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Berlin

For several years, Diane Meyer has been working on a series of hand embroidered photographs following the entire 104 mile circumference of the Berlin Wall. Sections of the image have been obscured by cross- stitch embroidery sewn directly into the photograph. The embroidery is made to resemble pixels and borrows the visual language of digital imaging in an analog, handmade process. 

In addition to the physical aspects that point to the former division of the city, Meyer was interested in the psychological weight of these sites and the ways in which past history remains very much in the present. By having the embroidery take the form of digital pixels, Meyer makes a connection between forgetting and digital file corruption. Her interest lies in the porous nature of memory as well the means by which photography transforms history into nostalgic objects that obscure objective understandings of the past.

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Diane Meyer

Portrait of Diane Meyer
Portrait of Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer received a BFA in Photography from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1999 and an MFA in Visual Arts from The University of California, San Diego in 2002. She has been living in Los Angeles since 2005 where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

She has received grants from METRO Los Angeles, The City of Santa Monica Department of Cultural Affairs, The California Council for the Humanities California Stories Fund and the Durfee Foundation. She has been an artist in residence at Takt, Berlin; 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica; CUE Art Foundation, New York; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Residency in the Woolworth Building.

She is currently represented by Klompching Gallery in New York.