Vivianne SiqueirosSacramento, California

Red Lodge Clay Center – Short-Term Resident  2023 – BIPOC Scholarship Recipient

Vivianne Siqueiros is a ceramic artist currently based in Sacramento, CA. She received her BFA from Boise State University in 2017. Since then, she has taught community art classes in Boise and Sacramento, worked as a Youth Development Specialist with Peace Corps Morocco, and served with AmeriCorps on a national level. In her studio practice she creates bright sculpture and socially engaging installations and wearables.

Generating joy feels like a necessary role in my family. After decades of my ancestors passing down grief and pain, I crave a different ending for my generation and our descendants. My sculptures serve as both a joyful anecdote and a piece of my identity to keep in the family. In another realm of my practice, I crave connection through multiplicity and social interaction. My installations help connect my humanity to others. By inviting community into my practice I hope to intentionally create empathy, playfulness, and connection.