Mars Fragments II (2012)

Thought to be one of America’s foremost abstractionists, Siri Berg was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and has lived and worked for many years in the Soho area of New York City.  She was on the faculty of The New School's Parsons School of Design for 30 years, teaching Color Theory.
 

Siri Berg was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1921.  She studied at the Institute of Art and Architecture at the University of Brussels before immigrating to the United States at the age of 19.  She worked briefly in interior design until she began pursuing her true passion - Painting and Color.

Siri’s art consists of three main bodies of work:  Paintings, Collages (which are made from Japanese technique woodblock prints) and Assemblages (made from found industrial objects).  She uses color and texture to express her stories in total abstraction.  The color can be bold and fast forward or subdued and slow motion, as in film.

She taught Color Theory at Parsons School of Design for over 30 years and was featured in the book “100 New York Painters” (by Cynthia Maris Dantzic, Schiffer Publishers). Siri is a long-time member of the American Abstract Artists. Her work is in the collections of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum MN; New York University, New York; Gray Art Gallery, NYU, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (Museum of Modern Art); and many more. She has exhibited worldwide both in solo and group shows, including 3 recent shows in her native Sweden.  She has lived and worked in New York City’s SoHo district since 1982.