Diane

Deery

Richards

Artist Bio

Diane Richards (1971-), an environmental fiber artist, living in Philadelphia, PA. She is an innovator with fibers and natural elements; it allows her the freedom to explore and play. Water is her vehicle to explore the relationship between colorful dyes and material. She is fascinated by the subject of water itself; her desire to explore these elements is a central part of her work. Her sculptures are made of wood and fiber. They have a harmonious quality requiring the strength of each opposing element. The tension created by confronting opposing elements synergizes flowing patterns that seem to be woven directly into the landscape. The result is a purely harmonious symbiosis of subject and material.  She received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2018) and her BFA and Art Educations from Moore College of Art and Design (1993, 2008). Currently, the Chair of the Art Department at The Hill School, a private boarding school,
she teaches Design Thinking, Digital Photography, Fibers, and Woodworking. 

 


 

 

Education:

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts                                          Philadelphia, PA  

MFA 2018

 

Moore College of Art & Design (Graduated Cum Laude)           Philadelphia, PA       

BFA, Illustration 1993

Art Teacher Certification- 2008

 
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Exhibitions 

Solo

2020

“Changing Tides” Lieberman Gallery, Chestnuthill, PA

2019

“Primal Imprints” Boyer Gallery, The Hill School, Pottstown, PA

2018

“Primal Imprints” Gallery #543 URBN Corp Inc., Naval Yard Philadelphia, PA 

2017

PAFA Broad Street Studio, Installation, "Washed Away" Philadelphia, PA

Group

2021

2021

The Nature of Fabric, Boyer Gallery, Pottstown, PA

In The Glen, InLiquid, Gladwyne, PA

2021

PHS Meadow Brook, Jenkintown, PA

2021

InLiquid Benefit Auction, Philadelphia, PA

2020

InLiquid Benefit Auction, Philadelphia, PA

2019

“Into the Woods” InLiquid Art & Design Park Towne Place, Philadelphia

2019

“Resonance” Alumni Juried Show PAFA, Philadelphia

2018

Perkiomenville Art League, 2nd Place Graphic Division

2018

Scene from the Schuylkill, Heritage Watershed, MCCC Pottstown, PA 

2018

HerSpace, Olde City, Philadelphia, PA 

 

2018

PAFA “Far From Home” Kathleen “Bunky” Frame Memorial Award, Philadelphia, PA

2018

PAFA – “Blue my Mind” Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2017

NAEA “Art of Art Educators” Great Valley, PA

 

2017

NAEA “Art of Art Educators” Great Valley, PA

2017

Pottstown Artist Guild- Juried show, Pottstown, PA    Honorable Mention Best of Show

2017

“Patterns” Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA 3rd Place Best of Show

2005

Alumni show Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2003

Alumni show Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Speaking Events / Volunteer

2019

NAEA (National Art Education Association) Boston Conference - Design Thinking Seminar 

2018

NAEA – Webinar Visible Learning through Design Thinking Methodology

2017

PAIS Workshop “Design Thinking for World Impact” The Hill School, Pottstown, PA

2016

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program- Volunteer, Philadelphia, PA

2013

Episcopal School-  Design Thinking Workshop

2009

Moore College of Art and Design- Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

Artist in Residency

2022

Driftwood Studio, South Africa

2021

Meadowbrook Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Jenkintown, PA

2019

Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland 

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