and place them in environments that animate them in a mirror of the human condition. Siepser creates a world all her own that makes us reflect on how we behave in the real world.
She obtained her MFA in book arts and MA in printmaking from the University of Alabama after her BA in French Literature from Reed College. She has exhibited internationally and her work is held by numerous Special Collections including The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Yale, Duke, UCLA, and the Kinsey Institute. She is also heavily involved in community arts including founding and directing an artist collective for two years. She is the author of The Coloring Book of Unfortunate Situations (for Adults) and currently resides in Oakland, CA. For more information please see her web site clairesiepser.com
Opening night was an epic event. We had an incredible turn out of fans as well as folks that are new converts to Claire’s work. With 20 pieces of art from Claire’s new series, along with a display of her books, smaller prints and cards, patrons were delighted to see the incredible wealth of creativity that flows form this wonderful artist. the show is up until November 15th so don’t miss your chance to see Claire’s work.