Guy Diehl

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Since the mid-1980s, Diehl has utilized the still life format to make art about art. Rendered ina realist style, each painting takes as its focal point a particular artist, movement, or theme from art history. In his more recent paintings, Diehl has engaged the art historical canonthrough appropriation; partial facsimiles of works by artists such as Modigliani, Rembrandt,Cezanne, Hopper, and David Park, for example, materialize as postcards or images within open texts. Books frequently appear in conjunction with these visual references, their gilt titles further elucidating the paintings’ larger thematic scope. Carefully arranged objects such as shells, fruit, boxes, and glass bottles and jars – signifiers in their own right – bestow the composition with formal unity. Anchored by this internal coherency, Diehl’s paintings confidently merge art and life through their allusions to the wider field of cultural production.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS | 1990 – 2018

2018 Solo Exhibition, Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, CA

2018 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA

2007 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997 Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1995 Fletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1994 Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1993 Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1990 Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 GROUP EXHIBITIONS | 2000 – 2017

2017: 20th Anniversary Gallery Group Exhibition, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Art of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2016: Imagery Art for Wine Collection: An Art and Wine Partnership, Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA

Inside Magnolia Editions, Innovations & Collaberations, Art Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA

2015: The Object of Objects, A Still Life Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2014: Realism, Really? Today’s Contemporary Realist, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA

Recent Projects, Magnolia Editions, 2577 Magnolia St. Oakland, CA.

The SGC International Awards Exhibition, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley CA.

Deep Readings, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA  Feb. 3 to Mar. 20

2013:  Selected TAPESTRIES, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

Inter Woven – Contemporary Tapestries,  Scape Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA

Art of Painting in the 21st Century III, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2012:  Tapestries? Zodok Gallery, Miami, FL

Davis Mural Team – Public Arts Project 2012, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Digital Mixed Media – Bay Area Artists Take Digital Photography to a New Level, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA

Artistic Visions of the Golden Gate Bridge, 75th Anniversary. George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011:  The Art of the Book. Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA

Art of Painting in the 21st Century II, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2010:  Americans at Play, Sullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

A Winter Quartet, Sullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

100 Grand, Sullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2009:  Summer Exhibition – Landscape, Portraits, Still Lifes, and Sculpture,

George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Translations,  Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

2008:  Contemporary Still Life, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2007:  Contemporary Selections, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Art of Food, K Gallery, Alameda, CA

2006:  Magnolia Editions – Woven Transcriptions Designed by Contemporary Artists, Fresno Art Museum, CA

Tapestries, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Tapestries, Sullivan Gross, Santa Barbara & Montecito, CA

Top of the 9th: The Art of Baseball, George Krevsky Galley, San Francisco, CA

2005: | Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 2005 Biennial, Sonoma, CA

Majestic Tapestries Of Magnolia Editions, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

Tapestries by Contemporary Artists, The Judson Gallery of Contemporary and Traditional Art, Los Angeles, CA

More Than a Game: The Art of Baseball, George Krevsky Galley, San Francisco, CA

California New Old Masters, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA

Looking Back and Seeing Forward, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004:  Group Show, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Magnolia Tapestry Project, 555 California Street, Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Select Works – A Changing Exhibition, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Magnolia Editions Fine Art Prints & Tapestry, Paula Brown Gallery, Toledo, OH

The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting & Sculpture,

Pasadena Museum of California Art , Pasadena, CA

Invitational 2004, Gallery Henoch, New York City, NY

2003:  The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting & Sculpture,

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

Then & Now: Overview of Magnolia Editions, Paper to Tapestry, Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CA

2002:  Selected Works from Magnolia Edition, JAYJAY, Sacramento, CA

Books Without Pages, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

Bouquet, Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT

2001:  The Art of Illusion, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA

Food for Thought: Image of Food in Art from Bank of America Collection,

A.P. Giannini Gallery, Bank of America, San Francisco, CA

2000:  A Noble Tradition Revisited, Spanierman Gallery LLC, New York City, NY