“My current work investigates my heritage, my journey, crossing barriers and borders physically and spiritually. I explore the ideas of human connection and transition, sometimes pulling archaeological and architectural references such as texture and pattern. I allow my introspections, meditations, or subconscious to take form as an object, often times defecting the “correct” way to create a “thing” that normally has instruction."
"Mi trabajo actual investiga mis raíces y cultura, cruzar fronteras fisicamente o espiritualmente, usando referencias de la arquitectura y arqueologia. Me interesa mezclar el performance y el grabado, permitiendo que mis introspecciones, meditaciones o subconscientes tomen forma como un objeto, a menudo desertan de la manera "correcta" de crear una "cosa" que normalmente tiene instrucciones. Cada obra que realizo significa alcanzar un reto, es documentación."
Diana Calderón was born in Ciudad Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in El Paso, Texas. Calderón is currently a high school art teacher at a Charter School in South Phoenix, Arizona. She earned a BFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University and studied Printmaking at The University of Dallas. In 2016, she studied bookmaking and printmaking with the University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. As a bi-lingual artist with a missionary heart, she has traveled through Mexico and Europe. Her awareness of world conditions and spiritual foundations has been augmented by extensive volunteer service. Calderón has exhibited artwork nationally and internationally.
Working primarily with relief printmaking and performance art, her artwork explores ideas of personal migration, human connection and transition, while mixing traditional and contemporary techniques.