Dianne Blell and Leo Castelli
Lives and works in New York City & Bridgehampton, NY
Dianne Blell is a Fine Art photographer working in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York. Using her favored 4x5 large format, alongside a Digital Canon in her current body of work, Artifacts (working title; 2020-current), she is digitally-enlivening long-collected fragments, frayed furnishings and ephemera her from past studio and set designs. In 1989, Dianne received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography based on her pioneering work in early digital scanning techniques, which culminated in her Circus Animals Desertion solo show at the Leo Castelli gallery and write-ups in numerous software magazines of the time.
With the remaining funds from her Guggenheim Fellowship and additional sponsorship by Canon, she shot 35mm film while in the field photographing wildlife in Africa. With this body of her work, her next solo show, Wild Lives, premiered at the Leo Castelli Gallery in 1991. She also appeared on ABC — photographing Richard Leaky during his Interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20 — as well as in numerous popular books and magazines such as National Geographic, Mirabella and Elle.
Upon returning from Africa, she continued to use 4x5 film and a View camera, and was an early adopter of Photoshop. Her photo-manipulated, mytho-scape series Desire for the Intimate Deity was completed in 2007. This work took her nearly a decade to complete after her studio — located at Ground Zero adjacent to the WTC — and its contents were destroyed in 9/11. Once a shooting location for her early work, her photos of the aftermath of this tragedy were photographed from the rooftop of and through her studio windows — some of these images are now included collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
For the majority of her career, Dianne was represented by the legendary Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City from 1982 until its closing in 2000. While there, she had four one-person shows. Dianne is now affiliated with the esteemed photography venue, Holden Luntz Gallery. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Parrish Museum, Guid Hall of East Hampton, Neuberger Museum, New Britain Museum of Art, Center for Creative Photography, and the Chazen Art Museum (full list below).
2005 Pratt Institute, NYC, Advanced Photoshop
2004 International Center for Photography, Photoshop 1 & II
1982 Parsons School of Design, 35mm Fashion Photography,
4x5 Large Format/Studio Photography
1981 International Center for Photography, 35 mm B/W Photography, Darkroom
1973 BFA, MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
1963 University of San Diego, A.A.
1962 La Jolla Art Center, Drawing
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2003 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
2003 New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, New York, NY
1989 National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Fellowship
1989 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Photography
1988 Working Collaboration Grant, Applied Graphics Technologies, New York, NY
1988 Art Matters, Inc/Project Grant
1980 National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Fellowship
1973 Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute MFA Program
TEACHING POSITIONS / LECTURES / VISITING ARTIST
1986 New York University, Instructor in Art and Education, New York, NY, Fall Semester
1985 New York University, Instructor in Art and Education, Graduate Critic Program, New York, NY, Spring Semester
1984 Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., Class Visiting Artist, Modern Art History Studies, “Directorial Photography,” Fall Semester
1983 School of Visual Arts, Guest Instructor, Ralph Gibson, Photography Class
1983 New York University, Graduate Critique Program, New York, NY, Spring Semester
1982 New York University, Artist/Student Internship Program, Graduate Photography Dept., Instructor in Art and Art Education, New York, NY, Spring Semester
1977 Claremont Graduate School, Visiting Artist, Claremont, CA
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2008 Desire for the Intimate Deity, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York. NY
2008 Desire for the Intimate Deity, “February Is Love,” Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1991 Wild Lives, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Circus Animals Desertion, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989 Circus Animals Desertion, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1989 Players and Painted Stage, University of Illinois, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign-Urbana, IL
1988 Dianne Blell Photographs, Gallery 454 North, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Modern Romance, Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI
1985 Pursuit of Love, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Dianne Blell, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
1983 Various Fabulous Monsters, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1983 Dianne Blell, C.E.P.A., Buffalo, NY
1980 Love/Hate, Illustrating Tri-Quarterly 47; Love/Hate, published by Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1980 Cover & Interior Photographic Performance/Installations, Los Angeles Institute for Contemporary Art (LAICA), Los Angeles, CA
1980 Charmed Heads and Urban Cupids, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1979 Charmed Heads and Urban Cupids, Robert Stefanotti Gallery, New York, NY
1978 Portrait of a Lady, Matrix Program, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
1977 Oasis for a Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1976 Odalisque, Outdoor Billboard Installation & Video, Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA
1975 Surrealism and the Blues, Curated by Tom Marioni, The Annual, San Francisco, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 All for the Hall, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
2020 Drive-by-Art (Public Art in This Moment of Social Distancing), South Fork, Long Island, NY
2020 What Have We Done? 15th Annual Thanksgiving Collective, Tripoli Gallery, Wainscott, NY
2019 Fall Photo: 2nd Annual Group Photography Exhibition, M&M Fine Arts, Southampton, NY
2017 Five and Forward:The Permanent Collection, Parrish Museum, Watermill, NY
2015 Director's Favorites: 1999-2015, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2015 The Compassionate Eye: Women Behind the Lens, Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2013 Rediscover/Reinvent: Photographers Redefining Reality, Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2012 In Focus:Recent Acquisitions in Photography, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2012 Seating Arrangements, IlleArts, Amagansett, NY
2011 The Garden, Allen Nederpelt, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Return to Arcadia, Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2010 Plank Road, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY
2010 Hunt & Chase, Curated with Beth Rudin DeWoody, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
2009 The Big Show 4, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
2009 Myth, Magic & Mystery, Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2008 How to Cook a Wolf, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
2008 Modern Photographs: The Machine, The Body, The City, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
2008 Palm Beach International Fine Art & Antiques Show, Holden Luntz Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
2006 SCOPE HAMPTONS, Dinter Fine Art, New York City, NY
2005 Charmed, Curated by Michael St. John & Jason Duval, Lower East Side Girls Club Art & Community Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Rapture, Curated by Chris Townsend, Barbican Gallery, London, England
1996 Telling Stories, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
1995 Kissing, traveling exhibition, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994 Group Show, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991 Regarding the Figure, Philippe Daverio Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Seductive Deceptions: The Theatrical Image, University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1990 Siggraph, Traveling Exhibition, Originating at California State University, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Photography of Invention, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
1989 Photography of Invention, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL,
1989 Photography of Invention, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1989, Out of Bounds: Contemporary Long Island Photographers, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1989 Don’t Bungle the Jungle!,Toni Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Symbolic Narrative, Beaver College Gallery, Spruance Art Center, Glenside, PA
1987 Leo Castelli and His Artists: 30 Years of Promoting Contemporary Art, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporanea, Mexico City, Mexico
1987 A Visible Order: An Exhibition of Contemporary Still Life Photography, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
1987 The Spiral of Artificiality, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
1987 Leo Castelli and Castelli Graphics at Gabrielle Breyers, Gabrielle Breyers Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Three Decades of Exploration: Hommage to Leo Castelli, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1986 Signs of the Real, White Columns, New York, NY
1986 Before the Camera, Burden Gallery, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
1986 Photographic Fictions, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, NY
1986 Olympus Revisited, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
1985 Messages From 1985, Light Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Picture Frame Frame Picture, Gabrielle Breyers, New York, NY
1984 Bomb Magazine, Blum-Helman Warehouse, New York, NY
1983 Artists’ Photographs, Crown Point Press, Oakland, CA
1983 Reallegory, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
1983 Group Show, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1983 Invention and Allegory, Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, NY
1980 Group Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1979 Space/Time/Sound-A Decade in the Bay Area-1970’s (Video), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1979 Group Show, Robert Stefannoti Gallery, New York, NY
1978 Group Show, Lawson De Celle, San Francisco, CA
1978 Oh You Punk! Love Didi, Photographic Performance Installation Page, Slash, Los Angeles, CA, February 1978, Vol. 1 No. 8, p. 2
1975 Bay Area Artists, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
1973 Drawing Invitational, Emmanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
VIDEO WORK & INSTALLATIONS
2013 Bohemian Nights 4: The Secret Lives of Artists, "Surrealism & the Blues, Revisited," Dinter Fine Arts at The IMC LAB + GALLERY, New York, NY
2012 Bohemian Nights 3:Beat Attitudes “Surrealism & The Blues….Revisited,” Dinter Fine Artsat The Emerald Tablet, San Francisco, CA
2008 Surrealism & The Blues….Revisited, Dinter Fine Art, Online “Project Room,” www.dinterfineart.com
1980 TriQuarterly 47; Love/Hate, Covers & Interior, Stories’ Protagonists: Milady, Electra & Djaa, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Winter
1978 Oh You Punk! Love DiDi, Photographic Performance Page Installation, Curated by Marilyn Nix CARP, Slash Magazine, Los Angeles, CA, Feb, Vol.1, No.8, p.2
1977 A Tight 13 Minutes, "Nature Morte Avec Jazz et Cigarette," CARP, Video, Los Angeles, CA
1976 A Tight 13 Minutes, "Nature Morte Avec Jazz et Cigarette," Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA
1976 Odalisque, Outdoor Billboard Installation in Northbeach, San Francisco
1976 Odalisque, Video Creation Process shown at the Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, CA
SELECTED BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS AND CATALOGUES
Auping, Michael. Dianne Blell, Matrix/Berkeley 9, Pamphlet Accompanying Exhibition “Portrait of a Lady for a Contemporary Collection,” May-June, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, 1978
Bershad, Deborah, Paul Laster and Renee Riccardo. The Spiral of Artificiality, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, 1987
Blell, Dianne. “Artist’s Statement,” C.E.P.A., “On Exhibit,” Published by C.E.P.A., Buffalo, NY, 1983
Blell, Dianne. Desire for the Intimate Deity, An Exploration of Eternal Yearning for Union with the Divine, Essay for Exhibition Catalogue, Published by Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, Fla. & Charles Cowles Gallery, NYC, 2008
Blell, Dianne. Surrealism & the Blues….Revisited, Artist Statement, Dinter Fine Art, Online Project Room, November/December 2008, www.dinterfineart.com
Blell, Dianne. Leo Castelli Portrait “Twenty-Fifth Anniversary,” Interview, February 1982, vol. XII, No.2, p.78
Blell, Dianne. “Artist Statement,” Exhibition Publication, C.E.P.A. Buffalo, NY
Blell, Dianne. Seraph from Various Fabulous Monsters, Contents Page, Interview, March 1983, vol. XIII, No.3, p.7
Blell, Dianne. TriQuarterly 47; Love/Hate, Covers/Interior Photographic Illustrations, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1980
Blell, Dianne. Oh You Punk! Love DiDi, Photographic Performance Page Installation, Curated by Marilyn Nix CARP, Slash Magazine, Los Angeles, Calif., February 1978, Vol.1, No.8, p.2
Chadwick, Douglas H., National Geographic, Elephants: Out of Time, Out of Space, May, 1991, Vol.179, No 5. pp. 10-11
Laura de Coppet, Alan Jones. The Art Dealers, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., Richard Bellamy, portrait, p.120 & in Re-Publication by Cooper Square Press, 2002
Feinstein, Roni. Photographic Fictions, Exhibition Catalogue, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, NY, 1986
Foley, Suzanne. Space/Time/Sound Conceptual Art In The San Francisco Bay Area: The 70’s, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 1981, pp.16, 21, 29, 30, 163,171,173, 187
Fowler, Jim. The Wildest Places on Earth, Time-Life Custom Press & Mutual of Omaha Trust, St. Remy Press, p. 149
Fransconi, Christina. Dianne Blell, Desire for the Intimate Deity, ZOOM, Photographic Art, Milano, Italy, Marzio-Aprile, 2010, pp. 22-25
Frascella, Larry & Charles Stainback. Before the Camera: A Selection of Contemporary Studio Tableaux, Exhibition Catalogue, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, 1986
Peter Freeman, Exhibition Announcement for Deadeye Dick: Richard Bellamy andHis Circle, Pewter Freeman, Inc., NYC, Sept-Oct, 2017
Kennedy, Marla Hamburg & Martin, Susan. Kissing, Graystone Books, Marina del Rey, Calif., 1995
Kuspit, Donald, Art History, Desire, Beauty, Essay for Exhibition Catalogue, Desire for the Intimate Deity, Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, Fla. and Charles Cowles Gallery, NYC, 2008
Karabinis, Paul. Telling Stories, Exhibition Catalogue, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, FL, 1996
McElhinney, James and Dianne Blell, Interview, Archives of America Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC, Oral History, 2012
McLanahan, Lynn. Dianne Blell: Modern Romance, SPOT, Publication of the Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 1984
Naef, Weston. Gallery of World Photography; New Directions in Photography, Sueisha Publishing Company, Tokyo, Japan, 1984
Serra, Richard. The Brooklyn Rail, Remembering Dick Bellamy (May 13, 1998),2009/07
Singerman, Howard. Dianne Blell, LAICA Newsletter, October, No.69, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Calif., 1980
Smith, Joshua. The Photography of Invention; American Pictures of the 1980’s, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1989
Sokolowski, Thomas W. & Styron, Thomas W. Reallegory, Exhibition Catalogue, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, 1983
Stein, Judith E., Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, p.262 & 264
Stein, Judith E., Art in America, Richard Bellamy, portrait, November, 2014, p. 127,
Stein, Judith, Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art, 2 Portraits, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, July 2016
Townsend, Chris. Rapture: Art’s Seduction by Fashion, Ambivalent Embrace, Exhibition Catalogue, Barbican Gallery, London, England, pp.42-43, 2002
------. The Annual, catalogue of exhibitions, published by San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco, CA, 1977
------. The Art Dealers, Laura de Coppet, Alan Jones, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., Richard Bellamy, portrait, p.120
------. Matrix/Berkeley:A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Portrait of a Lady for a Contemporary Collection, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, p. 27, 2009
------. Three Decades of Exploration, Homage to Leo Castelli, Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1987
------. Leo Castelli and His Artists, XXX Anos de Promocion del Arte Contemporaneo, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico, 1987
------. The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 1980’s, Exhibition Publication, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Ill., 1989
------. Origin of Drawing, MCA, Museum Director’s Publication, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ill, November/December 1989
SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
2019 Segal, Mark. The East Hampton Star. Beauty, Archetypes, and Artifacts, December 12, 2019, pp. C1 & C2
2019 Landes, Jennifer. The East Hampton Star, The Camera Obscura or Not, October24, 2019, p.C2
2014 Corey, Christopher. The East Hampton Star, Touched by Fairy Tales, August 7, pp Aa1&Aa3
2014 Stein, Judith E. Art in America, Richard Bellamy, portrait, November, p. 127
2012 Obrien, Glenn. Bergdorf Goodman Magazine, When Artists did the Advertising, March, p.40
2010 Fransconi, Christina. Dianne Blell, Desire for the Intimate Deity, ZOOM, Photographic Art, Milano, Italy, Marzio-Aprile, pp. 22-25
2009 Dorothy Spears. New York Times, Art, Land as Canvas, Plants as Paint, August 23, p. 20
2008 Ed Leffingwell. Art in America, Dianne Blell, Charles Cowles, December, No.11, pp.168-169
2008 ------. The New Yorker, Dianne Blell, “Goings on About Town,” April 14, p.13
2008 Bensen, Dianne. Hampton’s Cottages & Gardens, August 1, pp.98-106
2008 Holden, J.Z., Magical World of Dianne Blell, Hamptons.com: The Arts, March 28
2007 Landes, Jennifer. Artists Chase Inspiration, The East Hampton Star, April 26, 2007
2004 Colman, David. In Focus, Elle Décor, October, p.240
2003 Comer, Stuart. Capitalist Neo-Realism, Parkett, No.69, pp.147 & 151
2003 Wood, Catherine. Dianne Blell in Conversation with Catherine Wood, Untitled, Contemporary Art, London, England, No. 29, Winter/Spring, Chapter 42.
2000 Sheridan, Sansegundo. All Her World is a Stage, East Hampton Star, East Hampton, N.Y., pp. 7-10
1997 Balint, Juliana. Fotokunstlerin Dianne Blell, Zauberwelt, Elle Decoration, Germany, No.34, November/December, pp.102-107
1997 Cerio, Gregory. The Dyer’s Hand, House & Garden, New York, NY, March, pp.146-147
1992 ------. “Chuck’s New Digs,” Elle Décor, February/March, vol.2, No.11. p. 71
1991 ------. New York Times, For Children, Wildlives, October 11, p. C 6
1991 Liebmann, Lisa, Dianne Blell, Interview, Vol.XXI No.10, October, p.56
1991 Medwick, Cathleen. Wild Hopes, Dianne Blell Shoots Wild Animals in Order to Save Them, Mirabella, August, pp.34-37
1991 ------. New Observations, No. 86, Inside Cover Illustration, pp.2 & 3
1991 O’Keefe, Linda. Venice on Hudson: All the World’s a Stage for Dianne Blell, Elle Décor, September, No.17, pp.98-105
1990 Clain, Judy. Capturing Wildlife, “Conservation”, Elle, June, vol.5, No.10, p.132
1990 Durbin, Karen. “ARTS” Orla and Zero: Now and forever, Knock Wood, Mirabella, pp.28-29
1989 Bethany, Marilyn, Art Décor, “ Interiors,” New York, April 10, vol.22, No.15, pp.72-77, p. 81
1989 Madlin, Nancy. Dianne Blell: Of Computers art and History, Photo District News, Eastern Edition, Vol. IX, Issue VII, pp.68-70
1989 Mueller, Cookie. Art & About, Details, New York, NY, May, vol.VII, No.11, p.128.
1989 ------. Dianne Blell, “Portfolio,” Photo/Design, New York, NY, July/August, pp.98-99
1989 ------. The New Yorker, Dianne Blell, “Goings on About Town”, Photography, March, p.21
1988 ------. Calendar, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif., part VI, April 15, 1988
1987 ------. Palm Beach Post, TGIF Section, Friday October 30, p.32
1986 Leopold, Sarah. Dianne Blell, The Badger Herald, Madison, Wisconsin, Sept. 18th
1986 Stockinger, Jacob. Capital Times, Madison, WI
1986 Thornton, Gene. Photography View, The New York Times, New York, NY, March 2, p.29
1986 ------. Art Das Kunst Magazin, Berlin, Germany, January, cover
1985 Cohen, Michelle. Dianne Blell, Flash Art, New York, NY, October-November, No.124, p.51
1985 Henry, Gerrit. Dianne Blell, Art in America, New York, NY, November, vol.73, No.11, p.166
1985 Larrain, Christine. Dianne Blell, Zoom Magazine, (English Edition) London, England, No.29, pp.22-27
1985 Larrain, Christine. Dianne Blell. Zoom Magazine, (European Edition) Milano, Italy No.117, pp.38-43
1985 Mueller, Cookie. Art & About, Details, New York, NY, June, vol. IV, No.1, p.64
1985 ------. City Magazine International, “Special USA,” edition, “New York,” Dianne Blell, Paris, France, No. 12-27F, p.24
1984 Becker, Robert. Room With A View, Interview, New York, NY, November, vol. XIV, No.11, p.144
1984 ------. Cover, Bomb Magazine, New York, NY, Fall, No.10
1984 ------. Das Neue Bild Vom Mann, Bunte, November 29, pp.35 & Cover
1983 Adams, Brooks. Dianne Blell at Castelli, Greene Street, Art in America, April, vol.71, No. 4, p.183
1983 Annas, Teresa. Reallegory: Art That’s More Than You See, The Virginian-Pilot and The Star Ledger, Norfolk, Virginia, April 10, Section G1, pp.81, 84
1983 Davis, Douglas. Big Pix, Newsweek, New York, NY, May 2, pp.81, 84
1983 ------. Theater and Photography, Bomb Magazine, New York, NY, No.5, pp.29
1982 ------. Architectural Digest, New York, NY, November, p.
1981 Armstrong, Richard. Dianne Blell, Cirrus Gallery Los Angeles, Flash Art, New York, NY, March/April, No.102, p.45
1981 McDonald, Robert. Fashion In Art, San Diego Magazine, San Diego, Calif., April, vol.33, No.6, p.125
1980 Conner, Maureen. Dianne Blell, Stefanotti Gallery, Artforum, March, pp.77-78
1980 Fisher, Robert. Dianne Blell at Stefanotti, Art In America, New York, NY, March, vol.68. No.3, p.123
1980 Muchnic, Suzanne. The Galleries Downtown, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif., October 24, part VI, p.16
1979 Colacello, Bob. “Dianne Blell,” Interview, December, vol. IX, No.12, pp.30-31
1979 Larsen, Kay. Fashion Statements, The Village Voice, New York, NY, December 24, 1979, p.89
1979 ------. Soho News, New York, NY November 29, 1979, vol.7, No.9, p.18
1979 Albright, Thomas. A Matrix of Art, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Calif., June 2
1977 Bandini, Mirella. Dianne Blell, Flash Art, New York, NY, August, No.76/77, p.7
1977 Cutrone, Ronnie. Desert Dessert, “Art In View,” Interview, June, vol. VII, No.6, p.39
1977 Morch, Albert. Desert Song, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, Calif., June 15, p.23
1979 Steger, Pat. Dianne’s Mirage, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, Calif., June 16, p.21
1976 Kramer, Larry. Broadway’s Latest: An Artistic Nude? The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, Calif., September 8
1976 McDonald, Robert. Outdoor Odalisque, Artweek, San Francisco, Calif., September 4, vol. 7, No.29, p.12
1976 Restany, Pierre. USA ’76, Domus, Milano, Italy, December, No.565, p53
1973 Dunham, Judith. SFAI: Drawing Invitational, Artweek, San Francisco, Calif., April 7, vol. 4, No.14, p.1
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
Lannan Foundation, Sante Fe, NM
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum at Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, Conn.
Parrish Museum, Watermill, NY
University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Judith Auchincloss, New York, NY
Charles Cowles, New York, NY
Phillipe Daverio, New York City, NY
Eric Fischl, New York City, NY
Dorie Friedenrich Fine Art Ltd, California
Alanna Heiss & Fred Sherman, New York, NY
Austin Hills, San Francisco, California
Alan Jones, London, England
Lana Jokel, New York, NY
William Judson, Judson realty, New York, NY
Aron Katz, Boulder, Colorado
Karl Lagerfeld, Paris, France
Jenny & Trey Laird, New York, NY
Holden & Jody Luntz, West Palm Beach, Florida
Eve Mannes, Atlanta, Georgia
Tommy Morrison, Palm Beach, Florida
Alexandra Marshall, Millbrook, NY
Theresa Rebeck, New York City, NY
Ed Ruscha, Venice, California
Robert & Jane Rosenblum, New York, NY
Sonnier, Keith, Bridgehampton, NY
Daniel Varenne, Geneva, Switzerland
William Wegman, New York, NY
Lawrence Weiner, New York, NY
Donald & Virginia Zilkha, New York City, NY
2014 Get Wild, for Evelyn AlexanderWildlife Rescue Center Benefit, Eric Fischl Studios, North Haven, NY.
2010 Plank Road, Salomon Contemporary, New York City, NY.
2010 Hunt & Chase, Curated with Beth Rudin DeWoody, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY.
1995 Kissing, Traveling Exhibition, G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
1991 Wild Lives, One Person Exhibition, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.
1998 Cannell, Michael, Look Who’s Talking, Science World. Nov. 2., p. 8.
1997 ------, Tusks for Sale, National Geographic World, No.265, Sept., p. 6.
1995 Masson, Jeffrey. Grief, New Age Journal, March-April. p. 84-85.
1994 ------, International GEO Magazine, Japanese Edition, Vol.1, No.6, June, p. 55-56.
1994 ------, Zu grobfur diese Welt?,GEO. No. 1. Jan. p. 12-13.
1994 ------, Terre Sauvage, No.85, June, n.p.
1993 Nash, Madeleine, Copying What Comes Naturally, Time Magazine, Vol. 141, No.10, March 8, p. 59.
1992 Angelo, Alberto. Special Insert: Salviamolo, EPOCHA. No. 2166. April 15, p. 8-9, 11.
1992 ------, Wer Rettet di Wilden Titanen, Der Spiegel Magazine, No. 40/46. Sept., p. 210-11.
1992 Kiley, Sam. Poor Richard, Outside Magazine, Vol. XVII, No. 2. Feb., p.14.
1991 Our Crowd, Mirabella, No. 31, December, p. 28.
1991 Interview Magazine, Vol. XXI, No. 12. December, p. 44.
1991 Chadwick, Douglas. Out of Time, Out of Space: Elephants, National Geographic, Vol. 175, No. 5. May, p. 10-11.
1991 ------, Wildlives, “For Children,” New York Times, October 11, p. C6.
1991 Liebmann, Lisa, Dianne Blell, Interview, Vol.XXI, No.10, October, p. 56.
1991 Medwick, Cathleen. Wild Hopes, Mirabella, No. 27, August, p. 34-37.
1991 Bresnick, Martin. We, Rhinoceros, New Observations, No. 86, Inside Cover Illustration and p.3.
1990 Clain, Judy. Capturing Wildlife, “Conservation,” Elle, June, Vol. 5, No. 10, p.132.
1990 Durbin, Karen. Orla And Ozero, Mirabella, No.19, December, p. 28-29.
N.D. Namibian Desert Elephants, HORZU, Germany, p.17.
N.D. African Wild Dogs, [Unknown Children’s Publication], p.14.
N.D. African Elephants, [Unknown Children’s Publication], p.18.
N.D. Loxodonta Africana, CITES Publication of Endangered species.
N.D. [unknown] [Article on elephants] [French Nature Magazine]. p. 48-49.
N.D. [unknown] [zebra photo] D. Blell/Peter Arnold/ Auscape.
Because my wildlife images were represented by Peter Arnold Inc., now Getty Images, my wildlife images are utilized in more publications than it is now possible to record.
BOOKS, CATALOGUES & CORPORATE PUBLICATIONS
2003 Sayre, April Pulley. Good Morning Africa. Millbrook Press. p. 22-23.
1998 Arnold, Peter. Nature and Wildlife, Vol. 5. p. 42-43, 50, 138.
1995 Kennedy, Marla Hamburg & Martin, Susan. Kissing, Graystone Books, Marina del Rey, CA.
1993 Fowler, Jim. Wildest Places on Earth, Time Life Custom Publishing, St Remy Press. p. 105, 142, 143.
1992 World Wildlife Fund, Annual Report, Africa or Madagascar, p. 14.
2008 ARF (Animal Rescue Fund), East Hampton NY, ARF/Thank You/Year 2008/Info Sections, 8 Photos
2007 ARF (Animal Rescue Fund), East Hampton, NY February, Week 10- 25.
2001 Wonders of Wildlife, Calendar, Published by Environmental Defense, June, 2001.
2000 Elephants Calendar. Published by Cedko Publishing Co., Reno, NV., June.
1993 African Elephants: With Quotes from Richard Leakey, Calendar, by Global Communications for Conservation, All Photos by Dianne Blell.
1989 Dianne Sawyer’s “Primetime Live” Interviewing Richard Leaky [in which I appeared Photographing Mr. Leaky in the Tsavo East Game Reserve].
1990 Dare Perfume by Quintessence. Dianne Blell: Photographer of Endangered Species. Featuring Women with Adventuresome Careers. Printed in People Magazine.
N.D. NAT Network Application Technology Inc. [Company ad, various publications].
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2008 Lynn Cyr, Fresh off the Canvas, Visual Artists Street Team Gallery, November 11.
2014 More Than 20,000Elephants Poached in Africa in 2013, The Huffington Post, October 2014, updated June 15.