An ecological consciousness lies close to the heart of Dyanna Dimick, who incorporates found material into her work. She uses everyday goods to explore the complicated human relationship with the natural world.
“This collection represents my thoughts before and during the pandemic. So much weighs on us, it’s tough to know where to focus our efforts. My accumulation of thoughts, surrounding things that weigh on my mind, guided me through this body of work. It displays multiple concepts in one show, environmentalism and social injustice. I can feel the weight of climate change, the collective angst surrounding the pandemic, the US election, police reform, social justice, it feels more adds to this list daily. I hope for a metamorphosis and real change.” -Dyanna Dimick
This collection represents my thoughts before and during the pandemic. I can feel the weight of climate change, the collective angst surrounding the pandemic, the US election, police reform, social justice, it feels more adds to this list daily. I hope for a metamorphosis and real change.
Waiting– I created Waiting a month or two into the pandemic. It represents the period I tried to stay calm and patient, waiting for more news. I used my usual materials and set off to make a piece that felt calming to create, it turned out primarily blue. A figurative shape appeared and looks like it’s sitting or waiting calmly.
Weight– focuses on privileges and the weight they have on others. There’s a mirror on the piece so the viewer might catch a glimpse of themselves or someone else in the room. The barcode and stack symbolize consumerism, like in most of my work.
Heavy– combines my eco based work with current thoughts of social injustice. Again, the weight one puts on another. Combining those two, this piece became one about environmental injustice.
Let Me Out– plays with the ideas of boxing people in, boxing ourselves in, the constraints we put on each other, not having an open mind, inequality.
How Many More– This piece falls fully on the social injustice side of the group. A day occurred where headlines kept coming, deaths piled up. I couldn’t stop thinking of the numbers, the lives, so overwhelming, unbearable, it still is. Tears no longer helped release the anger and sorrow, I had to turn to a physical medium. I began drawing tic marks on a paper already hanging, counting, repeating, repeating. It feels this is happening with human life, numbers adding up, one getting lost next to the rest. The marks represent the physical energy of repetitiveness.
It’s History- leans fully towards the environmental spectrum of my work. I was thinking about man-made materials mixed in with our earth, all wrapped up, layers of time. Plastiglomerate came to mind, a stone where natural and human made materials are held together with a plastic matrix.
California coastal native Dyanna Dimick lets material and her eco conscious lifestyle drive her creative process.
From a very early age, Dyanna loved to color, draw, sculpt, sculpt. Her parents, both creative in their own ways, encouraged the arts of all kinds. After taking any art classes she could in school and more art classes on the side, when college came, her focus was clear. She received a BA from University of California Santa Cruz with a major in fine art, sculpture emphasis. While studying her interest in the environment and found mediums grew. Dyanna’s core classes at Rachel Carson College (part of UCSC) embraced a strong focus on environmentalism. Her sculpture classes were much more contemporary, not including clay in the program. This allowed for extreme thought, growth and creativity. The environmental courses mixed with the conceptual based art program started the path for Dyanna’s current work.
Enjoying the sculpture aspect of her new art studies, she set off to Los Angeles in hopes to become a set designer. That quickly changed, inspired by music, street art and the contemporary art of the city, she started painting more. Thoroughly enjoying the exploration of this material, she switched gears and decided to focus more on fine art. She painted whenever she could, working creative jobs during the day and in the service industry at night, to pay her bills. Still a lot to learn, she soaked it in while in LA. Dyanna then found herself back close to home in San Francisco. Knowing the art scene would be very different from LA, she was eager to learn more. Moving to a new city, not knowing many others, gave Dyanna a lot of alone time to focus on her work. She continued painting and experimenting, and started to incorporate more sculptural elements, creating mixed media pieces.
Dyanna’s current collage based work primarily focuses on environmentalism, the color and form of man made materials, and how these two interact.
Dyanna works as a full tim e artist out of her studio in San Francisco, CA.
2004 BA, University of California Santa Cruz, Fine Art, Sculpture Emphasis
Weight , Avenue 12 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pop, The Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Whose House, Avenue, San Francisco, CA2017
Becoming The Beach Installation, The Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Vanity ll, The Laundry Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fall OS Show, Joy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Lost+Found, Dogpatch Studios, San Francisco, CA
Listen, Sundance Kabuki, San Francisco, CA
Found, Storefront Gallery, 49 Geary Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Skyline Studio, San Francisco, CA
Jackson Square Dentistry/Gallery, San Francisco, CA
District, San Francisco, CA
Salon Eleven, Los Angeles, CA
Vanity, Sesnon Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Grant
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Earth Action , UC Berkeley Campus, Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley, CA
Snap , Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Root Division’s Annual Art Auction , San Francisco, CA
Vol. 14 Sketchbooks , The General By Vans, Brooklyn, NY
Vol. 14 California Sketchbooks, Los Angeles, CA The Other Art Fair
Vol. 14 Sketchbooks , San Francisco Center For The Book, San Francisco, CA
Urban Edge, Avenue 12 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Which Way Is Up, Curated State, 1015 Castro St. San Francisco, CA
Nite Life, Senator Scott Wiener’s Office, San Francisco, CA
Into The Wild, Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA
February ’18 Group Exhibition, Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA
SFOS Exhibition, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fall OS Hub Show, The Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fall OS Hub Show, Art Attack SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Maker Thursdays, Art Attack SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Spring Show, Back To The Picture Gallery, San Francisco, CA
3990 Folsom Street, Residence designed by Christopher Haas of de Young, San Francisco, CA
Message In A Bottle, by Park Life, Surfrider Foundation and Busvan, Busvan, San Francisco, CA
Winter Group Show, Hotel Triton, San Francisco, CA
You Have A Voice, 3rd Street Village Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Arkitip x Ello Art Exhibition, January 2017, Online
Caution May Be Hot, Long Weekend, Oakland, CA
Caution May Be Hot, Fayes, San Francisco, CA
Fall OS Exhibition, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ArtLaunch, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
The Art Of Drought, Art Share L.A., Perimeter Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Townsend, 2 Tounsend St., San Francisco, CA
Sketch Tuesdays, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA
SFADA First Thursday Art, Storefront HQ Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Artisan Series Regional Final, RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA
Summer Search, Firehouse 8, San Francisco, CA
Bringing Down The Walls, Tank 18, San Francisco, CA
North Beach First Fridays, San Francisco, CA
Bases Product Showcase, ArtTwo50, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Art Show 2011 for Mr. Brainwash, Los Angeles, CA
Peace Project, Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA
Peace Project, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Peace Project, Max Lange Gallery, New York, NY
Skate This Art, San Francisco, CA
Artists for Ethiopia, Oakland, CA
Completely Neutral Tree Sale, Gallery 1927, Los Angeles, CA
Arkitip Magazine, Ello, Issue No. 0062, January 2017
Sant’ Angelo, Scott A.: “Your Weekly Ello: Arkitip x Ello”, Arkitip, Inc., August 3, 2016
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Mason, Laura: “Exquisite Corpse Game: The Final Round”, 7×7 Magazine, January 10, 2011
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