Biography

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Diane Lachman's oil paintings and watercolors have been widely exhibited.  Her interest in how color defines our idea of form and meaning.  It is an intuitive approach that complements her years of teaching color theory at Penn Design at the University of Pennsylvania

After studying at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, she moved to rural North Dakota, there she immersed herself in painting the vast landscape.  She continued her education at the Cleveland Institute of Art and received her BFA and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has been an instructor in the Department of Fine Arts of Penn Design at the University of Pennsylvania since 1993.

After learning about a branch of her family living in Panama, she was invited to exhibit her watercolors in a solo show at the Arlene Lachman Galeria in Panama City in March 2009.  Her work was enthusiastically received and extensively covered by the Panamanian press.  The Arlene Lachman Galeria continues to represent her work in Panama.

Her other recent solo exhibitions include the Burrison Gallery in Philadelphia PA and the Orchard Gallery in Bethesda Maryland.  She participated in many juried group shows. Highlights include: The Other Colors Gallery in Exton PA, Art/Fashion/Art at The Art Trust in West Chester, Nouns, at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Consequential at the Addams Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, and the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA.

Other shows include: Winter Salon: Women’s Work at Artspace 129 in Montclair, NJ and Small Works at the Silicon Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.  Her paintings received the Juror’s Award in a watercolor exhibition at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ.  The New York Times reviewed this work and said, “Lachman creates a “swirling pattern of intertwined shapes.”  The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg selected her painting “Biorhythms 1” for the Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2001, and a painting from her “Germination Series” was chosen for the International Small Works on Paper exhibit at Art International in Asheville, NC.

Lachman’s paintings are represented in many private and corporate collections. 

She is a member of the Muse Gallery in Philadelphia.