Born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma, Serene graduated from Reed College with a degree in Anthropology in 2007.
Her art work is contemporary and whimsical. She draws heavily from an interest in graffiti and street art; particularly in terms of the materials she uses. Quentin Blake and Gary Larson are among her influences.
Serene works from Manhattan and has a permanent collection at Highwater Gallery in New Orleans, LA.