Diana Heise is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, performance and social practice artist. My work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals internationally, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Film Anthology Archives, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Cantor Art Center, Institut Français de Maurice, Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, Des Moines Art Center, the H&R Block Artspace and Drain, among others.

I am a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts, a Performance Art Fund Grant from the Franklin Furnace Inc. as well as a Presidential Fellowship at the American University in Cairo. I have participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Open Wabi and the Wassaic Project.

I have spoken about my work at venues such as the Parsons School of Art and Design, Stanford University and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

I hold a MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY and a BA in Art History from Vassar College. I am an Associate Professor of Photography and Filmmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute. I live and work in North Hero VT and Kansas City MO.


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