Russo Lee Gallery is also pleased to present Vulnerable by Anne Siems. This exhibition addresses hardship and pain, both physical and emotional, experienced by the artist during the pandemic and also experienced by women in general. Known for a style that is both classical and contemporary, Siems expresses a vulnerability in her subjects that face the viewer with strength and courage, not victimhood, a nakedness in full view.
Anne Siems was born in Germany and received her MFA in 1991 from Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin. Her work shows a fascination with nature and the mystery of human experience. Figures are delicately rendered and embraced by flora and fauna, yet placed in ambiguous settings of time and space. Siems has exhibited in the United States since the mid-1980s, at galleries in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Her work is included in the collections of the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, the Boise Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, Microsoft, University Hospital in Seattle, and the University of Washington, among others.