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Michael Diven

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Lives in
Cedarville, CA

Works in


San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

Representing galleries
CA, James Snidle Gallery, Chico, CA, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco

mixed-media, figurative


Partial list of exhibitions include: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Hansen-Fuller Gallery, Harcourt's Gallery and Triangle Gallery, S.F., Foster- White Gallery and Gordon Woodside Gallery, Seattle, Washington, Seattle Center Art Museum, Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, Boise Museum of Art, Idaho, The Naim Farhat Museum, Beirut, Lebanon, and exhibitions at the following university and college art galleries: U. of Montana, U.of Nevada, Humboldt State U., U. of Ca, Davis, CA State U. at Fulleron and Chico, Sacramento State U., Western Wash. State U., Purdue University, IN, Wake-Forest U., NC, Central Washington State U., Sierra College, CA, and Hartnell College, CA. Exhibition reviews; Artforum, Artweek, S.F. Chronicle, S.F. Examiner, Sacramento Bee, Seattle Times, etc. Work included in many public and private collections. Taught art for 15 years in colleges and universities.

The inspriration for my art comes from dreams, memories, stories, political and environmental concerns. I want my art to be visually interesting as well as intellectually and spiritually provoking. the symbols in my art represent transitions, conversations with the past, or a search for new growth and promise for the future. The words and numbers in some pieces become part of the design as well as hinting at the narrative. The figure in the series represents a participant, an observer, a witness, or a survivor, depending on the scenario.



Group Exhibition, Connexions Gallery, Easton, PA, 2015

"Still Here,"  two person exhibition, Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA, 2013

"Juried Exhibition" GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

"BackLash" International Exhibition, Soho 20 Gallery, NY, NY, 2012

"Art Spirits" Juried Exhibition, Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts, Burlington, NJ, 2012

"Far Out" Art from the 60's & 70's, Invitational Exhibition, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2012

Museum of Northern California, Traveling Group Exhibit, Chico, CA, 2012

Main Line Art Center, "Professional Artists Exhibition", Haverford, PA, 2012

Solo Exhibition, Phoenix Village Art Center, Phoenixville, PA 2012

"Best of Show Award," Juried Exhibition, Phoenix Village Art Center, Phoenixville, PA, 2011

"Stories, Dreams, Facts & Figures,"  Solo Exhibition, James Snidle Gallery, Chico, CA, 2010



Recent Exhibits

Michael Diven participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2010 Triangle Gallery I 50 Years of Artwork I Fall Exhibition
Orchard Commercial North First ARTSpace
May, 2010 Stories, Dreams, Facts & Figures
James Snidle Fine Arts and Main Street Antiques
Apr, 2010 Figure | Ground
Triangle Gallery
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