Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to announce Eric Siemens (b. 1974, Oregon, US) as the newest artist on the gallery’s roster. Previously represented by Gallery Wendi Norris as part of the prolific artistic duo Kate Eric, Siemens returns after a five-year hiatus to launch his solo career.
ABOUT ERIC SIEMENS
Born in Oregon, Siemens lives and works between the maritime town of Camogli, Italy and an island off the coast of Maine. As a self-taught painter, Siemens’s work references individual psychologies that expand to otherworldly environments, all moved by an unknown imbalance. Aesthetically, whirls of color are interrupted by juts of impasto, which are leveled with graphic constraint. For the viewer, the paintings evoke the familiar, becoming increasingly unsettled as that familiarity is overturned. Ultimately, Siemens’s paintings call into question the foundation and role of the viewer.
Formerly with Kate Eric, Siemens has been reviewed and featured in ARTnews, Art in America, San Francisco Chronicle and other publications. Kate Eric exhibited in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the United States, culminating in a solo exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 2012. Their artwork is also included in numerous public and private collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.