THE ARTIST

Diana Wege is a New York-based, conceptual artist who uses her practice to passionately express the nexus between the environment and social justice.

Her work has been shown at galleries and museums across the country and Japan, and has included bringing her anti-violence prints to the sidewalks of New York City.

Wege’s conviction comprises the eradication of prevalent violence marring our nation’s schools and beyond.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • Swab Barcelona-Swab Seed, Vellum Magazine, Barcelona, Spain

2018

  • Art New York, Special Project Invitational – Curated by Stephanie Young, Vellum Magazine, New York, NY
  • LA ART Show Invited Special Project – Curated by Stephanie Young, Vellum Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

2016

  • Diana Wege Nine Lives, Central Booking, New York, NY

2010

  • Diana Wege’s 50 States Paintings, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

2001

  • Land America Leaves Wild, U.S. Dept. of the Interior Museum, Washington, DC

2000

  • Land America Leaves Wild, Grand Rapids Art Museum – Festival 2000, Grand Rapid MI
  • Land America Leaves Wild, Palitz Gallery, Syracuse University in New York, NY

1995

  • Nine Lives, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Nine Lives, Kohn Pederson Fox Gallery, New York, NY

1982

  • Diana Wege Color Pencil Drawings, Webb & Parsons Gallery, New Canaan, CT

1981

  • Diana Wege Color Pencil Drawings, Webb & Parsons Gallery, New Canaan, CT
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • PULSE Contemporary Art Fair – Special Curatorial Project – Curated by Stephanie Young, Miami, FL
  • ART TORONTO – Nine Lives – Curatorial Project – Curated by Stephanie Young, Toronto, Canada
  • MARKET ART & DESIGN, Special Curatorial Project – Stephanie Young-Vellum Magazine, Bridgehampton Museum
  • LA ART Show – Curated by Stephanie Young, Vellum Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
  • BUILDING POWER: A Benefit Exhibition for VOCAL and Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights – Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY

2017

  • OCCUPY MANA – Phong Bui – Curator, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
  • WASHED AWAY – Chashama Show, Brooklyn, NY
  • ArtParis – Curated by Stephanie Young, Vellum Magazine, Paris, FRANCE
  • LA ART Show Invited Special Project – Curated by Stephanie Young, Vellum Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

2015

  • ArtPrize Jurored finalist – Justine Ludwig, Curator Dallas Contemporary Juror
  • Professional Painters Show – The Century Association

2009

  • International Mini Print Show – Juried by Lisa Hodermarsky, Curator of Yale University Art Gallery and Craig Zammiello, Master Intaglio Printer at the Two Palms Press in New York City, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
  • Contemporary Confrontations – Juried by Nan Rosenthal, formerly Curator of Contemporary Art – Metropolitan Museum of Art Katonah Art Museum, Katonah, NY

2007

  • Hosted reception for Helen Frankenthaler on the opening of the Helen Frankenthaler Cottage for Artists in Residence, Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP), Norwalk, CT
  • Monothon – CCP Norwalk, CT
  • Blue Print Show – CCP Norwalk, CT

2005

  • Prints from the Center for Contemporary Printmaking including Helen Frankenthaler – The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT

1984

  • Diana Wege and Allyn Howell – Duo Show – Webb & Parsons Gallery, New Canaan, CT
CURATORIAL

2018

  • Margot Neiderland, Assemblages, CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, NY
  • Sarah Plimpton Prints and Books, CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, NY

2017

  • 3Women 3Men, CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, NY
  • Greg Lindquist, Smoke and Water-Dispatches, CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, NY
  • Carl Caivano, CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, NY

2016

  • Nancy Campbell, Sudden Smile Quickly Gone, CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, NY
  • Marion Wilson, CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, NY
COMMISSIONS

2009

  • Mike VanHaren “Pictured Rocks,” 40″ X 60″, Oil & Acrylic on canvas, Grand Rapids, MI

2004

  • Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, 18 ft. four-panel oil painting for installation in Eastern Connecticut State University, Nobel Hall atrium lobby, Willimantic, CT

1995

  • Logo – Michigan Botanic Garden Foundation, Grand Rapids, MI

1992

  • Logo – Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Poster – Center for Environmental Study, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Poster – El Centro de Estudio Ambiental, San Jose,Costa Rica

1989

  • Large drawing to pair with earlier purchase – Transamerica Reinsurance, Stamford, CT
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Young, Stephanie, Diana Wege – Featured Artist, Vellum Magazine. Spring 2017
  • Plunk, Lidia. “Eagle’s Nest”. Western Art & Architecture Magazine. July 2009
  • Daley, Sherri. “Diana Wege / Celebrating America’s Wilderness”. New Canaan-Darien Magazine. May 2005
  • Gaetano, Kate. “Syracuse Portraits”. Syracuse University Magazine. Winter 2004
  • Land Trust of Darien. “Artists Paint Mather Meadows To Raise Funds for Land Trust”. The Darien Times. Thursday, July 18, 2002
  • James, Anne. “Land America Leaves Wild” article. U.S. Department of the Interior Museum. States News Service. August 27, 2001
  • Anonymous. “Land America Leaves Wild”. Book Review. Southwest Art MagazinE. December 2000
  • Lambeck, Linda Conner. “A Kind Crusade – New Canaan artist aims to blunt classroom conflict”. Connecticut Post. Wednesday, January 27, 1999
EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

2016

  • Nine Lives – CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, NY

2009

  • Katonah Museum of Art, Exhibition Archive, Katonah, NY

1995

  • Sobel, Judith. “Diana Wege”. Nine Lives exhibition catalogue. Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
  • Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
  • U.S. Dept. of the Interior Museum, Washington, DC
  • The Wilderness Society, Washington, DC
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
  • Transamerica Reinsurance, Stamford, CT
  • Chemical Bank, New York, NY
  • The Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, TN
  • Champion International, Stamford, CT
  • The Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA
  • Dancer, Fitzgerald, Sample, Inc., New York, NY
  • Reader’s Digest, Pleasantville, NY
  • Syracuse University Art Collection, Syracuse, NY
PRINT EDITIONS

2018

  • LIC, (signed D’ L’ CWA), lithograph printed by Derriere L’Etoile Studios, NY, NY

2017

  • NYC 2017, (signed D’ L’ CWA), lithograph printed by Derriere L’Etoile Studios, NY, NY
  • NIHON, (signed D’ L’ CWA), lithograph printed by Derriere L’Etoile Studios, NY, NY

2014

  • Pictured Rocks – 3 plate etching – printed by Jennifer Melby, NY, NY (more later)
  • REJECT VIOLENCE – 8 color lithograph on Arches White, 40.8″X 21.5″, Edition: 25, 5 Artist

2013

  • Proofs, printed by Derriere L’Etoile Studios, NY, NY

2012

  • Montana – 8 color lithograph on Plike Ivory, 32.5″X 26″, Edition: 50, 10 Artist Proofs, printed by Derriere L’Etoile Studios, NY, NY
PUBLICATIONS

2019

  • Deep Past by Eugene Linden, Eight Charcoal drawings, Rosetta Books Publisher, New York, NY

2018

  • The River Rail – Cover and two-page drawing inside the Inaugural Edition of The River Rail, Brooklyn, NY

2015

  • A Day With Bonefish Joe – Elizabeth Howard with illustrations by Diana Wege. David R. Godine Publisher

2000

  • Land America Leaves Wild – Introduction by Judith Sobol. Diana Wege paintings. The Grand Rapids Art Museum and The Wilderness Society Publisher
EDUCATION

2018

  • Studied with Graham Nickson, New York Studio School, New York, NY

1993

  • Studied with John Walker and Wolf Kahn, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1978

  • Printmaking, Pratt School of Art New York, NY

1977

  • Anatomy with Robert Beverly Hale. Art Students’ League. New York, NY

1976

  • Syracuse University; B.F.A., Independent Study – Painting and Japan Studies, magna cum laude 1975, Colgate University – five months in Japan, 1973

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