Adam Siegel: Works

Friday, May 3 – Jun 15, 2024

1957 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Winnetka resident, artist Adam Siegel, will be featured in the Main Gallery at The Art Center Highland Park starting May 3, 2024, through June 15 in an exhibit simply entitled Adam Siegel: Works.

The Art Center Highland Park is excited to announce the upcoming exhibit with Adam Siegel, including several new works. As he did for his collaboration with the celebrity chef and James Beard recipient Grant Achatz and his business partner Nick Kokonas of Alinea, Aviary, and Next, where he created 24 original pieces for their culinary experience, The Progression at the Roister, Siegel is willingly entering new territory. “I feel like I’m bouncing back to some of my earliest work, opening new doors, and finding a new imagery that’s really exciting. I’m pushing my ego aside and trusting in the process, creating a ‘push-pull’ of different voices”, says Siegel of the work that will be exhibited through June at The Art Center Highland Park in an exhibit simply called Adam Siegel: Works.

The exhibit previews during the ticketed event, The Benefit: art. works., The Art Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year. “From my first meeting with Adam I knew we were going to have something incredible”, Says TAC Executive Director James M Lynch. “It’s another in a series of wins for the Galleries at TAC as we prove we’re not ‘just a suburban gallery’ but a regional center of growing reputation and importance.”

Siegel is nationally recognized for the breadth of his work as an abstract painter and is known for his large-scale works that bring a soulful refinement to the contemporary category. Influenced deeply by his time in Japan, the artist merges two distinct sensibilities—East and West—with compositions that showcase an elusive and elegant balance of both. For almost four decades, private collectors and noteworthy institutions have invested in Siegel’s work. Showcased in a variety of environments—be it a residence or unique public art project, capturing his affecting version of place-making—the artist’s collection is diverse and extensive. In 2001, the Museum of Contemporary Art partnered with Siegel to create a memorial piece titled “Path of Remembrance.” Stretching the better part of one mile, the work provided Chicagoans with a collective means to mourn and commemorate the terrorist attacks of September 11. After acquiring 68 paintings and photographs, the well-regarded Northwestern Specialists for Women clinic mounted what has become his mid-career retrospective in 2008.

Siegel has exhibited in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. He has exhibited at Chicago’s Around the Coyote art festival for 18 years with sold out shows eight years in a row. In addition, Siegel has shown at Art Expo Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago and Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart. His work has been featured in esteemed local and national media outlets including Art in America, New York Times, Antiques & Arts Weekly, Luxe Interiors + Design, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Where Magazine, Key Magazine, New Art Examiner, CBS, WGN, NBC, CLTV, and can be seen on the walls in several scenes of the immensely popular cable series, Succession.

Adam Siegel: Work will be on exhibit at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, from May 3 (a ticketed fundraising event) through June 15, with a free and open to the public artist reception on May 17, from 5:30 PM until 8 PM

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10-4 PM.

The Art Center Highland Park, a not-for-profit organization, is the North Shore’s home for artistic discovery and creative exploration. Through innovative programs, exhibitions, and classes designed for all levels and ages, The Art Center provides a welcoming space for our diverse communities to experience and participate in the arts.