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James Siena (b. 1957, California) received his BFA from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1979. Siena's work has been featured in over 55 group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial. The recipient of multiple honors and awards, James Siena has been awarded The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting (1994), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition Award (1999), and an award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (2000). Siena lectures and teaches at numerous institutions throughout the United States, including Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (1999, 2002); Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (2000); School of Visual Arts, New York (2003-2008); San Francisco Art Institute (2003); and the Cleveland Institute of Art, OH (2004). Since 2005 he has been a member of the Corporation of Yaddo.
Siena's work can be found in several public collections including: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Museum of Fine Art, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Philip Morris Collection; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He is represented by PaceWildenstein Gallery in New York City.
James Siena currently lives and works in New York City.