Fran Siegel (b.1960, New York) is an artist involved in the investigation of place through the activity of drawing, through sprawling collaged and spatial constructions. Sheattended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University where she received a BFA, before obtaining a MFA in painting at Yale University. Siegel’s drawings have been acquired by LACMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Yale University Art Gallery. She represented the United States in the IX International Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador (2007).
In the US Siegel has recently exhibited at the Fowler Museum at UCLA andThe Art Design and Architecture Museum UCSB in Los Angeles, and abroad at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Muzeum Stzuki in Lodz, Poland, and Nuova Icona in Venice, Italy.
Slashat the Museum of Art and Design and Extravagant Drawingat Dorsky Curatorial Projects. In 2014 Siegel completed Througha site-specific permanent commission for US Art in Embassies program that sprawls 35 ft. in their new consulate in Ecuador, and Translocation and Overlaya solo project of 50 drawings at the Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara that studied environmental and population changes within this “utopic” coastline of California. She has just been awarded a Fulbright to Brazil for this project’s research.
Siegel has received a Getty grant from the California Community Foundation, the OC Contemporary Collectors Award, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (C.O.L.A.) Grant. Published reviews of her work include Art in America, Art News, Asian Art News, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Art New England, Art Critical, The Brooklyn Rail. ArtWeek, LA Weekly, Arts,and Sculpture. Feature articles about Siegel’s working process were recently published in the Los Angeles Timesand Xtra Contemporary Art Quarterly. She is currently a professor in The School of Art at California State University Long Beach. Siegel is represented by Lesley Heller Gallery in New York and is currently based in Los Angeles.