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Michael Diven

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Connections, 2015 Acrylic, Collage, Oil Pastel on Canvas 24"x54"
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352 Seasons (Kimono for V. & M.), 2014 Mixed, Acrylic, Collage, Plastic 48 X 36 X 3 Inches
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Internment Kimono (for Topaz, Utah) $1800, 2013 Mixed 48"x36"x4"
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Detail/Internment Kimono, 2013 Mixed, Acrylic, Collage, Plastic 48x36x3
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Kimono for Mother NFS, 2012 Mixed 48"x36"x6"
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Kimono for Giotto (Giotto visits the Orient) Sold, 2013 Oil Pastel, Collage on Paper 18"x13"
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Reserved for Cy $800, 2013 Acrylic, Oil Pastel on Canvas 48"x18"
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Moon (for Edward Abbey) $385, 2013 Oil Pastel on Paper 18"x13"
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Hobo's Overcoat $425, 2013 Oil Pastel, Collage on Paper 18"x13"
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Immigrant's Overcoat $425 SOLD, 2013 Oil Pastel, Collage on Paper 18"x13"
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Gogol's Overcoat #1 (sold), 2008 Oil Pastel, Collage on Paper 18"h X 13"w
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Gogol's Overcoat #2 $2600, 2012 Mixed 82"x48"x16"
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Dertail: Gogol's Overcoat, 2012 Mixed
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Homes Sweet Homes NFS, 2013 Mixed on Wood 24"x24"x3"
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Nights Like This $385, 2013 Oil Pastel on Paper 18"x13"
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In Memory of a Hobo $385, 2013 Oil Pastel on Paper 18"x13"
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Spirit Figures Passing Through $425, 2013 Oil Pastel on Paper 18"x13"
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A Gift for Pythagoras $425, 2013 Oil Pastel, Collage on Paper 18"x13"
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Homage to Giotto $650, 2012 Mixed on Canvas 36"x32"
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Reserved for Angels #1 $450, 2011 Oil Pastel, Collage on Paper 18"x13"
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Reserved for Angels #2 $550, 2011 Mixed 29"x22"x4"
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Detail: Reserved for Angels, 2011 Mixed
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White Secrets #2 $750, 2011 Mixed on Wood 44"x36"
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Homage to a Hobo, 2010 Mixed 35 X 42 X 4 Inches
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(Detail) Homage to a Hobo
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Waiting $850, 2009 Mixed 36 X 42 X 6 Inches
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(detail) Waiting
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Messages to Myself (sold), 2009 Mixed 36 X 23 X 2 Inches
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White Secrets #1 (sold), 2009 Mixed 35.5"x19"x1.25"
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Journey to the Past $600, 2009 Acrylic on Wood & Canvas 48"x18"
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Retinal Dust (Light Sleeper) $800, 2009 Mixed 42 X 26 X 3 Inches
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If I Had a Boat (sold), 2009 Mixed 35.5" X 20" X 7"
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(detail) If I Had a Boat, 2009 Mixed Media on Canvas 36"x20"x7"
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Dream Ritual #1 (Breathe) $450, 2010 Mixed 32 X 20 X 2 Inches
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Dream Ritual #2 $750, Spring 2010 Mixed on Canvas 36 X 24 X 4 Inches
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(Detail) Dream Ritual #2
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Possibilities $550, Spring 2010 Mixed on Canvas 32 X 36 X 4 Inches
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History (sold), Spring 2010 Mixed on Canvas 33"x33"
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History (detail)
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The Hinges of Hell $600, 2009 Mixed on Wood 44"x36"
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Hidden Saints $450, Spring 2010 Mixed on Canvas 24 X 24 X 2 Inches
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Piece for My Father NFS, 2009 Mixed 36"x48"
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Retinal Dust #2/Story time (for Pablo Neruda) $900, 2009 Acrylic, Oil Pastel 30 X 40 Inches © Michael Diven
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100,000 Dreams $850, 2009 Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Collage on Canvas 48 X 48 Inches
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As the Crow Flies #1 $350, 2008 Oil Pastel, Collage on Paper 18"x13"
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Lotus Cycle #2 $350, 2008 Collage, Oil Pastel on Paper 17 X 13 Inches
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Promises #4 $350, 2008 Collage, Oil Pastel on Paper 17 X 13 Inches
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Traveling in Circles #3 $350, 2008 Collage, Oil Pastel on Paper 17 X 13 Inches
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Lotus Cycle #1 (sold), 2004 Acrylic, Collage, Oil Pastel on Canvas 40"x30"
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Reflection (sold), 2005 Acrylic on Canvas 48"x48"
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Promises $850, 2004 Acrylic, Collage, Oil Pastel on Canvas 40 X 30 Inches
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, Utah
Lives in
Cedarville, CA
Works in
Cedarville
Schools
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Representing galleries
CA, James Snidle Gallery, Chico, CA, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco
Tags
figurative, mixed-media
Statement

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.

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS;

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