Hans Sieverding


Hans Sieverding was born in 1937 in Oldenburg, Germany. Since 1997 he participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Sieverding was a member of the West German Association of Artists and the Darmstadt Secession. He lived and worked in Odenwald until his passing in 2019.

“Sieverding does not present the beholder with any homogeneous, clearly structured, one- dimensional world. Instead, he juxtaposes signs and realities, and spins veritable webs of pictorial content by means of over-painting, layering and superimposition. The literally multi-leveled picture planes are invariably abounding and often reveal wildly rampant landscapes, overflowing scenes to combine various levels of reality and artistic methods of portrayal in a single picture…The beholder follows the play with the various pictorial elements and begins to observe the process by which the figures are no longer to be reduced to any single contours but rather pictorially circumscribed in a plurality of variations… The artist continually includes the beholder in creating his layers and thus, by means of his artistic play, stages a permanent changing of perspectives.” Excerpt by Dr. Peter Joch, Director of Kunsthalle Darmstadt.


2002 Jakob-Felsing-Artprize, Darmstadt
1985 Artprize from the City of Cloppenburg

Notable Public & Private Collections

Collection Bayer, Leverkusen, Germany
Collection Westdeutsche Landesbank, Duesseldorf, Germany
De Young Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Kultusministerium Nordrhein Westfalen, Duesseldorf, Germany
Landesmuseum, Oldenburg, Germany
Museum der Stadt, Wesel, Germany
Museum van Bommel, Venlo, Netherlands
Regierungspraesidium, Oldenburg, Germany
Stadtmuseum, Tuttlingen, Germany
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017  Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2013 Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2012 Zellermayer Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Cornelissen, Wiebaden, Germany
2011 Museum der Stadt Wesel, Germany
Galerie Veronica Kautsch, Michelstadt, Germany
2009 Galerie Wild, Zürich, Switzerland
Galerie Dessers, Leuven, Belgium
2008 Kunstverein (Art Association), Tuttlingen, Germany
Galerie Molina, Monterrey, Mexico
2007 Galerie Rasmus, Odense Tondern, Denmark
2006 Museum Baden, Solingen, Germany
Zellermayer Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2001 Athena Art Gallery, Kortrijk, Belgium
2000 Art Projects, Torroella, Spain
1999 ART Brussels, Athena Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1997 Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA
1996 Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 Galerie La Cité, Luxembourg
1992 Galerie de Vreeze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1987 Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, DC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013-19 Art Toronto, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2006 Niederrheinische Kunstverein, Wesel, Germany
2004 Galerie Rasmus, Odense, Denmark
2003 Museum Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
Galerie La Cité, Luxemburg, Luxembourg
2002 KunstRAI, Amsterdam, Galerie de Lange, Netherlands
Galerie Kunstmann, Santanyi, Majorca, Spain
2001 Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
KunstRAI, Galerie de Lange, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Museum Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
1999 ART Brussels, Galerie Athena, Kortrijk, Belgium
1998 Städtisches Museum, Mennen, Germany
1996 ART Knokke, Galerie Athena, Belgium
Galerie La Cité, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
1995 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1993 The Seattle International Art Fair, Michael Dunev Gallery, Seattle, WA
Museum Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
ART Basel, Galerie Art actuel, Liège, Switzerland

Selected Professional Experience

2001 “Letters to Ovid“, Rome & Orlando
2000 “Et in Arkadia Ego“, Peleponnes, Greece; Giardini-Naxos, Sicily
1999 “Costeros“, Torroella, Spain
1998 Guest professor at the summer academy, Fachhochschule, Hamburg
1994 Cité International des Arts, Paris, France
1993 Participated in Art Basel (also 1981, 82, 85, 87, 88, 92)


1970-76 Painted at the Duisburg under painter, Wilhelm Wiacker