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Diane Jacobs

Diane Jacobs is intrigued by the complexities of human nature and the inevitable interconnectedness of all things. This is manifested in the way she approaches her art making. She asks questions that invite the viewer to ponder meaning in between the concrete and illusionary. She uses human hair, text, found objects, ceramic, steel, glass, paper and reflective materials to create installations, book arts, prints, and sculptural work. 

Jacobs received her MFA in printmaking from San Francisco State University in 1996. She has just received a 2009 Professional Development Grant to redo her website from the Regional Arts & Cultural Council in Oregon. Previously she received a 2008 and 2005 Individual Project Grant Award also from the RACC. In 2000, the San Francisco Foundation awarded Diane a James D. Phelan Award in printmaking. She also received a Leo D. Stillwell graduate scholarship, an International Rotary Foundation Graduate Scholarship, an Artadia award, an Artists’ Book Residency Grant from the Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY), and a Kala Art Institute Fellowship (Berkeley, CA). 

Diane has exhibited nationally for the past 13 years. Her books are part of many important collections including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the New York Public Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Yale University and Stanford University among others. She is presently living in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two sons.

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