DIANN BAUER
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Diann Bauer’s Field of work lies somewhere between painting and
installation. She does large-scale sight specific paintings working either
directly with the given architecture of the gallery or altering the architecture
itself to both manipulate the viewing of the painting as well and using space
and architecture itself to impact the viewer. The paintings are replete with
detail using violent images form a number of cultures and integrates diverse
visual styles and techniques. An excess of visual information in Bauer’s work
generates a sense of confusion and dissolution between space, object and
subject, and leaves us trying to decipher a narrative that seems graspable,
but is just out of reach. Sourcing material and influence from nineteenth
century Japanese woodcuts, European Baroque painting, experimental
contemporary architecture and spectacular elements of cinema Bauer
situates the viewer within a swirling visually complex representation of
space, time and movement.
Solo Exhibitions

2006        Bludgeonerator, The Showroom, London.
2005        Scramble and Dissolve, Fine Art University of Hanoi, Vietnam
2004        Meijius, Vamialis, Athens
2003        Uchi Jini No Uchi, One in the Other, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006
A Tale of Two Cities : Busan-Seoul/Seoul-Busan, Busan Biennale, Korea
Metropolis Rise: New Art from London,798 Space, Beijing.
8x8x8 LON/MSP/NYC Minneapolis, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis
If it didn’t exist, you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history, The Showroom, London
2005
The Body. The Ruin, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Aus.
The Future Lasts a Long Time, Le Consortium, Dijon
Turn to the Left, Artist Fashion Show, 291 Gallery, London.
Go Beween, Kunstverein, Bregenz.
Expanded Painting, Prague Biennale 2, Prague
2004
Kingdom, The Market Gallery, Glasgow
Caution: Uneven Surfaces, temporarycontemporary, London
The Drawing Project, Vamiali's, Athens
New British Painting, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
Gewalt, Loushy Art and Editions, Tel Aviv        
2003
Wheeling, Cell Projects,London        
Matchine Matchine,One in the Other (outside), London
15/1(2), 1,000,000 mph, London
2002
The Show, INSA Art Centre, Seoul
Across the Pond, The Practice Space, Los Angeles
2001
Saatchi Bursaries 1999-2001, Saatchi Gallery, 30 Underwood St London
Molotov, Dilston Grove, London
2000
Front, bilis 2000, 4 Garden Walk, London
Mole Tits, The Cool Mall, Brooklyn, New York
1999
Coffee and TV, Vilma Gold Gallery, London
MA Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London
1997      Sick Shit, CBGB Gallery, New York
1995      City Folk, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
Questa Carne non e Fresca, Alleged Gallery, New York
1994        
Pathetic Masterworks, Alleged Gallery, New York
1993       Young Sleek and Full of Hell, Alleged Gallery, New York

Education
1998-99 MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London
1990-94 BA Fine Art, Cooper Union, New York