I am an abstract painter and I am a photographer who works in black and white.
I paint in Rangeley in the summer and in New York City in the winter.
All of my shooting is done in Rangeley. I develop and print the photographs over the winter.
I have no pre-conceived ideas or plans when I paint and adhere to no set of procedural givens. My relationship to painting is not settled, but dynamic and evolving. Each painting is resolved according to its own exigencies.
My photographs are deeply rooted in the real world and filled with the specifics of people, place and natural phenomena. They are a record of how I experience the ephemeral nature of things in transition, and the passage of time.
Claire Seidl received her BFA from Syracuse University’s College of Visual Arts, her MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York and also studied at the International Center for Photography in New York City. She has had thirty solo shows and exhibited widely in the US, Europe and Asia. Collections and venues include: The Aldrich Museum, The Portland Museum of Art, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, The University of Maine Museum of Art, Bates College Museum of Art and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Reviews of her work have been published in the New York Times, the New Criterion, the Brooklyn Rail, Partisan Review, ARTS Magazine, Art in America, New Art Examiner, the Portland Press Herald and Portland Phoenix, Maine Home+Design. Her work is on view at the American Embassy in Qatar through 2016. Seidl regularly shows her paintings at Icon Contemporary in Brunswick.