Diane Lachman


Contact Information

diane.lachman@me.com

Phone: 610-256-9643

http://www.dianelachman.com/

Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting

Artist's Statement

Color is my primary source of inspiration. My years of experience teaching color theory complements my intuitive approach to visual communication in painting. In my current work, I explore the analogy between color-guided composition and musical expression. I work on many pieces simultaneously. By applying paint in layers and blending them to create new hues, I compose forms using sequence, repetition, rhythm and silence.

Like musical chords, where tension between different tones is resolved by their participation in the whole, I strive to compose harmonious paintings by carefully selecting color notes. I search for an exquisite chord that transcends the individual notes until I find visual perfect pitch.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2013
Color Chords, MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Color Conversations, MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Acuarela, Arlene Lachman Gallery, Panama City, Panama

2008
Oil and Water, Burrison Art Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Spectral Journey, Orchard Gallery, Bethesda, MD

2001
Natural Forces, The Gallery at the Ritz, Oaklyn, NJ

1992
Natural Formations, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA

Group

2013
35TH Anniversary Show Part Two, MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Snowflake Salon, ART @ Bridge Club of Center City, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Turning Darkness to Light, Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

December Group Exhibition, MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Robert Cozzolino

2011
Other Colors Gallery, Wellington Square, Exton, PA

Art/Fashion/Art, The Art Trust, West Chester, PA,

2010
Philadelphia Artists for Chile, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

New Members Show, MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Anniversary Show, MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Consequential, Addams Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Nouns: People Places Things, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Art is Happening, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Flower, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Sueyun Locks

2007
Hitoshi Nakazato Tribute Exhibition, Ice Box Projects Space, Philadelphia, PA

70th Anniversary Faculty Show, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2006
Small Works, Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Winter Salon: Women’s Work, Artspace 129, Monclair, NJ

2005
Artists at the Mills, Crafts for Living Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
New Works, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Perkins Juried Watercolor Show, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror: Robert Straight

Second Nature, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Curators: Kathryn McFadden and Warren Angle

2001
International Small Works on Paper, Art International Asheville, Asheville, NC

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2001, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA

Faculty Exhibition, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Watercolor 2000, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2013
Falcone, Alissa "First Friday Round Up: July," Art Attack: Philly.com, July 5, 2013

2012
Donohoe, Victoria “Farewell and hail,” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 1, 2012,

2011
”First Friday Focus,” City Paper, October 6, 2011

2009
“Art Exhibitions,” La Prensa, March 21, 2009

El Panama America, March 16, 2009

2008
“Art Happenings,” Art Matters, November

2006
"Winter Salon: Women’s Work," The Montclair Times, March 16, 2006

2002
Adelson, Fred B. “A Spectrum of Watercolor,” New York Times, May 5, 2002

1993
“First Bloom,” The Beachcomer, July 10, 1993, Cover illustration

Professional Experience

2012
Juror, Members Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

2011
Artist Panelist, Special Topics panel for the performance of RED Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA

2004 – 2011
Participant, Philadelphia Open Studio Tour

2004 – 2012
Participant, Dear Fleischer

2005 – 2008
Board Member, Sherman Mills Arts Council Gallery

2004 – 2006
Member Art Committee, Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA

2004
Juror, Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

1996 - 1998
Volunteer, Philadelphia Mural Arts Project

1993 - present
Lecturer in Fine Arts, Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1989 - 1993
Instructor, Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA

1988 - 1993
Instructor, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

1986 - 1987
Assistant Teacher, Color Course with Sewell Sillman, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

(partial list)
2012
Newman Gallery Award and the Exhibition Award, “Long Distance”, Juror: Robert Cozzolino, Member Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2002
Juror’s Award, “Whorl”, Juror: Robert Straight, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

1990
“Small Paintings” Award Winner, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

Belle D. Frank Memorial Award, Juried Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Collections

Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA
Sherman Properties, Philadelphia, PA
Artwork represented in numerous private collections in USA, Europe, Panama and Australia

Education

1987
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

1985
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Painting

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI