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Siena is an artist, teacher and curator. Her art practice stems from her background in traditional life drawing, and expands into sculptural installation. She is a sessional drawing lecturer at the National Art School, Sydney, and teaches drawing workshops at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Her curatorial practice, is primarily group based exhibitions, and can be seen at Lilac City Studio, which she runs with Elena Tory-Henderson, Cameron Skelton & Steven Latimer

Siena’s practice is driven by an interest in how identity and perception of self is effected by environment.
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2018-19 International Curatorial Program, NODE Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin
2014    Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) Sculpture, National Art School, Sydney
2011-13 Bachelor of Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney
2010    Bachelor of Fine Art in Foundation, The New School (Formerly Parsons Paris), Paris


2014    Robert Le Gay Brereton Memorial Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2013    Coutts Family Award for Excellence in Drawing, National Art School
2012    Jocelyn Maughan Sketchbook Prize, National Art School
2010    Merit Scholarship, Parsons Paris

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Number One Assistant, Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2018 Soft, The Corner Shop, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Altered Visions, China Heights, Sydney
2018 Signal, DownUnder, Sydney
2018 Body/Blood, Visual Bulk, Hobart
2018 Ferret 5, Articulate Project Space, Sydney
2017    Tender, Collab Gallery, Sydney
2017    Headgear 6LC, MILS/Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2017    GOSSIP FROM THE CYBER-ID, Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2015    LLoyd Rees Youth Memorial Prize Finalists, Lane Cove Gallery, Sydney
2014    13.3.14, Home @ 735, Sydney
2014    Young Artists Initiative 13, M Contemporary, Sydney
2013    John Olsen Drawing Finalist Exhibition, Study Centre for Drawing, Sydney
2013    The Vagina Dialogue, Stairwell Gallery NAS, Sydney


M G Dingle & G B Hughes Collection
National Art School Collection

Selected Curatorial Projects
2018 Recreation II, Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2018 Currency, Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2018 Monstrous/Ordinary, Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2018 Monstrous/Ordinary, Printed curated exhibition
2018    Lilac City Studio At Campbell Project Space, Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2017    LCE4, Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2017    LCE3, Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2016    LCE2, Lilac City Studio, Sydney
2015    Skin, Studio W Doubleyou, Sydney
2015    The Paper Show, Studio W Doubleyou, Sydney
2014    The Text Show, Studio W Doubleyou, Sydney