Diane RichardsDiane Richards, an environmental artist, lives in Philadelphia, PA. She is an innovator in painting on silk; it allows her the freedom to explore and play. Water is her vehicle to explore the relationship between colorful dyes and silk. She is fascinated by the subject of water itself; her desire to explore it is central to a large body of her work. Her work ranges from alternative printing from digital photography to sculpture. They have a harmonious quality requiring the strength of each opposing element. The tension created by confronting opposing elements synergizes flowing patterns that seem to be woven directly into the landscape. The result is a purely harmonious symbiosis of subject and material.  A graduate of Moore College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration and Art Certification and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.



Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA
MFA 2018

Moore College of Art & Design (Graduated Cum Laude) Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Illustration 1993, Art Teacher Certification 2008

Art Shows and Speaking Events:

2020 – Lieberman Gallery, Chestnuthill, PA – Solo Show

2019 – “Into the Woods” InLiquid Art & Design Park Towne Place, Philadelphia – Group Show

2019 – “Resonance” Alumni Juried Show PAFA, Philadelphia

2019  – Artist in Residency, Icelandic Textile Center, Blondoüs, Iceland 

2019  – Boyer Gallery, The Hill School, Pottstown, PA 19464 – Solo Exhibition

2019  – NAEA (National Art Education Association) Boston Conference – Design Thinking Seminar

2018 – URBN Corp Inc., Gallery 543, Philadelphia, PA

2018 – Pottsgrove Annual Juried Show, The Hill School, 2nd Place Graphics

2018 – Scenes from the Schuylkill, Juried Show Pottstown, PA

2018- HerSpace, Juried Exhibition, Olde City, Philadelphia, PA

2018 – PAFA “Far From Home” Kathleen “Bunky” Frame Memorial Award

2018 – PAFA Broad Street Studio “Connections”

2018 – NAEA – Webinar Visible Learning through Design Thinking Methodology

2018 – PAFA – “Blue my Mind” Juried Exhibition

2017 – PAIS Workshop “Design Thinking for World Impact”

2017- NAEA “Art of Art Educators” Juried Show

2017-PAFA Broad Street Studio, Installation “Washing Away”

2017- Pottstown Artist Guild- Juried show, Pottstown, PA     Honorable Mention Best of Show

2017- “Patterns” Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA- Juried Show  3rd Place Best of Show

2016- Philadelphia Mural Arts Program- Volunteer

2013- Episcopal School-  Design Thinking Workshop

2009- Moore College of Art & Design- Symposium

2005- Alumni show Moore College of Art & Design

2003- Alumni show Moore College of Art & Design


Art Educator:

The Hill School – High  School Art Educator (September  2011- Present)
860 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464                                            
Courses include: Photography, Design Thinking, Studio Art and Fibers

Methacton School District – High  School Art Educator (September 2009-2011)
403 Kriebel Mill Road, Eagleville,  PA                
Courses include Advanced Placement Art, Computer Art I, II, Fibers, and Adaptive Art

Woodlynde School – Middle and Upper School Art Educator (January 2008- June 2009)
445 Upper Gulph Road, Strattford, PA
Middle School Curriculum includes Thematic Units. Courses include: Pre-AP, AP, Photo Major, Photo I, Computer Graphics and Web Design.

Cabrini College – Adjunct Teacher for the Graphic Design Department
(August 2003 – May 2005)
610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA                                            
Courses include: Web Graphic Design, Advanced Computer Graphics, Environmental Graphic Design and Digital Color Theory.

Moore College of Art & Design – Adjunct Teacher  (January 2000 – May 2000)
20th Street & The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Computer Graphics Certificate Program


Merck & Co. Inc., Graphic Designer
Sumneytown Pike, West Point, PA (August 2003 – 2008)
Designer for the Medical Research Laboratory, Visual Communications Department.

AGS, Studio Manager
302 Commerce Drive, Exton, PA 19341 (May 2002 – May 2003)
AGS is an Environmental Graphic Design Company. Projects included: Interior and Exterior Signage, Master Planning, Sign Standard Manuals, Donor Recognition and Interpretive Signage. Responsibilities included meeting with clients, presenting design work, estimating budgets and timeline. Clients included: Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Main Line Health Systems, The Phillies, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Kaiser Permanente, among others.

Assemblage, Inc., Production Manager
211 N. 13th Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (November 2000 – May 2002)
Design Studio for exhibit, print and web design. My responsibilities as Production Manager involve organization and delegation of account management tasks, including client contact, project quotation, time estimation and team coordination.

Aventis Pharma (formerly Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.), Account Representative
500 Arcola Road, Collegeville, PA 19426 (April 1999 – May 2000)
Account Representative for Aventis Behring, formerly Centeon Inc.; managed the corporate account, including promotional, print, web, and corporate design.

AdamsGraphics., Graphic Designer
211 N. 13th Street, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (September 1994 – April 1999)
Graphic and web design studio for exhibit, print and web design.


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