Sirena Pearl is an artist navigating her expression of contemporary topics. Many of the themes in her pieces are in line with the concerns of individuals born under Generation Z. Self-identity, anthropogenic climate change, vanity, bodily autonomy, neurodivergence, and technological addictions in a digital age are among the topics Sirena explores with her art. She explores these topics with her “spinal distortion figures.” Often a representation of herself, these bodies contort in exaggerated designs, emulating the physical and emotional sensations experienced when she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis at the age of twelve.

She has lived and grown up in the DC Metropolitan area. Her passion for art was encouraged by her mother (a graphic designer) and father at a young age. In 2018 Sirena submitted artwork through her high school to the Scholastic Art and Writing contest. Her color penciled self-portrait “Shower” received the National / American Vision award and a Gold Medal. Scholastics exhibited the piece, starting at Parsons School of Design, in a traveling display across the country from 2018 to 2020. After graduating high school, she decided to develop her business and art skills by working on projects and displaying her art in local DMV exhibitions. Sirena was working and displaying her art as an Artist-in-residence at the restaurant Palette 22. 

In August of 2022, Sirena started attending VCU’s Fine Arts Program, studying for a Painting and Printmaking Degree. As of July 2023, she completed a mural communicating the influences and risks of the urban heat island effect in RVA.

Photographer Baran Sevim

Artist CV


CV Sirena Pearl sirenapearl.com EXPERIENCE Workshop Student Assistant: James Cabell Library, Richmond / January 2023 to Current Checking In/Out Creative Technology Assisting Students with Creative Technology and Software Teaching VR Immersive Orientations Artist in Residence: Palette 22, Arlington, VA / April 2021 to September 2022 Preforming art process in restaurant space for viewers Interacting with Customers & Diners Displaying and