Born in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1979. Diana Simard received her BFA in Painting and studied printmaking at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She works primarily in oil painting and monotype and develops works through a long process of layering. 

"Scientific, not sterile...penetrating light." - Jonathan Richman

"They seem like folk paintings brought to some higher level by just so much meditation and so much... I don't know, I guess, feeling, but it's a quick, deep, valuable feeling." - Eileen Myles

The artist lives and works in Marfa, Texas.


(Above) Photo credit: John Daniel Garcia


*Indicates solo exhibition

2022      *Dissolving View, MSA Gallery, Marfa, TX

2019        *Nearby Trajectories, Do Right Hall, (Wrong) Marfa, TX 

                   Art PM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME

2018        Salon Show, Marfa Studio Arts, Marfa, TX

2017        Marfa Studio Arts Teachers Show, Marfa Studio Arts, Marfa, TX              

2016        *Transitory Phenomena, Do Right Hall (Wrong), Marfa, TX 

                  Art PM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME

2014        Local Work, Solids, Marfa, TX

2011         Paperworks, Paper City Studios, Holyoke, MA

                   Small Works Show, Easthampton City Arts, Easthampton, MA

2009       Call and Response (Curator), Central Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

                  The Morgan Fine Arts Building Open House, Brooklyn, NY

                  These Local Things, Front Street Art Space, Chicopee, MA 

                   Last Night on Earth, Video Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2007       Group Show, d.ART Gallery, Easthampton, MA

                   Group Show, Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton, MA 

2006        *Vultures, Crows and Tobacco, Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA 

                    Human Pixel Project, Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 

2003        *Tableaus and Innuendos, Augusta Savage Gallery,  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 

2002        5-College Drawing Exhibition, Eli Marsh Gallery,  Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, MA    

1999         Race Street Co-op Exhibition for Holyoke Arts Walk, Holyoke City Hall, Holyoke, MA    

1997         Mother Tongue, Canal Gallery, Holyoke, MA    

1995         New Talent in the Valley, Barnes Gallery, Leverett, MA 

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