Dianna Frid

Artadia Awardee

Dianna Frid is an artist working at the intersection of text and textile, matter and subject matter. Her sculptures, installations, artist’s books, and mixed-media works have been shown nationally and internationally, most recently in Chicago at the Poetry Foundation (2015), at the Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa in Mexico (2015) and at the Alpineum in Luzern (2014). Her work was on view in Chicago at the De Paul University Art Museum in a two-person show with Richard Rezac (from January 28 to April 24). Group shows include The Drawing Center (NY), P.S. 1 (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), and numerous other venues. She has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, etc. Articles and reviews on her work have appeared in national and international publications including Art Forum, Art in America, the Chicago Tribune, New City, Neue Luzerner Zeitung, Hyperallergic, and Sculpture.

Frid was born in Mexico City where she lived as a child until her family immigrated to Canada. She currently lives in Chicago and is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.