Danielle Dimston

United States
New York, NY

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I have always wanted to be an artist.

I have the requisite list of hopes and desires that come from cartoons and fairy tales, from books and music. Every story – from Adam and Eve to Frankenstein, every song – from Joni Mitchell to Miles Davis, is about how we relate to each other.

And then there is beauty. And that seems like another topic entirely. There is temporary beauty: a sunset, fireworks, spring and more long-lasting beauty that comes from the comfort of knowing and loving.

I work in circles. My studio is a circle of projects and surfaces and I travel from interest to interest. I

I try to capture my life, the visual equivalent of what it is to be me.

Solo Exhibitions
2006
My Hope, Your Desire, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME
2003
The Ladder Project, Installation, Long Island City, NY
New Work, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007
Drawings, Installations and Ideas
Repetti Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Japan-Paper-Scissors, Agrippas 12 Jerusalem, Israel
Paper Never Lies, Mino Washi Art Museum, Mino City, Japan
2006
Site 92, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Back 2 Nature, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA
2004
Staccato, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Arts, New York, NY
Playpen, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2003
First Person, Gallery Schlesinger, New York, NY
2002
Art at Steepletop, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
Curator, Linda Shearer
Alumni Show, New York Studio School Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Beckoning Vision, New York Studio School, New York, NY
Curator, Karen Wilkin
2000
Art Books,
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
1999
Small Works,
80 Washington Square East Gallery at New York University,
Juror, Ronald Feldman
Fellows Invitational, Hudson Walker Art Gallery, Provincetown, RI
1998
Juried Show, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
Juror, John Walker
1997
New Work, Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY
Curator, Clare Walker
MFA Thesis Presentation, Boston University, Boston, MA
1996
Merit Scholarship Show, New York Studio School, New York, NY

Awards
2003
Independent Project Grant
Artists Space, NY
NYFA Grant Fellowship in Drawing
New York Foundation for the Arts
2002
Concordia Foundation Award, The Millay Colony for the Arts
2000
Slide Registry, The Drawing Center’s Slide Viewing Program
1999
Honorable Mention, Small Works
1995-97
Merit Scholarship, Constantin Alajalov Merit Scholarship
Boston University
1995
Merit Scholarship, Overall Excellence in Painting and Drawing
New York Studio School

Commissions
2004
The Ladder Project, Art at Steepletop
The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

Teaching
2003
Guest Lecturer, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Residency Fellowships
2006
Mino Paper Art Village, Mino City, Japan
2004
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2002
The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
The Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

 
Artworks available from this artist:
Pinky
Save Me
Painting 20 x 16 inches
Artworks adopted from this artist:
Pinky
Fireworks Series
Drawing 15 x 11 inches
Pinky
Silo Series
Drawing 22 x 30 inches