Momentous New York Debut

May 1st to May 5th 2019 was a huge week for Siris Hill: His first ever public exhibition, his first time travelling in over 14 years and his first public talk took place on the world famous blocks of Broadway, New York City, at the Moniker International Art Fair.

Siris Hill introducing his work to collectors

Siris Hill introducing his work to collectors

In discussion with Tina Ziegler during a public Q&A

In discussion with Tina Ziegler during a public Q&A

Some highlights of Siris’ experience included,

  • receiving broad critical acclaim for his work

  • being able to use his art as a platform for mental health discussion, which drew tears, hours of gazing and meaningful dialogue amongst visitors and collectors

  • making connections with new industry professionals, including The Met, who offered Siris a personal tour of their collection

  • being the subject of two collector tours by Moniker Art Fair Director, Tina Ziegler, who spent several minutes sharing Siris’ story, describing why she loves his work and asserting that Siris is one to watch over the next few years…

Siris’ Q&A covered a variety of topics including education, mental health and the keys to success

Siris’ Q&A covered a variety of topics including education, mental health and the keys to success

Visitors were captivated by Siris’ original artistic practice and inspiring backstory

Visitors were captivated by Siris’ original artistic practice and inspiring backstory

Highlights also included,

  • selling several pieces to new collectors

  • receiving multiple rounds of applause during his public Q&A

  • being tattooed by the brilliant Sarah Gaugler, who designed a brand new piece to commemorate Siris’ journey and his time in New York

  • comparisons to Rembrant

From left to right: “Ashes” Limited Edition Aluminium Print, “The Weight of Silence” Lightbox and “The Faceless Maiden” Limited Edition Aluminium Print. (Backdrop, “Relapse”)

From left to right: “Ashes” Limited Edition Aluminium Print, “The Weight of Silence” Lightbox and “The Faceless Maiden” Limited Edition Aluminium Print. (Backdrop, “Relapse”)

Siris and Statement Art would like to extend a huge thank you to the entire Moniker Art Fair team for making us feel so welcome and for making Siris’ debut a truly unforgettable experience.

Here’s to the next chapter!

Oliver Squirrell