Dianne Blell

BIOGRAPHY

Lives and works in New York City, NY

 

EDUCATION

2005   Pratt Institute, NYC, Advanced Photoshop

2004   International Center for Photography, Photoshop

1982   Parsons School of Design, Fashion Photography, 4x5 Large Format Photography

1981   International Center for Photography, 35 mm Photography, Darkroom

1973   BFA, MFA, San Francisco Art Institute

1962   La Jolla Art Center, Drawing

1962   University of San Diego, A.A.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2003   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

2003   New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, New York, NY

1989   National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Fellowship

1989   John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Photography

1988   Working Grant , Applied Graphics Technologies, New York, NY

1988   Art Matters, Inc/ Project Grant

1980   National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Fellowship

1973   Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Program

 

TEACHING POSITIONS

1977   Claremont Graduate School, Visiting Artist, Claremont, CA

1982   New York University, Artist/Student Internship Program, Graduate Photography Department,

           Instructor in Art and Art Education, New York, NY, Spring Semester

1983   New York University, Graduate Critique Program, New York, NY, Spring Semester

1984   Harvard University, Guest Artist, Modern Art History Studies, Directorial Photography,

           Cambridge, MA, Fall Semester

1985   New York University, Instructor in Art and Education, Graduate Critic Program, New York, NY,

           Spring Semester

1986   New York University, Instructor in Art and Education, New York, NY, Fall Semester

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008   Surrealism & The Blues, Revisited…, Dinter Fine Art: online, “Project Room,” www.dinterfineart.com

2008   Desire for the Intimate Deity, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York. NY

2008   Desire for the Intimate Deity, “Romance,Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, Fla

1991   Wild Lives, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1990   Circus Animals Desertion, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL

1989   Circus Animals Desertion, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

           Players and Painted Stage, University of Illinois, Krannert Art Museum,

           Champaign-Urbana, IL

1988   Dianne Blell Photographs, Gallery 454 North, Los Angeles, CA

1986   Modern Romance,  Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI

1985   Pursuit of Love, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1984   Dianne Blell, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

1983   Various Fabulous Monsters, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

           Dianne Blell, C.E.P.A., Buffalo, NY

1980   Love/Hate, Los Angeles Institute for Contemporary Art (LAICA), Los Angeles, CA

           Charmed Heads and Urban Cupids, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979   Charmed Heads and Urban Cupids, Robert Stefanotti Gallery, New York, NY

1978   Portrait of a Lady, The Matrix Gallery University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

1977   Oasis for a Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1976   Odalisque, Outdoor Billboard Installation & Video, Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA

1975   Surrealism and the Blues, The Annual, San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008   How to Cook a Wolf, Dinter Fine Art, New York City, NY

2008   Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body, The City, Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, NY

2006   SCOPE HAMPTONS, Dinter Fine Art, New York City, NY

2005   Charmed, curated by Michael St. John and Jason Duval,

           Lower East Side Girls Club Art & Community Gallery, New York, NY

2002   Rapture, curated by Chris Townsend, Barbican Gallery, London, England

1996   Telling Stories, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

1995   Kissing, traveling Art Exhibition, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1994   Group Show, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1991   Regarding the Figure, Philippe Daverio Gallery, New York, NY

1990   Seductive Deceptions: The Theatrical Image, University Gallery, University of

            Florida, Gainesville, FL

1990   Siggraph, traveling Art Exhibition, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

1989   Photography of Invention, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian  

           Institute,Washington DC; traveled to: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 

           IL, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

           Out of Bounds: Contemporary Long Island Photographers, Guild Hall Museum,

           East Hampton, NY

           Don’t Bungle the Jungle! Toni Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY

1987   Symbolic Narrative, Beaver College Gallery, Spruance Art Center, Glenside, PA

           Leo Castelli and His Artists: 30 Years of Promoting Contemporary Art,

           Centro Cultural Arte Contemporanea, Mexico City, Mexico        

           A Visible Order: An Exhibition of Contemporary Still Life Photography, University of

           Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

           The Spiral of Artificiality, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

           Leo Castelli and Castelli Graphics at Gabrielle Breyers, Gabrielle Breyers Gallery, New York, NY

           Three Decades of Exploration: Hommage to Leo Castelli, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1986   Signs of the Real, White Columns, New York, NY

           Before the Camera, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

           Photographic Fiction, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield, NY

           Olympus Revisited, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ

1985   Messages From 1985, Light Gallery, New York, NY

           Picture Frame Frame Picture, Gabrielle Breyers, New York, NY

1984   Bomb Magazine, Blum-Helman Warehouse, New York, NY

1983   Artists’ Photographs, Crown Point Press, Oakland, CA

           Reallegory, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

           Group Show, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

           Invention and Allegory, Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, NY

1981   Group Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1980   Space/Time/Sound-A Decade in the Bay Area-1970’s, (Video), San Francisco Art

           Institute, San Francisco, CA

1979   Group Show, Robert Stefannoti Gallery, New York, NY

1978   Group Show, Lawson De Celle, San Francisco, CA

1977   A Tight 13 Minutes, CARP , Video, Los Angeles, CA

1976   A Tight 13 Minutes, Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA

1975   Bay Area Artists, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA

1973   Drawing Invitational, Emmanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

SELECTED BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

Bershad, Deborah, Paul Laster and Renee Riccardo. The Spiral of Artificiality, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, 1987

------. XXX Anos de Promocion del Arte Contemporaneo, Leo Castelli and His Artists,

          Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico,1987

Feinstein, Roni. Photographic Fictions, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1986

Foley, Suzanne. Space/Time/Sound Conceptual Art In The San Francisco Bay Area: The 70’s,

          San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 1981, pps. 16, 21, 29, 30, 163,171,

          173, 187

Frascella, Larry and Charles Stainback. Before the Camera; A Selection of Contemporary Studio

         Tableaux, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, 1986

Hamburg Kennedy, Marla and Susan Martin. Kissing, Graystone Books, Marina del Rey, 1995

Karabinis, Paul. Telling Stories, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, FL, 1996

McLanahan, Lynn. SPOT, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 1984

Naif, Weston. Gallery of World Photography; New Directions in Photography, Sueisha Publishing

         Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1984

Singerman, Howard. Blell, Dianne, LAICA Newsletter, October, No. 69, Los Angeles Institute of

         Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1980

Smith, Joshua. The Photography of Invention; American Pictures of the 1980’s, National Museum

         of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1989

Townsend, Chris. Ambivalent Embrace, Rapture: Art’s Seduction by Fashion, London, England,

         pps. 42-43, 2002

TriQuarterly 47; Love/Hate, Northwestern University, Evanston,IL, 1980

------. Domus, USA ’76, December, 1976, No. 565, p.53

------. The Annual, catalogue of exhibitions, published by San Francisco Art Institute.

          San Francisco, CA, 1977

------. Matrix/Berkeley 9, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, May/June, 1978

------. Oh You Punk! Love Didi, Slash, San Fransico, CA, February 1978, Vol. 1 No. 8, p. 2

------. Rapture, curated by Chris Townsend, Barbican Gallery, London, England

------. Soho News, New York, NY November 29, 1979, Vol. 7, No. 9, p. 18

------. Reallegory, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, 1983

------. Three Decades of Exploration, Homage to Leo Castelli, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1987

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2008   The New Yorker, Dianne Blell, Goings on About town,April 14, p.13

2008   Bensen, Dianne, August 1, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, pps. 98-106

2007   Holden, J.Z., Magical World of Dianne Blell, Hamptons.com: the arts, March 28

2004   ------. Elle Décor, October, p. 240

2003   Comer, Stuart. Capitalist Neo-Realism Parkett, No. 69, pps. 147 & 151

           Wood, Catherine. Dianne Blell in Conversation with Catherine Wood, Untitled

           Contemporary Art, London, England, Winter/Spring. Chapter 42.

2000   Sheridan, Sansegundo. All Her World is a Stage, East Hampton Star, East Hampton, NY

           pps. 7-10

1997   ------. The Dyer’s Hand, House & Garden, New York, NY, March, pps. 146-147

1991   ------. New York Times, For Children, “Wildlives,” October 11, p. C6

1991   Medwick, Cathleen. Wild Hopes, Mirabella, August, pps. 34-37

1991   ------. New Observations, No. 86, pp. 1,2 & 3`

1989   ------. Dianne Blell, Photo/Design, New York, NY, July/August, pps. 98-99

1989   ------. The New Yorker, Goings on About Town, Photography, “Dianne Blell,” March

1988   ------. Calendar, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, part VI, April 15, 1988

1987   ------. Palm Beach Post, TGIF Section, Friday October 30, p. 32

1986   Leopold, Sarah. Dianne Blell, The Badger Herald, Madison, Wisconsin, Sept. 18th

           Stockinger, Jacob. Capital Times, Madison, WI

           Thornton, Gene. Photography View, The New York Times, New York, NY, March 2, p. 29

           ------. Art Das Kunst Magazin, Berlin, Germany, January, cover

1985   Cohen, Michelle. Dianne Blell, Flash Art, New York, NY, October-November, No.

           124, p. 51

           Henry, Gerrit. Dianne Blell, Art in America, New York, NY, November, Vol. 73, No.

           11, p. 166

           Larrain, Christine. Dianne Blell, Zoom Magazine, (English Edition) London, England,

           No. 29, pps. 22-27

           ------. Dianne Blell. Zoom Magazine, (European Edition), Milano, Italy No. 117, pps. 38-43

           Mueller, Cookie. Art & About, Details, New York, NY, June, Vol. IV, No. 1, p. 64

           ------. Special USA, City Magazine International, New York, NY, No. 12-27F, p. 24

1984   Becker, Robert. Room With A View, Interview, New York, NY, November, Vol. XIV,

           No. II, p. 144

           ------. Cover, Bomb Magazine, New York, NY Fall, No. 10

           ------. Das Neue Bild Vom Mann, Bunte, November 29, pps. 35 + cover

1983   Adams, Brooks. Dianne Blell at Castelli, Greene Street, Art in America, April, Vol.

           71, No. 4, p.183

           Annas, Teresa. Reallegory: Art That’s More Than You See, The Virginian-Pilot, Hampton

           Roads, NY, April 10, pps. 81, 84

           Blell, Dianne. Calendar with Artist’s Statement, C.E.P.A. Buffalo, NY

           Davis, Douglas. Big Pix, Newsweek, New York, NY, May 2, pps. 81, 84

           ------. Theatre and Photography, Bomb Magazine, New York, NY, No. 5, pps. 29

1982   ------. Architectural Digest, New York, NY November, p.18

1981   Armstrong, Richard. Dianne Blell, Cirrus Gallery Los Angeles, Flash Art, New York, NY,

           March/April, No. 102, p. 45

           McDonald, Robert. Fashion In Art, San Diego Magazine, San Diego, CA, April, Vol. 33,

           No. 6, p. 125

1980   Conner, Maureen. Dianne Blell at Stefanotti, Art In America, New York, NY, March,

           Vol. 68. No. 3, p. 123

           Muchnic, Suzanne. The Galleries Downtown, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA,

           October 24, part VI, p. 16

1979   Larsen, Kay. Fashion Statements, The Village Voice, New York, NY, December 24, p. 89

1978   Albright, Thomas. A Matrix of Art, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, June 2

           Auping, Michael. Dianne Blell, Matrix/Berkeley 9, May-June, University Art Museum,

           Berkeley, CA

1977   Bandini, Mirella. Dianne Blell, Flash Art, New York, NY, August, 1977, No. 76./77. p. 7

           Morch, Albert. Desert Song, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA, June 15, p. 23

           Steger, Pat. Dianne’s Mirage, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA, June 16, p. 21

1976   Kramer, Larry. Broadway’s Latest: An Artistic Nude?, The San Francisco Examiner,

           San Francisco, CA, September 8

           McDonald, Robert. Outdoor Odalisque, Artweek, San Francisco, CA, September. 4,

           Vol. 7, No. 29, p 12

           Restany, Pierre. USA ’76, Domus, Milano, Italy, December, No. 565

1973   Dunham, Judith. SFAI: Drawing Invitational, Artweek, San Francisco, CA, April 7, vol 4,

           No. 14, p. 1

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, Conn

University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

Judith Auchincloss, New York, NY

Charles Cowles, New York, NY

Phillipe Daverio, New York City, NY

Dorie Friedenrich Fine Art Ltd, California

Alanna Heiss & Fred Sherman, New York, NY

Austin Hills, San Francisco, California

Alan Jones, London, England

Lana Jokel, New York, NY

William Judson, Judson realty, New York, NY

Aron Katz, Boulder, Colorado

Karl Lagerfeld, Paris, France

Jenny & Trey Laird, New York, NY

Holden & Jody Luntz, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Eve Mannes, Atlanta, Ga.

Tommy Morrison, Palm Beach, Florida

Alexandra Marshall, Sun Valley, Idaho

Ed Ruscha, Venice, CA

Robert& Jane Rosenblum, New York, NY

Daniel Varenne, Geneva, Switzerland

William Wegman, New York, NY

Lawrence Weiner, New York, NY

Donald & Virginia Zilkha, New York City, NY