Linear Dissections: The Power of Place
Pierce College Art Gallery is excited to introduce large scale drawings by Ann Diener in our first exhibition back on campus. Ann gave a talk about her work in Art 3300 on Wednesday, February 16th at 2PM with a reception in the Gallery immediately following.
Ann Diener’s drawings and installations are multi-layered narratives, which investigate the social and political ramifications of the built environment. Referring to land, culture, time and memory, the works move beyond geography to engage with issues of science, social class, migration and the anthropological layers of place.
Diener earned her BA from UCLA and her MFA from the University of California Santa Barbara and has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US, including at the Weatherspoon Museum in North Carolina, the Art, Design and Architecture Museum at UCSB, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Torrance Museum, Otis College of Art and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Riverside Museum, the Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles and Hosfelt Gallery and Electric Works, San Francisco, as well as numerous art fairs in the US and Europe. She is slated for a one-person exhibition in 2024 at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA, 2024, The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles, California.
Her work has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Art on Paper, Artweek, among others. She has been awarded residencies at The Bogliasco Foundation, Genoa, Italy, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam and the American Academy, Rome. She has taught at UCSB, been a visiting artist at numerous schools and her practice includes bringing art to public schools.
Link to Ann Diener’s Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EylKQKCO11A
Diener’s talk took place in Art 3300 on Weds., February 16th at 2PM. The exhibition was open on Monday, February 14th and ran through Monday, March 14th. For current gallery hours and visiting protocols, please call 818-710-4345 or 818-710-2908. The exhibition was free and open to the public.