Diana Lynn



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185 High Hill Road,
Saltspring Island, BC Canada V8K 2N6


1991                       Upgraded undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria
1983                       Bachelor of Fine Arts, (First Class), University of Victoria


2005                       BC Arts Council Award
2005                       Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Annenburg Foundation Honorary Fellowship
2003                       BC Arts Council Award
2002                       Canada Council Travel Grant
2002                       SilvrettAtelier Symposium: Artist's Residency in Austria (Invitational)
2002                       The Vancouver Foundation Visual Arts Development Award
2001                       Gibraltar Point Arts Centre Artist's Residency Award
2001                       Atlin Arts Centre Artist's Residency Award
2000                       BC Arts Council Project Assistance Award
1999                       Canada Council Travel Grant
1995                       Canada Council Grant
1989 & 87              Art Studio Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta; May-August
1982 & 81              Heather Cragg Scholarship and the University of Victoria's President's Scholarship
                                          awarded  both  years for outstanding achievement..

2007                       Environmental Studies class presentation, Saltspring Island Middle School
2006                       Illustrated lecture, "When I Grow Up"  Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts ,
                                           Indiana  University  (Bloomington)
                                Environmental Arts Class, Columbia Center for the Arts, March 27-31
                                Illustrated lecture "Ready and Willing to Work"  ECIAD March 20
2005                       Private tutoring: children"s art classes
2003                       CFRO Radio, Interview about "Gesture" August 22.
                                CBC Radio, National, Richardson's Roundup. Interview about "Gesture." July 25.
                                Grant Writing Workshop, CED Project, Saltspring Island.
2002                       Printmaking workshop, Saltspring Painters Guild
                                Illustrated Lecture "Does art have meaning?" ArtSpring Arts Centre, July 26.
                                Saltspring Island Artists in the Schools Program
2001                       Illustrated Lecture "As Necessary as Hunger" Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Nov.19.
2000                       Talk to Dr. A. Bartley"s UBC class about Science and Art, SAG
                                Talk to Camilla Pickard's ECIAD class about text and images in Hundreds & Thousands,
                                          Surrey Art Gallery.         
                                 Public  Lecture, "Quantifying the Unquantifiable" SAG, October 29.
1995                        Six week class (adult ed): "Drawing; Process and Technique"
1988                        Drawing Workshop, Saltspring Painters Guild
                                 BC Artists in the Schools Program
            80 & 79       Natural and Human History Interpreter, BC Parks.
1980,79,78            Taught adult education classes at North Island College. 


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Surrey Art Gallery
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
Numerous private collections

Articles, Reviews, Publications, Video and TV.

2011          Johnson, Sandi. "Wit, Imagination and Wonder" Gulf Islands Driftwood, 6 July, 2011:15
                   Stieff, Barbara. "Earth, Sea, Sun and Sky"  Prestel /Random House 2011:56,64-65,68-69

2008         Nolan, Elizabeth. "Meditate, Appreciate, Cry" Gulf Islands Driftwood, Aug. 6, 2008: B3 (Review)
                  Thompson, D.L. “Artist’s Energy Thrives in New Works” Gulf Islands Driftwood, May 21, 2008:B3 *
                  Thompson, D.L. “Pathos, Power at Show” Gulf Islands Driftwood, May7, 2008:20 *

2006         Thompson, Diana Lynn.  “After the Fire” (series). Gulf Islands Driftwood, June-August 2006
                  Utne editors, "Elemental Art", Utne Magazine,  June 2006: 66-71

2005         Corraini, R. “Art show offers appreciation of nature” Nanaimo Daily News, 16 September, 2005: C3
                  Corry,  Helm, Gerwurtz, and Laurence "25 years/25 Artists". Catalogue of an exhibition, RAG
                  Orion editors, and Thompson, D.L. “Leaves of Presence” Orion Magazine,  Nov/Dec.2005:7-8
                  291 Film Company. 2005  Film: Landscape as Muse, Great Bear Rainforest- Diana Lynn
                          Thompson. ( aired on SCN, Bravo & Knowledge Network 2006)

2004         Thompson, Diana Lynn. Alluvion. Catalogue of an exhibition, Equilibrium Studio, 2004
                  Thompson, Diana Lynn, with contributions by Ken Pinchin, Jamie McColl, Karolle Wall,
                           Amanda Ross-Ho, Joan Werner,  R. Ridington, A. Ridington and  F. Farriell. "Alluvion" 2004. 
                           60 min. video documenting the Alluvion project .
                  Welch, Wendy. “Finding a Common Boundary” Monday Magazine,  July 29, 2004: 10
                  Welch, Wendy. “Interface” Canadian Art 21.4 (2004): 96-98

2003         Burkette, Pat. “Tidal Art” Times Colonist, 24 August 2003: D12  
                  Columbo, Serena. "Natura Come Arte, Arte Nella Natura"  New Music (Italy), June 2003 :82-85
                  Haas, Roland,  D. L. Thompson ed. 2003. "Meander" 7.5 minute video documentary of  outdoor
                           installation at  SilvrettAtelier.
                  Haas, Roland, ed. SilvrettAtelier 2003, Catalogue of an exhibition, Palais Liechtenstein, 
                           Vorarlberger  Illwerke, 2003. 
                  Kubaczek, Martin. "Kunst unter der Staumauer" Kultur (Austria) April 2003
                  Laurence, Robin. “Drawing A Line In The Sand” The Georgia Straight, August 21-27, 2003 (Review)
                  Laurence, Robin. “Diana Lynn Thompson” Canadian Art,  20.4 (2003):109-110 (Review)
                  Mavrikakis, Nicolas. “Au Poil!” Voir, 28 août 2003
                  Thompson, Diana. “Hundreds and Thousands” BC Museums Roundup 223  (2003) 16-17.

2002         La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Recettes de Performance/ Performance Recipe Book ,2002.

2001         Browne, Alex. “The Edge of the Infinite.” Peace Arch News,17 Jan. 2001: A33      
                  Brayshaw, Christopher. “Postcards from the art world” The Vancouver Courier, 10 Jan. 2001.
                  Crainic, Corina. “Conceptions, ou pourquoi la femme est femme.” Le Délit, 27 février 2001, p.10
                  Doyle and Melcombe, editors. Artropolis, Celebrating Contemporary B.C. Visual art. Catalogue
                           of an exhibition, 2001:124.
                  Laurence, Robin. “Artist Finds Beauty and Wonder in Foliage.” The Georgia Straight,
                            January 18-25, 2001
                  McLeod, Dayna. “Mother’s little helper.” hour, 8 March 2001, p.24.
                  Ridington, Jillian. “The Art of Motherhood” Herizons, 14.3 (2001):10-11.
                  Thompson, Diana Lynn.  “Conceptions” Contemporary Verse Two, 23:4 (2001) pp: front/back
                           cover, 31-33.
                  Warland, Davison and Thompson,. Hundreds & Thousands Catalogue of an exhibition,
                         Surrey Art Gallery, 2001

2000         Penn, Briony. “Legends of the Fall” Monday Magazine, Nov 9-15, 2000.

1999         Scott, Michael. “Stark honesty in Conceptual Art”. The Vancouver Sun, 11 August, 1999: C6

1998         Campbell, Leslie. “Conceptions: An Art Exhibit About the Birth Experience” Focus on Women, 
                          May  1998.
                   Waskito, Jolanda. “Dolls bring memories to art exhibit at Evergreen Gallery” The NOW, 
                          Sept. 30, 1998.

1997         Price, Jill. “Bricolage Reinvents Reality”. Scene Magazine, 26 June, 1997
                  Glasser, Penelope. “Hide and Seek”  Matriart 6.4 (1997):18-21.
                  Owens, Yvonne. “Broken Childhood”. Artichoke, Summer 1997: 50-51
                  Thompson, Diana. Memory’s Children. Catalogue of an exhibition, self-published, 1997.

1994          Pettigrew Productions, 1994. Video. Artropolis ’93, Process and Transformation.

1993         Goldhar, Nancy. “Correspondences” FUSE Magazine  May-June 1993: 41-43.
                   Kelly, Langford, Lund and Rosenberg, editors. "Artropolis’93, Public Art and Art about
                          Public Issues." Catalogue  of an exhibition, 1993:144.
                  Thompson, Diana. Canadian Women Studies, 13:3  front/back cover,  pp: 8, 9, 51, 81. 

1992         Amos, Robert. “Of artists’ pain and power in dealing with the big issues.” Times Colonist,
                          21 March, 1992: C6
                  Culjat, Alexandria Visible Evidence: Doric, Rodger, Thompson.. Catalogue of an exhibition, 
                           Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. 1992.
                  Thompson, Diana. “Witness:” Matriart 2.2 (1992): 15-17

1989         Ylitalo, Toppings, Curnoe and Baillargeon. "Key." Catalogue of an exhibition, Walter Phillips
                          Gallery, 1989.
                  Western Canada Wilderness Committee, "Carmanah, Artistic Visions of an Ancient Rainforest".
                           Raincoast Books, 1989: 148-49.

                   * these two articles were my reviews of other artist’s shows

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