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About the Artist

Diana Arcadipone creates artworks on and of paper. Her passion for making art with natural materials, and mixed media emerged from an early devotion to craft techniques such as papermaking, book arts, basketry, embroidery and textiles. Arcadipone’s work is informed by folk art, primitive art, traveling, and nature; it is the intersection of these influences that defines her work.

Diana Arcadipone often makes her own paper with archival materials. She paints with gouache, which offers brilliant, opaque washes of color. She sometimes incorporates ink, text, and fabric scraps that are applied with rudimentary tools like handmade brushes and sticks. She often incorporates a written narrative that reflects the habitat of a species depicted and sometimes includes soundscapes recorded from the site.

Diana Arcadipone studied painting and printmaking at Western Michigan University, where she earned a BFA degree with honors. She earned an MFA degree from Ohio University with honors. She has been awarded artist residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula, California as well as The Banff Centre and the Leighton Artists’ Colony in Alberta, Canada. She exhibits her work internationally and travels to research artmaking techniques and images. She lives and works in Otisfield, Maine.

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Artist Studio, Maine

Education

 

Ohio University

MFA

 

Western Michigan University

BFA

Selected Exhibitions

 

BIG
Western Maine Art Group
Norway, Maine

Faculty Exhibition
Lunder Art Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Visible Discourse
UMVA Group Show
Portland, Maine

 

Best in Show
Littlefield Gallery
Winter Harbor, Maine

Contemporary Craft
Chestertown River Arts
Chestertown, Maryland

 

The Art of Stewardship
Chestertown River Arts
Chestertown, Maryland

 

Thinking about Water
Waterworks Museum
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Create V
Maine College of Art
CS Faculty and Student Exhibition
Portland, Maine

 

Art of Stewardship
Chestertown River Arts
Chestertown, Maryland
Award for “Triplets”

 

New Directions
Roberts and Raizes Galleries
Lunder Art Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Gallery Artists Show
Roby King Gallery
Bainbridge, Washington

 

Faculty Exhibition
Gallery at Porter Square
Cambrdige, Massachusetts

 

Roby King Gallery
Two-person Show
Bainbridge, Washington

 

Place Exhibition
ArtStrand Gallery
Provincetown, Massachusetts

 

The Gallery at Porter Square
Lesley University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

The Commons Gallery
Norway, Maine

 

Banff Center for the Arts
Leighton Studio

Banff, Alberta, Canada

 

Drawing Show
Contemporary Art Center
North Adams, Massachusetts

 

DeCordova Museum Art Auction
Lincoln, Massachusetts

 

Cornerstone Properties

Creiger Dane Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Cottonwood Cafe
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Market Street Health Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Partners in Learning
The Federal Reserve Bank
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Faculty/Staff Exhibition
The Art Institute of Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Society of Arts and Crafts
Boston, Massachusetts

Monotype Exhibition

Frick Gallery
Belfast, Maine

 

After 300 Years Handmade Paper
Rosenfeld Gallery
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Recent Work
Gallery 127
Portland, Maine

 

Works in Handmade Paper
Nazareth College
Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Contemporary Directions in Fiber
Louisville, Kentucky
Works in Handmade Paper

 

Contemporary Crafts Gallery
Louisville, Kentucky
PaperWorks

 

Art Complex Museum
Duxbury, Massachusetts

 

Works in Handmade Paper
Springfield Art Association
Springfield, Illinois

 

Recent Work
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Gallery
Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Fibrations
University of Georgia Gallery
Athens, Georgia

 

Paper and Felt Redefined
Louisville School of Art Gallery
Anchorage, Kentucky

 

Arbeiten mit Papier
Leopold Hoesch Museum
Düren, West Germany

 

Recent Work
Visible Language Workshop, MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Summer Showcase
Helen Schlien Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Internationale Biennale der Papierhunst
Düren, West Germany

 

Mixmaster

Kentucky Arts Foundation
Frankfort, Kentucky

 

Eight States Painting Competition
Speed Museum
Louisville, Kentucky

 

3 Years Innovations in Paper
Birmingham, Michigan

 

Recent Work
Bellermine College Gallery
Louisville, Kentucky

 

Michigan Multiples
Richmond, Michigan

 

Kalamazoo Area Show
Gilmore Art Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Recent Work
Swearingen Gallery
Louisville, Kentucky

 

821 North Street Gallery
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Spokane National Drawing Competition
Spokane, Washington

 

Steers Street Gallery
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Awards and Grants

 

The Art Institute of Boston and
Lesley University Faculty Grants

 

Maine Arts Commission,
Project Grant for Artists

 

Leighton Studio,
Banff Centre for the Arts,
Alberta, Canada

 

Self Directed Artist Residency,
Banff Centre for the Arts,
Alberta, Canada

 

Massachusetts Cultural
Council Grant

 

Dorland Mountain
Artist Residency,
Temecula, California

National Endowment
for the Arts (NEA);
Project Grant with Nathan Felde

 

Speed Museum,
Louisville, Kentucky,
Purchase Awards (3)

 

Art Center Association,
Louisville, Kentucky,
Purchase Award  

 

University of Georgia,
Fibrations Exhibition,
Honorable Mention

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Publications

 

The Advertiser Democrat

Art New England
Down East Magazine
Fiber Arts Magazine
Papermaking by Jules Heller

Public Collections

 

City Bank of New York
Coca Cola Corporation
Fidelity Corporation
Hyatt Regency Corporation

Kentucky Office of the Governor

 

Marriott Corporation

 

The Collonade Hotel,
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Fiber Arts Magazine

Affiliations

 

American Craft Council
 

De Cordova Museum
Corporate Lending Program,
Lincoln, Massachusetts

Maine Arts Commission Portfolio
Augusta, Maine

 

Maine Craft Association Member

The Artful Home,
Online Gallery

 

Western Maine Artist Group,

Member

 

The Clothesline Project,
Western Foothills Land Trust,
Norway, Maine

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