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Diana Puntar

Born: 02/11/67, Queens, New York
Resides: Brooklyn, New York


Selected Group

Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY, 2001

"Woodie", CRP, Brooklyn, NY, 2000

PS 122, New York, NY, 2000

"Close To You", Gallery @ Green Street, Boston, MA, 1999

"Transience and Sentimentality", ICA, Boston, MA, 1998


Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY, 2002
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 1998

Selected Publications

Joan McCarthy, Art New England, Dec./Jan. 2000 "Familiarity Breeds Content in shows by Friends, Family", Mary Sherman, Boston Sunday Herald, 1999
"Transience and Sentimentality" Exhibition Catalog, Lia Gangiatano and Christoph Grunenberg, 1998
"Boston Linked Art", Christine Temin, The Boston Globe, Feb. 27, 1998
"ICA Shows Boston as Artist's State of Mind", Cate Mcquaid, The Boston Globe, Feb. 21.1998


MFA, Sculpture, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1996 BA, Art and Art History, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1991


"bad taste is real taste, of course, and good taste is the residue of someone else's privilege". --Dave Hickey I am interested in making hybrid sculptures that hover between functional object, minimalistic art and suburban schlock and that explore American ideas about "good" taste, "bad" taste and high and low culture. In my work I borrow from the familiar environs of suburban design and mass-produced furniture. I am attracted to materials that American culture has proliferated: wood paneling, Formica, vinyl and other synthetic products that mimic the "real" yet promise to be more cost effective and to wipe clean with a damp sponge. So many of these synthetics are cheap stand-ins for "natural" products or they are presented as advanced new technologies offering conveniences that the original materials could not. Either way the pervasiveness of the faux and the futuristic changes the realm of the authentic for all of us. By using craft and design I make sculptures that reflect both the artificiality and the realness of the familiar and hope to contrast the desire for wealth with the American imitation of it.

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