Diane Christiansen has been creating and exhibiting artwork for 20 years. She received her Master of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago, and Bachelor of Art from Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.  In addition to being a visual artist, Christiansen is a Psychotherapist, and plays in the band Dolly Varden. Since the receipt of both master degrees in 1990, Diane has shown at variety of venues in Chicago including Carrie Secrist, Gescheidle and the Cultural Center.  In New York she has exhibited at Adam Baumgold and Pierogi. She has also exhibited in Slovenia, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Portland, Oregon. Diane is the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council grants, an IAS Individual Artist Development grant, a CAAP grant and an SAIC Merit Scholarship. Her most recent solo exhibition was at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Diane is represented in Chicago by kasia kay art projects gallery.