Bio

 

Siena has exhibited across the world in cities including Tokyo, Nashville, London and Berlin. Examples of her sexy, subversive and surprising work can be found in the Tom of Finland Foundation collection, hanging next to Kim Gordon in Nashville and emblazoned across the chests of Harajuku fashionistas. She continues to collaborate with iconic Japanese fashion legends Hysteric Glamour, hits the studio every day and sells on the secondary market.

Perennially provocative, Siena Barnes’ elegant and obscene ink drawings and esoteric sinema explore western consumer culture’s continued preoccupation with sexuality, transgression, and liberation. In a secular world, transgression offers the ultimate experience of liberation from self and from failing social structures. In Siena’s work, female sexuality stands as a cypher for the shadow, for the unmanageable depths of the psyche which cannot be disciplined, ordered or contained. Barnes invites viewers to embrace the illicit personal and societal shadow because, now more than ever before, what is hidden must be seen.

 

Outlaw Feminism

 

A Manifesto

 

We control the gaze.

Our ‘nature’ is physical and digital.

We relinquish like-ability.

We choose authenticity over attachment.

We embrace the shadow.

We dedicate ourselves to passion.

We rejoice in sensuality.

We honour the sun and moon tides.

We set the world on fire.

We reject ideology in all forms, especially this manifesto.

– Siena Barnes, 2022

Bio

 

Siena has exhibited across the world in cities including Tokyo, Nashville, London and Berlin. Examples of her sexy, subversive and surprising work can be found in the Tom of Finland Foundation collection, hanging next to Kim Gordon in Nashville and emblazoned across the chests of Harajuku fashionistas. She continues to collaborate with iconic Japanese fashion legends Hysteric Glamour, hits the studio every day and sells on the secondary market.

Perennially provocative, Siena Barnes’ elegant and obscene ink drawings and esoteric sinema explore western consumer culture’s continued preoccupation with sexuality, transgression, and liberation. In a secular world, transgression offers the ultimate experience of liberation from self and from failing social structures. In Siena’s work, female sexuality stands as a cypher for the shadow, for the unmanageable depths of the psyche which cannot be disciplined, ordered or contained. Barnes invites viewers to embrace the illicit personal and societal shadow because, now more than ever before, what is hidden must be seen.

 

Outlaw Feminism

 

A Manifesto

 

We control the gaze.

Our ‘nature’ is physical and digital.

We relinquish like-ability.

We choose authenticity over attachment.

We embrace the shadow.

We dedicate ourselves to passion.

We rejoice in sensuality.

We honour the sun and moon tides.

We set the world on fire.

We reject ideology in all forms, especially this manifesto.

– Siena Barnes, 2022