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Dyanna Dimick explores the human relationship with the natural world.

Dyanna perpetually collects materials for tools and inspiration. She selects pieces that catch her eye, choosing them for their initial color, texture or shape. The act of collecting keeps her attuned to her direct environment. By repurposing items and by being resourceful with her materials, Dyanna challenges her own consumption habits and promotes an ecological consciousness.

Her artwork features a balance of natural visual elements and man-made materials, with items like sun-bleached plastic and vintage paper serving as the foundation for many of her pieces. These materials act as visual inspiration whether they make it into the finished piece or not. Dyanna captures a snapshot of her environment through her these carefully selected materials. She keeps a balance between a pleasant abstract aesthetic with muted natural colors and less refined materials. Dyanna's use of these materials reflects the intrusion of man-made objects into our natural environment and the complex relationship between humanity and the natural world.

Dyanna’s signature lexicon of saw blade waves represent the interplay between the harshness of the industrial and organic softness of the natural world. Water symbolizes hope in a land of drought and fire, while playful colors and shapes make difficult issues like the climate crisis, vanity, race, and societal norms more digestible. The unnatural materials and colors represent the complexity and long lasting impact of humanity on our environment.

Dyanna's newest body of work builds upon her exploration of the natural world, focusing specifically on the sea. Drawing inspiration from her direct observations, she depicts the ebb and flow of currents, reflecting the inherent fluidity and movement of water. Dyanna captures the moods of the sea by using color variation, texture, layers and repetitive marks to guide the viewers eyes.

Through her evocative portrayal of water, she invites the viewer to contemplate the beauty and fragility of our natural surroundings and the impact we have on it. Her paintings serve as a reminder of the interconnection of all life and the profound impact that water has on our planet and ourselves.

Dyanna aims to connect us to our environment and encourage us to see beauty in unexpected places. Her work is a reflection of her deep respect for the natural world and her commitment to reducing her own environmental footprint.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/GRANTS

2021     Float, Avenue 12 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2020     Weight, Avenue 12 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2019     POP, The Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

              Whose House, Avenue, San Francisco, CA

2017     Becoming The Beach, The Great Highway Gallery, San                                         Francisco, CA

              Vanity ll, The Laundry, San Francisco, CA

 

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023     Pyramid Scheme, Bass & Reiner, San Francisco, CA

2021     In Balance, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA

              Robo Art, i.d.e.a Museum, Mesa, AZ

              Altered and Reimagined, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA

              Earth Action Initiative, UC Berkeley, CA

2020     Fragments ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA

              Future Tense, Drawing Room SF, San Francisco, CA

              Root Division’s Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

              Earth Action, UC Berkeley Campus, Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley, CA

              Snap, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2019     Vol. 14 Sketchbooks, The General By Vans, Brooklyn, NY

              Vol. 14 California Sketchbooks, Los Angeles, CA The Other Art Fair

              Vol. 14 Sketchbooks, San Francisco Center For The Book, San                             Francisco, CA

2018     100 Under 100, Fleet Wood, San Francisco, CA

              Urban Edge, Avenue12Gallery, San Francisco, CA

              eARTh, Senator Scott Wiener's Office, San Francisco, CA

              Which Way Is Up, 1015 Castro St. San Francisco, CA

              Into The Wild, Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA

2017     Fall Hub Show, The Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

              Fall Hub Show, Art Attack SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

 

Kane, Peter-Astrid: The world’s drowning in plastic. Does ‘In Balance’ offer a liferaft?", 48 Hills, August, 2021

Kahn, Judith: "Artist Finds Beauty in Everyday Materials She Uses to Create Her Works", Richmond Review/Sunset BeaconAugust 2021

jANK, Issue ten, December 2018

Arkitip Magazine, Ello, Issue No. 0062, January 2017

Sant' Angelo, Scott A.: "Your Weekly Ello: Arkitip x Ello", Arkitip, Inc., August 3, 2016

Cover art: Psychopomp Magazine, Issue No. 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

2016     Fall OS Show, Joy Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015     Lost+Found, Dogpatch Studios, San Francisco, CA

              Listen, Sundance Kabuki, San Francisco, CA

              Found, Storefront Gallery, 49 Geary, San Francisco, CA

              William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Grant

 

             Spring Show, Back To The Picture Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             3990 Folsom Street, Residence designed by Christopher Haas of                       de Young, San Francisco, CA

              Message In A Bottle, by Park Life, Surfrider Foundation and                               Busvan, Busvan, San Francisco, CA

              You Have A Voice, 3rd Street Village Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016     Fall OS Exhibition, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

              ArtLaunch, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

              The Art Of Drought, Art Share L.A., Perimeter Gallery, Los Angeles,                   CA

2015     SFADA First Thursdays, Storefront HQ Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     Artisan Series Regional Final, RUSH Philanthropic Arts                                           Foundation, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA         

2013     Bases Product Showcase, ArtTwo50, Stanford University, Palo Alto,                   CA

2011     Art Show 2011 Mr. Brainwash, Los Angeles, CA

2010     Peace Project, Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA

              Peace Project, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

              Peace Project, Max Lange Gallery, New York, NY

2008     Completely Neutral Tree Sale, Gallery 1927, Los Angeles, CA

Hancock, Jackie: jANK Zine, Issue two, October 2014 p.8-15

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

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

ASSOCIATED GALLERIES

Amelie Maison D'Art, Paris

Artly Owl, San Francisco

Avenue 12 Gallery, San Francisco

Curated State, San Francisco

The Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco

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