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Diane Archer
Registered: 22/07/2009   Last Update: 09/08/2009
Artist Statement

My work focuses on issues of body image in a contemporary context. I am particularly interested in how people view themselves, and how this perception has been altered by contemporary western society. My work explores the search for comfort within one’s own body. It is a common experience for people today to feel out of step within themselves, as though their bodies are completely separate entities with the capability to betray, deceive, or disappoint them.

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and have created works in a range of media including photography, digital video, and sculpture.

Qualifications and Training

2006/2007 MA Fine Arts, Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich, UK

1998-2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

2006 Ancient Women, The Hang Man Gallery, Toronto, Canada
http://www.artistsnetworkofriverdale.org/hangman/

Group Exhibitions

2009 Wet, STEW Gallery, Norwich
2008 No F'olk Up Sticks, Empire Gallery, London
2007 River, Norwich Fringe Festival
2007 MA Graduate Show, Norwich School of Art and Design
2007 idid, Norwich School of Art and Design, MAFA student exhibition
2006 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, juried outdoor art festival
2006 Riverdale Artists Network Show, Dominion on Queen, Toronto
2005/06 Gallery 44 Bi-Annual Member’s Exhibitions, Toronto
2004/05 2nd and 3rd Annual Concordia Alumni Fine Arts Festival, Montreal
2003/04 Sunnybrook and Women’s 3rd and 4th Annual Art Auction, Toronto
2003 Whisk, female artists group show, Oasis Pub and Bar, Toronto
2002 Reflections, Galerie d’art Botanique, Toronto

Online Exhibitions

02/2008 I was the featured cover artist in the Empowerment4Women e-zine
www.empowerment4women.com

Visiting Artist Lectures

2009/10 Visiting Course Tutor, Foundation Fine Arts Program, Wensum Lodge

11/2007 Norwich School of Art and Design, MA Photographic Studies Program

Other

I am a founding member of the Artists Group Nadja, a small group dedicated to exploring contemporary notions of feminism through fine art.