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 Dion Pickering Zwirner  (1947 - )

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Lived/Active: Washington      Known for: painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Dion Pickering Zwirner (b. 1947)

Inspired by landscapes, Zwirner's images come from the natural world and are stylistically between representation and abstraction .

She was born in 1947 in Seattle, Washington.

1996 MFA, 1994 BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1984 Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, GER
1967 Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2007 “Expressions West 2007”, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR (with Purchase Award)
2006 “7th Annual Shippensburg University National Exhibition”, Kauffman Gallery, Huber Art Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
2005-06 Shenzhen Art Center, Travelling Exhibition, Shenzhen, CHINA (with catalog)
2001 “National Drawing 2001”, Mesa Art Center, AZ (with Purchase Award)
1999 “Second Annual Invitational Exhibition”, Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
1997 “Just Paper”, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Awards and Grants:
2007 Purchase Award, “Expressions West 2007”, Coos Art Museum for Southwestern Oregon Community College Permanent Collection, Coos Bay, OR
2002 Best in Show, “Pacific Northwest Exhibition 2002”, Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford, OR
2001 Ragdale Foundation Residency, Lake Forest, IL
2001 National Drawing 2001 Purchase Award, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ
1999 Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship Residency, Johnson, VT
1999 Djerassi Resident Artists Program - Alternate, Woodside, CA
1998 Villa Montalvo Artists Residency - Alternate, Saratoga, CA
1994 San Francisco Art Institute Merit Scholarship, CA

Teaching Experience:
2005 University of Minnesota, Split Rock Arts Program, St. Paul, MN
2001-2006 Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA.
1998-99 College of Marin, Art Department, Kentfield, CA
1996-99 Art Instructor, Napa Valley College, St.Helena, CA
1996-99 John F. Kennedy University, Arts in Consciousness
Mentoring Program, Orinda, CA
1996 Teaching Assistant, Int./Adv. Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

Lectures and Presentations:
2006 Collectors Evening - Artist Talk, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA
2006 Nova Alternative High School, Seattle, WA
2005 Walker Art Museum, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
1998 Cornish College of the Arts, Settle, WA
1998 Napa Valley College, Upper Valley Campus, St. Helena, CA

Koppman, D. (March, 2008). Preview: Dion Zwirner - New Works on Paper. Artweek, 39(2).
Kangas, M. (2004, December 17). Allusions to Clouds, Water, Earth. The Seattle Times.
Koppman, D. (2003, March). Previews: Dion Zwirner. Artweek, 34(2). Cover illustration & review.
Glowen, R. G. (2002, August). Impressions of Lightfall. Catalog essay.
Trafton, R. (2003, August 15). Net Result: A Keeper. The Kansas City Star.

Corporate and Institutional Collections:
Tacoma Art Museum, Permanent Collection, WA
Southwestern Oregon Community College, Permanent
Collection, Coos Bay, OR
Mesa Art Center, Permanent Collection, Mesa, AZ
Washington Mutual Corporate Collection, Seattle, WA
Swedish Hospital, Cherry Hill Campus, Seattle, WA
Clise Properties Inc., Seattle, WA
IBM Corporation, San Jose, CA

Davidson Galleries

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