Siri Kaur is an artist/photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles, where she also serves as Associate Professor at Otis College of Art and Design. She received an MFA in Photography from California Institute of the Arts in 2007, an MA in Italian Studies in 2001 from Smith College/Universita’ di Firenze, Florence, Italy, and BA in Comparative Literature from Smith College in 1998. Kaur was the recipient of the Portland Museum of Art Biennial Purchase Prize in 2011. She regularly exhibits and has had solo shows at Blythe Projects and USC’s 3001 galleries in Los Angeles, and group shows at the Torrance Museum of Art, California Institute of Technology, and UCLA’s Wight Biennial. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, art ltd., The L.A. Times, and The Washington Post, and is housed in the permanent collections of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the University of Maine.