Sierra James

Sierra pours her love of nature and people into art, creating film, graphic design, painting and functional art pieces. Sierra is a mother of 3 lovely girls, is neurodiverse, and identifies as LGBTQIA+. Sierra has been working throughout her career to uplift the voices of people experiencing trauma, oppression, violence, and disability. Sierra is a non-profit founder and has been leading non-profits in the United States and Timor-Leste for 20 years. She is passionate about social behavior change communication and has produced two entertainment education film series. 

Sierra has been painting since she was in her late teens. Her work has been exhibited throughout Whatcom and Skagit county
as well as in Seattle, New York, and Timor-Leste. Sierra was born near
Bellingham, Washington, and attended both the University of Washington and Columbia University.

Sierra spent 15 years living in the post-conflict nation of Timor-Leste working child protection, gender equity, and violence prevention utilizing a transformative arts curriculum. For this work, she was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurship. Through
both her art and her other work, Sierra strives to positively transform lives and bring joy.

Commissions are available on request.

Sierra James in the News

Sierra's Art Resume