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Young, Diana Shannon, (Hope Springs Forth)


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"Hope Springs Forth" by Diana Shannon Young,

48x48 inches.  Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, 2020.

Young, Diane Shannon (Hope Springs Forth)
"Only through art can stories be captured without words" - Diana Shannon Young

"My work transcends the familiar to the abstract thus provoking a dialogue .
Art is the way to embed a story in the conscience or soul of the viewer. In my practice, I seek to examine and celebrate the journeys of life , revealing the destiny of the intricate and hidden paths, creatively converged to convey unspoken stories.

Primarily self directed, I have an unapologetic preference, that my creativity be uninhibited, undefined and unrestricted by structured discipline. My destiny is to create . My faith keeps me on my journey of manifestation. The evolution of my journey assures me that my work is on a ubiquitous path."

An Entrepreneur at heart she has owned several galleries furthering her knowledge of fine art as a collector all the while honing her artistic techniques through continued education with workshops, tutorials with accomplished artists and observation of the works of the masters, thus inspiring her unique style.

Her Figurative paintings imbue spirit, struggle, inspirations and dreams . However, it is texture and color that intrigues her most. The use of varied mediums to create texture and occasional use of fabric, photos or periodicals to create nostalgia or implications in her figurative work can be educational and intriguing.
Her non-figurative abstracts and florals dance with texture and soft vibrant hues often morphing from the familiar to the abstract.

Recipient of numerous solo museum exhibitions:
including three separate one woman shows at The Museum of African Art in Los Angeles, Ca including the 2019 exhibit curated by Larry Earl lead Curator for the Kinsey Collection and Destination Crenshaw ( An innovative Linear Museum) slated to be installed in Los Angeles, CA. in the historic Crenshaw Corridor. Her works are often included in Museum group exhibitions alongside Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, William Tolliver, Selma Lewis and more.

Selected Commissions –
The National Office of The March of Dimes- The Congressional Black Caucus ALC- Black Enterprise Magazine and Events - Governor and Maria Shriver Women's Conference - Chapters of AKA , DST, ZPB , SGR Sorority , Inc. - The Pan African Film and Arts Festival - The National Forum of Black Public Administrators - The National Medical Association among others.

Partial Juried Exhibitions:
National Black Fine Art Show - Harlem Fine Art Show - Art Expo New York, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Miami - Art Basel, Miami - Lyceum Theater & Gallery, San Diego, Ca.

Published In:
Ebony Magazine - Voyage LA - The Journal to the National Medical Association
Art 2000 Images magazine - LA Weekly Magazine - Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper - Decor Magazine - Etc.

Television Features:
"The Housewives of the Potomac" - "Married to Medicine, Los Angeles" - "David Makes Man"

The Artist is also lead Curator of "Black Art Beyond Bounds" a FaceBook Live virtual Fine Art Show and Physical National PopUp Gallery featuring original and limited Edition work of masters and emerging artist of the African diaspora including Joseph Holston, Billy Dee Williams, Varnette P. Honeywood, William Tolliver and more.

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