Diana Arcadipone

Associate Professor

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Diana Arcadipone is a maker who studied painting and printmaking at Western Michigan University, where she earned a BFA degree with honors. She earned an MFA degree from Ohio University with honors. She has been awarded artist residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula, California as well as The Banff Centre and the Leighton Artists' Colony in Alberta, Canada.

She has exhibited work internationally and her work is held in many public and private collections in the US and Europe. She travels and researches art making techniques globally and lives in Maine. Diana Arcadipone creates artworks on and of paper.

Her passion for making art with natural materials, and mixed media emerged from an early devotion to craft techniques such as papermaking, book arts, basketry, embroidery and textiles. Arcadipone's work is informed by primitive art, folk art, traveling, and the natural environment; it is the intersection of these influences that defines her work.

Portfolio Site

Recent Exhibitions

  • Best in Show, Littlefield Gallery, Winter Harbor, ME, 2017
  • Contemporary Craft, Chestertown River Arts, MD, 2017
  • Thinking about Water, Waterworks Museum, Boston, MA, 2017
  • Create V, Maine College of Art, CS Faculty and Student Exhibition, Portland, ME, 2016
  • Art of Stewardship, Chestertown River Arts, MD, Award for “Triplets”, 2016
  • New Directions, Roberts and Raizes Galleries, Lunder Art Center, Cambridge, MA, 2016
  • Gallery Artists Show, Roby King Gallery, Bainbridge, WA, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Faculty Exhibition, Gallery at Porter Square, Cambridge, MA, 2015
  • Roby King Gallery, Two-person show, Bainbridge, WA, 2011
  • Place Exhibition, ArtStrand Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 2010

Awards and Grants

  • Maine Arts Commission, Project Grant for Artists, 2016
  • Lesley University College of Art and Design, Faculty Grants, 1996 - 2017

Lectures and Workshops

  • Papermaking, Bookbinding, Dollmaking from Scraps, Brushmaking @ Folk Art Studio, Norway, ME
  • The Lending Program for Maine Artists Curates, monthly exhibitions at Cafe Nomad, Norway, ME
  • Careers in Art Workshop Series with Western Maine Artist Group, Norway, ME

Studio Affiliations and Advisory Board

  • Folk Art Studio, Norway, ME
  • Education Committee, Western Maine Artist Group