Diane Stovall

Statement

I am compelled to collect found objects such as driftwood and various materials from the beach, also found and acquired objects. I then transform them into compositions or assemblages.

My interest in these objects is their inherent history with people and nature and their relationship to us and the environment. These materials, both human-made and natural, have been cleansed and sculpted by the elements of time and the ocean.

I then reintroduce them, giving them a completely new identity as art. Finding them on the sand, cast out, abandoned or lost and overlooked by people because they possess no intrinsic value, purpose or meaning – gives them a mystique of nothingness. I like making something meaningful from nothing. These compositions are abstract landscapes that express the mystery of spirituality in regards to humanity, nature and life.


Resume

Lives in Newport Beach, CA

Education

University of California at Santa Barbara, B. F. A . Studio Art, 1981

Statement of Artistic Intention

I am compelled to collect found objects such as driftwood and various materials from the beach, also found and acquired objects. I then transform them into compositions or assemblages. My interest in these objects is their inherent history with people and nature and their relationship to us and the environment. These materials both human-made and natural, have been cleansed and sculpted by the elements of time and the ocean. I then reintroduce them, giving them a completely new identity as art. Finding them on the sand, cast out, abandoned or lost and overlooked by people because they possess no intrinsic value, purpose or meaning – gives them a mystique of nothingness. I like making something meaningful from nothing. These compositions are abstract landscapes that express the mystery of spirituality in regards to humanity, nature and life.

Group & Solo Exhibitions

2017 “Los Angeles Assemblage Group”, The Loft Gallery, San Pedro

2016 “Cosmic Joker”, Space Gallery, South Pasadena, CA

2014 “Surrealism meets Assemblage”, The Loft Gallery, San Pedro

2013 “Found Objects as Art” Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA, Second place award.

2012 “Protraits”, The Loft Galleries, San Pedro, CA

2010 “Musical Chairs”, The Loft Galleries, San Pedro, CA

2010 “Los Angeles Assemblage Group”, Summer Studios, Lomita, CA

2009 “Change-d”, The Loft Galleries, San Pedro, CA

2009 “Orange County Fair Professional Exhibitions”, Assemblage Catagory, 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.

2008 “Orange County Center of Contemporary Art”, Santa Ana, CA. “Altars, Offerings, Totems & Tip Jars”

2007 “Orange County Center of Contemporary Art”, Santa Ana, CA, L. A. Assemblage Group

2007 “Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions”, Juried, Viva Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

2007 “Los Angeles Assemblage Group” Lucy Florence Gallery, Curated by Joe Sims, Los Angeles, CA

2007 “Dada and Found Art”, Second City Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2007 “World Trade Center”, 22nd floor, Long Beach, CA

2006 “Chaos” Long Beach Arts, CA, Juror: Darlene DeAngelo, Long Beach, CA

2006 “Lucy Florence Gallery”, Los Angeles, CA. L. A. Assemblage Group

2006 “Collage Artists of America Juried National Open”, Viva Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA., Second Place Award, Juror: George Herms

2005 “Saints”, Risk Press Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, L.A. Assemblage Group

2005 “Burbank Creative Arts Center”, Burbank, CA, L.A. Assemblage Group

2004 “Ventura College Art Gallery”, Ventura, CA, L.A. Assemblage Group

2004 “Found Object as Art”, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA., First Place Award, Juror: George Herms

2004 “Laguna Art Museum Art Auction”, Laguna Beach, CA

2004 “10th Anniversary” Los Angeles Assemblage Group, Robert’s Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003 “Rejected, Accepted”, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Rebecca Trawick, Curator

2003 “Los Angeles Assemblage Art”, Don O’Melveny Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

2002 “Impressions of Joy” Biola University Gallery, La Mirada, CA,

2002 “Solo Exhibit”, Landmark Square Building, Long Beach, CA

2001 “Found Objects as Art”, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA, Juror, George Herms, Honorable Mention

2000 “Found Objects as Art”, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA., Honorable Mention

2000 “Laguna Art Museum Art Auction”, Laguna Beach, CA

2000 “Long Beach Art’s 96th National Open Exhibit”, Long Beach, CA

1996 “Found Object as Art”, Long Beach Arts, CA., Juror: George Herms, “2” Honerable Mentions