Diane 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
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
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.