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Alissa Siegal

My art is contemporary and expressive with classical roots. I have made art of some kind all of my life.  It is how I express myself, attempt to make sense of the world, and seek to connect with others. Every time I pick up a piece of charcoal and begin to sketch, I am pouring myself into the thing I am painting. Charcoal lines are a record of intense scrutiny and discovery, and flow directly from my brain to the surface. The application of color is looser and more intuitive. In this way, thought and instinct each bring something to the image. I hope to express some of the complexity, joy, fear and wonder of being human through my work.


I have been a full time artist since 1986, when I received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.  I painted and sold artwork in the Virgin Islands and Italy before returning to NYC where I earned an MFA in painting at the New York Academy of Art.  I have exhibited widely across the United States, in the US Virgin Islands and in Europe, and my art is in many private and corporate collections across the United States and Italy.


I have painted murals in homes, businesses and public spaces. With artist friends I opened a gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and with another artist opened an art shop in the Virgin Islands.  I spent several years traveling the country and Europe, drawing, painting, showing art and executing commissioned work. Now I work on my own in my studio and also collaborate with clients to create portraits, book illustrations and other art.


You can see my paintings in the movies “The Bounty Hunter” with Jennifer Aniston and “Something Borrowed” with Ginnifer Goodwin.

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