Dianne Koppisch-Hricko


Crane Arts Building 1400 North American Street, Studio 204 Philadelphia, PA 19122

Fiber Arts


Artist's Biography

Dianne Koppisch Hricko is a printmaker/painter currently working with fiber-reactive dyes on silk. She employs deconstructed silk screening, direct painting, and discharge to produce both yardage and images. Her work exploits the layered transparency possible in this medium building rich and ambiguous surface. Color has always been a driving force behind her work.

Having retired from teaching Art in the public schools Dianne is thrilled to be part of the art community in the Crane Arts building. Her large studio provides ample space to do yardage printing and is equipped with both a litho and etching press. She is putting into practice the years of teaching art to others.

Artist's Statement

Love of color, the sense of translucent depth and the surprise of the unexpected have fueled my re-entry to designing on silk. I have spent the last few years working with a variety of printmaking techniques prior to succumbing to the urge to once again make textiles. The images are produced through a variety of resist printmaking and direct painting techniques using dyes on the silk. The richness and variety of silk surfaces, sometimes combined with stitching and fusing, is endlessly fascinating to me.

Selected Exhibitions

Inside Out, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

Art Quilt Elements, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Seventh International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, Carnegie Center, New Albany, IN

Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Prize winner

Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Artful Accessories, Philadelphia, Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Women’s Art Show, Riverfront Renaissance Center, Millville, NJ

2008 -2010
Sum of The Parts: Surface Design Association Membership Exhibition 07’, Traveling Show
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; J. Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX; The Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN;
Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, KS

Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA

Fibers Invitational, the Buyers Market

Synthesis: Friends of 705, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA

The Art + Furniture Experience II, Inliquid at Dane Decor, Philadelphia PA

National Open Exhibition American Color Print Society, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

Surface Design Association Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Plastic Club, Philadelphia PA

Upper Darby Group Show, Thyme Gallery, Havertown, PA

Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA


2006 – 2009
POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tour, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

2005 – present
Adjunct Faculty, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, P

Adjunct Faculty, Tyler School of Art , Elkins Park, PA
Supervisor of Student Teachers

1994 – 2003
Adjunct Faculty, Rosemont College Art, Rosemont, PA

1980 – 2004
Art instructor, Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby, PA
Advanced Placement in Studio Art, Studio Art and Graduation Seminar

1979 – 1980
1980 Winter Olympics, Assistant Manager of Social Programs

Teaching Assistantship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Teacher/Crafts Institute

1978 – 1979
Art instructor, Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby, PA
Fiber Arts, Drawing and Painting

1973 – 1978
Art instructor, K-8 schools in Buffalo, NY; East Greenbush, NY; and Upper Darby, PA