Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos) is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and traditional Indigenous weaving based in Portland, OR. Siestreem’s artistic practice engages in critical issues of sovereign Indigenous rights, Indigenous knowledge systems and ecology. Siestreem’s current project of learning, practicing and teaching traditional Indigenous basket weaving stems from her work on institutional critique and access to historic collections of Coos material and archives. Through engaging in these traditional practices, Siestreem invokes the complex histories and embodied knowledges of the communities and peoples who have also woven these baskets across eras. Siestreem received her MFA from the Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and is the recipient of numerous grants, scholarships and residencies. Siestreem’s work has been shown across the US and BC, including at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, OR; The Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon; The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Victoria, BC; The Museum of Northwest Art in Seattle, WA; among many other spaces. She is currently represented by the Augen Gallery in Portland, OR.