Siena Smith is an artist currently based in Providence, RI. She works with drawing, weaving and collage to work out the complexities of identity and investigate personal narratives. She earned her BFA in Textiles from RISD and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is interested in how gesture, color and texture of textiles and 2D mediums allow for representation and abstraction to begin a conversation about her Black identity, emotions and thoughts. Her work has been exhibited in shows across the US and in Italy. Recently, she collaborated with the TextielLab to create a series of large-scale Jacquard woven fabrics.