I have come to think of my paintings as views of a place where magic reveals itself differently than it does in this world. The scenes are tense with anticipation or blushing in the aftermath of an unseen event. The paintings present scenes that are familiar and strange; anxious and temperamental. They are descriptions of awkward experiences, passages from books and film fragments, things caught in the corner of my eye, and an attempt to conjure slippery memories. They are, simultaneously, diagrams for understanding events from the past, and puzzles to decode experiences not yet had. I hope the work is strange and suspenseful like the excitement of exploring a new place, and the thrill of knowing you are drifting back into a frightening dream.
born: 1980, South Korea
University of Pennsylvania, MFA, 2005
University of Pennsylvania, BA, 2002
Alexander Rutsch Award for Painting, Pelham Art Center, 2013
Artist Fellowship, Roswell Artist in Residence Program, 2011-2012
Artist in Residence, Yaddo, 2011 and 2010
Artist in Residence, Workspace Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2010-2011
Griffin, Amy. Artists' imaginations take them to far-off lands. Timesunion.com, May 8, 2014. Web.
London, Dustin. Snowglobes. Siobhan McBride: Never While You're Sleeping, NURTUREart Catalogue, 2013. Web.
Wider, Susan. ìSiobhan McBride: Strong Winds May Exist. THE Magazine, Feb/March, 2013. Print.
Arning, Bill. ìSiobhan McBride. New American Paintings, Issue 102, October/November, 2012. Print.
selected solo or two-person exhibits
NURTUREart, Never While Youíre Sleeping, Brooklyn,NY, 2013
Atkinson Gallery, Every Night Is A Pizza Dinner, Santa Barbara, CA, 2013
Eight Modern, Strong Winds May Exist, Santa Fe, NM, 2012
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Long Letter, Roswell, NM, 2012
selected group shows
Storefront Ten Eyck, New Narratives, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
Saratoga Arts Center, Imaginary Worlds, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2014
DC Moore, Miami Project, Miami, FL, 2014
DC Moore, Interiors, New York, NY, 2014