world artist
Diane Lang Kelly

Wilmette, IL (Stati Uniti)

web: www.dianelangkelly.womanmade.n

Maternal Gourd
sculpture on  ceramics,  H30xW42xD42 cm, 2000


Rhythmic Mystery
sculpture on  ceramics,  H27xW35xD35 cm, 2000


Spiral Form
sculpture on  ceramics,  H25xW45xD45 cm, 1999


Youthful Longings
sculpture on  ceramics,  H57xW20xD13 cm, 1999




My involvement in ceramic art began over 30 years ago. It is informed by my work as a community health nurse with mothers and infants. Clay is a medium of the earth, a symbol of motherhood. We ourselves are of the earth, nurtured within a womb, a closed vessel.

My work in clay embodies large free-form coiled sculptures of vessels. I form the outer texture, which reveals the nature of the clay body, during the process of constructing the pot. The openings are small; the viewer's eye is thus directed to the clay's exterior surface, while the mind is invited to contemplate the space within the form.

These forms manifest my interest in the ancient feminine mystical view of life in its darkness and mystery, its celebrations and creativity.

Curriculum vitae:


* Illinois Artisans’ Program; Illinois State Museum Society; Rend Lake, Illinois
* Woman Made Gallery; 2418 W. Bloomingdale, Chicago, Illinois

* (Agora Gallery, New York City)


* Pulcheria Arte; 218 Associazione Culturale; Piacenza, Italy; September 2001
* International Spring Art Festival; Chaniá, Crete, Greece; March 2003


* The Arts Club of Washington; Washington, D.C.; April 2002.
* Wilmette Public Library; Wilmette, Illinois; January 2001.


* Fifth Annual National Juried Exhibition; Nexus Gallery; New York, New York; November 2001.
* Honoring the Crone; Woman Made Gallery; Chicago, Illinois; October 2001.
* 51st Annual Quad State Exhibition; Quincy Art Center; Quincy, Illinois, June – July 2001.
* American Parkinson Disease Association Benefit; Chicago, Illinois; June 2001.
* Festival of American Basketry; Amana Arts Guild Center; Amana, Iowa; April – June 2001.
* 14th Annual Women’s Works 2001; Northwest Area Arts Council; Woodstock, Illinois; March – April 2001.
* “Skin;” Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Illinois; February – March 2001.
* 44th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition; Beloit College; Beloit, Wisconsin; January – March 2001.
* Woman Made Gallery Member’s Show; Chicago, Illinois; August 2000.
* “Barenaked Ladies;” The Art House; Oak Park, Illinois; July – August 2000.
* Wilmette Festival of Fine Arts; Wilmette, Illinois; July 2000.
* 19th Annual Art Show; Friends of the Wilmette Public Library; Wilmette, Illinois; May 2000.
* Barat College; Lake Forest, Illinois; March – May 2000.


* 4th Annual Chicago ART Open; Chicago, Illinois; October 2001.
* Around the Coyote Winter Arts Festival; Chicago, Illinois; February 2001.
* 3rd Annual Student Show; Chicago ART Open; November 2000.
* Women’s Day Conference; Oakton Community College; Des Plaines, Illinois; October 2000.
* Evanston Art Center Student Show; Evanston, Illinois; August 2000.
* Adam & Eve’s Artists’ Ball 2000; Peter Jones Gallery; Chicago, Illinois; July 2000.


Ultimo aggiornamento: lunedì 16 Febbraio 2004
Visitatori dal 17/7/2001 : 60430

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