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About Diane

My practice explores the space where painting is both image and object, and questions the hierarchies of the elements that comprise painting. Examining how an abstract painting can function as an object you see, but also in what that object makes visible through process, materiality and sensation.

I seek spaces that oscillate from one state to another – simultaneously questioning and withholding, resisting a singular reading. I think that this enigma is a vital part of the work. Illusion and materiality merge and the surface of the work becomes hard to locate. Through this oscillation the works function atmospherically.

Prior to studying at Elam School of Fine Arts, my art practice was primarily sculptural. This experience informs the current works.







2011-2012 Master of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) Elam School of Fine Arts University of Auckland

2007-2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland



2012 The Elam School of Fine Arts Prize for Painting

2011 The Studio Arts Prize for outstanding work

2011 Glaister Ennor Masters Graduate Art Award

2012 Glaister Ennor Masters Peoples Choice Award



James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland Barry Hopkins Collection, Waikato Mal Brow Collection, Wellington



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