Bio

 

Born in San Francisco, CA

Lives in San Francisco, CA

 

Upon graduating from SF State University with a BFA in Textile Art Diane traveled to Japan to study under Tsuyoshi Kuno, a 4th generation dyer. Mr. Kuno and his studio use traditional techniques in inventive ways to create cutting edge textiles for high end fashion designers. Having the opportunity to work alongside artisans with an experimental slant and dedication to process informed much of Diane’s approach.

 

Diane is continually motivated to draw something new and unexpected from the medium at hand, folding paper to delineate planes of space in her paintings on wood, painting singular threads and suspending them to create ethereal forms. She often begins her exploration with a feeling moreso than a fixed outcome in mind. Her resulting works are textural and dimensional, echoing patterns and shapes found in the natural and urban landscape.

Photo Credit: Dana Spaeth

Education

 

2004

Work Study

Kuno Shibori Dyeworks

Arimatsu, Japan

 

2004

Bachelor of Fine Arts

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2016 October 1 - October 23

Scrap Art Show, Reclaimed: Elevating the Art of Reuse,

SFArtsEd Gallery, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

 

2016

By Hand

Coker Gallery, Blue Line Arts

Roseville, CA

 

2015

Fiber Arts VII
International Juried Exhibition

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol, CA

 

2015

Texture, can you feel it?

Ohanlon Center for the Arts

Mill Valley, CA

 

2015

Naught

Gensler, Architecture + Design

San Francisco, CA

 

2011

The Art of Fiber

Workhouse Art Center

Lorton, VA

 

2008

Materialistic, Whitney Gallery

Savannah, GA

 

2004

Japan Creation Trade Fair

Tokyo, Japan