A Santa Fe resident, Signe received her BA from University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1959, and her MA, University of NM, Albuquerque, NM, 1961. She also attended Yale-Norfolk Summer Art School, Norfolk, CT, 1959 and Ad Reinhardt Seminar, University of Oregon,1964.
Signe has received numerous honors and awards, including the 1993 South Dakota Arts Council Artist's Grant, 1992 SD State University Faculty Research/Travel, 1989 nominated for American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters Purchase Award, 1987 Purchase, Civic Fine Arts center, Sioux Falls, SD, nominated for American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters Purchase Award, 1988 SD State University Faculty Research – Intermedia Art, 1986 SD Arts Council Artist Fellowship, SD State University Faculty Research/Travel – Japanese Art, nominated for National Awards in the Visual Arts, 1985 Dakotaloft, mural commission, Convention Center, Aberdeen, SD, 1977 Landwave, mural commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Art in Public Places, Cedar Rapids, IA, Biennial III Purchase, SD Art Museum, Brookings, SD, 1976 National Endowment for the Arts – Painting Fellowship, 1964 Ford Foundation Purchase, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
She is in the permanent collections of the American Swedish Institute, Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT, Blanden Museum of Art, Fort Dodge, IA, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, Cedar Rapids Public Library, Cedar Rapids, IA, Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD, Grinnell College, Jonson Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, Miami Airport, Miami, FL, New Mexico Museum of Arts, Santa Fe, NM, New Mexico State Capitol Art Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, Plains Museum, Fargo, ND/ Moorhead, MN, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE, Sioux Falls Airport, Sioux Falls, SD, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
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