James Siena (b. 1957, Oceanside, California) has been featured in more than one hundred solo and group exhibitions since 1981, at venues including the 2004 Whitney Biennial, Pace Gallery, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Dieu Donné, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. His work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Siena was inducted to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000 and was elected an Academician at The National Academy in 2011. His many accolades also include the Eissner Artist of the Year Award from the Cornell Council for the Arts at Cornell University Award (2009); he received his BFA from Cornell in 1979. In 2004, he attended Yaddo and currently serves on its Board of Directors. James Siena is currently based in New York, and has been represented by Pace Gallery since 2004.