|Contemporary Art in Rome|
Josiane Dias is a Brazilian photographer currently based in Tel Aviv. Since 1993, when she left her hometown, Curitiba, she has lived in Geneva, Tokyo and New York City. Living in so many different cultures has influenced her photography in different levels.
Her work is inspired by the urban and natural landscape but not in a straightforward sense. She looks for the unnoticed and the unexpected detail of these landscapes, for something ephemeral yet permanent. Dias studied at the International Center of Photography and at the National Academy School in New York, NY.
Her work has been featured in several exhibitions in New York, including the National Academy Museum, Soho Photo Gallery, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, United Nations Headquarters, and abroad (Italy, Israel) and is included in private collections.
2012 - 2015 International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2012 - 2015 National Academy School, New York, NY Exhibitions
2017 FLORA ABSTRATA, Jaffa Theater Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 2, New York, NY
2015 - URBAN SCHENES - Havana through a Brazilian Len photographer at Brasilian Consulate Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Surface 5, at ARENA, curated by Renée Riccardo, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Creative Mischief at the National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2016 Venice International Experimental Art Festival - Out of Boarders, Palazzo Ca’Zanardi, Venice, Italy
2016 Creative Mischief at the National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2016 Black & White Perspectives on Paper, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Large Scale Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Mid-Term Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2015 End of the Year Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Creative Mischief at the National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2015 Mid-Year Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
2014 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Mid-Term Exhibition, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY
2013 See-Me Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2012 United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
7th 2017 ARTSLANT PRIZE Showcase Winners 3rd 2017 ARTSLANT PRIZE Showcase Winners 1st 2017 ARTSLANT PRIZE Showcase Winners 9 th 2016 ARTSLANT PRIZE Showcase Winners
CREATIVPAPER MAGAZINE - Interview - Spring Issue, May 2017
STUDIO VISIT MAGAZINE, Summer Issue, Vol. 38 I’TS LIQUID GROUP
STUDIO VISIT MAGAZINE, Vol 35, Winter issue(2016) NYC GALLERY OPENINGS
CREATIVE MISCHIEF EXHIBITION CATALOG 2016, National Academy Museum, 2016
ARTSLIFE MAGAZINE – Milan, Italy, 2016
NATIONAL ACADEMY SCHOOL SUMMER ART COURSES PROGRAM, p. 1, 2016
OBVIOUS MAGAZINE Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016.
National Academy School Fall Art Courses Program, p. 11, 2015
CREATIVE MISCHIEF EXHIBITION CATALOG 2015, page 33, National Academy Museum, 2015 LENS CULTURE
2015 DEUX VOILIERS PUBLISHING, Quebec, Canada, 2014.
The Floating World Series
The Floating World series is based in the Japanese Ukiyo-e culture that represents the transient and ephemeral nature of life and also the realm of worldly pleasures. Interestingly, the term "ukiyo" in Japanese Budhism also represents the sorrowful world with its endless cycle of birth, life, suffering, death and rebirth. The flowers portrayed in this series are experiencing a process of transformation, between life and death, pleasure and sorrow. They are no longer part of a plant or a whole. They are now free to seek and follow their individual path. They are alone, by themselves and are at the mercy of nature, of the unknown. These flowers represent an individual with his/her personal and unique history spreading out through his/her existence and also at the end or the transformation of it. They also represent the passing of time and the aging process. They are not only portraying a still life but a changing, moving life.
inkjet print on archival paper
limited edition 1/25
56 x 44 cm
|ARTWORKS | figurative paintings | abstract and informal paintings | photos | digital art | sculpture|