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BIO

Dianne Blell and Leo Castelli

Dianne Blell

Lives and works in New York City & Bridgehampton, NY

Dianne Blell is a Fine Art photographer working in New York City and Bridgehampton, NY. Using both her favored 4x5 large format and also a Digital Canon in her current body of work, "Artifacts of the Contemporary" (2019), she is enlivening long collected fragments, frayed furnishings and ephemera her from past studio and set designs. This series is currently being shown in select galleries; most recently at M&M Fine Art in Southampton, New York. 

 

Dianne began shooting large format 4x5 film in early 1980. In her most well-known and exhibited works, she constructed and hand-painted the life-size photographic background sets for her narrative photographs in her Bridgehampton and NYC studios. In 1989 Dianne received a National Endowment for the Arts Collaboration Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography for a series based on her pioneering work in early digital scanning techniques and her 4x5 photography in working collaboration with Applied Graphic Technology’s Quantel Graphic Paintbox software. This art-technology experimentation was covered extensively in art publications (i.e. Art in America Photo and District News), and software and tech magazines of the time. Her work is best described as an early pre-cursor to Photoshop, involving the complex narrative layering of individual photo scans in a (then) rudimentary software editing program.

 

During the second half of her Guggenheim Fellowship, with equipment support from Canon USA, she shot 35mm film using their Canon EOS 1 while in the field photographing wildlife in Africa. While working in Africa she and her work appeared on ABC photographing Richard Leaky during his Interview with Diane Sawyer on 20/20 ABC, National Geographic, Mirabella, Elle, Geo. Outside, and many other wildlife publications, books and Calendars. Continuing to use 4x5 Film and a View camera, she was an early adopter of Photoshop, and her photo-manipulated, mytho-scape series "Desire for the Intimate Deity" was completed in the 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.

 

Dianne Blell was formally with the prestigious Leo Castelli Gallery from 1982, where she had four one person exhibitions, until its closing in 2000. Her "Desire for the Intimate Deity" series was shown at Charles Cowles Gallery, NYC, and the Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, Fla. in 2008. Dianne is now permanently affiliated with the esteemed photography venue, Holden Luntz Gallery, where she has exhibited several bodies of work from her large scale Narrative Mythological Compositions since 2008. Her work is in the collections of the Parrish Museum; Guid Hall of East Hampton; The Metropolitan Museum; Chazen Art Museum at University of Wisconsin; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; Lannan Foundation, Sante Fe and others.  

 

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EDUCATION

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

1989-90   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 Department, Instructor in Art and Art Education, New York, NY, Spring Semester

1977   Claremont Graduate School, Visiting Artist, Claremont, Calif.

 

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, Fla. 

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, Calif.

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,

Cover & Interior Photographic Performance/Installations, Los Angeles Institute for Contemporary Art (LAICA), Los Angeles, Calif., Charmed Heads and Urban Cupids, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif.

1979   Charmed Heads and Urban Cupids, Robert Stefanotti Gallery, New York, NY

1978   Portrait of a Lady, Matrix Program, University Art Museum, Berkeley, Calif.

1977   Oasis for a Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, Calif.

1976   Odalisque, Outdoor Billboard Installation & Video, Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco, Calif.

1975   Surrealism and the Blues, Curated by Tom Marioni, The Annual, San Francisco, Calif.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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, NYC

2012   Bohemian Nights 3:Beat Attitudes “Surrealism & The Blues….Revisited,”  Presented by Dinter Fine Artsat The Emerald Tablet, San Francisco, CA

2008   Surrealism & The Blues….Revisited, Dinter Fine Art, Online “Project Room,”  www.dinterfineart.com

1980   Blell, Dianne. TriQuarterly 47; Love/Hate, Covers & Interior Photographic Performances illustrating Stories’ Protagonists: Milady, Electra & Djaa, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Winter

1978   Blell, Dianne. Oh You Punk! Love DiDi, Photographic Performance Page Installation, Curated by Marilyn Nix CARP, Slash Magazine, Los Angeles, Calif., February, 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 and Video of 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 and 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

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

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

 

 

WILDLIVES

EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

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.

CALENDARS

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.

2000-2001 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.

BROADCASTING

1989 Dianne Sawyer’s “Primetime Live” Interviewing Richard Leaky [in which I appeared Photographing Mr. Leaky in the Tsavo East Game Reserve].

ADVERTISING PRESS

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]. 

BOOKS/ONLINE PUBLICATIONS (Known)

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.