Gestural Impression II | 2018, dye on silk, 32" x 60"
Gestural Impression I | 2018, dye on silk, 40" x 60"
Butterfly Weed | 2021, branches, silk, kozo and gauze, 10' x 4' x 2'
Ice Cubed I | 2020, dye on silk, 23" x 23" x 2"
Ice Cubed II | 2020, site-specific work, dye on silk, 24" x 23" x 2"
Ice Cubed III | 2020, dye on silk, 25" x 23" x 2"
Double Sided (side 1) | 2019, dye on Silk, Cedar frame and wooden slab, 66" x 50" x 8"
Double Sided (side 2) | 2019, dye on Silk, Cedar frame and wooden slab, 66" x 50" x 8"
Taking Flight | 2019, gauze, branch, and black walnut, 44" x 44" x 8"
Sunset on the Water | 2019, dye on silk, 32" x 60"
Primal Imprints | dye on silk, 110" x 240" x 3"
The Next Wave | 2019, site specific work- dye on silk / reclaimed barn wood, 18" x 64" x 3"
Rain on Me | 2018, dye on silk, 60" x 72"
Rain on Me II | 2019, site-specific work, dye on silk, 21" x 21" x 2"
There's no Place Like Home | 2021, site-specific work, dye on silk, 36" x 70"
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Diane Deery

Résumé

Artist's Statement

Primal Imprint of the Land
I am intensely attuned to the patterns in nature. In the land, I see form and energy. In my work, I try to capture these patterns, which I see as profoundly moving. I have developed a way of working that speaks to these patterns and the process is unique since the elements of nature, are creating the work.
Creating Art in Nature
My process captures the unseen marking of nature by using the earth's elements. These elements connect their energy to leave an imprint onto the material.

Artist's Biography

Diane Deery Richards (b. 1971), is an environmental fiber artist, living in Philadelphia, PA. She is an innovator with fibers and natural elements; it allows her the freedom to explore and play. Water is her vehicle to explore the relationship between colorful dyes and material. She is fascinated by the subject of water itself; her desire to explore these elements is a central part of her work. Her sculptures are made of wood and fiber. They have a harmonious quality requiring the strength of each opposing element. The tension created by confronting opposing elements synergizes flowing patterns that seem to be woven directly into the landscape.The result is a purely harmonious symbiosis of subject and material. She received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2018) and her BFA and Art Educations from Moore College of Art and Design (1993, 2008). Currently, the Chair of the Art Department at The Hill School, a private boarding school, she teaches Design Thinking, Digital Photography, Fibers, and Woodworking.

Education

2018
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA
2008
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
Art Teaching Certification
1993
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Illustration

Awards & Honors

2018
Perkiomenville Art League Juried Show, Perkiomen Valley Art Center, Schwenksville, PA
2nd Place, Graphic Division
Far From Home, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Kathleen "Bunky" Frame Memorial Award
2017
Pottstown Artist Guild Juried Show, Pottstown, PA
Honorable Mention, Best of Show
Patterns, Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA
3rd Place, Best of Show

Residencies

2021
PHS Meadowbrook Farm, Jenkintown, PA
Artist in Residence, October
2019
Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland
Artist in Residence

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2020
Changing Tides, Lieberman Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA
2019
Primal Imprints, Boyer Gallery, The Hill School, Pottstown, PA
2018
Primal Imprints, Gallery #543 URBN Corp Inc., Naval Yard, Philadelphia, PA
Group
2021
Art in the Garden, InLiquid at PHS Meadowbrook Farm, Jenkintown, PA
2019
Into the Woods, InLiquid at Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
Resonance, Alumni Juried Show, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2018
Perkiomenville Art League Juried Show, Perkiomen Valley Art Center, Schwenksville, PA
Scene from the Schuylkill, Heritage Watershed, MCCC Pottstown, PA
Juried Exhibition
HerSpace, Olde City, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition
Far From Home, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Blue My Mind, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition
2017
Art of Art Educators, National Art Education Association, Great Valley, PA
Juried Exhibition
Pottstown Artist Guild Juried Show, Pottstown, PA
Patterns, Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA
Juried Exhibition
2005
Alumni Show, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
2003
Alumni Show, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Other
2021
InLiquid Benefit, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2020
InLiquid Benefit, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2017
Installation, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Broad Street Studio, Philadelphia, PA
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