Diana Shpungin is a Brooklyn based multi-disciplinary artist who works in drawing, sculpture, installation, hand-drawn animation, video and sound. She has 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; Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, 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; Site:Lab, Grand Rapids, MI; and The Geisai Art Fair, Organized by Takashi Murakami in Miami for Art Basel.
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, NY Arts Magazine, Timeout New York, Zing Magazine, Bloomberg, M-The NY Artworld, Timeout London, Connaissance des Arts, Le Monde, Whitehot Magazine, The Boston Globe and The Miami Herald among others. Her work was the subject of a recent episode of PBS’s Art Assignment, Object Empathy and was cited in the introduction of Jerry Saltz’s most recent book Seeing out Louder. Shpungin has been awarded grants from The Foundation of Contemporary Art and the Frey Foundation and residencies with The MacDowell Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, CEC Artslink, VLA Art and Law, Bronx Museum AIM Program, Guttenberg Arts and Islip Carriage House. Her work is included in Artist Pension Trusts Global One Fund and the collection of Martin Z. Margulies, Miami, FL; The the Deutsche Bank Art Collection, New York, NY as well as numerous private collections in the United States and abroad.
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 has taught and lectured at numerous universities and art schools. She is currently faculty at Parsons: The New School for Design in New York City.