James Siena

James Siena

James Siena (BFA, Cornell University, 1979) is a New York based artist whose complex, rule-based linear abstractions have situated him firmly within the trajectory of modern American art. His artwork is driven by self-imposed predetermined sets of rules, or “visual algorithms,” which find their end-result in intensely concentrated, vibrantly-colored, freehand geometric patterns. Mr. Siena works across a diverse range of media, including lithography, etching, woodcut, engraving, drawing, and painting. His work is held in numerous prestigious public and private collections across the U.S., including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

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, 1997. enamel on aluminum, 29-1/8" x 22-3/4" (74 cm x 57.8 cm).
Battery, 1997. enamel on aluminum, 29-1/8" x 22-3/4" (74 cm x 57.8 cm).
, 1998. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15" (48.9 cm x 38.1 cm).
The Narrows, 1998. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15" (48.9 cm x 38.1 cm).
, 2011 - 2012. enamel on aluminum, 29-1/15" x 22-11/16" (73.8 cm x 57.6 cm).
connected Hooks with arrows (red), 2011 - 2012. enamel on aluminum, 29-1/15" x 22-11/16" (73.8 cm x 57.6 cm).
, 1999. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15-1/8" (48.9 cm x 38.4 cm).
bracket painting (after jury duty #2), 1999. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15-1/8" (48.9 cm x 38.4 cm).
, 1993-1994. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15-1/8" (48.9 cm x 38.4 cm).
Twilight Zone (for Joe), 1993-1994. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15-1/8" (48.9 cm x 38.4 cm).
, 2008. ink on paper, 11" x 8-1/2" (27.9 cm x 21.6 cm).
Liminal Rot, 2008. ink on paper, 11" x 8-1/2" (27.9 cm x 21.6 cm).
, 2009-2011. enamel on aluminum, 29-1/16" x 22-11/16" (73.8 cm x 57.6 cm).
Leviathan, 2009-2011. enamel on aluminum, 29-1/16" x 22-11/16" (73.8 cm x 57.6 cm).
, 1994. enamel on aluminum, 39" x 30" (99.1 cm x 76.2 cm).
Conversation, 1994. enamel on aluminum, 39" x 30" (99.1 cm x 76.2 cm).
, 2007. ink on paper, 60" x 40" (152.4 cm x 101.6 cm).
Floppy Spaceless Combs, 2007. ink on paper, 60" x 40" (152.4 cm x 101.6 cm).
, 1997. enamel on aluminum, 19" x 15" (48.3 cm x 38.1 cm).
The Wickets, 1997. enamel on aluminum, 19" x 15" (48.3 cm x 38.1 cm).
, 2010. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15-1/8" (48.9 cm x 38.4 cm).
Two Sequences, connected, 2010. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15-1/8" (48.9 cm x 38.4 cm).
, 2009. enamel on aluminum, 38-3/4" x 30-1/16" (98.4 cm x 76.4 cm).
Earthless, 2009. enamel on aluminum, 38-3/4" x 30-1/16" (98.4 cm x 76.4 cm).
, 2010. enamel on aluminum, 29-1/16" x 22-11/16" (73.8 cm x 57.6 cm).
Pharynx Dentata, 2010. enamel on aluminum, 29-1/16" x 22-11/16" (73.8 cm x 57.6 cm).
, 2010-2011. gouache on board, 10-1/2" x 8" (26.7 cm x 20.3 cm).
Blind Nose-Man, 2010-2011. gouache on board, 10-1/2" x 8" (26.7 cm x 20.3 cm).
, 1999. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15-1/8" (48.9 cm x 38.4 cm).
Proton Saga, 1999. enamel on aluminum, 19-1/4" x 15-1/8" (48.9 cm x 38.4 cm).

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Battery , 1997. enamel on aluminum, 29-1/8" x 22-3/4" (74 cm x 57.8 cm).