Sierra started felting in 2001 under the guidance of her boss while working at small town newspaper. Discovering a passion for fiber and color, she left the newspaper to pursue a full-time career as a fiber artist. She has participated in art shows throughout the midwest such as: Laumier, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Gold Coast, Art Fair on the Square Madison, 57th Street Chicago, and Penrod. She has also shown work at 337 Project Space, Light Gallery + Studio, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Lemonade Stand Gallery, and Kresge Art Museum. She was a participant in ArtPrize 2015 as part of Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe which was placed on the Juror Shortlist for Outstanding Venue by Steven Matijcio, Cincinnati-based Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center. Sierra graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree of fine art, with a focus on graphic design and printmaking. She lives and works in a 105+ year-old home in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sierra is a recipient of a 2018 Venue Grant, a 2021 Project Grant, and is currently co-curating PO (Art)Box with Todd Ramquist for ArtPrize 11.
Sierra's ArtPrize Entries
These are Sierra's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Sierra's Past Work
These are images of past work that Sierra has done.