About the Artist


Diane McGregor is an abstract painter based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work explores the metaphysical relationship between the natural world and the spiritual realm. She was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in rural areas of Connecticut and New Jersey. McGregor received a BFA from the University of Arizona in 1985. She has been exhibiting her work professionally for more than three decades, and her art can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. McGregor's work is represented by Space Gallery in Denver CO, SHIM Art Network in Brooklyn NY, and she is a member of Pell Lucy, an international collective of artists.



"For more than forty years, I have been enchanted by desert environments. I first left the East Coast when I was a teenager to attend the University of Arizona in Tucson. The beauty of the Sonoran Desert was a revelation: resilient plants and animals, astonishing geology, the clarity of arid air, and vistas of endless horizons. I've lived in different environments since then, including Paris, Budapest, Hawaii, and now the high desert plateau of Northern New Mexico, where I've lived for over twenty years. Never have I felt more at home than in the desert. I have loved exploring the deserts and canyons of the American Southwest, and I have accompanied my astronomer husband to observatories high in the Atacama Desert in Chile. A camping trip to the middle of the Sahara to observe a total solar eclipse was transcendent. These experiences have intensified my bond to the desert landscape, as well as my devotion to the practice of abstract painting as a means to express the communion I feel with desert realms. I've discovered that the desert holds the mystery of Being for me, and that an intuitive mark or brushstroke can convey the most powerful emotions about place and existence."





Education

1987 Art History Graduate Program, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
1987 Graduate Internship, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
1985 BFA in Studio Art with Honors, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ



Selected Exhibitions


2022

SHIM Art Network, Pell Lucy Summer Exhibition: Of A Chord (online)

Piano Craft Gallery, In Praise of Form, Boston, MA

SHIM Art Network, Pell Lucy Winter Exhibition: Safekeeping the Not Knowing (online)


2021

SHIM Art Network, Pell Lucy Fall Exhibition: More Than (online)

SHIM Art Network, Pell Lucy Summer Exhibition: Indelibles, (online)

SHIM Art Network, Pell Lucy Spring Exhibition: Intimately Enthralled, (online)


2020

SHIM Art Network, Pell Lucy Winter Exhibition: Signs of Work, (online)


2019 

SMINK, Far and Near: Minimal and Abstract Landscapes, Dallas, TX

Space Gallery Annex, Momentum, Denver, CO

2018 

Space Gallery, Best of 2017, Denver, CO
SMINK, Paperwork 3, Dallas, TX

2017 

SMINK, Paperwork 2, Dallas, TX
Space Gallery, WHITE, Denver, CO

2016 

SMINK, Paperwork, Dallas, TX
Space Gallery, The Best of 2016, Denver, CO

2015 

Space Gallery, BLACK, Denver, CO
Peters Projects, Axle Indoors, Santa Fe, NM
Oasis Institute, Three Dimensions, Albuquerque, NM

2014 

Space Gallery, Surface, Denver, CO
SMINK, City Grid/Urban Patterns,  Dallas, TX
Shaun Gilmore Studio, A Conversation: Lady Minimalists Tea Society, Galisteo, NM
SMINK, Nocturne, Dallas, TX

2013 

Las Cruces Museum of Art, Elemental New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM

Crane Arts, Systematic Devotion, Philadelphia, PA
Space Gallery, Lines and Grids: Works on Paper, Denver, CO
SMINK, Black & White, Dallas, TX

2012 

516 ARTS, New Mexico Showcase, Albuquerque, NM (Juried by Peter Frank)
Santa Fe Convention Center: ART Santa Fe, The Lady Minimalists Tea Society, Santa Fe, NM

2011 

Woman Made Gallery, Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century, Chicago, IL

Costello-Childs Contemporary, Small Works Invitational, Scottsdale, AZ
SMINK, Dallas, TX

2010 

SMINK, The Meditative Surface, Dallas, TX (Solo Exhibition)
The Edge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Costello-Childs Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2009 

Judy Youens Gallery, Feminine Essence, Santa Fe, NM
Preston Contemporary Art Center, Summer Exhibition, Mesilla, NM
Costello-Childs Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2008 

Judy Youens Gallery, New Paintings, Santa Fe, NM (Solo Exhibition)
Salon Mar Graff Artspace, The Women, Santa Fe, NM
Center for Contemporary Art, Collect: Inside 8, Santa Fe, NM

2007
Tadu Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2006 

Tadu Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2005 

Las Cruces Museum of Art, From Water Into Light, Las Cruces, NM (Solo Exhibition)

Tadu Contemporary Art, Resonance, Santa Fe, NM (Solo Exhibition)


2004 

Tadu Contemporary Art,  Fluid Form: Diane McGregor and Bob Emser, Santa Fe, NM
Coleman Gallery Contemporary Art, Flow, Albuquerque, NM

2003 

Tadu Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2002 

Coleman Gallery Contemporary Art, Invitational, Albuquerque, NM
Museum of Contemporary Art, Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins, CO

2000 

East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hawaii's Women Artists, Hilo, HI
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Artists of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

1997 

Ramsay Galleries, Myth·Memory·Metaphor, Honolulu, HI (Solo Exhibition)

1996 

East Hawaii Cultural Center, Myth·Memory·Metaphor, Hilo, HI (Solo Exhibition)

1995 

Volcano Art Center, Volcano, HI
Hana Coast Gallery, Maui, HI

1994 

Volcano Art Center, Space Art: William Hartmann and Diane McGregor, Volcano, HI

1992 

Solani Galerie, Celestial Sojourn, Vienna, Austria (Solo Exhibition)

1991 

University of Hawaii, National Drawing Exhibition, Hilo, HI (Juror's Award, Howardena Pindell)
Wailoa Center, Hawaii Island Artists, Hilo, HI
Kealakekua Art Center, Invitational, Kealakekua, HI

1990 

Muscarelle Museum of Art, American Drawing Biennial, Williamsburg, VA

1989 

Harris Fine Art Center, Brigham Young University, Drawing 1989, Provo, UT

1988 

Wailoa Center, New Directions in Art, Hilo, HI



Selected Collections


Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM
Westin Hotels and Resorts, Fort Lauderdale, FL
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Merrill Lynch, Honolulu, HI
Shojin Corporation, Kealakekua, HI
Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo, HI