Diane Chester-Demicco

Artists Statement

Bio

Education

1981 Hartt College of Music, UMass Boston: BA (Music)

1986 Boston University College of Fine Arts: Masters in Music

2006-09 Worcester Craft Center, New Street Glassworks: coldworking (Alex Bernstein, Dan Jennings)

2006 -15 Corning Glass Studio Workshops: studies with Mark Ditzler, Mark Abildgaard, Martin Rosol, Anna Boothe, Ann Robinson,Loretta Yang, Dan

Clayman, Jiyong Lee, Vladimir Klein , juried workshop with Kimiake and Shinichi Higuchi

2009 Glass Art Society Member Conference; Corning, NY

2010 Glass Fusing with Marty Kremer; Worcester Craft Center

2013 BeCon / Bullseye Glass Conference /Chroma Culture

2013-2016 Massachusetts College of Art: Foundry and Metals Casting, Welding Study

2015 Glass Art Society Member Conference: San Jose, CA

2016 Glass Art Society Member Conference: Corning, NY

Artist Residency and Teaching

2010-12 Artist in Residence: New Street Glass Studio: Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester State University; Teaching Assistant and coldworking instructor

Shows and Events

2006-08 Brookline Bank Art Space: Fused Glass Display; West Roxbury, MA

2009 Minot Rose Garden: Brookline Arts Center Juried Group Show Brookline Artists Open Studios: Library and Brookline Arts Center Preview Spontaneous Synergy: Moose Hill Mass Audubon Gallery, Sharon, MA (three artist show)
2010 Brookline Artist’s Open Studios: Brookline Library Show

Transforming Nature’s Metaphors: Mass Audubon Art Gallery Moose Hill, Sharon, Ma (three artist show) I nterview/ Broadcast on Canton Cable Television at Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery Resident Artist Slide Show and Talk: Worcester Center for Crafts
2011 Salient Point: Resident Artist Show and Gallery Talk at the Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts

Resident Artist Slide Show and Talk: Worcester Center for Crafts

Craft USA 2011: Silvermine Arts Center Gallery: New Canaan, CT: Group Exhibition (Holly Hotchner, director Museum of art and Design, NYC: juror)

Glass Act: Group show at Bunker Hill Community College, Boston

2012 Keepers of the Flame: student/faculty show Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Craft Center Glass: A Juried Art Show 2012 Minnetrista Arts Center, Indiana; published catalog AiR Time: Artist in Residence Show, Worcester Center for Crafts Krikorian Gallery
Fuller Craft Museum Biennial Member’s Show

Interplay: Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery: Glass Sculpture, Photography, Outdoor glass installations incorporating “Roxbury Puddingstone conglomerate (three artsit show)
Imago Gallery Winter Invitational: Warren, RI
2013 Walpole, Ma Public Library Arts Space: “Puddingstone Recast”, “Stone Apertures”, Glass with Rocks (Mass Audubon Display)

2013-14 From Minimal to Bling: Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Jewelry Gallery Show

2014 Brookline Open Studios ; Library Show

Attleboro Arts Museum: See the Light ;: Juried Show

Brookline Public Library , Invited inaugural art space display: “Puddingstone Recast” Fuller Craft Museum: Juried Member’s Show
Zeitgeist Gallery Metals Show: Lowell , MA

2015 Fuller Craft Museum: Artists Round Table Presentation

Studios Without Walls outdoor sculpture installation, Muddy River, Longwood T Stop, Brookline, MA Attleboro Arts Museum: Possessions: Group Show, Juror’s Award “Plenty”

2016 Studios Without Walls outdoor sculpture installation . Muddy River, Longwood T Stop, Brookline, MA Moose Hill MassAudubon Gallery:What have we got to lose? : five bronze and glass sculptures Attleboro Arts Museum: Patterns:national juried show, Stone Apertures, Erratics (juror’s award) Brookline, MA Main Branch Library Founder’s Case: invited artist for full display(November/December)
Awards

2013 Niche Awards 2013 Finalist / Mixed Media: Foggy Boulder/Coldworked Glass Niche
Awards 2013 Finalist / Cast and Slumped Glass: Whirls of Plenty/Kilncast Glass Niche
Awards 2013 Winner / Mixed Media: Foggy Boulder/Coldworked Glass

2015 Attleboro Arts Museum:Possessions, Juror’s Award for bronze sculpture, Plenty

2016 Attleboro Arts Museum:Patterns, Juror’s Award for Coldworked glass sculpture, Erratics

Reviews and Articles

2009 Boston Globe: Tactile Triumvirate:

2009 Metro West Daily News: Trifecta of Artists Featured at Moose Hill Exhibit:

2010 Brookline Tab: Brookline Artists Open Studios

2010 Boston Globe: Nature Inspires These Artists:

2011 Worcester Magazine: Breakable Beauty:

Breakable Beauty

2011 Worcester magazine: The Quest for Artisanal Excellence:

2013 Niche Magazine Winter Issue/Niche Award Finalist Photo/Article,Niche Magazine Spring Issue Winner Photo

2016 Tab Newspapers : Moose Hill Gallery: What Have We got To Lose? Text and Photos

2016 Artscope Magazine (July/August): A Pattern of Success, Attleboro’s Natiional Juried Show, “Erratics”