Fran Siegel’s investigation of place occurs through the activity of drawing. Sprawling collaged and patchwork constructions are depictions of time, movement, and cultural impact. Siegel’s monumental spatial drawings have recently been acquired by LACMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Her work has been presented at Wilding/ Cran Gallery in Los Angeles and Lesley Heller Gallery in New York.
Published articles include The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art in America, ArtCritical, ARTnews, Artillery, Art+Cake, Art on Paper, The Brooklyn Rail, LA Weekly, Fabrik, Hyperallergic, Sculpture Magazine, X-TRA, and included in "Los Angeles Studio Conversations," a global book series.
Siegel's Fulbright award to Brazil supported her research for "Lineage Through Landscape" a solo exhibition at The UCLA Fowler Museum that was included in the Getty's city-wide initiative “PST- LA/LA” in 2017. Siegel’s solo drawing project “Translocation and Overlay” at The Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara 2013/14 and 2020 was a study of environmental and population changes, and was the subject of a feature article in X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. International exhibitions and fellowships inform her practice and include The Bogliasco Foundation, Nuova Icona, and Siena Art Institute in Italy; La Napôule and Camargo/Bau Foundation in France; Muzeum Stzuki, Lodz, Poland; CCA Andrax, Spain; The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; and Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil.
Siegel represented the United States in the IX International Biennial of Cuenca, Ecuador and U.S. Art in Embassies commissioned a permanent work for the consulate in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her newest commission by the Los Angeles Metro Rail to create a large scale site-specific work will be permanently installed at the La Brea Wilshire station, slated to open in 2023.
Siegel received a Getty Grant from the California Community Foundation, a C.O.L.A Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship, and the OC Contemporary Collectors Grant. She earned her M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art, and B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art.