BIOGRAPHY

Born in Amman, Jordan, Ammanda Seelye Salzman grew up between the Middle East and the United States, an experience that informed her worldview, as well as her artistic subject matter. While a student at Hampshire College, Seelye Salzman held her first exhibition in Tunisia in 1976. There she used her exposure to North African Culture and Society with her reading of post-colonial criticism to produce large oil paintings based on her observations of North Africa. Graduating from Hampshire College in 1975 with her Bachelor of Arts, during her later studies at the Art Student’s League (1978-79) as well as the National Academy of Design in New York City (1989-91), Seelye Salzman focused on the nude, where she explored the nuances of identity politics and the very center of human consciousness.

In 1997, Seelye Salzman graduated from The Heatherley School of Fine Art in London with a portrait degree, during which time she was inspired by the work of Lucien Freud and other contemporary British portrait painters. Upon completion of the two-year program, Seelye Salzman won the Heatherley’s Portrait Award. In 1997, she exhibited her work at Heatherley’s Fine art Gallery in London, as well as the Luchsinger Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut in 2000. In 2006 she was invited to show several pieces that explored age and sexuality in the show Woman: Self Portrait at Kashya Hildebrand’s then-New York space.

In 2012 Seelye Salzman was invited to exhibit at Abu Dhabi Art as part of the Signature section and in 2013 she exhibited her paintings in Norwalk, Connecticut at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. More recently, she had an exhibit in Kuwait City, Kuwait in October 2013 with the CAP Gallery. And in December 2013 exhibited her work at Miami Art Basel.


Education

 

1993-95 Portrait degree, Heatherley Art School, London, UK

1989-91 National Academy of Design, New York, NY, USA

1978-79 Art Student’s League, New York, NY, USA

1971-75 BA, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, USA 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Al-Quds Gallery, Washington D.C., USA

2013 CAP Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait

2000 The Luchsinger Gallery, Greenwich, CT, USA 1992 1992 Pandion Gallery, Fishers Island, New York

1992 Pandion Gallery, Fischers Island, New York


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

London Art Fair, London England

Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Abu Dhabi Art, UAE

2013

Miami Art Basel, Miami FL, USA

Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2012

Center For Contemporary Print Making, Norwalk, CT, USA

Abu Dhabi International Art Fair- " Signature Artist", Abu Dhabi, UAE 2006 Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1997

Heatherley Art Gallery, London, UK

1991

Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, NY, USA


COLLECTIONS

Mr Steve Buchanan, New York, NY, USA

Baron Leo D'Erlanger, London, UK

Dr and Mrs Harris, Washington, DC, USA

Dr George Minor, Charlotte,VA, USA

Ambassador and Mrs Herbert Mons, Paris, France Mr and Mrs Karl Heinz

Muhr, Greenwich, CT, USA Mr and Mrs Mitchell Neff, Darien, CT, USA

Ms Laura Roosevelt, Greenwich, CT, USA

Mr and Mrs Peter Rugg, Dallas,TX, USA

Altaf Al Sabah, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Houda Al Sabah, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Mrs Lise Stolt-Nielson, Greenwich, CT, USA

Ambassador and Mrs Arthur Teinken, Washington, DC, USA