ABOUT THE ARTIST
I live in an 18th-century farmhouse in Kentucky. I earned my BFA and MA from Western Kentucky University and was a graduate teaching assistant to renowned feminist artist Judy Chicago in the creation of the environmental exhibit “At Home”, a PBS documentary, national touring exhibit, published articles, and permanent research documentation at Penn State University.
This was a 21st-century reimagining of the original exhibit which broke new ground in California in the early 70’s during the third wave of feminism. While participating in the project, I was included in an exhibition and research publication of 150 years of Kentucky Women Artists by the Kentucky Arts Council. I also received a fellowship to study 17th century Dutch painting at the National Gallery of Art and create podcasts highlighting women artists in Washington, DC I have been Educ Dir of the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Gallery Dir of the Kentucky Watercolor Society, Exec Dir of Learning Opportunities, Inc., Adjunct Professor of Art at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Research Librarian and adjunct faculty in Gifted & Talented Dept at Western Kentucky Univ, Arts & Humanities Chair at McLean County High Schools, Curriculum Coordinator & Instructor for 20th Century Academy of Daviess County Schools, etc.
I have exhibited, received awards and conducted workshops in Louisville, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati and Charleston, SC As Both an artist and educator, I have been widely published in magazines such as Arts Across Kentucky, Pure Uncut Candy, Leo Weekly, CenterStage, US Society for Education through Art’s Teaching Voices, Kentucky Art Education News, Home Education, Sage, Traumatology, Women Studies Perspectives and books KY Women Artists: 1850-2000, Judy Chicago Art Education Collection, and A Community of Teachers: Art Curriculum Units by Teachers in the Arts & Humanities.
© Frederica Diane