Artist Talk: Dianna Frid

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 6 – 8 pm

806 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610

This artist talk is free and open to the public.

Join us at Alan Koppel Gallery for a free public event October 24 at 6pm for a conversation with featured artist Dianna Frid and artist and translator Alta Price.

As "text" and "textile" share common etymological origins, Frid's embroidered art presents a myriad of translations. We invite you to visit Frid's exhibition "More Time Than Life" and hear the artist discuss her inspiration and goals of this new body of work with Chicago-based translator and artist Alta Price.

Dianna Frid's work includes drawing, sculpture, installation, and artist’s books. Her works are both corporeal and philosophical reflections on the ways in which materials—physical and lexical—produce aesthetic and contemplative experiences and, by doing so, shape our sense of reality. Frid has received major awards from the Canada Council of the Arts, 3Arts, and the Artadia Foundation. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at institutions such as PS1-MOMA, in New York, the Drawing Center in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Neues Kunstforum in Cologne. Her work has been recently exhibited at Bravin Lee Programs in New York, and is housed in public collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Cleveland Clinic.

Dianna Frid was born in Mexico City and migrated to Canada with her family when she was a teenager. She currently lives in Chicago where she teaches in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to her studio work, Frid started to make artist’s books in 1993 in Vancouver, and has used “The Artery Archives” as her imprint.

Alta Price runs an editorial and translation consultancy specialized in art, design, and literary texts. She holds a BFA in printmaking and art history from RISD and an MFA in combined media from Hunter College/CUNY. In addition to her studio practice—collage, relief and intaglio prints, watermarked paper—she also provides logistical coordination for print- and book-related research in Europe, including the biennial Legacy of Letters tour.

Our gallery has one set of stairs and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible


Image: Exhibition View Courtesy of Alan Koppel Gallery