Diane Rolnick was born in New York City where her art-loving grandmother took her to museums as soon as she could walk, encouraging her interest and knowledge of the arts at an early age.
Her education includes two degrees from Rhode Island School of Design, a BFA in Painting and a Masters in Art Teaching. Diane lived in Italy for two years and spent many years in the Boston, Philadelphia and New York areas before moving to New Mexico 15 years ago.
The artist has shown her work extensively in the United States and is in private and corporate collections in the US, Europe, and Asia. Her recent shows in Santa Fe include the Santa Fe Convention Center Community Gallery, and Zane Bennett Gallery. Other venues have included: New Concept Gallery; The Wiford Gallery; The Governors Gallery; The Santa Fe Community College Gallery. In September 2009, Diane’s work was included in the exhibit “Pure Paint II” at the Henry Gregg Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
Teaching positions have included: University of New Mexico, Santa Fe Community College, The Institute of Indian Arts, College of Santa Fe, The Albuquerque Museum, and Artisans “The Art Spot.”
She currently lives in the East Mountains outside of Albuquerque, NM with her horse, Ziggy Starman; goats Chocko and babies Finian and Rainbow; as well as Rooe and Cooper, her dogs.