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Ann Diener
updated: 05/06/2013
website: anndienerart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Current
Engulfed Diptych
Stacked Field
Stacked Field Rouge
Enshrouded Land
Field Panel 1
Field Panel 2
Field Tracery #1
Cathedral #2
Cathedral #3
Vertical Field #1
Vertical Field #2
Vertical Field #3
Vertical Field #4
San Francisquito Triptych
 
Portfolio Keywords:  documentary, architecture, landscape, nature, obsessive, narrative, conceptual, autobiographical, social criticism, memory
 
 
Current by Ann Diener
Current
graphite, Prismacolor, gouache, oil and cut paper on paper
2012
51.5" x  144" 
Engulfed Diptych by Ann Diener
Engulfed Diptych
graphite, prismacolor, gouache, oil and cut paper on paper
2011
102" x  103" 
Stacked Field by Ann Diener
Stacked Field
Graphite, Prismacolor, oil, gouache, and cut paper on paper
2007
84 " x  51 1/2 " 
Stacked Field Rouge by Ann Diener
Stacked Field Rouge
Graphite, gouache, Prismacolor and cut paper on paper
2008
96 " x  51 1/2 " 
Enshrouded Land by Ann Diener
Enshrouded Land
Graphite, gouache, Prismacolor and cut paper on paper
2007
96 " x  70 " 
Field Panel 1 by Ann Diener
Field Panel 1
Graphite, gouache, Prismacolor and cut paper on paper
2007
51 1/2 " x  144 " 
Field Panel 2 by Ann Diener
Field Panel 2
Graphite, gouache, Prismacolor, and cut paper on paper
2007
51 1/2 " x  144 " 
Field Tracery #1 by Ann Diener
Field Tracery #1
Graphite, acrylic, oil, Prismacolor, and cut paper on canvas over board
2007
50" x  40 1/4" 
Cathedral #2 by Ann Diener
Cathedral #2
Graphite, gouache, Prismacolor, and cut paper on paper
2008
60" x  40" 
Cathedral #3 by Ann Diener
Cathedral #3
Graphite, gouache, Prismacolor, and cut paper on paper
2008
60" x  40" 
Vertical Field #1 by Ann Diener
Vertical Field #1
graphite, gouache, prismacolor and cut paper on paper
2006
96"" x  51 1/2"" 
Vertical Field #2 by Ann Diener
Vertical Field #2
graphite, gouache, prismacolor and cut paper on paper
2006
96" x  51 1/2" 
Vertical Field #3 by Ann Diener
Vertical Field #3
graphite, gouache, prismacolor and cut paper on paper
2006
96" " x  51 1/2"" 
Vertical Field #4 by Ann Diener
Vertical Field #4
Graphite, gouache, Prismacolor and cut paper on paper
2008
96 " x  51 1/2 " 
San Francisquito Triptych by Ann Diener
San Francisquito Triptych
graphite, prismacolor, gouache, oil and cut paper on paper
2009
96" x  154.5" 

Artist Statement

 

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My drawings map the history of place. They move through spaces and merge the historical with the current, the well-known with the obscure. It is a rendering of place in perpetual motion. The framework for the work starts will be a diagram of a specific place obtained through looking at maps and through physical investigation, recording pathways traveled. Layered on top of the diagram or map are images of landscape, people, architecture, painting, printed matter, symbols, textiles and found photographs from multiple points in time. These are categorized into a visual vocabulary of recurring forms and shapes, a re-framing of the place through individual experience. I am interested in the additive nature of place. As a new building or landscape takes form, it obliterates what was there before.

The drawings are labyrinthine, improvisational architectural meanderings, simulated depictions seen all at once from multiple perspectives, small moments and a massive complicated whole.  I am interested in making random connections among objects, people and places so that everything in the drawing interacts with everything else. The objective is to peel back the layers of a place, unearthing imagery from various time periods, things that are hidden in pain sight, and allowing the viewer to serendipitously connect unrelated sources until a story unfolds.

 

Artist Bio / CV
EDUCATION

MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara

BA,    University of California, Los Angeles

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014 Upcoming, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College

2013 Tapestries, San Francisco Electric Works, San Francisco

2010 Artist-in-Residence Ann Diener, University Art Museum, University of California Santa Barbara

2010 Field Notes-Ann Diener, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, California

2008 Cathedrals of Commerce, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Santa Barbara 

2008 Growth, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, California, brochure with text by Meg Linton

2004 Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California, Exploring Borders, catalogue with text by Colin Gardner

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011  View from Here,  Santa Barbara Museum of Art

2011    Achromatic Variations, Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

2010   Density, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California

2009    Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Museum of  Art, Torrance, California,  catalogue

2009   Project 30, curated by Lisa Melandri, Santa Monica Museum of Art

2009   I’ll be your mirror, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2008    Looky See, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

2008   2008, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

2007   Pulse Art Fair, London, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2007   Preview Berlin, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2007   Art LA, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2006-07 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, catalogue

2006   Aqua Art Fair Miami, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2006  sprawl , Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2006    draw, paper, scissors, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, California

2006    Painting’s EDGE, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California

2006    Painting’s  EDGE,  Fullerton College, Fullerton, California

 COLLECTIONS

            The Capital Group

Prudential Insurance Company of America

            Santa Barbara Museum of Art

            Weatherspoon Museum, University of North Carolina, 

            Greensboro

            The West Collection