Sofie Siegmann’s art practice investigates archetypes, chaos, desire, paranoia, memory, play and game that express themselves in multiple medias, ranging from paintings, installations, and sculptures with found objects.
Coming from a family of scientists, she is interested in the dialogue between natural science and visual arts. The properties of everyday objects and the memories they contain is often a starting point for her work. For a recent commission for a public sculpture in Switzerland, she used pieces of plastic bags. The “Beast” in the Alps was a synthesis of her interest in structure and construction and served as a reminder that the Alps themselves were once the bottom of an ocean. Plastic “made forever” transcends time and international and geological boundaries.
She is inspired both by the physical world we live in and the possibility of transforming people and spaces through art. Her public practice of working with youth and art influences much of her public art. Over the last twenty plus years she has led over thirty projects.
Her paintings are represented by Galerie für Gegenwartskunst in Bonstetten/Switzerland, SF MOMA Artists’ Gallery in San Francisco, Kunstfokus in Zurich Switzerland. Since 2009 she annually exhibits her paintings and sculptures at Kunst Zurich (International Contemporary Art Fair).
Numerous solo and group exhibitions with critical acclaim took place in England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA.
Residencies in Osor/Croatia, Piran/Slovenia, Osaka/Japan, Berlin/Germany, Las Vegas/NV, Richmond/CA, and Bangkok/Thailand.
Her paintings are in collections at Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Artefact Hotel Art Consultants London, Firma Marcuard FO, Goldwell Open Air Museum, Collection Nikolas Hayek, Foundation Castle Greifensee, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, Hospital of Olten, Klinik Hirslanden, Klinik zur Linde, Library Kressbronn, Federal Health Department of Switzerland, United Nations San Francisco, Swiss Re Zurich, Zurich Insurance, ETH Zurich, Sulzer AG Winterthur, College of Fine Arts Bangkok and numerous private collectors in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Egypt, Mexico, Austria, France and Great Britain.