Gina Siepel (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and woodworker. Their artistic practice reflects an engagement with place, history, queer experience, and ecology, and their work integrates conceptual concerns and craftsmanship with a focus on wood as a natural and a cultural material. Gina’s objects, installations, drawings, videos, and other works link aesthetic and materially-based modes of artistic production to other forms of inquiry, including collaboration, social engagement, site-based exploration, and research. Gina is originally from rural western New York, and lived in New York City, Maine, and eastern Massachusetts, before arriving in the Connecticut River Valley of Western Massachusetts (Nipmuc, Pocumtuck, and Abenaki land), where they now live with their partner and frequent artistic collaborator, interdisciplinary artist and choreographer Sara Smith.


Gina’s works have been shown in museums and galleries nationally, including the Colby Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the Museum for Art in Wood, Vox Populi Gallery, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and Amherst College. Gina has been a fellow or artist-in-residence at Skowhegan, Hewnoaks, the Winterthur Museum, the Vermont Studio Center, Sculpture Space, and Mildred’s Lane. She has received funding from the Berkshire Taconic Fund, the Puffin Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Gina holds a BFA in painting and drawing from the School of Art + Design at SUNY Purchase and an MFA in sculpture and interdisciplinary studio art from the Maine College of Art. She has taught at Amherst College and Hampshire College, and currently teaches in the Massachusetts College of Art and Design MFA program. From 2016 - 2022 Gina taught at Mount Holyoke College, where she developed and taught an interdisciplinary foundations curriculum. Gina is currently a MacLeish Field Station Artist-in-Residence at Smith College, and a 2023 recipient of a Teaching Artist Cohort Grant from the Center for Craft. She is currently enrolled in the Field Naturalist Certification Program at Mass Audubon, and is a member of the Greenfield Tree Committee, a volunteer urban forestry organization in Greenfield, Massachusetts.