Diana Bryan Bio

DIANA BRYAN is an award-winning artist/illustrator/animator whose paper-cutout work is currently on exhibit as steel sculptures and prints at the Colony Arts Center, Woodstock, NY. She has created 30 foot-long murals for Walden Books and the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue.

Her clients have included:

  • The New York Times,
  • The New York Shakespeare Festival,
  • Connoisseur Magazine,
  • IBM,
  • Disney,
  • The Wall Street Journal,
  • Martha Stewart Living,
  • CBS,
  • Sony,
  • Ms. Magazine,
  • American Express,
  • Ogilvy & Mather,
  • Y&R,
  • Rolling Stone,
  • Simon & Schuste,
  • Oxford University Press,
  • Houghton Mifflin,
  • The Mark Taper Forum Theater in Los Angeles,
  • The National Women's Museum in Washington DC,
  • The Village Voice,
  • & Crawdaddy among others.
diana bryan photo by andrew epstein

Her work has appeared in many galleries and museums including The Smithsonian, The Society of Illustrators in NYC and The Library of Congress.

She has been a member of the faculty of Parsons School of Design for 20 years and of the Syracuse University Master of Arts Program. She is a researcher and Board of Directors member of the Arts, Crafts, Theater, Safety (A.C.T.S.) Organization.

Diana is the founder of the Hudson Valley Artists Network and the Hudson Valley Architectural Forum, which are sponsored by the Art Society of Kingston (A.S.K) and Highland Cultural Center. These are lecture/networking series for artists and architects which deal with the history and social consequences of architecture; the "business" of the gallery, grant, and publishing worlds. They teach artists and architects how to survive and succeed financially and professionally in these worlds and also how to avoid health hazards in architectural design, in the studio and in the classroom. She has also been an active member of the Graphic Artists Gulld, writing and editing many volumes of The Pricing and Ethical Guidelines and many environmental groups.

She has created videos for Rabbit Ears/Sony narrated by Raul Julia and Jodie Foster. Her work has appeared in childrens books, magazines, webpages, packaging design, etc.

Diana is currently creating sculptures from her paper-cutout art, using computers and lasers to transform them into steel sculptures, architectural tile design, children's books, murals and animation. She lives with Bob in the woods near Woodstock, NY with bears, frogs, wild turkeys, thousands of records and cds and five cats.