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; 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 Geisai, 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, 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 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 was awarded the 2017 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture and has previously been the recipient of grants, fellowships and residencies from The Foundation of Contemporary Art, The Frey Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, CEC Artslink, Dieu Donne, 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 as well as the collection of Martin Z. Margulies, Miami, FL; The Deutsche Bank Art Collection, New York, NY and 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.