Bio and Resume:

Born in New Orleans, Diane has lived most of her life in New England apart from a 9 year residence in South Africa. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in illustration and has only recently found her medium as a three dimensional mixed media collage and assemblage artist. She has raised two children and currently resides in the Northwest corner of Connecticut.

Awards:

2016 Collinsville Savings Society Award, “49th Annual Open Juried Exhibition”, Canton Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT; Juror Bob Burns – Executive Director Mattatuck Museum; piece “Turning Point”

2012 Union Savings Bank Award #1, “45th Annual Open Juried Exhibition”, Canton Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT; Juror Douglas Hyland – Director New Britain Museum of American Art; piece “Black, White & Re(a)d”

2012 3rd Place Farmington Valley Arts Center juried show “Connections”, Fisher Gallery, FVAC, Avon, CT; Juror Patricia Hickson – curator Contemporary Art Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; piece “Magic Schoolbus”

2011 Honorable Mention Farmington Valley Arts Center 4th Annual Open Juried Show, Fisher Gallery, FVAC, Avon, CT; Juror Clinton Deckert; piece “Verboten”

Solo Shows:
2017 Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT August 2017

2017 Upstairs Gallery, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT Mar 17th-Apr 16th “My Journey”

2016 The Underground Gallery, 122 Main St. Collinsville, CT Sept 16th – Oct 2nd

2016 Duncaster Art Gallery, Bloomfield, CT March 5th – March 31st “Trading Places”

2015 Spotlight Gallery, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT Apr 24th – May 24th -“Limbo”

2015 Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT February 2015

2014 The Underground Gallery, 122 Main St. Collinsville, CT Aug 15th – Aug 31st

2014 ‘Open Your Eyes’ Studio Tour sponsored by Northwest CT Arts Council, June 28th & 29th

2013 Spotlight Gallery, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT Feb 15th – Mar 17th – ‘New Works’

2012 Upstairs Gallery, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT Mar 16th – Apr 15th – “Synchronicity” with Audrey Mucci

2011 Spotlight Gallery, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT Feb 11th – March 13th

2010 Upstairs Gallery, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT May 23rd – Jun 23rd – “Portrait of the Artist”

2008 Spotlight Gallery, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT Nov 7th-Dec 14th

2008 Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT September 2-26th

Juried Exhibitions:

2017 73rd Annual CT Artist’s Juried Show, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT (juror Patricia Hickson)

2016 49th Annual Open Juried Show, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT (juror Bob Burns, Executive Director of Mattatuck Museum)

2016 CWA 86th Annual National Open Juried Show, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT
(juror Min Jung Kim)

2016 South County All Media I show, Kingston, RI (juror Talia Levitt)

2016 CT Women Artists Member’s Juried Show, ALNB, New Britain, CT (juror Melanie Carr)

2015 FVAC Drezner Visitors Gallery, ‘At The Table’ (juror Janice La Motta)

2014 South County All Media II show, Kingston, RI (juror Don Wilkinson)

2013 46th Annual Open Juried Show, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT (juror Dr Nancy Stula)

2013 CT Women Artists 84th Open Juried, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT (juror Douglas Hyland)

2012 South County Art Association All Media II show, Kingston, RI (juror Merle Mainelli Poulton)

2012 FVAC Open Juried Show “Interpretations & Inspirations” Fisher Gallery (juror Anna Rogulina)

2012 45th Annual Open Juried Show, Gallery on the Green, Canton,CT (juror Douglas Hyland)

2012 CT Women Artists 83rd Open Juried, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT (juror Cathy Malloy)

2012 “Connections” FVAC Fisher Gallery, Avon, CT (juror Patricia Hickson)

2012 CT Women Artists Member’s Juried Show, Gallore Gallery, Middletown, CT (juror Roxanne Stachelek)

2011 44th Annual Open Juried Show, Canton Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT (juror Jaclyn Conley)

2011 FVAC 4th Annual Open Juried Show, Fisher Gallery, Avon, CT (juror Clinton Deckert)

2011 CT Women Artists 82nd Annual Open Juried Show, Jorgensen Gallery, Storrs, CT (juror Dr. Fereshteh Daftari)

2010 Open Juried Show, IMAGO Gallery, Warren, RI (juror John Udvardy)

2010 43rd Annual Open Juried Show, Canton Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

2008 12th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT

2008 CT Women Artists 2008 Members Juried Show, Gallery 53, Meriden, CT

2008 CT Women Artists 79th Annual Open Juried Show, John Slade Ely Hse, New Haven, CT

2007 40th Annual Open Juried Show, CAG, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT

2007 CT Women Artists 2007 78th Annual Open Juried Show, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT

2007 1st Open Juried Show “Interpretations & Inspirations”, Fisher Gallery, FVAC Avon, CT

2007 51st Annual Regional Juried Show, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT

2007 CT Women Artists 2007 Members Juried Show, Gallery 53, Meriden, CT

2007 CAFA (CT Academy of Fine Arts) 96th Annual Open Juried Show, Mystic CT Arts Cntr

2007 South County Art Association All Media Open Juried I, Kingston, RI

2006 CT Women Artists Juried Members Exhibition, Slater Mem. Museum, Norwich, CT

2006 Photo Show XXVIII Juried Show, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT

2006 50th Annual Regional Juried Show, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT

2006 10th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT

2006 CAFA (CT Academy of Fine Arts) 95th Annual Open Juried Show, Mystic CT Arts Cntr

2006 CT Women Artists 77th Annual Open Juried Show, John Slade Ely Hse, New Haven, CT

1996 Artwell Gallery Open Juried Show, Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT

1992 18th Juried Show, Sheffield Art League, Sheffield, MA

1991 CT Women Artists 62nd Annual Open Juried Show, John Slade Ely Hse, New Haven, CT

Group Shows:

2017 ‘Altars, Shrines and Amulets’ traveling exhibit curated by Gay Schempp

2015 CAG – Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT member shows

2014 Atrium Gallery, CT Department of Transportation, Newington, CT

2014 Northwest CT Arts Council ‘Open Your Eyes’ Studio Tour June 28 & 29

2014 CAG – Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT member shows

2013 CAG – Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT member shows

2012 CAG – Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT member shows

2011 Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI –  “Metaphor Allegory Paradox”

2011 CAG – Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT member shows

2010 CAG – Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT member shows

2009 CAG – Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT member shows

2008 FVAC Fisher Gallery “Grounds For Sculpture” & “Art on the Line” Avon, CT

2008 CAG – Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT member shows

2008 Mystic Arts Center “Elected Artist Show”

2008 Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT  “Entities”, “Show for  a Show”, “Maiden Voyage”

2007 CAG – Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT member shows

2007 A.L.A.S. Art, LLC, Canton, CT show with Todd Nonken & “Fashion Show”

2007 Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT “Show for a Show”

2005 RISD Green by Design Emergent Show, RISD Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

2005 Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT “Feet” show

1992 RISD Alumni in CT, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

BFA Illustration: Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Professional Affiliations:

Member Canton Artists’ Guild, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT since June 2007

Board Member Canton Artists’ Guild as of October 2008 until 2013

Former Member Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT

Member CT Women Artists  http://www.ctwomenartists.org/

Former Member Mystic Arts Center  2006/2007 Elected Artist 2008

Former Member Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT 2008

Press:

WAPJ interview: https://nutmegchatter.com/2017/07/31/episode-24-diane-wright/

http://nutmegchatter.com/2015/03/27/diane-wright-assemblage-and-the-art-of-discovery/

LCT Litchfield County Times Monthly – 09/2013 article ‘Found Objects Reinterpreted’ by John Torsiello

Work Experience:

2017 Illustrated ‘The Perfect Omelet’ by John Finn

2006 Commissioned mural Paddock Cafe at Forum Fairgrounds, Presque Isle, ME

1996 & 1998 Contributing artist Wadsworth Atheneum Festival of Trees, Hartford, CT

1993-1996 Costumer & Assist Costumer for Warner Theater, Torrington, CT and also

Oddfellows Playhouse, Middletown, CT and Manchester Players, Manchester, CT

1992 Contributing artist Chorus of Westerly Twelfth Night Performance, Westerly, RI

1980-1981 Sign painter and staff artist for local paper while residing in South Africa

1973 Commissioned paintings by Hitchcock Chair Company

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