Diana Arcadipone creates artworks on and of paper. Her passion for making art with natural materials, collage, and mixed media emerged from an early devotion to craft techniques such as papermaking, book arts, basketry, and textiles. Arcadipone's work is informed by primitive art, Asian art, traveling, and the natural environment; it is the intersection of these influences that defines her work.
Diana Arcadipone often makes her own paper with archival materials. She paints with gouache, which offers brilliant, opaque washes of color. She often incorporates ink, text, and fabric scraps that are applied with rudimentary tools like handmade brushes and sticks. She often incorporates a story told by an elder or reflects on the habitat of the animal depicted.
Diana Arcadipone studied painting and printmaking at Western Michigan University, where she earned a BFA degree with honors. She earned an MFA degree from Ohio University with honors. She has been awarded artist residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula, California as well as The Banff Centre and the Leighton Artists' Colony in Alberta, Canada. She travels and researches artmaking techniques globally.
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- Exhibitions & Awards
The Drawing Show, North Adams, MA, USA, Contemporary Art Center, 2003
Medium Paper , Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany, Stadtische Galerie,, 2001
Internationale Biennale der Papierhunst, Duren, West Germany, Leopold Hoesch Museum, 2002
Eight States Painting Competition , Louisville, KY, USA, Speed Museum,, 1998
PaperWorks , Duxbury, MA, USA, Art Complex Museum, 1998
Collection, City Bank, NY, NY, USA, 2000
Collection, Fidelity Corporation, Boston, MA, USA, 2000
Collection, Kentucky Office of the Governor, Frankfort, KY, USA, 1990
Collection, Hyatt Regecy Hotels, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2000
Collection, Marriott Corporation, NY, NY, USA, 2001