Artist of the moment……James Siena

James Siena is an American artist associated with Abstract Expressionism. James Siena was born in the year 1957 in Oceanside, California. For his artistic education James Siena attended Cornell University located in Ithaca, New York. The artist works with gouache on paper or with enamel on aluminum in most works.

To get the organized abstraction appearance of his work Siena often works with a premeditated algorithm. An algorithm is used in mathematics and is a procedure used to develop calculations. The artist already has in mind his basic unit of measure before he starts, so the piece has  great sense of rhythm is far more organized than many other abstract painters.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 for prints and $50,000 for original works.

James Siena is a renown printmaker. Below we have a brief interview with the artist talking about working on a print series. The artist has created more than 100 print works over his lengthy career.

The artist has won awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

With the great James Kalm we visit a show featuring the work of James Siena. This is a great clip because when you get really close up to the paintings, as Mr. Kalm is able to, Siena’s work looks like an intricate maze!:

Siena is based out of New York City. After college he thought about attending graduate school, but found plenty of real life working professional artists that were able to mentor him. One of these artists was Chuck Close.

Has had his work shown at the Whitney Museum of Art.

Is the sole creator of his art, uses no assistants in his creative work.


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