Diana Nicholette Jeon
UH Manoa, 2003, Studio Art
Diana Nicholette Jeon is an award-winning artist who lives and works in Honolulu. She previouslyspent 10 years working in high tech in the Silicon Valley before returning to school to pursue her first love, art. Jeon was awarded her MFA in Imaging and Digital Art from the University of Maryland at
Baltimore County in 2006. Afterward, she returned to HI where she spent seven years teaching digital imaging and motion graphics at the college level. In 2013, Jeon decided to work producing art on a full-time basis.
Jeon has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally; her work has been included in four solo exhibitions and 130 group exhibitions; venues include the Honolulu Museum, the Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto; the San Diego Art Institute; San Diego City College; MK2 Biblioteque (Paris); Tethys Gallery(Florence) and PH21 Gallery (Budapest.) She has received multiple awards for her work; these include two Purchase Awards from the Hawaii State Foundation of Art and Culture; 1st Place and five Honorable Mentions from the 5th Mobile Photo Awards; Most Wanted Visionary at the Florence International Photo Awards and 2nd Place at Hawaii Photography 2016. Jeon’s art has been featured in a wide array of publications, including the Huffington Post, Lens Culture, In the In-Between Journal of Digital Imaging, Binfeng Space Art/Culture magazine, PhotoPhore, Corriere della Sera, L’arena and the Honolulu Star Advertiser. Her works are in numerous public and private collections, including the permanent collection of the State of Hawaii, the International Printing Museum; the Magill Library Collection of Art and Artifacts at Haverford College; the Albert O. Kuhn Library Special Collections Department at University of Maryland Baltimore County.