Diane

DallasKidd

Photo Credit: Dana Spaeth

Education

 

2004

Work Study

Kuno Shibori Dyeworks

Arimatsu, Japan

 

2004

Bachelor of Fine Arts

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

 

Bio

 

Diane DallasKidd was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State University with a BFA in Textile Art. She traveled to Japan to continue studies under Tsuyoshi Kuno, a 4th generation master dyer who adapted centuries old dyeing techniques to create new material for avant-garde designers such as Issey Miyake and for productions such as Cirque du Soleil. Learning from artists who push creative boundaries while honoring traditional process continues to influence DallasKidd’s own artwork.

 

DallasKidd is continually motivated to draw something new and unexpected from the medium with a focus on process, whether it is folding paper to delineate planes of space in her paintings on wood or painting singular threads and suspending them to create ethereal forms. She often begins her exploration with a feeling more so than a fixed outcome in mind. Her resulting works are textural and dimensional, echoing patterns and shapes found in the natural and urban landscape.

Current Program

 

Facility Artist
at 1240 Minnesota Street Studios

 

 

2019

Painted Threads, Solo Show

Sarah Shepard Gallery, Larkspur, CA

 

48 Pillars

Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

The Thread That Binds Us

Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

 

Art Market San Francisco

Michelle Bello Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

2018

New Growth

Palette Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

After Dark

Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

 

Art Market San Francisco

Michelle Bello Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

 

Windows and Waterfalls

Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

 

2018 Material Matters

Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

 

Cracking Nutshells

DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

2017

Tracks and Echoes

DZINE Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Almost Black and White

The Curator Gallery, New York, NY

 

WILD

Root Division, San Francisco, CA

 

Renegade Fiber

MARIN Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

 

 

 

2016

Scrap Art Show

Reclaimed: Elevating the Art of Reuse,

SFArtsEd Gallery, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

 

By Hand

Coker Gallery, Blue Line Arts

Roseville, CA

 

 

 

2015

Fiber Arts VII
International Juried Exhibition

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Sebastopol, CA

 

Texture, can you feel it?

Ohanlon Center for the Arts

Mill Valley, CA

 

Naught

Gensler, Architecture + Design

San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

2011

The Art of Fiber

Workhouse Art Center

Lorton, VA

 

 

 

2008

Materialistic, Whitney Gallery

Savannah, GA

 

 

 

2004

Japan Creation Trade Fair

Tokyo, Japan