Diana Shpungin is a Brooklyn based multi-disciplinary artist who works in drawing, sculpture, installation, hand-drawn animation, video and sound and has been exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in both national and international venues including: The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY; Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL; Fieldgate Gallery, London, England; Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France; Invisible Exports, New York, NY; Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL; Marella Arte Contemporenea, Milan, Italy; Galerie Zurcher, Paris, France; and Site:Lab, Grand Rapids, MI. Shpungin’s work will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ in 2020.
Shpungin was awarded the 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture and has also been the recipient of awards, fellowships and residencies from The Foundation of Contemporary Art, The MacDowell Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, CEC Artslink, Dieu Donne, VLA Art and Law, Bronx Museum AIM Program, and upcoming residencies at The Montello Foundation, The Swatch Art Peace Hotel and Art Omi. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections in the United States and abroad.
Shpungin’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, Flash Art, New York Magazine, Art in America, Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine, The Village Voice, The New York Times, Timeout New York, Zing Magazine, Bloomberg, Timeout London, Connaissance des Arts, Le Monde, The Boston Globe and The Miami Herald among others. Her work was the subject of PBS’s Art Assignment, Object Empathy and was cited in the introduction of Jerry Saltz’s book Seeing out Louder. An extensive hardcover book was published in 2016 documenting Shpungin’s monumental project, Drawing Of A House (Triptych).
Born in Latvia’s seaside capital of Riga under Soviet rule, Shpungin immigrated as a child to the U.S. where her family settled in New York City. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY and is currently an Assistant Professor at Parsons: The New School for Design in New York City.