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diana Schmertz
updated: 09/06/2015
website: www.dianaSchmertz.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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His With - with - Her Without
Solid Pieces Of SIlence
Solid Pieces Of SIlence
The Uncertainty Principle
The Uncertainty Principle (painting - closeup )
Phi
Phi - detail
Pi
Pi close up (Bushongo creation story)
No One Knows - Where I Am - All The Time
The Physical Business Of Making Believe
the Physical Business Of Making Believe (Christianity Page)
Oscillating Echoes
The Logic of Loss
Momentary Lapses of Something Greater
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, figurative, gender/sexuality, psychological, collage, memory, conceptual, gestural, identity
 
 
His With - with - Her Without by diana Schmertz
His With - with - Her Without
oil on wood (white acrylic background)
2015
33" x  33" 
Solid Pieces Of SIlence by diana Schmertz
Solid Pieces Of SIlence
oil paint encased in clear acrylic spheres
2014
2" x  2"  x 2" 
Solid Pieces Of SIlence  by diana Schmertz
Solid Pieces Of SIlence
oil paint encased in clear acrylic spheres
2014
2" x  2"  x 2" 
The Uncertainty Principle  by diana Schmertz
The Uncertainty Principle
oil on canvas
2012
7.5' " x  9' " 
The Uncertainty Principle (painting - closeup ) by diana Schmertz
The Uncertainty Principle (painting - closeup )
oil on canvas
2012
7" x  7" 
Phi by diana Schmertz
Phi
100 etched mirrors
2013
4"" x  tondos " 
Phi - detail by diana Schmertz
Phi - detail
etched mirror
2013
4 " x  tondo " 
Pi by diana Schmertz
Pi
pencil and text drawings of every creation story I can find on 3" disks
2014
3" x  3" 
Pi close up (Bushongo creation story) by diana Schmertz
Pi close up (Bushongo creation story)
graphite drawing on digital text on 3" circular papers
2013
3"" x  tondos " 
No One Knows - Where I Am - All The Time by diana Schmertz
No One Knows - Where I Am - All The Time
oil, pencil, ink, genesis, acrylic and digital reproductions of my paintings
2015
30 " x  30 " 
The Physical Business Of Making Believe by diana Schmertz
The Physical Business Of Making Believe
mixed media book - Each circular image is from a reproduction that represents a moment of contact during a story or ritual from that said religion, philosophy, or scientific theory.
2012
9 " x  7.5 "  x 1 " 
the Physical Business Of Making Believe (Christianity Page) by diana Schmertz
the Physical Business Of Making Believe (Christianity Page)
mixed media book - Each circular image is from a reproduction that represents a moment of contact during a story or ritual from that said religion, philosophy, or scientific theory.
2012
9"" x  7.5""  x 1"" 
Oscillating Echoes by diana Schmertz
Oscillating Echoes
oil, acrylic, thread and circular reproductions of my paintings on wood panel,
2015
10" x  10" 
The Logic of Loss by diana Schmertz
The Logic of Loss
oil and ink on wood (white acrylic background)
2015
20" x  20" 
Momentary Lapses of Something Greater by diana Schmertz
Momentary Lapses of Something Greater
oil on nine wood panels (white acrylic background)
2015
60 " x  60 " 

Artist Statement

I am interested in the systems people create in order to organize what they perceive in the world around them.  These systems can be based in science, religion, psychology or philosophy. No matter how intellectual a system or idea may appear, I believe it is always filtered through our physical senses. For this reason I use imagery of the body to depict “moments of contact” between the self and the other. Paint is my primary medium, for it reinforces the concept of perception and interpretation through the body. In my mixed media works I layer circular reproductions of my paintings as a form of mark making and to convey an accumulation of moments of contact.

In each work the fragmentation of the moments of contact lends ambiguity to both the pictorial space and to the boundary between the people portrayed. Empty space and geometric elements are juxtaposed with organic imagery as a means to balance perspectives of reason and that of sense. From afar the work appears to be a unit that references objectivity and systemization via mathematical/scientific observation and/or collections of moments in non-linear time.  At close range the system collapses, engaging the viewer intimately and personally. Due to the physical constraints of our being we are unable to interact with the work from both perspectives in the same time and space. My work makes this condition appear, echoing our inherent struggle to simultaneously understand relationships from both the subjective and objective, the ordered and the chaotic. 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Axioms, chashama Gallery, NYC

2011 The Space Between, Russ Berrie Gallery Space, Columbia University, NYC

2008 ECHOES, K.B, Gallery, NYC
2005 Being, Aphrodisiac, NYC
2003 Reverent Awe, Studio 12N, NYC


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015  

Shangri-la, The Factory, L.I.C. Arts Open Festival, NYC

2014  

Aljira Emerge 11: "I put this moment...here. I put this moment... here. I put this moment... over here." Aljira Gallery, NJ

The Impossible, Montclair Art Museum @ Pierro Gallery, NJ

2013

What is an Art Book?, Garis & Hahn, NYC

Borderline: Depictions of Skin, Garis & Hahn, NYC 

Fragment, Saratoga Art Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Infinite Regions, Grady Alexis Gallery, NYC 

2012
Intersections, NoMAA Gallery, NYC

Contact, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton NY


2011 
Grantee Exhibit, NoMAA Gallery, NYC
Perspectives, NoMAA Gallery, NYC

2010
Core, Under Minerva Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Intimacy of Memory, Galería Nacional, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.  
Women in the Heights, NoMAA Gallery, NYC
PERFECT 8 Poster Project, ABC No Rio, NYC
NoMAA Grantees, NoMAA Gallery, NYC
2009 Body Politic, The Jungle, NYC
NoMAA Grantees, NoMAA Gallery, NYC

 

Public Art

2010
PERFECT8 Post No Bills Installation,NYC streets
2009
PERFECT8 Bodega Installation, Last Stop Convenience, NYC
2008
PERFECT8 Magazine Stand Project, NYC streets & Haven Arts, NY

Grants, Awards and Residencies

2013

Aljira Emerge 11 - Fellowship award

Starry Night Retreat - Residency program, Truth or Consequences New Mexico

2012

Vermont Studio Center - Residency Program, Johnson, Vermont
Angel Award -
Grant awarded to attend The Vermont Studio Center Residency Program

2011
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance -
Artist Grant for Painting

2010

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Grant for "The Space Between" Installation
2009

Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance - Grant for Bodega Installation
2008

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council – Manhattan Community Arts Grant
2007
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Grant for painting
Residency @ Chashama North, New York.