Bryana Siobhan has been living and working in Boston the past years as a performance artist and sculptor, she currently is working Massachusetts College of Art and Design's Admissions Office, full time. She graduated from School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and Tufts University with a Masters in Fine Art and a BFA in Fine Art from Corcoran College of Art + Design.
Bryana Siobhan creates performance/installation experiences that explore how the body uses labor and movement to merge oral and written narratives. By creating a narrative environment, the installations become a space where non-verbal dialogue is prioritized and verbal dialogue is specific and meaningful. The performances question the authority of written text and oral language and allow memory, trauma and spirituality to be bodily felt by both audience and performer. By imbibing and releasing materials such as charcoal and salt, improvised action documents these stories through a developed physical vocabulary. The creation of banners, "writings", collage and installations allow unspoken stories to become visible through visceral means.
Bryana is interested in the intersections of black spirituality, inter-generational memory, trauma, labor, domesticity, the creation and maintaining of a home and the representations of those through the body and physical space.