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Diane Fox

Distinguished Lecturer, Director of Exhibits

School of Architecture, School of Interior Architecture

Diane Fox is a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she teaches graphic design and photography in the College of Architecture and Design.  She received her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University and worked for ten years as a graphic designer before going back to school to get her MFA from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville to teach in a university setting.

Fox’s goal in teaching graphic design to the architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture students is to help them gradually build their understanding of the relationship of type and image in a two-dimensional space. Many of the skills they will need both to get a job and within their profession are linked to their ability to clearly convey their design concepts in presentation boards, portfolios, websites, renderings and additional pieces that require such knowledge. Her graphic design work has been seen in Print and How magazines and she has won numerous local AIGA awards.

Fox’s research is as a fine art photographer whose work speaks to the perpetually dissolving connection of humanity to the natural world. Her current photographic body of work, “UnNatural History,” consists of images taken in natural history museums in the US and abroad. Solo exhibitions of her photographs have been shown nationally and internationally including at the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; Greyfriars Art Space in Norfolk, England; Sarratt Gallery, Nashville, TN; Dom Muz Gallery, Torun, Poland; and Santa Reparata Gallery, Florence, Italy. Selected pieces have been exhibited in numerous juried shows including the Museum of Modern Art in Tbilisi, Georgia; Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; the Camera Club of New York; and Prix de la Photographie in Paris, France. Images from “UnNatural History” are cited in Giovanni Aloi’s book Art and Animals and Taxidermy by Alexis Turner published by Thymes and Hudson.

Recently her work was shown internationally at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France and the Shirn Gallery in Frankfort, Germany as part of their exhibition “Dioramas” that looked at the diorama both historically and through the work of contemporary artists who use the diorama as subject.

 

 

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 1992
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Middle Tennessee Stae University, Murfreesboro, TN 1986

Education

  • Society of Photographic Educators (SPE)
  • South Eastern College Art Association Conference (SECAC)

Practice

My current body of photographic work, “UnNatural History,” consists of images taken in natural history museums in the US and abroad. The work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France as part of their exhibit “Dioramas” and at the Museum of Modern Art in Tbilisi, Georgia in “Fauna – Wild Beasts, Sheep & Crocodiles” and in solo exhibits at Los Angeles Center for Digital Photography, Los Angeles, CA; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; Greyfriars Art Space in Norfolk, England. Images from “UnNatural History” are cited in Giovanni Aloi’s book Art and Animals and Taxidermy by Alexis Turner.

Courses Taught

  • Arch. 435/535 Presentation Design 1
  • Arch. 435/535 Presentation Design 2

Work + Research

Selected exhibits_solo

2018 “Diane Fox | UnNatural History” (April 10–May 27)

Luther College, Decorah, IA

2016 “UnNatural History” 

Antenna Gallery

New Orleans, LA

2015 “Diane Fox | UnNatural History: Portraits”

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

2014 “Diane Fox | UnNatural History”

Baldwin Photographic Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

2004-2012 “UnNatural History”

Arts In the Airport, Nashville Airport, Concourse C, Nashville, TN (2012), University Concourse Gallery, Knoxville TN (2010); Apex Gallery, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD (2008); Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA (2007); Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY (2007); Santa Reparata Galleria, Florence, Italy (2005); Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN (2005); Dom Muz Gallery, Torun, Poland (2004); Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN (2002)

 

Selected exhibits_two-person

2017 “Reflections: Fact And Fiction In The Art Of Diane Fox And Beauvais Lyons” (May 14–July 18)

Mitchell Museum Main Gallery, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois

2015 “Connections: Diane Fox and Beauvais Lyons” 

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

The Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

 

Selected exhibits_invitational group

2017 “Diorama-–Inventing Illusion”  (October 6–January 21)

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfort, Germany (curated by Claire Garnier, Laurent Le Bon, Florence Ostende)

Dioramas”  (June 12–September 12)

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (curated by Claire Garnier, Laurent Le Bon, Florence Ostende)

Fauna-Wild Beasts, Sheep & Crocodiles”  (May 10–May 31)

Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi, Georgia (curated by Tina Schelhorn)

Electron Salon”  (December 14-January 10)

Los Angeles Cnter for Digital Art,Los Angeles, CA (curated by Rex Bruce)

Just the Facts” (January 9 – March 4)

Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Electron Salon”  (July 13–August 10)

Los Angeles Cnter for Digital Art,Los Angeles, CA (curated by Rex Bruce) 

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art Members Show”  (April 20–May 11)

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angelos, CA (curated by Rex Bruce)

 

Selected exhibits_invitational group

2018 “Landscapes 2018” (June 13–June 23)

South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA

“Still Lifes” (Jauary 5–February 20)

South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, GA

2017 “Top 40” (June 10–July 1)

Los Angeles Center for Digital At, Los Angeles, CA

2017 SECAC Juried Exhibition”

Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

2016 “2016 Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon”

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD

Publications

2018 Giovanni Aloi, Speculative Taxidermy: Animal Surfaces and Art in the Anthropocene, Columbia University Press  January 2018

2017 Palais de Tokyo, “Dioramas,” Flammarion, 2017, pgs.326-329

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfort, “Diorama. Erfindung Einer Illusion,” Snoeck, 2017, pgs.330-333

Laura Mallonee, “Listen, We Love Natural History Museums. But They Can Be Weird,” Wired, March 3 2017, www.wired.com/2017/03/diane-fox-unnatural-history/

Meg Miller, “Fine Art of Capturing Manmade Wildlife” Co.Design, March 1 2017, www.fastcodesign. com/3068539/the-fine-art-of-capturing-manmade-wildlife

Rebecca Fulleylove, “Diane Fox distorts the Illusion of the diorama” with beguiling images of museum exhibits,” It’s Nice That, Friday 24 February 2017, www.itsnicethat.com/articles/diane-fox-

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Polly Gillard, “Diane Fox:UnNatural History,”LENSCRATCH, January 31 2017, lenscratchcom/2017/01/ diane-fox/

2015 Carson Sanders, “From Here On,” Ain’t Bad Magazine, Spring 2015, pg. 268

David Underwood, Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers, Sapling Grove Press,

2015, pgs.46-47

Connections: Diane Fox | Beauvias catalogue, Huntsville Museum of Art, The Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 2015, cover, inside cover, pgs. 1-2, 4-10, 16,18, 20, inside back cover