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Apr. 03, 2017

Diane Fox, senior lecturer and director of exhibits, was recently invited to participate in the “Dioramas” exhibit at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, June 14-Sept. 10. The exhibit will present contemporary artists whose work explores the diorama and offers a…

Aug. 30, 2013

Bringing design to downtown Knoxville, the University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design will showcase both nationally and locally recognized artists and designers in the windows of the Downtown Studio, 500 South Gay Street. A First Friday event will…

Jul. 25, 2013

An exhibition of work by faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design entitled “Thirty-two,” for the number of participants, will be on display at the Ewing Gallery Aug. 1-29. From laser-cut aluminum to furniture design…

Diane Fox
Distinguished Lecturer, Director of Exhibits

M.F.A., University of Tennessee, 1992
B.F.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 1986 | 865.974.7787 | Room 330 | Download CV


Diane Fox is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design where she has taught photography and graphic design courses since 1998. Fox received her MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University.

Fox’s classes, Presentation Design One + Presentation Design Two, help architecture, interior design and landscape architecture students learn graphic design and typography skills for use in presentation design, book design and identity systems. She also teaches Architectural Photography. In 2005, 2008 and 2010, she taught students photography in Florence, Italy at Santa Reparata International School of the Arts.


Diane Fox has worked for the past 27 years as a graphic designer and photographer. In recent years, she has designed print materials for the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design, including two faculty exhibit catalogs (32 and Place + Technology + Space) and the Bruce McCarty Catalogue. Two of her poster designs were selected for inclusion in Print Magazine and Place + Technology + Space was included in How Magazine. She has also won numerous Knoxville ADDY and TEN Show awards for her graphic design work.

Fox’s body of photographic work, “Unnatural History,” is composed of images shot in various natural history museums and taxidermy shops in the US and Europe. Using reflection and the inclusion of elements meant to remain unseen, the work examines the edges between the real and imagined, nature and artifice, and reflects on the disconnection of the human/animal relationship. Images from “UnNatural History” are cited in Giovanni Aloi’s book Art and Animals published by I.B. Tauris & Co. in 2012 and Taxidermy by Alexis Turner published by Thymes and Hudson in 2013. Solo exhibits of this work have been shown in a variety of spaces including at the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA; Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY; Greyfriars Art Space in Norfolk, England; Dom Muz Gallery, Torun, Poland; and  Santa Reparata Gallery, Florence, Italy. Selected pieces have been exhibited in several juried shows including the Los Angeles Center for Digital Photography, Los Angeles, CA; Gallery, New York, NY; the Camera Club of New York, New York, NY; the Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; and Prix de la Photographie in Paris, France.


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