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Karelyn Siegler

BIO: Karelyn Siegler is a classically trained artist, and a part time assistant professor at Parsons School of DesignBorn in Dundee, Scotland and raised in Houston, Texas, she has been invited as an international scholar to teach in underserved communities in India at The Agastaya Foundation, in South Africa with The Mamelodi Initiative and in Taiwan at NUTN and NCYUHer educational initiatives integrate the arts with math literacy to promote positive learning outcomes. 

EDUCATION / AWARDS: An MFA graduate of the New York Academy of Art, Karelyn has studied with Michael Aviano in NY, and was the recipient of the Bernard Phriem Scholarship to study and paint at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Lacoste, France. Karelyn studied with Jacob Collins at The Water Street Atelier and traveled with them to paint at the Forbes Chateau de Balleroy in Normandy, France resulting in her painting, Fallen Branch at Balleroy,  becoming part of the Forbes Collection and being featured in the American Arts Quarterly representing the subsequent exhibition at the Forbes Galleries, NY. 

REPRESENTATION: Karelyn has exhibited nationally at the Forbes Galleries, NY,  Meredith Long Galleries, TX, The Harris Gallery, TX, Century Gallery, Wash., DC and the Anderson Fine Art Gallery, GA. She is represented in both private and public collections. Her work has been featured in the American Artist, American Arts Quarterly and the Washington Post.

INFLUENCES: Karelyn’s work is strongly influenced by her travels. Especially a treasured time spent in the a tiny atelier in Bonnieux, France where the sights, scenes and textures of that country’s sunlit Luberon Valley inspire her love of color and form.