Michael Siegenthaler Painter
Michael Siegenthaler – Artist Biography
Born 1972 Sydney
Michael Siegenthaler’s recent works draw inspiration from the local environment. His subjects include the Boranup Forest and the Margaret River. Primarily his art practice deals with observations of light in the landscape and the transient nature of colour. His palette knife paintings play with contrasting colour to create impressions of light and depth. Having painted his way around Australia – it’s unique light and landscape remain a constant source of inspiration to his work.
Originally from rural N.S.W Michaels artistic education spans from age 11 through to teaching at University, working in restoration, picture framing and directing his own gallery in Sydney.
Currently Michael tutors and paints professionally from his own Witchcliffe studio. His paintings are collected both nationally and internationally.
1983 – 85 Hawkesbury Community College – Painting and drawing classes
1985 – 89 Alan James Art School – oil painting classes
1990 Higher School Certificate – Parramatta Marist Brothers
1991 Strathfield T.A.F.E – fiberglass fabrication
1991 – 95 University of Western Sydney, Nepean Graduated with BA (visual arts) Honours
1997 Graduated with Master of Arts Honours, UWS
1994 – 2003 Various positions with framing workshops.
Head painted finishes framer at FX Framing.
1996 – 97 Technical Officer University of Western Sydney
1999 – 2003 Director of M.J.S Creative Solutions
Manager Lords Road Studios. Conduct tuition of visual arts and camping retreats for artists.
Exhibitions and Awards
1992 “ArtExpress” traveling HSC student exhibition
UWS First Year Student Expo, Fairfield School of Arts
“The End of The Beginning”, Peachtree Studios, UWS Nepean.
Hawkesbury Art Society Exhibition.
Hawkesbury Art Society Garry Young, Young Artist of the Year Award.
1993 2D or not 2D, Space YZ, UWS Nepean.
1994 B.A. Graduation Exhibition, UWS Nepean
National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.
“Doing Time”, Casula Power House, Sydney
“Out of the Analogue”, Center for the Arts, Hobart
1999 – Current Paintings showcased at:
Graphic Art Gallery, Sydney
JahRoc Galleries, Margaret River W.A
Boranup Galleries, Margaret River W.A
2001 – 2005 2 Group shows at Depot Gallery, Sydney
2005 Rotary Art Award (runner up)
2005 “Natures Light” JahRoc Galleries Margaret River
2007 “Summer Exhibition” Clarion Contemporary Art. London UK
2007 “Sea and Sky” Clarion Contemporary Art. London UK
Collections 1999 – Current
- Andreone Solicitors, Sydney
Ruth Levine Designs, Sydney
Grant Samuels & Associates, Sydney
N.S.W Board of Studies
St John Of God Hospital
- New York