The Great Escape
Industrial Painting #2
Industrial Painting #4
I Can't Wait for the Day When I Can Again Touch a Stranger
|Experienced With||Collaboration, Lectures, Public art, Speaking engagements, Teaching engagements|
I am a multi disciplinary sculptor focused on a studio practice of making physical artworks and creating socially engaged projects.
My socially engaged projects seek out the challenge of engaging with communities, disciplines, and systems of which I have little or no experience. This sink or swim mentality pushes me to dive deep into the process and to create something unique and of the situation in which I have placed myself. Working in the public realm enables me to engagewith other perspectives, offers me new experiences, challenges me on a daily basis, and makes me a part of a process that ultimately connects art to everyday life.
Blaine Siegel is a multi disciplinary sculptor with a social engagement practice. He earned a BFA in Art Photography from Syracuse University and an MFA in Sculpture from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited work throughout the United States and in Arles, France. Blaine was the artist in residence at the Pittsburgh International Airport from January 2018 through August 2019 and a recipient of a Keyword International grant for research and work with the refugee community in Pittsburgh. He is currently partnering with Jewish Family and Community Services on the project Something Old, Something New in which he is pairing local artists with newly settled refugee families in order to create an artwork of belonging for their new homes.