about

Sig Waller was born in Swansea (Wales), and spent her early years roaming the beaches and woodlands near her home, inventing stories and adventures. Her father was an American historian who dressed like a tramp, her mother a German psychologist and housewife. The family foraged for food, brewed ale, collected driftwood and threw wild parties.

As a teen, Waller yearned for the bright lights of the big city and at age 18, she went to study Fine Art & Art History at Goldsmiths College, London. While at college, Waller became involved in the squatting scene, and spent many subsequent years immersed in the intrepid world of anarchic living. After graduating from Goldsmiths, she went on to work in animation, music videos and design.

In 1995 Waller relocated to Berlin, and it was here that she returned to art-making after a 10 year break. Adopting the alias S.I.G., she created Dreamlands, an expansive series of TV paintings, which toured venues in Europe, culminating in a solo show in New York in 2001.

Wallers son Sky was born in 2002. Shortly thereafter, she began painting Desert Storm, a reflection on the political climate during the Iraq War.

In 2006, Waller and son moved back to London, where she began writing a novel and making art from litter off the streets. Deciding against bringing up a child in the Big Smoke, Waller relocated to Brighton and received an MA in Fine Art from the University of Brighton in 2010.

Waller has exhibited internationally over the last 20 years and her work is represented in European collections. In 2017 Waller curated Running with the Wolves, a Folk-Horror themed art show.

The artist is currently based in Saarbruecken, on the German border to France, where she is researching, writing and working on new projects.

education

2010 MA Fine Art
University of Brighton
1988 BA Fine Art / Art History
University of London, Goldsmiths College

selected exhibitions

2022AKTIONALE IV, Verein Berliner Kuenstler (VBK), Berlin, Germany
from Fri 23 September 2022
until Sun 16 October 2022
Running with the Wolves II, 35 Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
from Fri 9 September 2022
until Sun 2 October 2022
Nadelwerk, Klosterscheune Zehdenick, Zehdenick, Germany
Werkschau #2, Galerie Z22, Berlin, Germany
until Sat 24 September 2022
Insekten Show, 35 Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
Dangerous (solo), Pineapple Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
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2021District 8, C4, Berlin, Germany
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On the Road / Eine feministische Intervention, Galerie Asterisk, Berlin, Germany
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In Every Dream Home a Heartache (solo), Galerie Z22 in cooperation with C4, Berlin, Germany
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2020Textile Art, 35 Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
Stay Home, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Quarantaene, 35 Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
LETZTE LOCKERUNG, Saarlaendisches Kuenstlerhaus, Saarbruecken, Germany
HERBSTSALON 2020, KUBA, Saarbruecken, Germany
Tage der bildenden Kunst, Garelly Haus, Saarbruecken, Germany
2019BREXIT, 35 Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
Postcards from the Edge, Bortolami, New York, USA
Let's Talk About the Anthropocene, University of Brighton Grand Parade Gallery, Brighton, UK
papierpapier, Saarlaendisches Kuenstlerhaus, Saarbruecken, Germany
2018Radical Social Practice, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath, UK
Postcards From The Edge, Gallery 524, New York, USA
Neue Echtheit, Festival 48 Stunden Neukoelln, Berlin, Germany
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden (solo), Saarlaendisches Kuenstlerhaus, Saarbruecken, Germany
2017Running with the Wolves, 35Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
Something Witchy, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016Milk the Body, Hellwighaus der Kuenste, Saarbruecken, Germany
Goodbye to Love (solo), 35Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
2015Punto Linea Superficie, LAB4, San Cataldo, Italy
PLAY - an art event in a warehouse, Cultivate, London, UK
Die Lichtenberg Norm, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin, Germany
2014Strongly Weak, LAB4, San Cataldo, Italy
Barbara Cammarata, Elena Consoli, Sig Waller, Museo a Cielo aperto di Camo, Camo, Italy
happiness is a warm gun, 35Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
(with Trash/Treasure)
If you go down in the woods today, Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton, UK
From Here & There, Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado, USA
Drawing From Here & There, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK
Camouflage Project, Museo a Cielo aperto di Camo, Camo, Italy
2013Happy Homes, 35Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
(with Chris Shaw Hughes)
Portas Abertas, Forum Eugenio de Almeida, Evora, Portugal
ex-ca-vate-site-one, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK
Kitchen Girls Vol. 2, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Girls Aren't Funny, A-Side B-Side Gallery, London, UK
2012The Door Prize for Painting, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, UK
The Green Show, Hillyard, Urbandale, Iowa, USA
BEEP Painting Prize 2012, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK
La Lum di Mortsch (solo), HAECCCC 0+865 Residency, Bolzano, Italy
2011GOMI (solo), Freedom Autonomy Club, London, UK
Monte Verita, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt, Germany
WHO IS - WER IST?, Saarlaendische Galerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Sweeping Up the Mess, Hillyard, Urbandale, Iowa, USA
Trans-Siberia, Trans-Siberian Arts-Centre, travelling from Moscow, Russia to Beijing, China
2010Postgraduates 2010, Atkinson Gallery, Street, Somerset, UK
2009Kunstbiennale Kleinzetelvitz, Kunstverein Klein Zetelvitz, Greifswald, Germany
2005Ansichtssachen, Gallery Andreas Engler, Berlin, Germany
2004Tiny Machinery, Aggregat, Berlin, Germany
2003Galerie Expo 3000 Reloaded, Lothringer Laden, Munich, Germany
Disposition #1 - Female Art Berlin, Kunsthalle Brennabor, Brandenburg, Germany
2002A Nudo, Antonio Battaglia Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Nacht # Berlin, Galerie Dida, Graz, Austria
Hotel Romantica (solo), Engler & Piper, Berlin, Germany
20012001 Reality, Pussy Galore Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Figurationen, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
Dreamlands (solo), Priska C. Juschka & American-European Fine Art, New York, USA
2000Hedges, Pussy Galore Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The 18 Bahnen of the Bewegungselite, Haus des Lehrers, Berlin, Germany
The Return of the Bewegungselite, Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany
Moving Up, Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany
Z2000 (Present Representation), Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany
Rocket Art, Mau Mau Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1999Gilbert Muttonbery's World of Game, Galerie Meinblau, Berlin, Germany
Playroom Berlin, Gallery Thor Zimmermann, Cologne, Germany
1998Blut & Blumen, c4 gallery, Berlin, Germany
(with Anja Fuchs)
Honig (solo), Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany