Ruth-Anne Siegel grew up on Long Island and from a very young age knew that she wanted to be an artist. Siegel’s family encouraged her artistic interests by frequently visiting the various museums and galleries in New York City.
She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and received a BFA in graphic design. Siegel has spent her career working as a graphic designer in New York City and now in the San Francisco Bay area. Recognizing her desire to create fine art, she began painting in oils, collage, and acrylics. Her education has continued with further study at Stanford University, the Pacific Art League, UC Santa Cruz, and other institutions. She has studied with Michael Azgour, Gracia Melanson, Katie Hawkinson, and Richard Merkin.
Her curatorial experience includes being the associate director of A.Space Gallery in Menlo Park and co-chair of Gallery House in Palo Alto.
Siegel’s work is in collections throughout the US and internationally. She resides in Northern California with her husband and 3 children. Her work has been featured on ArtsyShark, in the Piedmont Exedra and on Silicon Valley ‘Talk Art’ TV.
On her playlist: My Morning Jacket, Spoon, The Who, Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, Bernard Fanning
On her bulletin board: photographs of vegetables, the work of Milton Avery, Franz Kline, and Richard Diebenkorn, old book pages
On her nightstand: Jane Eyre, Just My Type: a book about fonts, NY TImes Sunday crossword puzzle, photos of her kids in 2003 (so cute!)