James Siena

American, b. 1957

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James Siena

American, b. 1957

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Responding to a set of parameters, what the artist calls “visual algorithms,” and following them to their conclusion, James Sienna creates drawings, prints, and paintings that combine mathematical precision with hand-drawn variation. Siena’s works, characterized by repetition and dense with lines, range from the purely abstract to the vaguely biomorphic to the figurative. Known primarily for his concentric or repeating contours and corners, a 2008 exhibition marked a departure, featuring greater irregularity of line and a number of drawings of human faces.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Biography

Responding to a set of parameters, what the artist calls “visual algorithms,” and following them to their conclusion, James Sienna creates drawings, prints, and paintings that combine mathematical precision with hand-drawn variation. Siena’s works, characterized by repetition and dense with lines, range from the purely abstract to the vaguely biomorphic to the figurative. Known primarily for his concentric or repeating contours and corners, a 2008 exhibition marked a departure, featuring greater irregularity of line and a number of drawings of human faces.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
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