diane rollins feissel    •    artist




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Artist Bio

Diane Feissel is a painter currently living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Diane was raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and studied painting at Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College in Pennsylvania. She continued art studies through classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, and Studio Escalier in France.

Feissel has exhibited work at Haynes Gallery, Principle Gallery, Artists’ House Gallery, Karin Sanders Fine Art, Robert Lange Studios, Dacia Gallery, the Arnot Art Museum, Hang Art, The Los Gatos Art Museum, Studio Gallery, 66balmy, LIMN Gallery, Mina Dresden Gallery, Flanders Art Gallery, Visual Art Exchange, Artspace, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. In October 2005 Diane was one of a select group of San Francisco artists exhibiting in Paris through the Le Génie de la Bastille Invitational, and in 2007 she participated in a two-person exhibition at Galerie Cupillard in Grenoble, France, as part of an exchange with French artist Juliette Lemontey.

Feissel's work has been selected for national juried exhibitions, including the 2005 Georgetown International Fine Arts Competition at Fraser Gallery in Washington, D.C. She was also a finalist in Artist's Magazine's Annual Art Competition in both 2005 and 2006, and a finalist in the 2010 Richeson 75: Figure/Portrait competition. Her painting the uncertain silence won an Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s 116th Annual Open Exhibition in October 2012.

One of the co-founders of the blog “Women Painting Women,” Diane has participated in four “Women Painting Women”-themed exhibitions to date, beginning with the inaugural juried exhibition at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina in 2010; her work has since been included in two shows at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia and will be featured in Principle Gallery’s Charleston, SC location in September 2014.

Feissel currently has a solo show at Texas A&M University’s Reynolds Gallery through September 10, 2016. Her paintings and commissioned portraits hang in private collections throughout the country and abroad.