Bio of the artist
Diana Al-Hadid (Syria, 1981).
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
She is a Syrian-born American contemporary artist who creates large-scale sculptures, bronze sculptures, installations, and drawings using various common materials, including wood, plaster, wax, paint, cardboard, plaster, and charcoal, among others illustrating perspective through history, architecture and narrative. She uses her art as a bridge between her Western life and Middle Eastern upbringing, drawing inspiration from a plethora of sources including science, myth and Old Master works.
Her work has been displayed in various solo and group exhibitions at Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (2019); The Bronx Museum of the Art, New York (2018); San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose (2017); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2017); Mills College Art Museum, Oakland (2017); September Gallery, Hudson NY (2017); New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi (2016); David Winton Bell Gallery, Rhode Island (2016); Isa Gallery, Mumbai (2015); and The Farjam Foundation, Dubai (2014). Diana holds a BA Art History and BFA Sculpture from Kent State University, Ohio (2003) and an MFA Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia (2005).
Her work is included in collections such as the Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, and the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.