Bio: ABOUT ME
Diane Olivier lives and works in San Francisco with her daughter, Olivia and son Henry as well as their big black dog Bosco. Born in Rhode Island, she has been a resident since of California since 1990 and on full time staff at City College of San Francisco since 1991. She teaches Basic, Intermediate and Figure drawing every semester and hosts a South of France Drawing Workshop for two weeks each June as well as weekend workshops in the Bay Area.
Drawing has always been my primary media, working with both traditional and nontraditional materials on scales ranging from small book size to mural size. My subject matter ranges from figurative, landscape and cityscapes to non-representational. The media ranges from charcoal to graphite, to full color pastels to non-traditional mixed media. The sense of touch between the tools and the paper and the immediacy of the mark are important element in my process. It is a dance between the eyes, the hand and the soul.
Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA.
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Palo Alto Center, Palo Alto, CA.
Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH.
PS 1, Long Island City, N.Y.
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.
MA, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
MFA, University of California, Berkeley, CA.
City College of San Francisco, 1991 - present
San Francisco Art Institute SF, CA. summer 1990
San Jose State University, 1983-1984 and 1990-1991
University of Cincinnati, 1986-1991
Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA. 1984-1986
Classes taught include Basic, Intermediate and Figure Drawing at Undergraduate and Graduate levels as well as ten years of independent workshops.