James Siena (b. 1957, Oceanside, CA) is internationally renowned as a painter and printmaker having made more than 150 different editions over the past thirty years. In 2021, Siena was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY and has had solo exhibitions at: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Baronian Xippas, Brussels, Belgium; Galerie Xippas, Paris, France; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA among other institutions.
Printmaking has been a steady part of Siena’s practice since his early experiments with engraving in college. Siena has made prints in dozens of print workshops in the US and Europe including etchings with Harlen & Weaver, lithographs with Universal Limited Art Editions, screenprints Brand X Editions, and relief prints with Pace Prints. Siena’s graphic works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of Fine Arts, Huston, TX; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT among many others.
Siena received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and teaches at New York’s School of Visual Arts in the Masters of Fine Arts department. He is a board member of the Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; the National Academy of Design, New York, NY; and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. James Siena is represented by Miles McEnergy Gallery, NY and Galerie Xippas, Paris. The artist lives and works in New York, NY and Otis, MA.