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Pink Zone 43 x 55 Pastel Watercolor
Light Patterns 44 x 51 Pastel Watercolor
Fluid 46 x 48 Oil
Exploding Softness 40 x 64 Oil on Canvas
Pale Mist 50 x 70 Oil on Canvas
Shroud 30 x 40 Pastel Watercolor Paper
Vortex 22 x 30 Pastel /  Watercolor on Paper
Crash At Cliffs 40 x 30 Pastel Watercolor
Diana Lehr

         Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010             Packwood Museum, Lewisburg PA, (scheduled for October)
2009             Point B, Williamsburg (Brooklyn) NY
2008             Napua Gallery, 2001-2008 Wailea, Hawaii
2004             Delaware Center of Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware        
2002             Creative Artist’s Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2001             Woodward Gallery – Paper Invitational IV, New York City, New York
2000             Nohea Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
2000             Patricia  Cameron Fine Art, Seattle, Washington
2000             Village Galleries, 1995 – 2000, Maui, Hawaii
2000             Creative Artist Network, 1998 – 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1998              Village Gallery, 1986-1998, Lahaina, Hawaii
1994             Nohea Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
1992             The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
1991             Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Maui, Hawaii


2000        Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship – Summer Residence Program, Stanwood, Washington
2000        Grant – Peter Paone Materials Fund, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1999        Grant – The Charles A. Dana Foundation for Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass
1999        Summer Residence Program, Corning, New York
1996        Purchase Award, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts
1984        Henry Scheidt Traveling Scholarship, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1984        Toppan Drawing Prize, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Collections and Commissions

2001        The McGraw-Hill Company, New York City, New York
1996        Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
1995        Bishop Estate – Corporate Offices, Honolulu, Hawaii
1994        Campbell Estate Corporate Offices
1994        Kirkland and Ellis Law Firm, Citi-Corp Building, New York City, New York
1991        Intercontinental Hotel, Wailea, Hawaii. Commission Bank of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
1990        Kaiser Permanente Medical Foundation– Wailuku, Maui
1990        Hawaii Pacific Construction Corporate Offices, Honolulu, Hawaii

Publications and Reviews

2001        International Artist – Oct./Nov. 2001
1999        Featured in Art Matters – “A Shoulder to Lean On” October 1999
1993        Pacific Art & Travel Magazine – Art Profile – Diana Lehr – Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Issue. 1993
1990        Pacific Art & Travel Magazine – Diana Lehr – Four page feature story, two page spread color photograph, 1990               


·        Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington; 1995, 1998, 2000
·        Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass; 1999
·        Urban Glass, Brooklyn, New York; 1999
·        Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; 1980 - 1984
Exploring light and space in movement, within natural phenomena
and the patterns that result is a predominant theme in my work. Much
of my work examines the elemental and intermediate forms matter
takes: gaseous, solid, liquid and plasma.

In some ways I am a treasure hunter, searching for that perfect
moment of order that can occur in the midst of chaos.
I am drawn to the meditative state this can stimulate, leaving the mind
behind and entering into presence.

At times my subject is epic, other times I find my trove in subtler

Although at times I am drawn to the dramatic, I’ve learned that great
drama is taking place all the time in nature, even in the subtlest of