BIO

Seibert’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with solo and group exhibitions in the United States, France, Switzerland, Albania, and Italy with her drawings, paintings, videos, and installations. She has created two feature length films and several short films, many of which were made possible through competitive research fellowships and grants. She has attended competitive residencies home and abroad and has won multiple awards for her paintings, installations, and short films. Seibert often works collaboratively and believes that the visual arts can be used as a means to create discussions about relevant contemporary subjects. Her work has been juried into exhibitions by the Curator of Exhibitions from the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, featured in a Media Lab at the College Art Association Conference in NYC, was awarded a competitive sabbatical to investigate the American Dream in a short experimental documentary, co-curated an exhibition about contemporary drawing in Detroit, and most recently has been an active member of 500X Gallery in Dallas, TX. Seibert is currently a Professor of Art at Collin College, and was a Tenured Professor of Art at Eastern Michigan University for 9 years before moving home to Texas to raise her family. Since moving home three years ago, her work has turned back to more traditional painting and drawing.

STATEMENT

Current research projects have been investigating the ever-changing landscape. Imagery is derived from local settings such as outdoor shopping centers, a pasture turned million-dollar subdivision, or ranches transformed into business parks. Seibert constructs the work by combining Google Street View and Maps (today) with 19th century romantic landscape paintings (yesterday) and data sets on current housing sales, market trends, population growth, and building predictions (tomorrow) to create her drawings and installations.

Through her abstractions of reality Seibert is trying to measure the distances between want, loss, consumption, debt, beginnings, ends, progression, and decline. Art historical references from romantic landscape painting, dutch still life, and western films have all influenced her work overtime, but it is this question about why we always seem to want more that continues to build the work.