Kunst & Ausstellung
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Fiber artist Diane Lavoie makes novel use of fabric in order to create large-scale collages dealing with themes of identity, place, and nature. Lush materials of varying content, pattern and opacity are built up in order to blend and define or to conjure altogether new textures and tones. Using only glue and thread along with fabrics often containing a painterly quality to the original pattern, she is painting as much as she is collaging. Born on the East Coast of the US in 1970, Diane Lavoie is something of a Renaissance folk artist. In the early 90s she completed her BFA in Illustration at Massachusetts College of Art while spending much of her time printmaking, painting and crafting. After spending several years working as a designer of everything from shop windows to hair, she entered the fine art world and in 2010 completed her MFA in painting at California State University Long Beach, where her work took the shape of fabric collage. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Berlin where she continues to work every day cutting, assembling, glueing and sewing fabric.
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen:
Diane Lavoie has been represented in many group and solo exhibitions. Among others, she has held solo exhibitions at Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA as well as Rice-up, Berlin and has been included in group exhibitions at Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA, 667 Shotwell Gallery, San Francisco and most recently Heilehaus, Berlin. Selected solo exhibitions: "Dream Home Realized". Gallery 825, Los Angles, CA, USA. 2006 "Ruegen". Rice-up. Berlin. 2012 Selected group shows: "Incognito". Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, USA. 2009 "Next". 667 Shotwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA. 2011
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Diane Lavoie was the 2009 recipient of The Arlac P. Sloan Scholarship in Art, presented by California State University Long Beach. Her work was recently published on the cover of the medical journal “Human Brain Mapping” (January issue 2014). Her work is included in several private collections.