Diana Yoo is a visual artist currently living in London, Ontario.
She works in a wide variety of media, including photography, installation, printmaking, and sculpture.
My work deals with the spatial divide between inside and outside. I am interested in how vision reveals the spatial context of where we are and where we may not go. Boundary lines, architectural structures and interior/exterior corners are themes that I am interested in; where does space begin and end? How do memories of positive and negative space cause divergent connotations in the mind of the viewer? Often I work with repetition and variation. Working repetitively allows me to accentuate both the space inside the image as well as the parameters of the image itself.
Present Master of Fine Arts Candidate, Western University, London, ON
2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, York University, Toronto
2012 Wall on Wall, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
2012 Materiality of Resistance, Art Lab, Western University, London, ON
2007 Looking Back – Contact Photography Festival Exhibition, Leonardo Gallery
2006 Book Arts & Printmaking Fair, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge
2005 The Reproducibles, the gallery, York University
2004 The Space of the Void, the gallery, York University
2003 In These Corners One May Reside, the gallery, York University
La Flâneuse, Eleanor Winters Gallery, York University
2002 Fell Intu It, Eleanor Winters Gallery, York University
2001 Rubicel, the gallery, York University
Soft Like Blue, Samuel J. Zacks Art Gallery, York University
2000 Moving Trances, Akin…“The Space Next Door,” Peterborough
Awards and Grants
2005 York University Project Grant
2004 The Louis Odette Sculpture Award
Cold Beverage Association Project Grant
2003 Founders Art Competition Photography Award
2002 Cold Beverage Association Project Grant
York University Project Grant
2001 Ferdous Akhter Memorial Bursary
2004-05 President, Fine Arts Student Government, York University
2003-04 VP of Programmes, Fine Arts Student Government, York University
2003-04 Exhibition Coordinator of York @ Propeller, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto
2001-04 Exhibitions Assistant, Art Gallery of York University
2003-04 Animateur, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
2000 Visual Art Teaching Assistant, Jamaica Self-Help Organization, Jamaica
Krajewska, Karolina. Incommunicado Photography. Excalibur: York University’s Student Newspaper 4
November 2004: 114.
Cameron, Steve. Diana Yoo; Artist of the Month. MONDO Magazine March/April 2003: 3-5.