Siena Smith

Assistant Professor

Siena Smith (b. 1996, NYC) is an artist who works with drawing, weaving and collage to work out the complexities of everyday emotions, Black femininity and ancestry. She earned her BFA in Textiles from RISD and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is interested in how tactility, material and texture of textile and 2D mediums carry the essence of Black Diasporic personal, cultural and spiritual histories. Smith has exhibited at NADA Miami (2022); George Washington Carver Museum, Texas (2021); White Cube, UK (2021); Martha’s Contemporary, Texas (2020–21); and Something Special Studios, New York (2020). She is the recipient of an AICAD Teaching Fellowship at RISD (2021–23).

Fall 2022

  • ID-8965-04 Collaborative Study
  • TEXT-4813-02 Jacquard Design
  • TEXT-4820-01 Woven Structure For Pattern
  • TEXT-8965-02 Collaborative Study

Wintersession 2023

  • NMSE-8900-12 ISP Non-major Elective

Spring 2023

  • TEXT-4821-01 Jacquard For Pattern
  • TEXT-483G-01 Thesis Project
  • TEXT-4898-01 Textile Degree Project