Sara Siestreem is from the Pacific Northwest and is an enrolled member of the Coos Tribe of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Suislaw Indians.
Siestreem received a BS from Portland State University and an MFA from Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by the Augen Gallery in Portland, OR and her work has been shown in museums and figures in prestigious private and public collections nationally.
She is a Master Artist, Educator, and Theorist. She serves as a consultant and freelance educator for museums and cultural groups regionally. Siestreem also serves various youth organizations and individuals in the role of mentor, workshop leader, promoter, public speaker and volunteer. She now lives and works exclusively in the arts in Portland, Oregon.
I'd like to thank the great print assistants we had on this project: Jason Clark and Shelby Hanson.
This project is made possible with the generous support of the following:
Sara was the first of several upcoming printmaking residencies that culminated in the 2018 exhibition at the Missoula Art Museum of works created at Matrix, surveying contemporary American Indian approaches to abstraction.