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Diana Marie Behl
updated: 05/16/2013
website: www.dianabehl.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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(on the) highland
LINN
xx
holiday
backyard
L-report
awash
numbers
dreamer
better than weather
(imaginary story) seven
(imaginary story) eight
(imaginary story) nine
(imaginary story) ten
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  organic, landscape, narrative, text, memory, pattern, process, repetition, collage, abstract
 
 
(on the) highland by Diana Marie Behl
(on the) highland
Graphite, Mixed Media + Collage (with Printed Collage) on Paper
2012
9"" x  8.5"" 
LINN by Diana Marie Behl
LINN
Graphite, Mixed Media + Collage (with Printed Collage) on Paper
2012
11.25"" x  9.25"" 
xx by Diana Marie Behl
xx
Screenprint, Graphite + Marker on Paper
2012
17.5"" x  15"" 
holiday by Diana Marie Behl
holiday
Marker + Graphite on Paper
2012
11" x  13" 
backyard by Diana Marie Behl
backyard
Printed, painted and found collage on rag board
2013
16" x  23.5" 
L-report by Diana Marie Behl
L-report
Printed and painted collage on rag board
2013
13.25" x  18.5" 
awash by Diana Marie Behl
awash
Mixed Media and Graphite on Paper
2011
7.75 " x  9 " 
numbers by Diana Marie Behl
numbers
Mixed Media and Collage on Paper
2010
10 " x  15 " 
dreamer by Diana Marie Behl
dreamer
Graphite, Mixed Media and Collage on Paper
2009
11 " x  15.5 " 
better than weather by Diana Marie Behl
better than weather
Screenprint, Graphite, Mixed Media and Collage
2009
13 " x  13.5 " 
(imaginary story) seven by Diana Marie Behl
(imaginary story) seven
Graphite, Mixed Media on Paper
2009
10 " x  10.5 " 
(imaginary story) eight by Diana Marie Behl
(imaginary story) eight
Graphite, Mixed Media on Paper
2009
9.5 " x  11.5 " 
(imaginary story) nine by Diana Marie Behl
(imaginary story) nine
Graphite, Mixed Media on Paper
2009
10.5 " x  9.75 " 
(imaginary story) ten by Diana Marie Behl
(imaginary story) ten
Graphite, Mixed Media on Paper
2009
10.5 " x  9.75 " 

Artist Statement

Memory plays a role as an impetus to record. Stimuli are derived from snippets of the seemingly ordinary and initiated in the work itself—a sudden recollection of a place once visited, the luminous history embedded within layers of ink, or a story prompted by a single mark repeated over again.

Such visual moments, imbued with an emphasis on process, spur boundless threads. This begins as fodder; outcomes arrive through a process of investigation, reinvention and trial and error. Working intuitively with paper-based media pilots a new, imagined fiction. I aim to uncover a nonlinear connection, and unfold findings of our shared nature.

Artist Bio / CV

Diana Behl holds an MFA from The University of Iowa, and a BFA from Bowling Green State University. In her recent collection of prints, drawings and collages, titled Some Place Long Gone, themes of memory and longing are used as a point of departure. The images evolve considerably from start to finish, transforming from something that was once in moratorium into a new staged reality.  The physical accumulation of collaged material and amassment of drawn marks express a desire to find a parallel between what is present and what is long gone. An emphasis on process allows for a gestated articulation of forms, composition and color.

Her works on paper have been featured in the Western Edition of New American Paintings (Volume 66) as well as the 2004 New American Paintings MFA Annual. She has exhibited works at SPACE (Pittsburgh, PA), the Soo Visual Arts Center (Minneapolis, MN), the Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND), and the International Print Center New York (New York, NY).