Diana Shpungin

Diana Shpungin’s work is dedicated to challenging ideas of drawing through sculptural and time-based forms. Her works are led by a heart-strong conceptualism, involving obsessive processes while exploring themes of memory, failure, loss, and repair, –employing optimism in a quest for empathy across identity lines. Born in Riga, Latvia, Shpungin emigrated as a child to New York City. She received her MFA from SVA, NY and has exhibited extensively in both national and international venues including: Bronx Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Invisible Exports; SculptureCenter NY; Smack Mellon,NY; Aldrich Museum,CT; Bass Museum,Miami; MASS MoCA; Museum of Contemporary Art,Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art,Tucson; SiTE:LAB; Futura Center Prague; Galerie Zurcher,Paris; and Tomio Koyama,Tokyo. Shpungin was awarded the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and NYFA Fellowship in Sculpture as well as residencies from Art Omi, BAU at The Camargo Foundation, Bronx Museum AIM, MacDowell, and Yaddo. Shpungin’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Flash Art, Hyperallergic, New York Magazine, The New York Times among many other publications.

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Jul 2024

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