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DIANA SHPUNGIN
In Diana Shpungin's most current works she is exploring the idea of
the grand gesture as it may relate to love, life and death. Trying to
make the intangible tangible in order to understand timeless great
mysteries is the ultimate goal in the work.

Additionally, Diana Shpungin works as part of a collaborative team
with Nicole Engelmann investigating the interaction of friends and
enemies. Inner struggles of their interactions are examined through
an ongoing series of experiments involving the voluntary
de-individualization of power, denial of the selfish vantage point,
and refusal to compromise.
Education
                                         
2002 School of Visual Arts, NY, NY,  MFA, Fine Arts
2000 Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL,  
Sculpture; Film and Video; Magna Cum Laude        
Selected Exhibitions

2006
The Social Body, Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida
MoCA Screening Room at the Sagamore, The Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
Think Warm, Miami Draws For You, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Emotional Landscape, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2005
Codependent, in conjunction with art Basel ,presented by FAU University Galleries, The Living Room, Miami, Florida
Optic Nerve VII, MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
2004    
Me, Myself and I, Art Loves Design, The Living Room, video from FAU, satellite space, Art Basel, Miami, Florida
Frisbee Art Fair, Arena Projects by Renee Ricardo, Cavalier Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
Flashback, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida
Me, Myself and I, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Second Generation Ego, solo exhibition, Central & Hampden Galleries, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, curators Rachel Gugelburger & Jerry Saltz, New York, NY
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York (catalogue)
Paste It, Angel Studios, Berlin, Germany
The Last Show, The House, Miami, Florida
The Center of it All, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida
2003
Shoot Out, in conjunction with InPractice, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York
Tunnel Vision, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida
Project Room, solo exhibition, Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, Florida
Friend and Foe, solo exhibition,  Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Routine, solo exhibition, Arena Gallery, New York, New York
Seeing Red, Arena Gallery, New York, New York
ID_ENTITY, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, New York
Nervous System, curated by Yvonne Force, the Standard Projection 24/7, Los Angeles, California
Fields of Action: Video as Installation Art, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida
Digital Purr, Beaker Gallery, Tampa, Florida
Rhythm, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida
2002
Artpoint, in conjunction with Art Basel, organized by Janet Phelps, Miami Beach, Florida
Scratch, Arena Gallery, New York, New York.
Yesterday Was Dramatic…, but Today is OK, Marella Arte Contemporenea, Milan, Italy
Head and Shoulders, Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Nuit Blanche, three artist exhibition, Galerie Zurcher, Paris, France
Duplicate, solo exhibition & site-specific project, Poltrona Frau, New York, New York
NuArt 2002, solo exhibition and satellite projects, Stavanger, Norway (catalogue)
Scope, solo exhibition, Scope Art Fair, Gershwin Hotel, New York, New York
J. Mazza, D. Shpungin & N. Engelmann, two artist exhibition, PS122, New York, New York
Proper Villains, curated by David Hunt, ArtSpace, New Haven, Connecticut
Pretending to Pretend, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Brewster Project, curated by Naomi Urabe of Art in General, public spaces of Brewster, New York
the Accelerated Grimace, curated by David Hunt, Silverstein Gallery, New York, New York
Timepieces, PS122, New York, New York
Bloody Mary, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, New York
4th Annual Video Marathon, Art in General, New York, New York
Extra Virgin, curated by Elizabeth Schwartz of Deitch Projects, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, New York
Risk: Playing the Game, Belkin Satellite Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Bitch School, group exhibition, Longwood Arts Project, Bronx Council for the Arts, Bronx, NY

Awards

2003         Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Grant
2002         The Paula Rhodes Memorial Award
2002         Scope, NYC Emerging Artist Award Finalist
2001         School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts Award
2000         Women in the Visual Arts Award