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 centres 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    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, 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

© Alejandra Sieder 2020