Diane Lachman

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