Claire Seidl is an abstract painter and photographer. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, she has had 40 solo shows, and participated in over 100 group shows. Seidl’s work is included in numerous museum, university and corporate collections, including the Aldrich Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Citibank, Pfizer, Mobil, and Nordstrom, among others. Reviews of her work have appeared in Art in America, Art News, the New York Times, New York Observer, Brooklyn Rail, New Criterion and Portland Herald Press. Seidl maintains studios in New York City and Rangeley, Maine.
Seidl has been an abstract painter for forty years and a photographer for the last twenty. While her individual oil paintings evolve from a process of improvisation (she says she gets to make everything up), her work in photography begins with time-lapsed exposures that yield images from the real world, even if they look abstract. Her artistic practice is specifically about the characteristics of each medium and requires a fresh approach for each painting and photograph.