Dianne Koppisch-Hricko


Crane Arts Building 1400 North American Street, Studio 207 Philadelphia, PA 19122

Fiber Arts

Artist's Biography

Dianne Koppisch Hricko is a printmaker and painter currently working with dyes on fabrics and paper. She employs deconstructed silk screening, direct painting, discharge and shibori to produce both yardage and images. She exploits the layered transparency possible in this medium building rich and ambiguous surface. Color has always been a driving force in her work. Dianne maintains a studio in the Crane Arts building, lives in Philadelphia with the printmaker Richard Hricko and teaches at the University of the Arts, Tyler School of Art and Fleisher Art Memorial.

Artist's Statement

Beauty, mystery and power exist within color. I strive as an artist to make these qualities visible by working intuitively building texture and pattern combined with a translucent depth, embracing the surprise of the unexpected. I strive to find satisfying compositions working abstractly with geometric shapes and color harmonies. I approach dyeing as painting, but unlike paint, dye colors do not fully reveal themselves until the image is washed, requiring both intuition and faith to match my vision to the final result. I am engaged in this waltz between the process and the final product, my vision and its affect.

Selected Exhibitions

Time Unbound, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery 29, Textile Study Group of New York, online gallery

CRAFT!, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Poised and Forceful, InLiquid at Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

The Space Between, Krempp Gallery, Jasper Art Center, Jasper, IN

Unbound, Cape Cod Cultural Center, South Yarmouth, MA

Full Circle, Art Cloth Network at Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

Unbound, Art Cloth Network at Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, LA Conner, WA

Confluence, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Life/Death/Rebirth, Philadelphia Arts Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

RED, Noho-M55 Gallery, New York, NY

Color Affects, Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield, IA

Material View, Miami International Airport, Miami, FL

Material View, Legacy Arts Park Gallery, Crystal Lake, IL

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