Siri Berg


Born 1921 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Lived and worked in New York.
Passad away 2020.


B.A., Institute of Art and Architecture, University of Brussels, Pratt Graphics Center.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Shirley Fiterman Art Center, "Siri Berg: In Color", Career Retrospective, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC

GalleriSander, “Siri Berg“, Linkoping, Sweden
FiveMiles Gallery, “Endless Entire“, Brooklyn, NY
Hionas Gallery, “Color and Space”, New York, NY

VOLTA NY Art Fair, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY

Hionas Gallery, “Phases,” New York, NY

Hionas Gallery, “SIRI BERG Black & White 1976-1981: REDUX 2012,” NY, NY
Painting Center, “Regeneration” & “It’s All About Color,” New York, NY

Structural Madness, “Siri Berg / Works on Paper”
Beyond Measure, C2 Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL

Franklin 54 + Projects, “Easel Artist,” Guest Moderator David Cohen, NY, NY

Gallery Franklin 54, “It’s All About Color,” New York, NY
Gallery 705, “Kabbalah,” Stroudsburg, PA
Southwest Minnesota State University, The William Whipple Art Museum, “Geometric Mixed Media Paintings,” Marshall, MN

SUNY at Potsdam, Gibson Gallery Museum, Potsdam, NY

National Maritime Museum, “2005 Year of Swedish Design Seminar,” Sydney, Australia
Pickled Art Gallery, Beijing, China

Color Elefante, Valencia, Spain
Berlin Kunstprojekt, Berlin, Germany

Konstnarshuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish American Museum, “Critic’s Choice,” Review by Allen Artner, Chicago, IL

Consul General of Sweden Olle Wastberg, Official Residence, New York, NY

Rutgers University, “Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series,” New Brunswick, NJ
Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

The Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX

1999, 1997, 1995
Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY

The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA Westbrook Gallery, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Galerie Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm, Sweden

1992, 1990
Elaine Benson, Bridgehampton, NY

Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY

1990, 1989
Alena Adlung Gallery, New York, NY

Q.C.C. Art Gallery, of CUNY: Top Award, “8th Annual Works on Paper,” Oakland Gardens, NY

1986, 1999
The American Swedish Museum, Philadelphia, PA

American Scandinavian Foundation, New York, NY

Debel Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
Cultural Center, U.S. State Department, Jerusalem, Israel

Selected Group Shows

Abrons Arts Center, “Visible Histories: AAA 80th Anniversary”, New York, NY
1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, “The Onward of Art: AAA 80th Anniversary Exhibit”, NY, NY
Biggin Gallery (Auburn University), “American Abstract Artists: AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio”, Auburn, AL
Galleri Sander, “En Konstruktiv Tendens”, Norrkoping, Sweden

Galleri Sander “Siri Berg “ Norrkoping, Sweden
Hionas Gallery, “TBT”, New York, N.Y
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, “American Abstract Artists: AAA’s 75th Anniversary Portfolio Exhibition,”Nashville, TN

University of Tennessee, Ewing Gallery, “Color Refined: 5 women artists”, Knoxville, TN
American Abstract Artists at Morgan Stanley International Headquarters, Purchase, NY
Dallas Art Fair, Hionas Gallery, Dallas, TX
University of Mary Washington, “American Abstract Artists: AAA’s 75th Anniversary Portfolio Exhibition,” Fredericksberg, VA
Martin Gallery, Muhlenberg College, “American Abstract Artists: AAA’s 75th Anniversary Portfolio Exhibition,” Allentown, PA

University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, “American Abstract Artists: AAA’s 75th Anniversary Portfolio Exhibition,” Knoxville, TN
UNTITLED Art Fair, Hionas Gallery, Miami, FL
Sarah Moody Gallery at the University of Alabama, “American Abstract Artists: AAA’s 75th Anniversary Portfolio Exhibition,” Tuscaloosa, AL
The Painting Center, “Working it Out,” New York, NY
Gallery 705, “Primarily Black and White,” Stroudsberg, PA
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, "Dynamic Invention: American Abstract Artists at 75," Brattleboro, VT

Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum, “Twist,” Marshall, Minnesota Painting Center, “Regeneration” New York, NY
Sideshow Gallery, “MIC: Check” Brooklyn, NY
ParisCONCRET, "American Abstract Artists International: 75th Anniversary," Paris, France

Structural Madness, “Red, Black and White”
Emigrant Museum, “Embrace” Vaxjo, Sweden
Galerie oqbo, “75th Anniversary / American Abstract Artists” Berlin, Germany
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, "8: Eight American Abstract Artists – Selections from the Exhibition “Abstraction∞," Philadelphia, PA.
The Icebox and Grey Area, Crane Arts, "ABSTRACTION∞ (Abstraction to the Power of Infinity)," Curator Janet Kurnatowski, Philadelphia, PA
Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Gallery, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, "Fluid: A 75th American Abstract Artists Anny. Exhibition," Wilmington, DE
C2 Fine Art , “Works on Paper” St. Petersburg, FL
OK Harris, “American Abstract Artists Celebrating 75th Anniversary” NY, NY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, “Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 Years of the American Abstract Artists” Ithaca, NY

Museum Aragonese Castle, Otranto, Italy “American Abstract Artists International
Pelham Art Center, “Looking Back: 40 Years at the Pelham Art Center” Pelham, NY
Painting Center. “Continuing Color Abstraction” NYC Curator Rella Stuart-Hunt

ART Fairs Int’l Biennale-Venice-NY ARTs Pavillion, “Artists of the Month” 06/09
Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum, “Color” (7 artists)

OK Harris, “No Chromophobia” New York, NY
Painting Center, American Abstract Artists, New York, NY
Metaphor Contemporary Art “ Punch” holiday show Brooklyn, NY

Reeves Contemporary, “The Grid” group show, New York, NY

Yellow Bird Gallery, American Abstract Artists, Newburgh, NY
Metaphor Contemporary Art Gallery, “ Ideal “ Brooklyn, NY
Broadway Gallery, “ Engaging the Structual ” curator Julie Karabenick, New York, NY

SWEA 25 Jubileum exhibition Millesgarden, Lidingo Sweden, ill. cat.

Southwest State University, William Whipple Gallery, “ Elements of Geometry”, “ Works on Paper “ and “ Master Paintings and Woodcuts ”, Marshall. MN

The Martin Gallery, Muhlenberg College, PA American Abstract Artists
Monique Goldstrom Gallery,” the Elements of Geometry “, NYC

Federal Reserve Bank, New York, NY

McLean Gallery, Malibu, California, “Inaugural Show”

Thomas Nordenstad Gallery, “Identity & Illusion, a Tribute to Ingmar Bergman”, NYC

Yeshiva University Museum, New York, “Aishet Hayil: A Woman of Valor” traveling show, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Morris Louis Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

The Williams Gallery, “Computer Age Fine Art”, Princeton, N.J.

Galerie Konstruktiv Tendens, “Geometric Abstraction” , Stockholm, Sweden

Galerie Fontainas, “Richesse du Papier”, Brussels, Belgium

Fay Gold Gallery, “Architectural Images in Art”, Atlanta, GA

Selected Collections

  • The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • New York University, Gray Art Gallery Collection, New York
  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Pace University Collection, New York
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Collection, Marshall. MN
  • John Naisbitt, “Megatrends” Dr. and Mrs. Raymond SacklerHon.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Intl. Transport Finance ltd Air Touch Communication, Washington D.C. Headquarters
  • The Coca Cola Company, Atlanta Headquarters
  • Consul General of Sweden Olle Wastberg and Inger Claesson Wastberg, New York
  • Arne Thoren, IBM, AT&T, Revlon, Wang Industries, Chemical Bank, GCI International, Chase Manhattan Bank, Public Service Mutual, The Reuben H. Donnelley Co., Svenska Handelsbanken, Scanoil, Ann Stern, KREAB Group, PKBanken Gloria Vanderbilt for Murjani, Deloitte & Touche, Seidman & Seidman, Q.C.C. Sanford C. Bernstein, Co.Inc.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Abstract Artists-member
  • Contemporary Graphics Artists, volume 3, 1988
  • New School University- Parsons School of Design, Faculty, Color & Design, Color Theory, Advanced Color,1977-present
  • Represented in Who’s Who in American Art, in American Women , in the World , in Education

Selected Bibliography

  • 100 New York Painters, Cynthia Maris, Dantzic, Schiffer Publications Ltd. 2006
  • PC for Alla , Datorkonst” Lina Otterdahl, February 2006
  • NYArts Magazine, “Living History” by Dan Keane, November/December 2005, Vol. 10, No.11/12, illus.
  • Chicago Tribune, Tribune art critic Alan Artner of Siri Berg, vol. 8, publ. Nov./Dec. 2003 Sept. Critic’s Choice
  • The Impact, Arts and Entertainment, Master Paintings and Woodcuts, Brandy Schutter, November 2002
  • Independent, Veteran artists’ work shown at Whipple, Karen Elton, November 2002
  • Svensk Damtidning, no.9, February 21-27 2002.4 pages, illus. text and photography Catarina Lundgren
  • Florida’s Art in State Buildings, Florida State University,
  • Tallahassee, Student Life Building, Finalist 2000
  • RutgersUniversity, Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Visiting Artist-in-Residence Lectureship, April 2000
  • Art Matters, “ Siri Berg at the Swedish Museum “, by Diana Cercone Harris, ill. Nov.1999
  • Metro Source, “ Summer House “, by Eva Leonard, summer 1999, illus.
  • Tampa Review, Literary Journal of The University of Tampa, fall 1998
  • Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute Atlanta Journal/Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA January 1997
  • Poets, Artists & Madmen, Atlanta, GA 1997, illus.
  • Malin Philipson, Svenska Dagbladet, “Transparency as Illusion”, Feb. 13th, 1995, illus.
  • IBM News, (German language quarterly) special issue, May 1993, illus.
  • KREAB Annual Report: 1992-1993, 1991-1992, 1990-1991, 1989-1990
  • Aishet Hayil: A Woman of Valor (, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, 1993
  • IBM News, (German language quarterly) special issue, May 1993 and March 1989, illus.
  • Interior Design, special issue, “Post Perfect” by Monica Geran, volume 8, Aug. 1988, illus.
  • American Swedish Museum (cat.), Introduction by Katarina Cerny, curator, Black & White 1976-1981,1986
  • Art at Work (cat.). the Chase Manhattan Collection, E.P. Dutton Inc., New York, In association with the International Archive of Art, Artists represented in the Chase collection, pg. 311, published 1984
  • Nadelman, Cynthia, “New York Reviews”, Artnews, March 1982, vol. 8, illus.
  • The Silvia Pizitz Collection (cat.), preface by Martin Hames, The Birmingham Museum, 1980
  • Tallmer, Jerry, “Yen for Circles Defined”, The New York Post, March 17th, 1979 illus.
  • Shirey, David, “Art in Public Places”, The New York Times, April 30, 1978
  • Cotter, Holland, Gallery Reviews: Siri Berg, New York Art Journal, 1977
  • Freedman, Doris, “Artists in the City”, W.N.Y.C.-F.M., 1977
  • “Contemporary Reflections 1976-77” (cat.), The Aldrich Museum, introduction by Carlus Dyer, Director, 1978
  • Shirey, David, “A Barometer of Contemporary Trends”, The New York Times, July 1977
  • Ronnen, Meir, “Siri Berg-Debel Gallery”, The Jerusalem Post Magazine, 1975
  • Tal , Miriam, “Siri Berg-Debel Gallery Ein Kerem”, Yediot Aharonot, 1975