Denise Siegel

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Denise Siegel is an American visual artist/photographer/musician/writer who founded the indie band Eenie Meenie. The band released a self-titled EP in 1996 on Krown Pocket records and a song on the compilation Nothing in Common put out by Tone Casualties. Kendra Sparks – bass player joined the band in 1995 and after the release of their EP David Lovering, then ex-Pixie, joined the band for a series of tours and recordings that were never released. The band broke up in 1998.

An Alumuni of CalArts, Siegel went on to write and returned to her roots as a visual artist and writer. She has a long history of showing visual art around the Los Angeles area in group shows and founded the "I Likey" art movement with Mary Lynn Rajskub and Danny Cebios from 2000 – 2003. They showed at alternative spaces around Los Angeles for several years as a collective.

She is currently represented by Gallery 825 in Los Angeles where she had a solo exhibition in July 2008. in 2008 she won LACDA's top 40 International Competition. Her commercial photography of artists such as Pat MacDonald, Grant-Lee Phillips, Kristin Hersh, John Doe, The Section Quartet, Jon Brion, Neil Finn, Robyn Hitchcock, Andy Prieboy, Paul F. Tompkins, Greg Behrendt, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Elliott Smith, David Lovering, Rob Zebrecky, The Eels, Aimee Mann, have been published all over the world in multiple magazines and on the internet, the extensive list includes (in the US): USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Mojo, Rolling Stone, People, Musician and Variety.

Siegel's photography (both portrait and art) have been used as the visual bases for American singer/songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips' record covers since going solo from his band Grant Lee Buffalo in 1998. The two most notable covers are the photos for Virginia Creeper in 2004 and iTunes editors pick of 2009, Little Moon. She is credited as the photographer on every solo Grant-Lee Phillips record.

In August 2010 the book, Knitting It Old School: 43 Vintage-Inspired Patterns will be published by Wiley. The book is co-written by (blogger and writer of The Museum of Kitchy Stichery) Stitchy McYarnpants and Caro Sheridan with photography by Siegel. The book will be released August 30, 2010 and is titled, "Knitting It Old School." Siegel was also a contributing poet to the book Haiku Not Bombs published by Brooklyn Artists Alliance in 2008. Her one act play Where the Chips Fall was chosen for production along with two other playwrights and opened in North Hollywood at Theater Unlimited in 2006.

While in the band Eenie Meenie she was picked as "Best Insight Seer," by the LA Weekly.

In 2009– 2011 Siegel was employed to write a pilot for FOX TV studios. She also runs the popular blog: astrologyandpsychicpredictions.wordpress.com which to date has had approximately half a million hits. Her predictions are often cited on other blogs and in the press. She was on Coast to Coast with George Noory in September where she successfully predicted the re-election of President Obama.

She is also credited on the new record "Walking in the Green Corn," by Grant-Lee Phillips as a co-producer.

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Music Connection October 1995 LA Weekly Best of Edition 1995 Giant Robot Winter 1996 NoFi Spring 1996 Wilamette Weekley North by Northwest Edition 1996 Wilamette Weekley North by Northwest Edition 1997 ArtScene July 2008 Published poetry book Haiku Not Bombs 2008 by Brooklyn Alliance Arts http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Old-School-Vintage-Inspired-Patterns/dp/0470524669/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275175831&sr=8-1 http://www.laaa.org/artists/s.html http://www.lacda.com/index.html http://www.booklyn.org/publishing/000123.php http://www.nippertown.com/tag/grant-lee-phillips http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll http://www.americansongwriter.com/2009/12/grant-lee-phillips-little-moon-named-itunes-best-singersongwriter-album/ http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/denise-siegel/679679 http://www.bigimagesearch.com/display.php?term=Denise+Siegel http://www.exilefollies.com/photos.html http://www.artslant.com/la/events/show/20804-finger-tales http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2009/12/31/magnet%E2%80%99s-top-20-albums-of-2009/#more-54024 http://www.nofimagazine.com/11eeenieint1.htm http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Old-School-Vintage-Inspired-Patterns/dp/0470524669/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280729110&sr=8-2 http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/siegel-denise/59422 http://www.grantleephillips.com/site/index.html