Sivadart Studio (est. 1998) is the hub + online studio shop for San Francisco based artist Keina Davis Elswick. Keina earned her (MFA) at Tufts University School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and her (BFA) at the University of Florida, with additional studies in the UK (London). Davis Elswick was awarded a full merit based award / scholarship from Tufts University. She has also spent years living and creating work in NYC, DC and various other cities throughout the United States. Her work is exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. and Internationally.
Davis Elswick is a two-time recipient of Individual Artist Grants from The San Francisco Arts Commission, the George Sugarman Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and was nominated 2005-2007, for the Eureka Fellowship, a prestigious award given by the Fleishhacker Foundation. Davis-Elswick has been featured in publications throughout the US and Canada, Including, “Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women”, an anthology and award-winning exhibit organized and published by the International Museum of Women. Imagining Ourselves, [the anthology] included contributors such as Zadie Smith, Ani DiFranco, Lisa Ling and Cathy Freeman. In 2011, Keina created ((ArtMusicVegan)) a space for visual content not always included in mainstream conversations about contemporary art (music + vegan food + culture). In 2014 she launched The Black Irish Archive, a project that archived contemporary & historical intersections of Black and Irish culture. The archive will be relaunched in 2024. In 2018, Keina also opened a vintage and contemporary collectibles shop. For updates on what Keina is doing in the "Art World" (exhibits, grants, awards, upcoming work and more), visit HERE.