SOLO AND 2-PERSON SHOWS

 

2018  "Diana Riukas- Digital Art MasterWorks" Solo Online Exhibit  at Museum of Digital Arts Net

2016  “Diana Riukas-Still-Lifes”  Solo on- line show at www.WorldMuseumof still-lifeartists.net

2015 "Diana Riukas- Surrealism" Solo  on- line show at www.WorldMuseumofSurrealisticartists.net

2014 "Diana Riukas- Nudes"   Solo on-line show at www.WorldMuseumofNudeArtists.net

2013 "Diana Riukas- Landscapes"  Solo on-line show at www.MuseumofWorldLandscapeArtists.net

2013"Diana Riukas-Portraits"  Solo on-line show at www.MuseumofWorldPortraitArtists.net

2009 "Neurotica: New Paintings by Diana Riukas" Solo show, Plastic Club Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

2006 Long Gallery, "Alumni Exhibition: Diana Riukas and Bryan Hopkins",West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

2004 "Diana Riukas: M.F.A. Solo Thesis Exhibition," Fox 3 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art , Baltimore , MD.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013RAW of Philadelphia 

2012   Stop Slavery Now: A Conversation About Human Trafficking, group exhibit

       F&N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011"Intimate: Small Works" Juried show, Brooklyn Artists Gym Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2011"Battle of the Sexes" Delaware Art Museum,  Wilmington, DE. 

2010 "Sketchbook Project- volume 4" Group exhibition curated by Art House Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Touring nationally to: Laconia Gallery (Boston, MA); Brooklyn Art Library (Brooklyn, NY);

Art and Shelter Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); Home Gallery (Chicago, IL)

2009 "Bodies in Motion" curated by Philadelphia Women's Caucus for Art, Holy Family University Gallery,

Philadelphia, PA.

2009 International Museum of Women, "Exhibiting You" International juried on-line exhibit, San

Francisco, CA.

2009 "The Canvas Project" Traveling exhibit curated by Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

First venue: Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, GA.

Second venue: Art House Co-op Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

*Art work is published in the "Canvas Project V2 Encyclopedia"

2009 "Art House" curated by artists and collectors Betsy Alexander and Burnell Yow!, Salon Des Amis

Gallery, Malvern, PA.

2009 "Plastic at hte Plastic" curated by Philadelphia Women's Caucus for Art, Plastic Club Gallery,

Philadelphia, PA.

2009 "Women and the Environment" Traveling national juried exhibit at Florissant Valley Contemporary Art

Gallery (Florissant, MO) and Riverside Gallery (Webster Groves, MO)

2008 " Centennial Celebrations Story Book Art Project" (curator and exhibitor) Carroll Robbins School,

Trenton, NJ.

2008 "Environmental Distress," Curated by Philadelphia Women's Caucus for Art, , Redding Gallery, 

Wilmington, DE.

2007 "Internal Illumination," National juried exhibit, Foundry Art Centre, St. Louis, MO.

2007 "P.O.S.T. Open Studios", 915 Studios, Philadelphia, PA.

2001-2005 "P.O.S.T. Open Studios", 915 Studios, Philadelphia, PA.

2007 Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ. "Ellarslie Regional Juried Open XXV."

 

2006 Highwire Gallery, Phila., PA "The Dress Project" (Curator and exhibitor)

 

2005 Philadelphia City Hall , “Art in City Hall: Art Full Text.” Regional Juried show.

 

2004 Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Art Beyond Sight." National juried show.

2004 Salon Des Amis Gallery, Malvern , PA. “Mixed Bag.” curated by gallery owner,Robin Hotchkiss.

 

2002 Limner Gallery , New York , NY. “Summer Small Works Salon 2002” National Juried show.

 

2002 Limner Gallery , New York , NY. “Spring Salon 2002.” National Juried show.

 

2002 DeBottis Gallery, Curated by gallery owner, Steve Debottis, West Chester , PA.

 

2002 Gallery One Main , High Bridge , NJ . “Incredible Flower Art Show.”

2001-2005 915 Spring Garden Studios, Phila. , PA. “Open Studios Weekend.”

2000 Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery, Wayne Art Center , Wayne , PA. National Spring Open Juried Exhibition. Juror: Barbara Grossman.

2000 Plastic Club Gallery , juried exhibit, Philadelphia , PA.

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

2012First Place Award. "Green Flash Contest", www.FineArtAmerica.com

2012First Place Award, "Brown Flash Contest", www.FineArtAmerica.com

2012First Place Award, "Inner You Contest", www.FineArAmerica.com

2012Second Place Award, "Internal Illumination Contest", www.FineArtAmerica.com

2008 Artist/ Educator mini grant, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

2007 Artist Fellowship for $7,000. Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

2005 Artist grant for $1,500. The 5-County Arts Fund, Greater Philadelphia Cultural

Alliance, Phila.,PA.

2004 3rd Place Award for Painting, “Art beyond Sight,” Philadelphia Museum of Art ,

Philadelphia , PA

2002 Best in Show Award, “Summer Small Works Salon 2002,” Limner

Gallery, New York , NY .

2002 Publication Award in Direct Art Magazine, “Summer Small Works Salon 2002,”

Limner Gallery , New York , NY.

2001-2004Graduate scholarship, Maryland Institute, College of Art . Baltimore , MD.

1991-1992 Graduate Assistant Scholarship, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1993-present ,Art Educator K-5 , Trenton Public Schools, Trenton, NJ

 

EDUCATION

2004 M.F.A. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore , MD.

1992 M.Ed. Art Education with PA and NJ Instructional Certification.

Tyler School of Art/ Temple University , Philadelphia , PA.

B.A. Art. Minor, French. West Chester University , West Chester , PA

 

PRESS

"The Canvas Projecct -V2 Encyclopedia" by Art House Co-op Galery, Atlanta, GA.

DonArtNews Art Blog, "Plastic at the Plastic Exhibit" by Don Brewer, March 2009.

The Ravens's Caw Art Blog, "Diana Riukas: Meet the Artists Who have Inspired Us to Part with Our Cash" by Burnell Yow!, February 2009. http://www.ravenswingstudio.com/ravenscaw/?p=322

 

Women in the Arts Magazine, (published by National Museum of Women in the Arts)

"The Dress Project" by Laura Harbold, Fall 2006.

 

The Feminist Art Project website, "The Dress Project/Members Exhibition" July 2006.

Feminist Majority Foundation, "The Dress Project/Members Exhibition" July 2006.

Philadelphia City Paper.Net, "First Friday Focus: Highwire Gallery" July 10, 2006.

Women's Caucus for Art website, "Featured Artist: Diana Riukas", July/ August 2006-2008.

ArtLines , (published by Women's Caucus for Art) "The Dress Project", Spring 2006.

Juxtapositions, “Master’s Thesis Exhibitions 2004”, Summer 2004.

Trenton Times, “Art Through Recycling”, By: community interest staff writer, May 10, 1996 .

Trenton Times,“Recycled Works Hot Off the Press at Mott”, By: Cathy Viksjo, June 1, 1996 .

 

 PUBLICPERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Girard Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. 

Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

Fairmount Behavioral Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Carroll Robbins School, Trenton, NJ (collaborative art books and public mural)

P.J. Hill School, Trenton, NJ (public quilt mural)

Mott School, Trenton, NJ (public ceramic mural)

 

 

 

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