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SIENA GILLANN PORTA
Artist's Statement, CV




The installations represented have roots deep in my zen practice, which has shaped my artwork for decades. The titles often refer to koans, both well-known and personal paradoxical riddles that clarify.



Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Noho Gallery, 530 W. 25th St. New York, NY Solo shows 2008, 2005, 2003
14 Sculptors Gallery, 168 Mercer Street, New York, NY Solo shows 1991, 1988, 1985, 1984
Mari Galleries Ltd., Mamaroneck, NY Solo show 1984


Selected Group Exhibitions:
The Akin Library & Museum, Outdoor installation Pawling , NY 2016
The Banana Factory, ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists), juried exhibit Casa Belvedere, Staten Island, NY
Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, 2015
Highbridge Park, NY Parks Dept., Outdoor Installation 2015
New York University, Zerilli-Marimo Gallery, Casa Italiana, NY, NY 2015
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Staten Island, NY 2014
Manhattanville College, “Self & Identity” , Purchase, NY 2013
Salem Art Works Sculpture Park, Salem, NY 2007-12
New Jersey City University, Installation 1998-9, Installation and Artist’s Panel 2007-12
St. Thomas Aquinas College, Azarian-Mcullough Gallery, Sparkill, NY 2001, Curator/Exhibitor, 2008, 2010
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck Campus Gallery, Teaneck, NY 2012
Governors Island Art Fair 2011, Sponsored by 4Heads, Governors Island, NY 2011
Ramapo College, Berrie Center, Kresge Gallery, Ramapo College of New Jersey 2001, 2009
Regional Museum of Hornafjordur, Hofn, Iceland 2003
Hafnarborg Cultural Museum, Hrafnarfurdor, Iceland 2003
Snaefellsness Regional Museum, Olafsvik, Iceland 2002
Noho Gallery, New York, NY 2002-8
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY 2001
Nassau Community College, Firehouse Gallery, Garden City, NY 1998-9
Eighth Floor Gallery, ASCI, 473 Broadway, New York, NY 1996
Blue Hill Cultural Center, Curator/Exhibitor, Pearl River, NY 1995
14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY, Curator, Carlos Gutierrez-Solanas 1993-4
Lorraine Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY 1992
Lehigh University, Seigel Gallery, Curator, Susan Tunick, PA 1991
University of Notre Dame, Isis Gallery, IN 1991
Terraine Gallery, (Soho) Green Street, New York, NY 1984
BACA Downtown, Curator, Greta Gunderson, Brooklyn, NY 1984
A.B. Condon Gallery, W. Broadway, NY 1982


Selected Grants & Fellowships:
Varmahlid Haus, Artist Residency (painting), Hveragerthi, Iceland 2010, 2014
Fritz Eager Foundation, Visiting Artist, New Canaan HS, New Canaan, CT 2007
Brisons Veor, Artist Residency, Cape Cornwall, England 2003
New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA Grantee, New York, NY 2002
United States Information Agency, Partners of the Americas, Rockland Chapter, St. Lucia, West Indies 1992
New York State Council on the Arts, NYSCA Sculpture Grantee 1986


Selected Public Collections:
University of Iceland, Ag. Coll., Town of Hveragerdi, Iceland, Brisons Veor Trust, Cape Cornwall, England
Hafnarborg Cultural Museum, Hrafnarfurdor, Iceland
Fulbright Commission, Reykjavik, Iceland
RAA at Fort Tilden/Jacob Riis National Park, Breezy Point, NY
St. Philip R.C. Church, Norwalk, CT
County of Rockland, Robert L. Yaeger Health Center, Pomona, NY


Publications, Reviews, Media & Catalogs:
Who's Who in America 2003-Present
New York Times 1995, "New Metaphors"
Newsday 2000
Who's Who in the East 1994-Present
Who's Who in American Art 1989-Present
Gallery & Studio, 2007, 2003


Selected Education:
M.F.A., Sculpture, The Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Studio Arts, Brooklyn College CUNY
Studio & Forum of Stage Design, NY, NY
School of Visual Arts, NY, NY
Art Students League, NY, NY


Selected Positions:
Scenic Artist, 1986 – present; The Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, Feature films and Television. USAL 829
Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Art at Ramapo College of New Jersey; 2001 - 2012
Adjunct Professor of Art, STAC (Saint Thomas Aquinas College); 2000 – 2010


Represented by:
14 Sculptors Gallery Inc., 332 Bleeker Street, NY, NY.    www.14sculptors.com




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