EDUCATION

1990

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

M.S.W. Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1983

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1981

B.A.Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013         

University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Solo Exhibition

 2012         

 24/25, group exhibition, New Capital, Chicago, IL

 The Woods, collaborative installation and performance with Shoshanna Utchenik and Steve Dawson, Popps Packing, Detroit, MI

 H2O, Group Exhibition, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO

 2011

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

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

 2010         

Notes to Nonself, Installation collaboration with Shoshanna Utchenik and animation collaboration with Matt Marsden, Herron Galleries, Indianapolis, IN

Notes to Nonself, Installation collaboration with Shoshanna Utchenik and animation collaboration with Matt Marsden, Kapsula, Ljublajana, Slovenia

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

 2009         

Spring Is The New Winter, Solo Exhibition, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL

New in the Video Room––Animated Shorts: Diane Christiansen, Martyna Matusiak, and Drew Pavelchak, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

 2008         

Road Works Adam Baumgold Gallery, 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

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

 2007         

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

Art Club, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL

Art Miami, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

 2006        

Gescheidle, Chicago, IL

 2005        

3Arts Club, Chicago, IL

Art Miami, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY

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

Gescheidle Gallery, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL

 2003        

Robin Rule Gallery, Group Exhibition, Denver, CO

Carrie Secrist Gallery Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL

 2002        

Augen Gallery, Portland, OR

Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL

The Peace Show, Keotler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

Plotting, Carrie Secrist Gallery

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

 2000         

Petite Physique, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The Last Spring, Dirt Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA

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

 1999         

Meanwhile, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL

 1998        

Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Margeurite Ostreicher Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA

The Back Room, Gallery A., Chicago, IL          

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

1997        

Gallery A, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL

Locus Gallery Solo Exhibition, St. Louis, MO

1996        

13th Biennial Exhibition & Vicinity Exhibition, Evanston, IL

The Regional Artist’s Biennial, The Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN

1995        

St. Cloud University, Solo Exhibition, St. Cloud, MN

1994        

Second Street Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Charlottesville, VA

1993         

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

 1992        

Chicago Cultural Center Solo Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL

Artemesia Gallery, collaboration with Walter Andersons, Chicago, IL

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011        

Workman, Michael. “Vanquishing the Octopus of Attachment: The Briefing Room Interview with Diane Christiansen”. Gapers Block. 17 October 2011.

2010

“Exhibition: Notes to Nonself” Indiana University Perdue University Indianapolis”. 12 September 2010.

Koziarski, Ed M. “Creation, Destruction Chaos” Chicago Reader. 19 March 2010.

“5 Art Shows to See Now” Newcity Art. 11 March 2010. 10.

 “Review:Notes to Nonself/Hyde Park Art Center” Newcity Art. 8 March 2010.

McGath, Carrie. “Notes to Nonself at Hyde Park Art Center: The Interview” Fearless Art blog. 5 March 2010.

Walach, Ryan. “Post-Its and Puppets: Hyde Park Art Center’s ‘Notes to Nonself’ exhibit culminates in multimedia show” Chicago Weekly Online. 3 March 2010.

“Notes to Nonself” Time Out Chicago. 1 march 2010.

2009

Thomas, Mary, “Pittsburg center for the Arts’ exhibit spiced with variety” Pittsburgh Post Gazzette Online. 27 May 2009

2007

Anne E. Stein, “Renaissance Woman”, Grinnell Magazine Fall 2007
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press

2006

Michael Workman, “Opening Night”, New City Sept, 2006

2004

New American Paintings, Open Studios Press

2002

Shouse, Heather. “Sound and Vision,” Chicago Social Magazine, Sept. p 230-31.
Herman, Max. “Christiansen unleashes her mind on canvas,” Chicago Arts & Entertainment,   Aug. 2-8, cover
Artner, Alan. Review (“Friedberg’s simple constructions shine”), Chicago Tribune, Aug. 2002
Row, D.K., “Conflicted creativity,” The Oregonian, Friday, Feb. 22 page 56

2000

New American Paintings, Open Studios Press

1998

New American Paintings, Open Studios Press

1995

Rothschild, David.  “A One-two Punch”,  Chicago Tribune, feature, September 21
Sachs, Lloyd.  Feature. “Balance in Diversity”, Chicago Sun-Times, Sept. 21
Salomon, Bonnie.  Review.  “The Face of Brutality”, M.U.M., Fall

1994

Chicago Tribune,  April

1993

Rothschild, David.  Feature. “Diane Christiansen Can’t Stop the Music..or Art...or Social Work”, Chicago Tribune,  April
Paine, Janice.  Review.  “Narratives of Loss: The Displaced Body”,  New Art Examiner,  Oct.

1992

“High Visibility”, Exhibition Catalogue,  Arts Midwest / NEA

1991

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

 

AWARDS

1999

C.A.A.P. grant for the Arts.

1997

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship grant   

1996

Arts Midwest / NEA grant

1988

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