Artist Alissa Siegal has a studio practice in Stamford Ct where she creates work and collaborates on creative projects, with an emphasis on the natural world. She uses detailed drawing and gestural paint application to explore representation, chaos, order, and the energy in subjects and spaces.
Her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and in Europe, including at Stamford Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital’s Park Avenue Medical Center, and Sacred Heart University. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, including a year spent studying in Rome, and an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art, where she also trained in Forensic Sculpture. After several years painting and traveling in Italy, opening a gallery with artist friends on NYC’s lower East Side, and another on St. John, USVI, she moved to her current home in Connecticut. Her art has been exhibited across the country and in Europe, and can be seen on set in the Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler movie “The Bounty Hunter”, and “Something Borrowed” with Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin. She was artist in residence at Weir Farm National Park, and in 2018 was New Canaan Library's second artist in residence, and is a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. During the shutdown she installed a mural at Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center, which inspired this project.
As art educator, she taught art to children and adults for many years including at the Aldrich Museum of Art, where she helps visitors to the museum’s art studio reflect on what they have seen, experiment, realize their visions, and feel more connected to art. She created and taught an art program for local middle schoolers designed to allow students to independently explore and create, and is currently working with high school students to design and install a public mural in Stamford as part of a larger effort in partnership with RiseUp Ct to build Stamford Murals.
See her art at alissasiegal.com and on instagram.