Dianne Hebbert is a dynamic curator and artist, working primarily in painting, printmaking and installation art. Raised in Miami, Florida she attended New World School of the Arts. Hebbert earned her BFA in painting from Purchase College in 2010 and MFA in Printmaking from Brooklyn College in 2016.
Exploring representations of presence, power, and identity, Hebbert’s portraits examine these dynamics through size and posture. She paints large figures onto frosted mylar with flashe paint which are then hung from the ceiling or installed. Exploiting the inherent qualities of the translucent material, the paintings hang like objects in space and are viewed as objects in the round. Each image exists as a discrete object and also as an installation. The artwork may be installed singularly or in flexible groupings, allowing a sense of play and recreating a community laden with nostalgia, personal interactions and social issues.
A recipient of the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship and residency, she was also selected as a Smack Mellon Hot Pick Artist in 2017 and an Emerging Leader of New York Arts 2016 – 2017 Fellow. She has independently curated art exhibitions in New York and Virginia with a focus on diversity since 2011. In 2016 she had a solo show at Thomas Hunter Projects, Hunter College, New York. She has exhibited at Blackburn 20/20, Rio II Gallery, Raw Space Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery in New York, and more. Hebbert completed the Open Studio Residency at Trestle Art Space, Brooklyn, NY in June 2018 and is a proud recipient of a fellowship at Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY for the fall of 2018.
Space to Connect Programming
As a Washington Heights Space to Connect artist, Hebbert hosts detailed drawing classes for the resident community.
Hebbert will also be hosting pop-up art-making activities in collaboration with events at Fordham Plaza in The Bronx.