Carrie Sieh (b.1978, Los Angeles CA) is an interdisciplinary artist, social justice advocate, and permaculture enthusiast living and working in Miami, Florida.  Her practice is inspired by cultural, geographic, and economic histories; theories of mind, intersectionality, communication, and organization; geoscience; pattern, cryptology and symbolism; thought experiments; game theory; social justice movements; personal narrative, and the ways in which knowledge finds material expression.  These interests have been funneled into projects such as embroidered computer disks that imply a precarious future environment; experimental textiles hinting at layered histories of violence and power; and hand-manipulated photographs documenting intimate but alienated moments and spaces.  In some works, meaning is added by incorporating steganography and ciphers. 

 

For the past decade, Sieh’s work has engaged with the intertwined issues of environmental destruction, economic exploitation, technology, and climate change, as well as with the complex human experiences that inhibit sustainability.  She is a certified member of W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy), and the founder of Zero Waste Miami.

 

Sieh received a BA in painting and photography from University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in California.  Her work has been exhibited at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Art & History Museums of Maitland, Miami International Airport, Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, Coral Gables Museum, MDC Museum of Art & Design, Charles Deering Estate, and the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, among others. Collections include Bernice Steinbaum (Miami), Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz (Ft. Lauderdale FL) Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody (NYC), the James Hotel (Miami Beach), United Way Miami-Dade, and the Leland Tea Company (San Francisco), as well as private collections in the United States and internationally. She is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, FL.

EDUCATION


2008 M.L.I.S. (Master of Library & Information Science), San Jose State University, CA

2001 B.A., Art (Painting and Photography), University of California, Santa Cruz CA

SELECTED SOLO & EXPERIMENTAL* EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Low Roads. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami FL

2015

*Shroud for Soul Murderers.  ArtCenter/SouthFlorida (now Oolite Arts), Miami Beach FL

Chaos/Control.  O Cinema, Miami FL

2014

*Subclass HE (HV8073-8079.35).  Meta-Gallery/Locust Projects, Miami FL

Textiles for Men and Machine-Breakers.  Audrey Love Gallery, Miami FL  
 

2010

Consuming Passion.  ArtLab33, Miami FL (curated by Onajide Shabaka)
 

2001

The Jumping-Off Place.  Baskin Gallery, Santa Cruz CA
 

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2019

Florida Contemporary, Artis-Naples Baker Museum, Naples, FL

America Weaves.  Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables FL (curated by Adriana Herrera)

2018

Dual Roles. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL 

Art31: Fiber. Art and History Museums of Maitland, FL

2016

Reimagined: Innovations in Fiber by Alex Tremino and Carrie Sieh.  Ruth Funk Center for

     Textile Arts, Melbourne FL

2014

Urbanism: Perceived and Interpreted.  Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables FL

SELECTED GROUP & COLLABORATIVE* EXHIBITIONS
 

2019

Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, FL 

Between the Legible and the Opaque: Approaches to an Ideal in Space, Audrey Love Gallery, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami FL (curated by Adler Guerrier)

RCS 76-100, Swampspace, Miami, FL

Exposed.  Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, FL (curated by Laura Marsh)

2018

Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

It's Hot Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2017

Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

A Thread of Execution.  Dimensions Variable, Miami FL

Threads of Connection.  Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami FL

Fragile Ecologies.  Bernice Steinbaum Gallery at Art New York, New York NY

2016

Give Them the Bird.  Bernice Steinbaum Gallery at Art Miami, Miami FL

Talking to Hear.  Conde Contemporary Project Space, Miami FL

*A Cyborg's Guide to Permaculure. Sudson A. Samuels Gallery,

     Pembroke Pines FL (collaboration with Lucinda Linderman)

2015

The Natural World and Cultured Settings.  Art Wynwood, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery,

     Miami FL

2014

Paper Hearts. MDC Museum of Art & Design, Miami FL (curated by Jeremy Mikolajczak)

ABRACADABRA. Art and Culture Center, Hollywood FL

 

2013

Reclaimed Miami.  Zadok Gallery, Miami FL (curated by Bernice Steinbaum)
Who Does She Think She Is?  Art House Gallery, Delray Beach FL

Art Wynwood, Miami, FL
 

2012

Smash & Grab.  Locust Projects, Miami FL  

Appropriated Gender, 1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL (curated by Lisa Rockford)
Natural Curiosities.  Miami International Airport, Miami FL 
DCG Open.  David Castillo Gallery, Miami FL (curated by Brandi Reddick)
Photography By Women.  6th Street Container Space, Miami FL
Mapping: Time and Space.  ArtCenter/South Florida (now Oolite Arts), Miami Beach FL
 

2011

Surface.  Charles Deering Estate, Miami FL (with Regina Jestrow, curated by Kim Yantis)

The Revolving Door Project, South Pointe Tower, Miami Beach, FL
Wynwood Art Fair.  Miami, FL
5th All-Media Juried Biennial.  Art and Culture Center, Hollywood FL (curated by Michelle Weinberg)
 

2010

SIN.  Audrey Love Gallery, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami FL
The Myth of Power.  1310 Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale FL (curated by Lisa Rockford)

2006

Diosas. Gallery One, San Francisco CA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
 

2018

Shannon Stratton, "The Event of a Thread," The Miami Rail, Issue 23

2017    

Anne Tschida, “In need of an antidote to the digital onslaught? This show is for you,”

Miami Herald, November 19, 2017

Michelle A.M. Miller, “Embroideries, Ciphers, and Secrets: An Interview With Carrie Sieh,”

Cabbage Palm, December 8, 2017

2016

"Reimagined: Innovations in Fiber at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts in Melbourne"

2014

The Choreography Behind "Textiles for Men and Machine Breakers".  Neil De La Flor, Knight Arts Blog, 03/10/14

 

2013

Future Dinosaur.  Scrapped Magazine, Spring 2013
 

2012

"3 Gallery Showings Around South Florida".  Tom Austin, Miami Herald 10/7/12
"Esculturas Afectivas de Artistas Emergentes".  Adriana Herrera, El Nuevo Herald 7/15/2012
"DCG Open: A Summer Show to Remember".  Colleen Dougher, South Florida Sun Sentinel 

     6/15/2012
 

2011

"Carrie Sieh Reveals Secrets".  AlmostDorothy.com, 9/6/2011
"Another Sketchy Artist: Carrie Sieh".  BeachedMiami.com, 6/20/2011
"NonStop Miami", NBC, 5/24/2011
 

2010 
Is Greater Than Digital Omnibus.  Warning Sign Media, 2010
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture.  Cover, 10(2). 
 

RESIDENCIES
 

2014-2016

ArtCenter/SouthFlorida

2013

Deering Estate, Miami FL

2011-2013

Bakehouse Art Complex

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Charles Deering Estate, Miami FL

21c Hotels, Louisville KY

James Hotel, Miami Beach FL

United Way, Miami FL

University of Miami, Miami FL


Bernice Steinbaum, Miami FL

Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz, Ft. Lauderdale FL
Kathryn Grody & Mandy Patinkin, New York NY
Madeleine Conway, Miami Beach FL

Private collections in the United States, Turks and Caicos, Singapore, and Uruguay