Venezuelan-Spanish artist currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. Sieder´s paintings are an abstract interpretation of her personal perception of the world around and an exploration into the introspective self.

 

Expressing Consciousness

Given that her paintings are an exploration of consciousness and interiority, each work is different as it expresses a different mental process. While some pieces feel sombre and almost claustrophobic others are far softer and lighter, transmitting an atmosphere of hopefulness. Sieder´s work centers on the analysis of the human condition and how we respond to the situations we are confronted with.

 

Subjectivity and Materiality

All Sieder´s works start as personal subjective pieces, but once in the public realm move farther away from the personal and psychological, given the non-objective nature of abstraction. She uses an innovative range of materials in her pieces, such as oil, acrylic, sand, ink, iron shavings and resin. These materials add an impasto physicality to the canvas that bring a new dimension and mimic her underlying emotional process.

 

EDUCATION 
2014 – Current. Bachelor of Psychology, International University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain 
2016 Art Therapy Course, Drawing, Painting and Self-Exploration, Udemy, Sydney 
1998 Art Therapy Course, Within the Current of the Human Gestalt Psychology, ArsMandala, Caracas, Venezuela 
1992 – 1994 Color and Light with Josue Arocha, Caracas, Venezuela 
1991 – 1995 Mixed media and Technique with Josu Calvo, Caracas, Venezuela 
1991 – 1995 Drawing with Marcela Navea, Caracas, Venezuela 
1991 – 1995 Photography with Ricardo Ferreira, Caracas, Venezuela 
1991 – 1995 Diploma of Graphic Design at Hans Neumann Design Institute, Caracas, Venezuela

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2017 "Tell me, I'm still here", Gaffa Gallery, Sydney 
2017 Parallax Art Fair, London, UK 
2014 Peace in Silence, Artista Gallery, Oslo, Norway 
2010 Words, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway 
2009 Be a woman, Hove Galleri, Arendal, Norway 
2008 Resurrection, Lindvedske Gallery, Arendal, Norway 
2008 Opening, Kulturfabrikken, Arendal, Norway 
2004 Internal Spring, Espacio Artepolis, Madrid, Spain 
2004 Soul Vibration 2
Exquisitio Gallery, Madrid, Spain 
2003 Soul Vibration, Mambo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2019 The Other Art Fair, Sydney, Australia 

2019 Colours of NSW, Parliament of NSW, Sydney, Australia 

2018 Mosman Art Society, Fred Hutley Hall, North Sydney Council, Australia 
2018 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia 
2017 Summer Small Art, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, ROA, London, UK 
2017 What a Home Means to You?, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia 
2017 Artist of Mosman 2088, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia 
2016 What a Home Means to You?, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, Australia 
1995 Portraits 3, Expographic 95, Caracas, Venezuela 
1994 Faces and Feelings, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela 
1994 Portraits 2, Expographic 94, Caracas, Venezuela 
1993 Death Nature, Institute of Design Hans Neumann, Caracas, Venezuela 
1993 Portraits, Expographic 93, Caracas, Venezuela

 

ART PRIZES 
2019 Noriko Xin, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane, Australia

2018 Shaping thoughts into physical manifestations, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane, Australia 
2017 Melting Snow, Contemporary Art Awards, Finalist, Brisbane, Australia 
2016 Thirty by Thirty, Finalist. Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney 
1996 Latin-American Indigenous People, Ministry of the Environment. Third prize. Caracas, Venezuela

 

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS 
Bluethumb, Saatchiart, Artlovers Australia, Artzine
Singulart

 

RESIDENCIES 
Bushwick South Art Residency, Sydney, Australia

 

WORKSHOPS 
2011 – 2012 Mandala Art Therapy, Instructor, Bjørnsletta, Arendal, Norway 
2001 – 2003 Mandala Art Therapy, Instructor, ArsMandala, Caracas, Venezuela

 

COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Private collection, Dung, France.

Private collection, Tazmania, Australia. 

Private collection, Berlin, Germany. 

Private collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  
Painting Commission, "Mujer, tú me 
inspiras!" (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish, Australia. 
Private collection, Mosman, NSW, Australia. 
Private collection, Dee Why, NSW, Australia. 
Private collection, Freshwater, NSW, Australia.
Private collection, Arendal, Norway. 
Private collection, Oslo, Norway. 
Private collection, Stavanger, Norway. 
Private collection, Miami, USA. 
Private collection, Madrid, Spain. 
Private collection, Arendal, Norway. 
Private collector, Caracas, Venezuela. 
Public Collection, El Refugio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain. 
Commissioned work, Rialto Theater, Madrid, Spain.

 

Press

2017 "Mujer, tú me inspiras!" (Woman, you inspire me!) T.V. SBS Spanish, Australia
2017 “Art as a healing mechanism”, radio interview. SBS Spanish, Australia

2004 TV and radio interview, Telemadrid, Amalgama Space. Latinamerican Artist, Madrid, España

© 2019 Alejandra Sieder