Mixed media artist, Dyanna Dimick, lets material and her eco-friendly lifestyle drive her creative process. Her creations are an exploration of color, texture and juxtaposition.
Dyanna always felt the need to create. She studied fine art and practiced sculpture at the University of California, Santa Cruz to receive her BA. Dyanna gladly embraces mixing materials. She enjoys objects so it's a battle to keep a work 2D. She also appreciates the idea of reuse. Turning items once consumed and discarded, back into a desired piece. Dyanna sees just about everything as a material. Conscious of the consumerism cycle, she'd rather find all of her materials rather than buy them. We live with pollution. It's part of our world, we accept it and it becomes invisible. Dyanna seamlessly adds found material to her work as part of her palette.
Dyanna often focuses on the idea behind the piece, as well as the exploration of materials. She is interested in the obsession with consumerism and vanity in our culture. Also the idea of work, money and the entitlement that comes along with it, in many people. Her recent work focuses on these concepts mixed with colors and shapes from nature, since the ideas are so contrasting.
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Born in 1982 in the USA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS/GRANTS :
2015 - L O S T + F O U N D, Dogpatch Studios, San Francisco, CA - L I S T E N, Sundance Kabuki, San Francisco, CA - F O U N D, Storefront Gallery, 49 Geary Galleries, San Francisco, CA - Philz Coffee, Sunnyvale, CA
2014 - Skyline Dental Studio, San Francisco, CA - Life Chiropractic, San Francisco, CA
2013 - Jackson Square Dentistry, San Francisco, CA - District, San Francisco, CA - Etcetera, San Francisco, CA - Radish, San Francisco, CA
2011-today - Grape and Grain, San Mateo, CA
2010 - Blue Jay Café, San Francisco, CA
2009 - Salon Eleven, Los Angeles, CA
2008 - Anju, Los Angeles, CA
2004 - V A N I T Y, UCSC Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA - William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Grant
GROUP EXHIBITIONS :
2015 - Fall Open Studios, Soma Artist Studios, 689 Bryant st., San Francisco, CA - Sketch Tuesdays, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA - SFADA First Thursday Art, Storefront HQ Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Spring Open Studios, Soma Artist Studios, 689 Bryant st., San Francisco, CA
2014 - Artisan Series Regional Final, RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Betti Ono - Gallery, Oakland, CA - Holiday Traditions, Filoli, Woodside, CA - Summer Search, Firehouse 8, San Francisco, CA - Bringing Down The Walls for Vango, Tank 18, San Francisco, CA - Urban Air Market, San Francisco, CA
2013 - North Beach First Fridays, San Francisco, CA - Bases Product Showcase, ArtTwo50, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
2012 - Raw Radiate, San Francisco, CA
2011 - Art Show 2011 for Mr. Brainwash, Los Angeles, CA
2010 - Peace Project, traveling exhibit for Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA - Peace Project, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Peace Project, Max Lange Gallery, New York, NY - Skate This Art, San Francisco, CA - Artists for Ethiopia, Oakland, CA
2009 - Dining for a Change, San Jose, CA - Sunset Junction, Silverlake, CA
2008 - Completely Neutral Tree Sale, Gallery 1927, Los Angeles, CA
- Cover art: Psychopomp Magazine, Issue 9, Fall 2015 - Lundy, Alexis: "Fine Artist, Dyanna Dimick selected by Sundance Cinemas via StudioVox for Gallery Exhibition" PRLog, August 26, 2015. - Lundy, Alexis: "Sundance Exhibition L I S T E N by Fine Artist Dyanna Dimick" StudioVox, August 26, 2015 - Lundy, Alexis: "20 FABULOUS Fine Art Selfies", StudioVox, February 18, 2015 - Hancock, Jackie: JANK Magazine, issue two, October 2014 p.8-15 - Ohanian, Devin: "Weekly Inspiration #25", theDNAlife.com, August 8, 2014 - Arts Brookfield: "Art Set Free", artsbrookfield25.com, June 18, 2014 - Bucciaglia, Cole: Psychopomp Magazine, Issue 2, Winter 2014, p.18 - Robehmed, Natalie: "Picture This: An App That Puts Art On Your Walls For Cheap", Forbes Magazine, July 26, 2013 - Matheson, Whitney: "Cool app: ARTtwo50 sells original, affordable art" USA Today, July 25, 2013 - McGinley, Mara: "Modern Surrealist", Nomic, May 16, 2013 - Zook, Liz Kelly: "Featured Artist: Dyanna Dimick", Furies Magazine, August 28, 2012 - Mason, Laura: "Exquisite Corpse Game: The Final Round", 7x7 Magazine, January 10, 2011