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Carol Diamond

b. 1960

Carol Diamond is a painter and sculptor who lives in New York City. Her newest work is predominately multimedia, and encompasses oil painting, found materials assemblage sculpture and plein air drawings. Often executed concurrently, her artworks in various media are driven by the tension and tumult of urban life. A mainstay of Diamond’s inspiration is the architectural site of New York City as seen through a subjective lens, sometimes darkly.

Diamond has presented her work in many solo and group shows both in New York City, upstate New York and nationally. Recent venues include solo shows at the Eyes on Main Street Gallery in Wilson, North Carolina, Kent State University, and the Painting Center in New York City. Originally from Cleveland, Diamond earned a B.F.A. in painting from Cornell University and continued study at the New York Studio School. Her artwork is included in public and private collections, including the Portland, Oregon Museum of Art, Amerata Hess Corp, and Safe Auto. Diamond’s work has been reviewed by Artwach, Too Much Art, Manhattan Times, and interviews with the artist have appeared in Painting Perceptions, and on WJFF Radio. Her art writing and reviews are published in Art Critical, Painters on Painting, Two Coats of Paint, and Delicious Line.

Awards, grants and residencies for her work include the Pratt Institute Professional Development Grant, a Purchase Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Invitational Exhibition, the National Academy Museum’s Edwin Palmer Prize and a Vermont Studio Center Residency. Diamond teaches at Pratt Institute where she is an Adjunct Associate Professor and has served on the faculty since 2000. She also teaches graphic design at CUNY’s City College of Technology and has lectured and taught at other institutions including NYU, the New York Studio School, Lehman College and the Chautauqua Institute.

Artist Statement 
"The urban experience powerfully informs my work. The wall, the built surface, city streets, and architectural forms engage me endlessly in both tactile and metaphorical ways. My fascination with construction sites, arcs and spirals, angles and overall geometry, goes back many years and continues to enrich and echo throughout my art practice. Who I am and how I feel, my past and my present, are expressed through the process of getting at these forms and spaces.

Recent works include: oil paintings on canvas; relief collage pieces made with found metal, glass, concrete, and pigments on wood; mixed media works on paper, small scale assemblage sculpture, and plein air drawings of architectural sites in New York City. These works reflect parallel threads and interweave naturally to contain my dominant interests: contrasting structures in space, textures and rhythm, and an emotion-based physicality.

There is something about how time is revealed through materials such as these that connects me to the makers and builders of things through history. There’s also the randomness of bits being left to be destroyed but actually turned into a sort of beauty; soda cans flattened by passing cars which look like gilded silver buckles; shattered beer bottles capture the light like church mosaic, yet bear the scars of being alive and cast aside.

I look at Medieval stone sculpture, gemmed pendants, iron swords, celtic relief stones, all of it resonates as emblems of time objectified. Modernism developed my ability to understand and create plastic form on the picture plane and in dimension. I look at the streets strewn with random remains and feel that through art our temporal physical existence can be infused with spiritual life."

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2020    Labspace, Hillsdale, NY, Holiday Show USPS Collaboration Projects, Pelham Art Center, Bronx, NY
2019    NYSS/Dumbo exhibition, Brooklyn, NY Site: Brooklyn, Reused and Recycled, curated by Jean Shin             Super Moon Art Space, Ridgewood Open Studios, Out There curated by Cathy Diamond Green Door             Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Advent: Mindful Waiting Bowery Gallery Juried Show, curator Ro             Lohin M. David & Co., Brooklyn, NY, Leaving a Mark, curated by Martin Dull
2018    Inwood Artworks Gallery, My Neighbor, the Artist, NYCBWAC, Recycle, Brooklyn, NY Thompson             Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, En Masse
2017    Cross Contemporary, Saugerties, NY, HYGGE Pratt Institute, Foundation Faculty Exhibition,                         Brooklyn, NY
2016    David & Schweitzer, BOS (Bushwick Open Studios) Seeking Space Anthony Phillip Fine Art,                         Bushwick, Brooklyn, Life Sized: A Small Works Invitational  Grace Gallery, City College                         of Technology, Faculty Show
2015    The People’s Garden, Bushwick, Paintings in Trees
2014    Westbeth Gallery, NYC, City as Subject, curated by Xico Greenwald Kurnatowski Gallery,                         Brooklyn, Paparazzi Sideshow Gallery, Sideshow Nation 11
2013    Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, Paparazzi,  Brooklyn, NY
2012    Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, mic:check 
2011    Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY, 18 & 1 Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, Temporary Antumbra Zone
2010    Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Crossing Disciplines-Books Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,
            IT’S ALL GOOD, apocalypse now Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Bklyn, NY, Paper Works
2009    The Painting Center, NYC Modern Romantics: Spiritual Expressions in Paint
2008    New York Studio School, Benefit Gala Auction Grace Gallery, City College of Technology, Faculty             Show
2007    Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, War is Over 
2006    Lehman College, Bronx, NY, Faculty Exhibition
2005    New York Studio School, NY Benefit Auction Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY, Crossing Disciplines:             Drawing Atlantic Gallery, NYC, A Fine Romance
2003    Fishtank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY2002Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC, New            York Studio School Alumni Show

2001    Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Foundation Faculty Exhibition Michael Ingbar Gallery NYC Building Against             the Sky: The New York City Skyline Brooklyn College, The Bridges of Brooklyn New York Studio             School,  Alumni Show, Curated by Karen Wilkin
2000    Exhibition Space 156, Williamsburg Brooklyn, 4 Person Show Makor Center, NYC,                                     Elemental Sources, Curated by Lance Esplund
1999    American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
1998    National Academy Museum, New York City, 173rd
            Annual Exhibition Michael Ingbar Gallery, New York City ,
            NYC -Nine New Views
1997    New York Studio School, Alumni Show, Juror, Dore AshtonLong Island University, Salena Gallery,             Landscape, Vision and Spirit Cooperstown Art Association: 60th Annual                                                 National Exhibition, Juror Holland Cotter,
1994    Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC, Salon 94: Dealer'’s Choice (entry selected by Michael Walls)
1992    National Academy of Design, New York City, 167th Annual Exhibition

SOLO SHOWS:

2020    Eyes on Main Street Gallery, Wilson, NC, Carol Diamond: New Works
2019    Painting Center, NYC, Carol Diamond: On the Street 
2018    Kent State University,Threshold: Selected works by Carol Diamond,Canton, Ohio
2016    Gold Wing Gallery, New York City, Carol Diamond Paintings Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY Carol             Diamond, Working Conditions
2008    T.B.D Brooklyn, Greenpoint, NY
2007    ArtLab Gallery, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY
2005    Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2004    Bella Dubby Art Gallery, Cleveland , OH
2002    Prince Street Gallery, NYC,Carol Diamond, Paintings
2000    Prince Street Gallery, NYC, Breakoff : Painting S
1998    Prince Street Gallery,Carol Diamond, Recent work 
1995    Prince Street Gallery, NYC,Carol Diamond Paintings
1992    Ward-Lawrence Gallery, New York City

AWARDS AND GRANTS:

2013    Pratt Institute, Development Fund Grant
1999    American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC Purchase Prize.
1998    National Academy Museum, NYC, Edwin Palmer Prize
1995    Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, New Jersey , GrumbacherAward

COLLECTIONS: (selected)

Portland, Oregon Museum of Art; Amerata Hess Corp.; Joseph Gehegan, NY, PaulResika, NY, Peter Allen, NY; David and Sarah Toren, NY, Cyrid Media, Mark andRenee Dolan, Cleveland ,Ohio; Iona and William Hardy, Auburn ME; Nick Stern,San Francisco, CA. Nicolas-Evans Cato, Brooklyn, Les and Liz Smith, N.C., BarbaraSiegel, Boston, MA.