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ABOUT

Diana de Avila is an award-winning artist who has acquired savant syndrome

and synesthesia. Her artistic gift arrived suddenly and explosively after a relapse

of multiple sclerosis and worsening traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2017. These injuries

drastically affected her vision and cognition and compelled her artistic emergence

and the creation of a body of work numbering over 1200 pieces of digital art. She creates

cosmic digital art rooted in fractal geometry, where quantum physics, chaos theory,

and divine order converge. All this without any formal training. She has found her “tribe”

within the artistic movement called Techspressionism, founded by Colin Goldberg. Diana

creates digital art in both moving and still formats. She has found her largest collector

base within the world of Crypto Art and NFTs.

 

Diana is the subject and co-author of her new book Soldier, Sister, Savant, which shares the story of her artistic genius and samples of her art from 2017 to early 2021.

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Organizations

 

May 2020 - Director of the Savant Artist Collective.

 

Collections

Virginia War Memorial

The Treffert Library

 

Commercial Work

November 2020 - “LeGaleriste” - creating clothing with my art at LeGaleriste

November 2020 - “Blackdove Artist” - creating motion art for Blackdove

May 2020 - “Sedition Art Artist” - creating motion art for Sedition Art

Smaller Exhibtions:

November 2021 - Shifting Perceptions - SPAACES 2087 Princeton Street
Sarasota, Florida 34237

Awards:

November 2021 - "Splinter Man" - Fourth Place -  "2021 Utterly Unfathomable and Powerfully Profound" ISEA (The International Society of Experimental Artists) - Online

September 2020 - "Journey with Morpheus" Award of Excellence & Publicity Award -  "The Spirit of Resilience" The Healing Power of Art and Artists - Manhattan Arts International - New York, NY.

May 2020 - “Antibodies" - Special Recognition - "Art and Vision" - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

February 13, 2020 - Featured Artist - ArtsyShark juried competition.

January 2020 - Honorable Mention - “Third Eye” - “Eye Candy” Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

December 2019 - Second Place - “Hanging by a Thread” - “Flashes of Brilliance” Venice Art Center, Venice, FL

December 2019 - Special Award - “13 Thousand Bezier Curves” - “OPEN SEASON” Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

September 2019 through September 2020 - One of the 41 Winning Artists for “8th Annual ‘Celebration of the Arts’” - “A Modern Interpretation” - Tampa Bay Lightning, Amelie Arena

September 2019 - Merit Award - “Spectra” - “Welcome Back To Paradise” Venice Art Center, Venice, FL

Group Exhibitions:

2021 - Techspressionism 2021 - International Online Exhibition - "Eruption"- curated by Colin Goldberg and Patrick Lichty

2021 - NAWA New Members Show - "Tree of Life" - NAWA |National Association of Women Artists, Inc., National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NY

2021 - Techspressionism Collab No. 1 - Bradley x de Avila

2020 - All Members Online Exhibition - ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists)

2020 - VX 2020 - The Center for Global Art

2020 - “Artscape 2020 - Virtual Artists' Market” - Baltimore, MD

2020 - “Off the Wall” - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

2019 - “Star Spangled Art Exhibit” St Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs, FL

2019-2020 - “Inaugural Exhibit” Veterans Art Gallery at the Virginia War Memorial

2019 - MSAA (Multiple Sclerosis Association of America) Four Seasons Art Showcas

 

Juried Exhibitions

August 2021 -  "Ascent," and "Digital Valium No. 2" time-based art - "Here Comes the Sun: Regional Juried Exhibition​"- Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

May 2021 -  "13 Thousand Bezier Curves," "Hanging by a Thread," and "My Mind Wanders" - "The 49th Annual Melvin Gallery Art National Exhibition" - The Lakeland Art Guild, Lakeland, FL.

March 2021 - "Journey with Morpheus" - "HERStory 2021"-National Association of Women Artists, Inc | NAWA , New York, NY.

October 2020 - "Journey with Morpheus" and "Fractal Sunflower- "Onward and Upward" -Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

September 2020 - "Journey with Morpheus" (Award of Excellence & Publicity Award) -  "The Spirit of Resilience" "The Healing Power of Art and Artists - Manhattan Arts International - New York, NY.

 

July 2020 - "Gravitational Pull" - "Less is More" - Venice Art Center, Venice, FL.

 

July 2020 - “A Strange and Wonderful World" - "The Big Show - National Juried Exhibition" - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

May 2020 - “Antibodies" (Special Recognition) - "Art and Vision" - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

January 2020 - “Third Eye" (Honorable Mention) - "Eye Candy" - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

January 2020 - “A Wandering Soul” - "Untamed" -  Venice Art Center, Venice, FL.

December 2019 - “Hanging by a Thread” (Second Place) - "Flashes of Brilliance" -  Venice Art Center, Venice, FL.

December 2019 - “13 Thousand Bezier Curves" (Honorable Mention) & “Spectra”- "Open Season: National Juried Competition" - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

November 2019 - “Majestic" - "Giving Thanks" - Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL.

October 2019 - “Glitter Bomb” - “In Gold We Trust” - Ashton Gallery at Art on 30th, San Diego, CA.

September 2019 - “Spectra” (Merit Award) and “Majestic" - "Welcome Back to Paradise" - Venice Art Center, Venice, FL.

June 2019 - “Majestic" - "Made Fresh" - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

June 2019 - “Majestic" - "National Veterans Art Competition" - Tampa FL and USA

June 2018 - “Technicolor Kiss" - "Florida’s Finest" - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

March 2018 - "Arabian Nights" - "REAL - NOT REAL" - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

December 2017 - "Blocked" Diptych - "New and Now" - Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

Memberships:

National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)

National Association of Women Artists (NAWA)

National Association of Women Artists - Florida Chapter (NAWA)

International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA)

National Association of Digital Artists (naDA)

Women Contemporary Artists

Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County - Sarasota, FL

Art Center Sarasota

SPAACES Foundation Member

Movement:

Techspressionism - as of (March 2021): 214 artists from 33 countries

 

Education:

1996 - MS. Ed., School Psychology - The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY

1994 - B.S., Sociology - Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

SRQ Magazine - Visions and Virtuosity
By Phil Lederer - November 2021

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October 2020 - "Meet the Veteran Artist" Interview
with The Virginia War Memorial Director  
Dr. John Mountcastle (38:24)

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