This Used to Be a Lake
Dimensions Variable (DV) presents a solo project titled This Used to Be a Lake by artist Carrie Sieh. The exhibition opens on February 25, 2023, 6-9pm in the Main Gallery.
In This Used to Be a Lake, Carrie Sieh excavates generations of family traumas and intertwined cultural histories. Works composed of cut paper, enciphered textiles, and discarded objects allude to the cumulative and radiating effects of violence and fear.
Carrie Sieh (she/they, b.1978, Los Angeles CA) is an artist, social justice advocate, and permaculture enthusiast living and working in Miami, Florida. Her work engages with histories and intersections of ecology, economics, gender, trauma, and technology. She received a BA in painting and photography from University of California at Santa Cruz (2001), and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in California (2008).
Sieh has participated in residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Oolite Arts, Bakehouse Art Complex, and the Deering Estate. Selected exhibitions include Artis-Naples, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, David Castillo Gallery, Locust Projects (Meta Gallery), Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, and Miami International Airport. Collections include 21c Hotels; James Hotel; United Way; Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz (Girl’s Club); Kathryn Grody & Mandy Patinkin, and private collections nationally and internationally. Sieh is a certified member of W.A.G.E. and is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, FL.