Education

MA Visual & Critical Studies, The California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2016

MFA Fine Art, The California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2016

BFA Photography, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2003

 

Awards

All College Honors Award (Fine Art), Juried by Kevin B. Chen, The California College of the Arts, May 2015

The Rex Ray Material Support Award, Juried by Glen Helfand, March 2015

Alexandria Award Honorable Mention for Photography, The University of the Arts, 2002

Promising Artist Award, The University of the Arts, 1999-2003

Presidential Merit Scholarship, The University of the Arts, 1999-2003

Exhibitions

2017

Make Art/Work 2017, January 17-21, the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2016

Méconnaissance, September 2 - October 30, Central, Philadelphia, PA

2015

CCA MFA Exhibition, May 14 - 23, the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Glass, Cinder & Thorns III, a group show curated by April Segedi, March 20 - April 25, Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI

 2013

Scope Basel, Modernbook Gallery Booth, June 10 - 16, Basel, Switzerland

Coalesce, featuring Sienna Freeman, Matt R. Phillips, Allison Sommers, March 1 - April 19, Gallery 309, Philadelphia, PA 

Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Modernbook Gallery Booth, March 7 – 10, London, England

2012

Glass, Cinder & Thorns II, a group show curated by April Segedi. November 2012, 323 East Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

Art Platform Los Angeles, Modernbook Gallery Booth, September 28 - 30, Los Angeles, CA

Perception Shift, featuring Wade Aaron, Sienna Freeman, John Langdon, Bovey Lee, Kristen Neville-Taylor, Ryan Livingstone, Michelle Vitale Loughlin, Mat Ollig, with a short film by the Quay Brothers, curated by Heather Gibson, September 5 - December 12, 2012, Stockton College Art Gallery, Galloway, NJ

Constructing the Figure, featuring Jeff Wallin, Rogelio Manzo, & Sienna Freeman. February 25, Art Loft PA, Philadelphia PA

2011

Spirit Board, group show curated by JL Schnabel, November 5 - December 2, 2011, Articulated Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

Birds of a Feather, group show featuring work by Sienna Freeman, Frank Gonzales, Darla Teagarden, & Edith Lebeau, November 5 - December, 2011, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

Sienna Freeman Rencontre Thierry Tillier / Thierry Tillier meets Sienna Freeman, September 9 - October 29, LeVecteur, two person show, Galerie V2, Charleroi, Belgium

Approaching the Unreal, featuring Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann, Jamie Baldridge, Brian Taylor, Susan kae Grant, Brent Townshend, Sara Friedlander, Tom Chambers, Holly Roberts, Mary Daniel Hobson, Julieanne Kost, Sienna Freeman, and Jenny Honnert Abell, April 7 - May 28, Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Sienna Freeman & Becky Schmidt: Monsters inside Me, April 8 – July 7, two person show, Chapterhouse, Philadelphia, PA

Sienna Freeman: Broken Mirror, solo show, March 4 – 27, Bambi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

2010

Art Miami 2010, Modernbook Gallery Booth, December 1 - 5, Miami, FL

Art Toronto 2010, Modernbook Gallery Booth, October 28 - November 1, Toronto, Canada

Sienna Freeman: Mirror Mirror, September 11 - October 4, solo show, Sweet Jane, Philadelphia, PA

Playmate: Darla Jackson, Gretchen Diehl, and Sienna Freeman, February 26 - March 23, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Sienna Freeman: Equinophobia, December 10 - January 7, solo show, B2, Philadelphia, PA

2009

In Your Dreams, May 18 – September 11, juried exhibition, Art at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Life on the Spectrum: A Love Story, June 11 – 13, group show, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

Child Bride Makes Friends with Her Shadow, A public installation piece for Urban Outfitters, January - February, University of Pennsylvania campus, Philadelphia, PA

2008

Sienna Freeman: Recent Works, August 24 – October 5, solo show, Arcadia, Philadelphia, PA

Recent Works by Sienna Freeman, Chris Lawrence, & Kat Moran. August 1 – 23, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2008, Juried Show, June 29 – September 21, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Sienna Freeman: Re/member, January 12 - March 29, solo show, Yo Darkroom & Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007

Space 1026: Never Forget! Do It Yourself with Other People (a survey of the cooperative's past 10 years), November 2 – December 20, Space1026 Gallery and Studios, Philadelphia, PA 

Close to Home > 10, group show curated by Alida Fish, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2004

Birds of Prey, Space1026 Gallery, group show, Philadelphia, PA

2003

University of the Arts Senior Photography Thesis Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2002

Digital/Analog: Photo-Based Work, Group show, Siano Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Flip Book Fest, Space1026 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Published Writing

Lynn Hershman Leeson: Civic Radar at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts," Daily Serving, Published March 8, 2017

"Pulled, Stitched, and Stuffed: Materiality and the Abject in Dorothea Tanning’s Soft Sculptures,” VCS Master’s Thesis, California College of the Arts, May 2016

Pulled, Stitched, and Stuffed: Materiality and the Abject in Dorothea Tanning’s Soft Sculptures,Sightlines essay, California College of the Arts, May 2016

"Science in Surrealism at Gallery Wendi Norris," Review, Art PracticalJuly 12, 2015

"Science in Surrealism at Gallery Wendi Norris," Review, Daily ServingJuly 12, 2015

Amber Cowan: Second Life Glass,” Review, Art Practical, November 30, 2014 

Amber Cowan: Second Life Glass,” Review, Daily Serving, November 30, 2014

“Blurred Horizons: Fine Art vs. Craft, Judith Schaechter Speaks at the Philadelphia Art Alliance’s Commonwealth Lecture Series,” March 10, 2011, Art Jewelry Forum’s blog

Teaching Experience and Lectures

Guest Critic, 3:1 Peer Critique, California College of the Arts, February 16, 2017

Teaching Assistant, Living Painters, professor Jordan Kantor, California College of the Arts, Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant, CONTEMPORARY ART (SINCE 1945), professor Elizabeth Mangini, California College of the Arts, Fall 2014

Visiting Artist Talk, Surface Alteration in Photography,  professor Alida Fish, the University of the Arts, Fall 2012

Guest Speaker, Photography Alumni Panel, the University of the Arts, Spring 2008

Guest Critic, Senior Final Photography Critique, the University of the Arts, Spring 2011

 

Professional Experience

2017 - Present

Senior Manager of Academic Programs, Humanities & Sciences Division, Graduate Program in Visual & Critical Studies, VCS Dual-Degree Option - The California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2016 - 2017  

Program Manager: Graduate Program in Visual & Critical Studies, VCS Dual-Degree Option, and Undergraduate Program in Visual Studies - The California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014 - 2016

Gallery Manager - Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

2010 – 2013

Director – Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007 – 2010

Associate Director – Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005 – 2007

Gallery Administrator – Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003 – 2004

Resident Artist, Space 1026 Gallery & Studios, Philadelphia, PA

2002 - 2003

Gallery Intern & Artist Assistant, Space 1026 Gallery & Studios, Philadelphia, PA

Curatorial Experience

WILD Nature: Christy Langer, Julie Anne Mann, Andy Paiko, and Jennifer TraskMay 4 – June 30, 2012, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Old Souls (Reincarnated Objects): Orly Cogan, Brian Dettmer, Flore Gardner, and Jessica Joslin, May 6 - June 25, 2011, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Self & Beyond: Kiki Smith, Dana Major Kanovitz, Monica Cook, and Melanie Bilenker, September 4 - October 31, 2009, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

(In)Between: Contemporary Interpretations of Vanitas: Damien Hirst, Randall Sellers, Adelaide Paul, Tim Tate, Anne Siems, Dirk Staschke and Joe BoruchowMay 2 - June 28, 2008, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Birds of Prey:  Erinn Hart, Lia Brennan, Sarah Christoph, Sienna Freeman and Adriane DaltonJuly - August, 2004, Space 1026 Gallery & Studios, Philadelphia, PA

Press 

The Next Gen: Meet the Bay Area's Most Promising MFA Grads This Year,” 7X7, Candace Cui, May 22, 2015

Photo Feature: California College of the Arts 2015 MFA Thesis Show,” SFArtEnthusiast.com, Monique Delaunay, 05/27/2015

 “CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS,” Artbusiness.com, 5/14/15

A Week in the Life of an Art Warehouse,” Oakland Issue of San Francisco magazine, June 2014

Mixed Meanings” by Megan Rowlands, NO TOFU magazine, March 2014

Sienna Freeman,” The Weird Show, A Concern on Collage and Beyond, April 22, 2013

Studio Visit with Sienna Freeman” by JL Schnabel, Hi-Fructose Magazine's blog, October 19, 2012

Getting Free,” Quiet Lunch Magazine, August 24, 2012

"Wild Nature at Wexler Gallery” by Courtney Sexton, The Philadelphia City Paper’s “The Curator” Blog, May 4, 2012

Wild Nature at Wexler Gallery” by JL Schnabel, Hi-Fructose Magazine's blog, May 4, 2012

Here Comes Summer” by Edith Newhall, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Published May 20, 2012

“Fairs, SOFA 2012” Interviews by Cappi Wiilliamson, The Curated Object’s Blog, April 2012

Featured Artist in “Finger Painting on Mars,” Belgian Publication, February 2012

Featured Artist in “Eleven Eleven,” Journal of Literature & Art of the California College of the Arts, January 30, 2012

Featured Artist in “Finger Painting on Mars,” Belgian Publication, September 2011

Featured Artist, Commissioned 7 page spread, “Label.” magazine, Issue #3/11, Belgian Fashion Magazine, Spring 2011

"A Good Goodbye" by Edith Newhall, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Published March 13, 2011

"First Friday Focus" by Holly Otterbein, the Philadelphia Citypaper, March 3, 2011

"The Collages of Sienna Freeman" by JL Schnabel, Hi-Fructose Magazine's blog, March 2, 2011

"March into First Friday" by Roberta Fallon, the Philadelphia Weekly, March 1, 2011

“Girls 4 Girls” by Edith Newhall, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Published October 18, 2009

Self & Beyond Blurb, ICON Magazine, page 13, October 2009 Issue

“Create Escape” by Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, Published September, 30, 2009

“First Friday Focus” by Lori Hill, Philadelphia Citypaper, Published: September 1, 2009

“Government Work” by Edith Newhall, the Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21, 2009

“Alumni Notes” Edge the magazine of the University of the Arts, Spring 2009

"Upfront" Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2008

"Glass Half-Full" by Robin Rice, Philadelphia Citypaper, May 06, 2008

"Doom, Gloom and Everything After" by Jonathan L. Fischer, the Bulletin, May 02, 2008

"In the mist of Life..." by Edith Newhall, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 09, 2008

"The Paper Chase: Summer Art Guide" by Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, May 2008

"City Limits" Art Matters, April 2008

"Last Chance, Catch it or Regret It" by Nadia Standnycki, Philadelphia Citypaper, March 12, 2008

"Re/member" by Kristin Pazulski, Art Matters Magazine, February 2008 Issue

"First Friday Girl Art" Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof's Artblog, July 2004