Born 1957, Oceanside, California. Lives and works in New York
James Siena is a master of virtuosic simplicity, creating his images from formulaic configurations of lines, interlocking combs, concentric circles, or other basic forms. The magic of Siena’s work comes from the remarkable blend of patience, exactitude, intuition, and grace with which he executes the “visual algorithms” he devises.
Siena’s work appears in collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hammer Museum at UCLA, and the Yale University Art Gallery.