b.1991 Canada

OCADU Graduate - BFA (2015)


Sierra Barber is an Indigenous (Upper Mohawk/ mixed) artist based in Port Dover, ON. She graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in 2015, majoring in Sculpture and Installation with a minor in the Indigenous Visual Culture Program. Sierra has been exploring the characteristics of wax as a medium for a decade, developing a process that allows full control over the material. She creates small scale, meditative works where beads of hot wax are precisely applied and built up in layers to create intricate patterns both planned and intuitive. Sierra’s professional practice has explored themes of preservation, transformation, identity and the collection of memory.