David Siever was born in New York City. S.U.N.Y Purchase College BA, 2013; Maryland Institute College of Art Post Baccalaureate Fine Arts, 2014. Currently, an MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. David’s practice in narrative ceramics combines his interests in history and art, creating sculptures inspired by historical events and even more so by their forgotten protagonists, the “footnotes” of history. Human cruelty, human ambition, frailty and longing as well as the search for transformation and beauty form the center of his work. Combining his interests in history and art, he creates clay sculptures of historical events, focusing on the forgotten protagonists and the disasters which reveal the costs of human desires, human ambition and human cruelty.