EDUCATION:

1990 M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1990 M.S.W. Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1983 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1981 B.A. Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

 

SOLO & COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS:

2016

Elmhurst Art Museum, Birth Death Breath Inflatable Opera, Installation collaboration with Jeanne Dunning, Elmhurst, IL

Terrain Exhibitions, Dear Stuff or The Small Stupa of Letting Go, Installation with Shoshanna Utchenik, Oak Park, IL

Museum Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO

2015

Glike Gallery, Culver City, CA

Rule Gallery, Breath Exchange, Denver, CO

2013

Kasia Kay Art Projects, Cup Freaketh Over, Chicago, IL

Edinburgh College of Art, Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Animation,

Edinburgh, Scotland

2012

Popps Packing, The Woods, Installation/performance with Shoshanna Utchenik,

Detroit, MI

2011

Kasia Kay Art Projects, Enough Space in the Head to Breathe, Chicago, IL

2010

Hyde Park Art Center, Notes to Nonself, Installation collaboration with Shoshanna Utchenik and animation collaboration with Matt Marsden, Chicago, IL

Herron Gallery, Notes to Nonself, Indianapolis, IN

Kapsula, Notes to Nonself, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009

Kasia Kay Art Projectsm, Spring Is The New Winter, Chicago, IL

2006

Gescheidle, Chicago, IL

2005

3Arts Club, Chicago, IL

2002

Augen Gallery, Portland, OR

Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997

Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1995

St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, MN

1994

Second Street Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Charlottesville, VA

1992

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & FILM FESTIVALS:

2017

Randy Alexander Gallery, Drawing, Chicago, IL

2016

The Wheel House 2, Chicago, IL

Heaven Gallery, What is the Message, Chicago, IL

2015

Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

Elmhurst Museum, New American Paintings, Elmhurst, IL

Woman Made Gallery, Document, Chicago, IL

The Franklin, Chicago, IL

Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham, UK

Carrboro Film Festival, Carrboro, NC

Atlanta Underground Film Fest, Atlanta, GA

Kansas International Film Festival, Overland Park, KS

5th Underground Film Festival, Cork, Ireland

Mirror Mountain Film Fest, Ottawa, Canada

Tally Shorts Film Festival, Tallahassee, FL

GeNerk Fest, New York, NY

2014

Rule Gallery, Denver, CO

National Veterans Art Museum, Surrealism and War, Chicago, IL

2012

New Capital Projects, 24Hours/25Days, Chicago, IL

Rule Gallery, H20, Denver, CO

2011

Shoshana Wayne Gallery,Chain Letter, Santa Monica, CA

Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Associations, Grand Rapids, MI

Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN

2009

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, New in the Video Room, Animated Shorts, Pittsburgh, PA

2008

Adam Baumgold Gallery, Road Works, New York, NY

Pop: The Global Citizen, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Flat Files Inclusion, St. Louis, MO

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, On, Of and About Paper, Santa Ana, CA

2007

Adam Baumgold Gallery, Drawn to the Edge, New York, NY

Gescheidle, Art Club, Chicago, IL

Art Miami, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Art Miami, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Drawn Out, Chicago, IL

Gescheidle Gallery, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2003

Robin Rule Gallery, Group Exhibition, Denver, CO

Carrie Secrist Gallery Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2002

Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL

Keotler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

Carrie Secrist Gallery, Plotting, Chicago, IL

Carrie Secrist Gallery,10th Anniversary Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2000

Marcia Wood Gallery, Petite Physique, Atlanta, GA

Dirt Gallery, The Last Spring, Los Angeles, CA

Carrie Secrist Gallery, New Work by Gallery Artists, Chicago, IL

1998

Margareurite Ostreiche, New Orleans, LA

Northern Illinois University, 25 Years of Women in the Arts, Dekalb, IL

1997

Gallery A, Chicago, IL

1996

13th Biennial Exhibition & Vicinity Exhibition, Evanston, IL

The Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, The Reginal Artist's Biennial, Ft. Wayne, IN

1993

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Museum, Narratives of Loss, Milwaukee, WI

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2016

Lori Waxman, "Inflatable Art Airs Range of Perspectives" Chicago Tribune, 22 November

Lori Waxman, "Top 10: Old and New Masters in Every  Media" Chicago Tribune,

18 September

Lori Waxman, "Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art" Chicago Tribune, 24 August

Tal Rosenberg, "Balloon Mindstate" Chicago Reader, 15 September

2015

Lori Waxman, “A Bumper Crop of New American Art” Chicago Tribune, 13 August

Eve Wood, "Diane Christiansen Glike Gallery” Artillery Magazine

2014

Steven Zevitas, ed., New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Needham, MA

2013

Kelly Reaves, "Diane Christiansen/Kasia Kay Art Projects" New City, 12 November

Konchog Norbu, "Don’t freak out: Chicago artist Diane Christiansen invites her demons in" Shambhala Sun Space, 9 November

Phillip A Hartigan, "Chicago Buddhist Freaks Out" Hyperallergic. 5 November

2010

Michael Workman, “Vanquishing the Octopus of Attachment: The Briefing Room Interview with Diane  Christiansen” Gapers Block, 17 October

2010

“Exhibition: Notes to Nonself” Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis,

12 September

Ed M. Koziarski, "Creation, Destruction, Chaos" Chicago Reader, 19 March

"5 Art Shows to See Now" Newcity Art, 11 March

"Review: Notes to Nonself/Hyde Park Art Center" Newcity Art, 8 March

Carrie McGath,  “Notes to Nonself at Hyde Park Art Center: The Interview” Fearless Art blog, 5 March

Ryan Walach. "Post-Its and Puppets: Hyde Park Art Center's 'Notes to Nonself' exhibit culminates in multimedia show" Chicago Weekly Online, 3 March

"Notes to Nonself" Time Out Chicago, 1 March

2009

Mary Thomas, “Pittsburgh Center for the Arts' exhibit spiced with variety” Pittsburgh Post Gazette Online, 27 May

2007

Anne E. Stein, “RenaissanceWoman” Grinnell Magazine, Fall

Steven Zveitas, ed., New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Needham, MA

2006

Michael Workman, “Opening Night” New City, September

2004

Steven Zevitas ed., New American Paintings, Open Studios Press

2002

Heather Shouse, “Sound and Vision” Chicago Social Magazine, September, page 230-31

Max Herman, “Christiansen unleashes her mind on canvas” Chicago Arts & Entertainment, 2-8 August, cover

Alan Artner, Review, Chicago Tribune, August

D.K.Row, “Conflicted creativity” The Oregonian, Friday, 22 February, page 56

2000

Steven Zevitas, ed., New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Needham, MA

1998

Steven Zevitas, ed., New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Needham, MA

1997

David Rothschild, “A One-two Punch” Chicago Tribune, feature, 21 September

Lloyd Sachs, “Balance in Diversity”, Chicago Sun-Times, 21 September

Bonnie Salomon, “The Face of Brutality” M.U.M., Fall

1993

Rothschild, David, Feature, “Diane Christiansen Can’t Stop the Music…or Art...or Social Work” Chicago Tribune, April

 Janice Paine, “Narratives of Loss: The Displaced Body” New Art Examiner, October

1992

“High Visibility” Exhibition Catalogue, Arts Midwest / NEA

1991

Susan Alexis Collins, “Diane Christiansen” New Art Examiner, December

 

AWARDS:

2014

Vermont Studio Center Residency

Kimmel Nelson Harding Residency

2013

Oxbow Residency

2014

Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Project Grant

1999

Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago

1997

Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship

1996

Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship

1988

Full Merit Scholarship for graduate study, The Art Institute of Chicago

 

 

 

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