Sierra Pauley was born in a small rural town in Iowa. After graduating high school there, she studied fashion merchandising and design at Iowa State University. She also studied in Rome for five months, where being constantly surround by art really enhanced her creativity and helped her express those new inspirations through digital art and photography. Pauley’s work is influenced by the art movement of the late 1960s, which shows through psychedelic effects and colors. Shortly after receiving her bachelor’s degree, she moved to Los Angeles where she practiced digital art and exhibited for the first time at a RAW Artist Showcase. Since moving to Minneapolis, she’s been able to focus more on her art, creating artwork for album covers, posters, graphic tees, and experimenting with video art.