Siobhan Hebron is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a B.A. in both Art and Art History. She currently works as an artist assistant.
Up until two years ago, Hebron’s practice was predominantly painting based and casually investigative of cursory interests. In the summer of 2014, she was diagnosed with brain cancer; this diagnosis triggered a radical change in her practice to a precise and necessary examination of a new reality. Her work has since been in an exploratory period of content as well as medium. Hebron’s work now looks to correlate her personal experience of cancer within a broader dialogue of illness, chronic conditions, disability and ableism, and the sick female body. Her work engages in feminist social practice, directly embracing community and collaboration, and functions within the idea that a radically honest dialogue is needed to change the socio-cultural perception of health and illness.
Her most recent projects included a five night series of performances during her final cycle of chemotherapy; each performance began with Zofran and ended an hour later with Temodar and took place at various independent art spaces around Los Angeles. She was also recently included in a group exhibition by the Association of Hysteric Curators at the Angels Gate Cultural Center, where she performed a durational, spoken-word piece from crowdsourced stories of women who had experienced misogyny from medical professionals. She hopes to repeat this project in future iterations as well as continue to work with Patient Experience, the artist collective she founded. Hebron plans to continue exploring and making work about illness and hopes to further the conversation between the artistic and medical communities through a creative criticality.