Toujours Prêt, collage and paint on wood, 14″ x 10″
Black and White Chair, acrylic on paper
4-Part Red and Yellow Chair, acrylic on paper
Diana Leidel is an artist who is also a creative director in magazine publishing and is currently art director at Playbill Magazine. She has been the recipient of numerous design awards for her work with Pointe magazine, Pilates Style magazine, and Dance Magazine, and has been a contributor to Graphic Design USA. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MA from New York University, where she also taught graphic design.
She exhibits in New York and Brooklyn and is a member of the Brooklyn Artists Gym.
Her paintings, on canvas and paper, are color studies of single objects that celebrate the world of the everyday.
Diana describes her collages and drawings as Non-Fiction Art, in which the fictional world in the artist’s mind meets the news in the real world. She combines words and statements from news stories and consumer media with painting, collage and found containers to make wall-piece boxes. The pencil drawings are portraits of newsmakers, performers and innocent bystanders, from chickens to tango dancers
and health workers. Her abstract work is also inspired by images from print media.