Diane Fitch

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Painting Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana 1981
B.F.A. Painting Portland School of Art Portland, Maine 1979

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Wright State University Professor Emeritus 2011 – present
Wright State University Professor 2007 – 2011
Wright State University Associate Professor 1986 – 2006
Wright State University Assistant Professor 1981 – 1985
Indiana University Associate Instructor 1980 – 1981

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibitions:

  • Summer Exhibition, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT, 2018
  • Annual Group Show, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT, 2017 -2018
  • Refuge: Vermont Artists Respond, Kent Museum, Calais, VT, 2017
  • Juried Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY (Stanley Lewis, Juror) 2016
  • Invitational Exhibition, Castleton University Museum, Rutland, VT, 2015
  • Pop-Up Show, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, 2014
  • Invitational Exhibition, Gallery at Somes Bay, Mt Desert, ME, 2014
  • Observed, invitational group exhibition, Fifth Street Gallery, Dayton, OH, 2014
  • National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY (Donald Kuspit, juror) 2013
  • Diane Fitch, Nancy McCarthy, John Nativio, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT, 2012
  • Invitational Group Exhibition, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2012
  • Sonic/Architectonic, invitational group exhibition, University of Texas, Dallas, TX, 2012 (catalogue)
  • Three Person Exhibition, Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2011
  • Art on Paper, Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, national juried exhibition, (Joann Moser, Senior Curator at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Juror) 2010
  • Transitions, Fredericksburg Center for the Arts, Fredericksburg, VA, national juried exhibition, 2010
  • National Juried Exhibition, Sacramento Arts Center, Sacramento, CA, 2010
  • The Figure, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, national juried exhibition, 2010
  • New Narratives: Paintings by Ohio Artists, Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, Columbus OH, (Dominique Vasseur, Columbus Museum of Art, Curator) 2009(R)
  • Crazy Acres: Homage to James Gahagon, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT, group invitational, 2009
  • Link Gallery, Dayton, OH, group exhibitions (4), 2009
  • Self Evident: Contemporary American Self Portraiture, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, 2008
  • Interpretation of the Figure, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2008
  • 49th International Award Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, (Norman Bryson, juror), 2007
  • Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2007
  • 15th Annual National Exhibition, Art Institute, Salisbury, MD, national juried exhibition, (Gerald Ross, Director of Exhibitions, Maryland Institute College of Art, Juror) 2006 (Merit Award)
  • Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, national juried exhibition, (Bernard Chaet, Juror), 2006
  • Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, international juried exhibition, (Judy Collischan, Ph.D., Juror) 2005
  • Greater Midwestern International, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO, international juried exhibition, (Randall Griffey, Curator, Nelson – Atkins Museum, Juror) 2005
  • The Still Life, Pearl Conrad Gallery, Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH, 4 person national juried exhibition, 2005
  • Juried Exhibition, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, 2003
  • Four Person Invitational, Peoria Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL, 2003
  • Imagining Flight, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH, invitational exhibition (Kay Koeninger, Curator), 2003 (R) (catalogue)
  • Annual Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY, national juried exhibition, (Wilbur Niewald, Juror) 2002
  • Autobiographies, Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL, national juried exhibition, 2002
  • Painting 2002 International, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE, international juried exhibition, 2002
  • Women Artists, Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown, OH, juried exhibition, 2001
  • Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, national juried exhibition, 2001
  • Figuratively Speaking, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, national juried exhibition, 1999 (Best of Show) (R)
  • It's All Relative, Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona, national juried exhibition, 1995
  • All Ohio, Upper Arlington Municipal Center Gallery, Columbus, OH, juried exhibition, 1994
  • Contemporary Self Portraits, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH, juried exhibition, 1993 (Merit Award)
  • Kunst '91, Augsburg, Germany, invitational exhibition, 1991
  • 37th Annual Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, national juried exhibition, 1991 (Award of Excellence)
  • By Women's Hands, Fine Arts Gallery, Oberlin College, Marietta, OH, juried exhibition, 1990
  • Works on Paper, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, national juried exhibition, 1987
  • Artists Portray Themselves, Cincinnati Art Academy Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, juried exhibition, 1987 (Merit Award)
  • Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, National juried exhibition, 1987
  • 1986 National Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, national juried exhibition, 1986
  • Fourth National Exhibition, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY, national juried exhibition, 1986
  • Women Realists, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 90th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY, national juried exhibition, 1986
  • Sixteenth Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX national juried exhibition (Alfred Leslie, Juror), 1986
  • National Society of Artists Fall Competition, Santa Fe, TX, national juried exhibition, 1986 Artwest Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming, national juried exhibition, 1986
  • Whitewater Valley Annual Painting, Drawing and Print Exhibition, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, juried exhibition, 1986
  • American Figure Drawing Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, San Francisco, CA, national juried exhibition, 1985
  • National Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, NY, national juried exhibition, 1985
  • Vietnam and Its Aftermath, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA, national juried exhibition, 1984
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, juried exhibition, 1984
  • National Painting Show, Hoyt Institute of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, national juried exhibition, 1983
  • All Ohio Show, Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH, juried exhibition, 1983
  • Object '83, Still Life Painting Show, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, juried exhibition, 1983 (R)
  • Paper in Particular, National Exhibition of Works on Paper, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, national juried exhibition, 1983
  • Great Lakes Regional Exhibition, Cleveland, OH, 1982
  • Paper in Particular, National Exhibition of Works on Paper, Columbia College, Columbia, MO, national juried exhibition, 1982
  • Third Street Gallery, Columbus, IN, juried exhibition, 1981
  • Indianapolis Art League, Indianapolis, IN, juried exhibition, 1980
  • Arbutus Gallery, Indiana University, 1979, 1980
  • Webber Gallery, Portland, ME, juried exhibition, 1979
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, 1976, 1977, 1978

One Person Exhibitions:

  • Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier, VT, 2018
  • Charles Thomas Schaaf Alumni Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, 2016
  • Castleton University Downtown Gallery, Rutland, VT, 2016
  • Ohio University Eastern, St Clairsville, OH, 2015
  • Glen House Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH, 2015
  • Adamant Music School, Adamant, VT, 2012
  • Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI, 2009
  • Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL, 2008
  • Rosewood Art Center Gallery, Kettering, OH, 2006 (R)
  • University Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2002 (R)
  • Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, 2000
  • Bill L. Parks Gallery, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, 1999 (R)
  • Denison University Art Gallery, Denison University, Granville, OH, 1999
  • Mt. Union College, Alliance, OH, 1999
  • Traylor Gallery, Berea College, Berea, KY, 1998
  • Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, 1997
  • Kettering Government Center Gallery, Kettering, OH, 1993 (R)
  • Anna Bier Gallery, Darke County Arts Council, Greenville, OH, 1991
  • University Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1990 (R)
  • Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR, 1988
  • Berea College, Berea, KY, 1987
  • Self Portraits, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 1986
  • Fourth Street Gallery, Cincinnati Commission on the Arts, Cincinnati, OH, 1984
  • College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 1984
  • Earlham College, Richmond, IN, 1983
  • Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL, 1982

Exhibitions Curated:

  • Anthony Fisher and Donald Beal, Wright State University Galleries, 2012
  • Ruth Miller, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Glen Cebulash), 2009
  • Drawing from Perception, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Glen Cebulash), 2009 (R)
  • Kimmerly Kiser: A Memorial Exhibition, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Penny Park and Julie Anderson, catalogue), 2009 (R)
  • Norman Turner, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Glen Cebulash) two other venues, 2007
  • Al Kresch, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Glen Cebulash) one other venue, 2006
  • Time’s Body of Evidence, An Interdisciplinary Look at Health and Aging, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Dr. Carol Nathanson and Kim Vito), exhibition, panel discussion, keynote speaker, Sue Miller, literary readings, on line catalogue, 2006 (R)
  • Charles Cajori, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Glen Cebulash), 2004 (R)
  • Louis Finkelstein, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Glen Cebulash), 2004 (R)
  • Drawing from Perception, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Glen Cebulash), 2004 (R)
  • Sangram Majumdar, Wright State University Galleries, 2004 (R)
  • Rosemarie Beck, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Glen Cebulash), (with catalogue), five other venues, 2002 (R)
  • Katherine Schneider/Nancy Morgan – Barnes, Wright State University Galleries, 2000 (R)
  • Drawing From Perception, Wright State University Galleries, Rosemarie Beck, juror and speaker (curated with Glen Cebulash), 2000 (R)
  • Gretna Campbell, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Glen Cebulash), 1999 (R)
  • Drawing from Perception, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with drawing faculty) 1998
  • Anne Tabachnik (1927 – 1995): A Memorial Exhibition, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Patricia Robinow), Martica Sawin and Pamela Houk, guest speakers, 1998 (R)
  • Drawing from Perception, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Kim Vito), Bernard Chaet, guest speaker, 1996 (R)
  • Women's Rites of Passage: Telling The Story, Wright State University Galleries, (curated with Dr. Carol Nathanson and Kim Vito) (with catalogue), three other venues, 1995

Publications:

  • Kimmerly Kiser: A Memorial Exhibition, color catalogue with essay by Robert Godfrey, produced in conjunction with exhibition of Kiser’s work in the Wright State University Galleries, 2009
  • Al Kresch, small color brochure with essays by Gabriel Laderman and Martica Sawin, produced in conjunction with exhibition of Kresch’s work in the Wright State University Galleries (co – produced with Glen Cebulash), 2006
  • Rosemarie Beck, color catalogue with scholarly essay by Martica Sawin, produced in conjunction with exhibition of Beck’s work in the Wright State University Galleries (with Glen Cebulash), 2002

Awards:

  • Faculty Development Leave (France), 2008 – 2009
  • University Center for International Education Seed Grant, $1500, 2006
  • Ohio Arts Council Innovation Grant (for Time’s Body of Evidence, with Carol Nathanson and Kim Vito), $10,000, 2006
  • Merit Award, 15th Annual National Exhibition, Art Institute, Salisbury, MD, 2006
  • COLA Faculty Development Grant, $750, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Merit Award, The View, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH 2005
  • COLA Travel Grant, $1000, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008
  • Merit Award, Works on Paper, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, 2001
  • University Research Grant, $2500, 2000
  • Faculty Development Leave (Italy), 2000
  • Grant, Foundation for a Civil Society (for Rosemarie Beck exhibition, with Glen Cebulash), $8500, 2000
  • Best of Show, Figuratively Speaking, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, 1999
  • Merit Award, Works on Paper, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, 1999
  • COLA Travel Grant, $1500, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Campus Climate Special Grant (for Anne Tabachnick: A Memorial Exhibition), 1997
  • Best of Show, Downtown Award, Juror's Award, Art About Town, 1996
  • Commission, Robbins & Meyers, Inc. 1995
  • Merit Award, Works on Paper, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, 1995
  • Honorable Mention, Cox Arboretum Gallery, Dayton, OH, 1995
  • Juror's Award, Art About Town, 1994
  • Grant, Miami Valley Cultural Alliance (for Women: Rites of Passage Exhibition, with Carol Nathanson and Kimberly Vito), $7126, 1994
  • Grant, Wright State University Alumni Foundation (for Women: Rites of Passage Exhibition with Carol Nathanson and Kimberly Vito), $4400 1994
  • Grant, Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Humanities Council Joint Program (for Women: Rites of Passage Exhibition, with Carol Nathanson and Kimberly Vito), $5423, 1994
  • Corporate Grant, Barnes and Noble (for Women: Rites of Passage Exhibition, with Carol Nathanson and Kimberly Vito), $7,500, 1994
  • Corporate Grant, Arcorps (for Women: Rites of Passage Exhibition, with Carol Nathanson and Kimberly Vito), $4000, 1994
  • Merit Award, Contemporary Self Portraits, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH, 1993
  • Merit Award, Free Parking Show, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH, 1993
  • Award of Excellence, 37th Annual Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, 1991
  • Merit Award, Works on Paper, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, 1991
  • Faculty Development Leave (Paris), 1988 – 89
  • Best of Show, Dayton By Daytonians, 1988
  • Merit Award, Artists Portray Themselves, Cincinnati Art Academy Gallery, 1987
  • Merit Award, National Society of Artists, 1986
  • Ford Foundation Grant, 1979, 1980
  • Doctoral GrantinAid of Research, Indiana University, 1980
  • Departmental Assistantship Award, Indiana University, 1980
  • Indiana University Foundation Grant, 1980
  • Indiana University Recruitment Grant, 1979