BIO

Sienna DeGovia

(b. 1975, Los Angeles, California)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Sienna DeGovia (b. 1975, Los Angeles) lives and works in Los Angeles.  Her sculptural practice incorporates materials ranging from metal, fabric, clay, polymer, paint, and glass to cupcakes, candies and cakes.  Her work explores the emotional nature of consumption, the societal tendency to veer between excess and austerity, and the theatricality of identity that can result.  Food is a consistent actor in her work, in its ability to cross and confuse desire and physical need, and highlight the difficulty of distinguishing between the two.  In addition to her fine art practice, DeGovia has been a successful practicing food stylist in Los Angeles for nearly two decades, working in editorial and advertising print, film and commercial realms.  She received her BFA from California College of Art, and has exhibited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Wisconsin.  Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin. 

Education

1999 BFA, Sculpture, California College of the Arts, California

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019 America, Feast or Folly, with Renée Anjanette, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2011 Angel City Eats, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2001 Jiggle, Snow Pony, Echo Park, California
Paper ‘Copter (installation), Pull My Daisy, Los Angeles, California
1999 Becoming Ginger, CCA’s Center Gallery, San Francisco, California

Group Exhibitions

2018 Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions, Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
2016 Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art, Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
2015 Food for Thought: A Celebration of Food in Art, Canon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2013 Good Enough to Eat: Food as subject for Craft, Craft in America Study Center, Los Angeles, California
Miami Project, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Miami, Florida
2012 Home Sweet Homeless, Craft in America Study Center, Los Angeles, California

Bibliography

2016 Featured Artist,” Los Angeles Review of Books, November.
2015 Moses, Monica, “Sweet Tooth,” American Craft Magazine, January 20.
2012 Caldwell, Ellen, “Gallerist at Home: Deb Klowden Mann,” New American Paintings, August 20.
2011 Garbee, Jenn. “Angel City Eats: Where Joe Friday + Kim Kardashian Meet Over Donuts This Weekend,” LA Weekly Blog, Dec. 9.

Selected Collections

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Neena and Gerry Smith, Irvine, California
Deb Klowden Mann, Los Angeles, California
Vincent Cresciman, Los Angeles, California
Brianna Beaudry-Blagg, Los Angeles, California
Peri Wolfman, New York, New York

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