Paul Sietsema is an American artist . He was born in 1968 in southern California, and these days based in Los Angeles. Sietsema makes objects, installations, drawings, and paintings, but considers these only as secondary props to his films. Sietsema is known for his elaborate research-based practice, his ability to create replicas and convincing fabrications, and the educational or documentary guise of his ultimately fictional films.
Education and Early Life
In 1992, Sietsema visited the first US solo exhibition of Jeff Koons, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which was an influence on his early thinking and work. In 1992, Sietsema attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed his undergraduate studies. In 1996 He attended graduate programs where he studied with some of the popular artists of his time. He received the MFA in the year 1999.
The career of Paul Sietsema
Sietsema’s first solo exhibition took place at Brent Petersen Gallery in Los Angeles in 1998. Since then he participated in a number of exhibitions around the world where he highlighted collections of his artwork before the public. He participated in a number of solo shows and also collaborated with a number of popular artists of his time. Besides being a celebrated artist he was also a celebrated filmmaker. During his lifetime he has produced and directed in a number of films that make him a popular filmmaker of his era. He is regarded by many as a qualified, experienced artist of his time.
Sietsema is an award winning artist. In 2002 he received the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award and the Wexner Center Artist’s Residency Award in 2013.
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