DIANA B.A. DEAN RCA
Born: Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, 1942
Education: Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, England. 1960 -1964
Diploma in Art & Education. Distinction in Sculpture. 1964.
Nominated to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. 2016
2009 Florence Biennale, Firenze, Italy. (Group)
2017 Martin Bachelor Gallery, Victoria British Columbia, May 27-June 22
2013 ArtSpring Arts Centre, British Columbia.
2012 Pegasus Gallery of Canadian Art July 27th – August 14th
2010 Starfish Gallery and Studio, Ganges BC, Canada.
2009 The Mysterious in the Ordinary. Artspring Arts Centre.
2008 Diana Dean – A Retrospective. SS Arts Council, B.C Canada.
2007 Easter Show. April 6 -9th, Mahon Hall Salt Spring Island.
2007 ArtSpring – The Islands Art Centre. S.S.I. B.C. Canada.
2006 Easter Show Salt Spring Island.
2004 Artemisia Gallery Salt Spring Island
2003 The Loch Gallery (formerly Nancy Poole’s Studio) Toronto.
2002 Nanaimo Public Art Gallery Nanaimo
2001 Winchester Galleries Victoria, BC, Canada.
2000 Artemisia Gallery Salt Spring Island, BC.
1999 “Brush with Romance” Island Arts Centre Salt Spring Is.
1978-2000 TWENTY TWO solo exhibits. Nancy Poole’s Studio Toronto
1994 Winchester Galleries Victoria
1991 Vortex Gallery Salt Spring Is.
1977 Studio Exhibit Ottawa
1976 Studio Exhibit Ottawa
GROUP NORTH AMERICA
2016 Chelsea Underground Art Gallery, Chelsea, Michigan, United States
2014 Gallery 8 Salt Spring Island BC Canada
2013 Gallery 8 Salt Spring Island BC Canada
2012 MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie Ont. Sept. – Oct. Highlights Exhibition.
2012 Fine Art Signature Showcase. June 29th – July 7th ArtSpring SSI. BC
2012 Chemainus Gallery and Theatre. July 28th – Sept 8th (2 person showcase)
2010 Best of the Contemporaries, Loch Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2009 The Loch Gallery, Calgary, Canada.
2009 Toronto International Art Fair. Oct. 22 – 26.
2007 The Loch Gallery Toronto. May 19 – 31
2006 International Art Fair Toronto.
2006 Interiors: Fantasy-Illusion-Reality The Loch Gallery,Toronto
2005 International Art Fair Toronto.
2004 Sooke Fine Art Show, Sooke, B.C. (catalogue, juried)
2004 Pendulum Gallery Vancouver B.C.
2004 Parallel to Bateman ArtSpring S.S.I. B.C. (Juried)
2004 Pieces of Eight ArtSpring S.S.I. B.C. (Juried)
2003 Campbell River Public Gallery British Columbia
2001 Richmond Public Gallery Vancouver
2001 B.C. Festival of the Arts (catalogue) Fort St. John
2001 Nancy Poole’s Studio Toronto
2000 Portrait Show – Nancy Poole’s Toronto
1996 “Symbolism” – Nancy Poole’s Studio Toronto
1996 Winchester Galleries Victoria, BC, Canada.
1996 “Eros ’96” British Columbia
1994-1995 “Hidden Values” Ont. Corp. Collect McMichael Canadian Art Collection Ontario
1994 Wilfred Laurier University Art G. Ontario
1994 “The Noble Gesture” figurative works from the Dupont Collection. Art Gallery of Mississauga Ontario
1994 B.C. Festival of the Arts (catalogue) Campbell River
1990 “Endeavour ’90 Invitational Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver
1987 “Personal Vision in Landscape” Cambridge Public Gal. (catalogue) Ontario
1987 “Canadian Genre” Memorial University Gallery, (catalogue) St. Johns, Newfoundland.
1983 “Two Person Show” (catalogue) Surrey Art Gallery B.C. Vancouver
1981 “Works on Paper” (catalogue) London Regional Gallery Ontario
1978 York Gallery Ontario
1963 Midlands 21, Nottingham, UK.
1965 Association of International Artists Group Sculpture Show London
1966 Sculpture Exhibition Assoc. of International Artists’ Gallery London
1971 “Mid-Pennine National Sculpture Exhibition (catalogue)juried travelling show, England.
1972 Arts Spectrum North, British Arts Council.
1973 “Paintings and Sculpture” Lancaster University Lancaster
1973 “Arts Spectrum North” juried travelling show – Arts Council of Great Britain, England.
1996 Juror’s Choice Images & Objects X1V B.C. Canada
1994 Juror’s Choice Images & Objects X11 B.C. Canada
1971 Purchase Prize, Mid-Pennine National Sculpture Exhibition England
1970 Sculpture Commission for the Castleford Civic Centre England
1965 First Prize, Association of International Artists Group Sculpture Show London
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg Ontario.
Maclaren Arts Centre, Barrie Ontario.
Richardson Financial, Vancouver, BC.
Confederation Centre Museum and Art Gallery P.E.I.
Canadian Paraplegic Association
Canada Council Art Bank
Texaco Canada Inc. Collection
Northern Arts Association (British Arts Council)
Teleglobe Canada Collection
Glaxco Canada Inc. Collection
DuPont Canada Inc. Collection
Norcen Corporate Collection
Royal Bank of Canada Corporate Collection
Surrey Public Art Gallery B.C.
Mount Allison University N.S.
Lancaster University, England
Collection Bram Garber
The Blackburn Group
Connor Clark and Co. Ltd.
Borden & Elliot.
* This is a partial list of Corporate Collections. Private collections are not included.
PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
2014 Arabella, Canadian Art, Architecture & Design, ‘Revealing Life’s Mysteries‘
2009 The Florence Biennale 7th Edition. (catalogue)
2007 “The Daily” Shaw cable TV. Victoria, BC. Canada.
2006 The Best of the Canadian Contemporaries. (Loch Gallery)
2004 Village Views Profile by Judy Harper. S.S.I. B.C.
2003 West Coast Women Resource Guide – Featured Page 98
2002 Arts Review by Felicity Davies MO Magazine
2002 Go Magazine CH TV Victoria
2001 Surrey Public Art Gallery – Essay for Catalogue
2000 Canadian Woman Studies – York University Publication – Spring Edition.
1999 Arts Review re: “Brush with Romance” by Vaughn Fulford
1996 Business Quarterly Magazine – Cover Art
1995 Artword – Toronto – Review
1994 Fire Water – Poetry Book – Ekstasis Editions – Cover Art.
1994 Images and Objects X11. Contemporary B.C. Artists
1993 Arts Magazine – Victoria Times Colonist. Oct. 31
1992 The Carmanah Book. B.C.
1992 Essays on Canadian Writing – Cover Art
1992-2011 Who’s Who of Canada.
1991 Globe and Mail – Art About – Review by Kate Taylor Feb. 22
1986 Enroute Canada – Air Canada Publication – September
1984 Canadian Medical Association Journal – Cover Art – November
1982 Toronto Star – Arts Review by Lisa Balfour Bowen May 29
1979 Globe and Mail – Arts Review by James Purdie May 12
1978 Ottawa Journal – Arts Review by Donna Isaac-Gelfand June 17
Current Prices for Diana’s original oil paintings range from $4,000 – $40,000.