The name Síoċáın means peace in Irish, and is pronounced she-yuh-khan. Síoċáın was born in Dublin, Ireland, and grew up in New York City. Síoċáın is an artist working with camera, paint, dimensional materials and digital, often exploring themes of site, observer, time and space. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, some of which can be viewed on her website at siocain.com. She is an art educator who has taught all ages both privately and on the college level. Her mission is to help students grow as people, while developing and strengthening their unique creative vision and voice—which usually involves students engaging in creative expression using a wide range of media, including paper, clay, paint, photography and computer! She currently teaches art in the Newark Public School District of New Jersey. Síoċáın practices Zen meditation and enjoys swimming, scuba-diving, hiking and the martial arts.

On another note, Síoċáın has recently adopted the old Irish spelling of Síoċáın. She believes that pre-spelling reform Irish was both more readable and beautiful visually. Since 20th Century spelling reforms were made to accomodate the now antiquated typerwiter, she made this change partially as way of questioning the short-sightedness of such a sweeping revision of language.