Lydia Diemer
lmdiemer@gmail.com | www.lydiadiemer.com 

Education
2005 
MFA in Printmaking, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

2004 
MA in Printmaking, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

2001 
BFA, Double Major: Mathematics and Studio Art
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graduated with Distinction 

1999 
Spring Semester Study Abroad Program in Florence, Italy
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Solo* & 2-Person Exhibitions
2013 
Debtors: Pools of Gold, Lydia Diemer and Betsy Hunt
Concordia Gallery, Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN

2011 
Shift and Weigh, Lydia Diemer and Stephanie Dotson
Christina Ray Gallery, New York, NY

2010 
The Daylight Factory and Prospective Yards*
Elings-Wood Center for Art and Design, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA 

2008 
Profits and Castaways*, Caestecker Art Gallery, Ripon College, Ripon, WI

Five More*, Broadsides for the Nonfiction Writing Program
English and Philosophy Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

2007 
Tented Cuts or a Brief Relation of Anticipated Glints and Group Posturing*
Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA 

2006 
Nine Essays*, Broadsides for the Nonfiction Writing Program
English and Philosophy Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Deer and Dogs: Dioramas by Kim Ambriz and Lydia Diemer, Rainbo, Chicago, IL

2005 
the two-armed bandit trap and noiseless escapes (all from the land of wandering)*, PVAC Gallery, UI Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 
Women’s National Printmaking Exchange, (TOURING)
MAPC Printmaking Conference, Albany, IN (scheduled)
Studio 103B, Berea, KY (scheduled)
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
Murray Art Guild, Murray, KY

2015 
Intuitive Repetition, Nederlands Steendrukmuseum, Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Intuitive Repetition, 7th International Lithographic Symposium, Tidaholm Kunsthalle, Tidaholm, Sweden 

Supplement to the Fair, Prints in Peculiar Places
SGC International Printmaking Conference, Knoxville, TN 

Ex.Hi.3 Visionary Workbook, (TOURING)
Gatewood Gallery, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

2014 
6x6: 36 Chambers of Abstraction, Corridor 2122, Fresno, CA

Ex.Hi.3 Visionary Workbook, (TOURING)
Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg, CA
The Art Gallery, Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 
Burnside Farms, Detroit, MI
Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2013 
Exquisite History Volume 3: Visionary Workbook, (TOURING)
Meyer Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MN 

Improvisations, Van Zante Visiting Artist Exhibition, Ritz Gallery, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

2012 
Additional Experiments Print Exchange, The Drewelowe Gallery, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2011 
Collegial: New Works from Lydia Diemer and Riley Hanick, Betsy Hunt and Zach Moser, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN 

What's Inside Ideal X?, Sarajevska Zima: Art of Love, Sarajevo, Bosnia, http://sarajevskazima.ba/?p=2815 (The Moving Crew) 

Refugee Reading Room, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA (The Moving Crew)

2010 
Ideal X, Culturing Community
Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA (The Moving Crew)

Ideal X, Mural, Violet Hour, Chicago, IL (The Moving Crew)

25th Anniversary Exhibition, University of Iowa Center for the Book, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA (The Moving Crew) 

What’s Inside Ideal X?, Molekula, Rijeka, Croatia (The Moving Crew)

New Directions in Collage, Fine Arts Center Gallery
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Survival Knife, Wild Roses Iowa Artists Show, 245 Varet Street, New York, NY

2009 
One Every Day, A Printeresting Curatorial Project, EFA Project Space, New York, NY

Prints About Place, Baker Center for the Arts Galleria, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

The Official Bureau of Art Quality and Standards
ArtPrize, Old Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI, (The Moving Crew) 

Displaced, Exchange Portfolio, Southern Graphics Council Conference
Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Broad Shoulders and Brotherly Love, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2008 
Habitual Ritual, Exchange Portfolio, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Faculty Art 2008, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell. IA

Postcard in COMA 16: Roam (If You Want To)
California Occidental Museum of Art, Chicago, IL 

Transfer-mation
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI (The Moving Crew)

2007
Habitual Ritual, Exchange Portfolio
Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, IL

Habitual Ritual, Exchange Portfolio
Richmond Center for the Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Bemis Underground Fundraiser, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

Land Grant Flag State Construct, Bemis Underground, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (The Moving Crew) 

This Mango Is Now an iPod, Project Room Two, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Transformation: Artist/Scientist Collaborations, Exchange Portfolio
Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY

2006 
Iowa Artists 2006: There’s No Place Like Home, Des Moines Art Center Downtown, Des Moines, IA

Three Rooms: New Installations by Kim Ambriz, Lydia Diemer, and Neva Sills, Danny’s, Chicago, IL

Passport Home, Arts Iowa City, Lower Level, Old Savings and Loan Building, Iowa City, IA (The Moving Crew)

Print Language As Content II, Exchange Portfolio
Southern Graphics Council Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 

Transformation, Exchange Portfolio
Southern Graphics Council Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Print Language As Content, Exchange Portfolio
Gallery II, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2005 
The Land of Wandering, Exquisite History Volume One
The Off Grounds Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

The Optical Lounge and Audio Lab, Create:Fixate, Spring St. Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

Pretty and Smells Good, Exchange Portfolio
Art Tank Gallery, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA 

2005 MFA Exhibition, Museum of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

International Collage Research and Production Team
Arts Iowa City, Jefferson Building, Iowa City, IA

Pretty and Smells Good, Exchange Portfolio
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

2004 
Children of the Corn, Exchange Portfolio
Mid-America Print Council Conference, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 

Print Language As Content, Exchange Portfolio
Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

The 4th National Print Biennial
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2001 
Minnesota National Print Biennial
Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Grants, Awards, and Residencies
2014 
Center for Book and Paper Arts Residency, Columbia College, Chicago, IL (The Moving Crew) 

2013 
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Quick Start Grant

2012
School of Fine Arts Faculty Development Fund Grant, University of Minnesota-Duluth

2011 
Chancellor’s Faculty Small Grant, University of Minnesota-Duluth

2010 
School of Fine Arts Special Faculty Development Fund Grant, University of Minnesota-Duluth 

2008 
Committee for Support of Faculty Scholarship Travel Grant, Grinnell College

2007 
Committee for Support of Faculty Scholarship Grant, Grinnell College

Artist-in-Residence, Anchor Graphics, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Iowa Arts Council Mini Grant (Research in Hong Kong and Macau, China)

Selected Collaborative Projects
2009-present
Tilderrata is a small, collaborative press with an interest in producing chapbook-length essays, artist books and broadsides. Projects are created jointly with Amelia Bird at Baskerville Press in New Orleans, LA and Lydia Diemer and Riley Hanick at Murray State University, Murray, KY with occasional visiting contributors. Publications include Transubstantiation, by Nicole Walker, One for My Baby, by Erin McGraw, One Threw A Dirt Clod and It Ran, by Andrew Hudgins, Haishi: An Essay, by Riley Hanick, and a forthcoming broadside from Syzygy, Beauty: An Essay by T Fleischmann.

2005-present
Founding member and Co-curator, The Moving Crew, www.themovingcrew.org
The Moving Crew is an artists’ collective with a mission of creating temporary projects that respond to the specifics of place with a sensitivity to local culture within global systems. Using the tools of workshops, printed ephemera, and performance, we encourage audience engagement with our constructed environments. Previous projects have focused on territories, shipping containers, borders and crossing. Some exhibition sites include the Bemis Underground at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI, Space 1026 in Philadelphia, PA, the Old Federal Building, in Grand Rapids, MI, the Faulconer Gallery in Grinnell Iowa, and Molekula in Rijeka, Croatia. Most recently, at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College in Chicago, we examined the role of mail-order commerce, like the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog, and its impact on the culture of consumption during the anthropocene.

Presentations
2014 
Visiting Artist Lecture, Advanced Printmaking courses, Murray State University, Department of Art and Design, Murray, KY 

College Art Association Conference, Panel Participant: “CAA/SGCI Print Installation Panel”, Chicago, IL

2013 
Visiting Artist Lecture with Betsy Hunt for Debtors: Pools of Gold, Lydia Diemer and Betsy Hunt, Concordia Gallery, Concordia University, St Paul, MN. Betsy Hunt and I also juried the annual student exhibition.

2010 
The Moving Crew, Collaborators and Individuals, Visiting Artist Lecture, Rijeka Academy, Rijeka, Croatia 

Ideal X, Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2009 
Visiting Artist Lecture “The Moving Crew and Collaboration”, Graduate Print Workshop, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

Art, Fact, and Artifact, College Book Art Association Biennial Conference, Panel Participant: “Cross Disciplinary Collaboration”, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA

2008 
Visiting Artist Lecture for Habitual Ritual (panel discussion on work rooted in repetitive methodologies) Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist Lecture, Introduction to Printmaking Studio and Advanced Printmaking courses, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 

Visiting Artist Lecture for Profits and Castaways, Caestecker Art Gallery, Ripon College, Ripon WI

2007 
Visiting Artist Lecture for Tented Cuts or a Brief Relation of Anticipated Glints and Group Posturing, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

Artist-in-Residence Lecture, Anchor Graphics, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2006 
Artist’s Talk, Iowa Artists 2006: There’s No Place Like Home, Des Moines Art Center

Visiting Artist Lecture, Artists-in-the-Community, Intermedia course, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

2005 
Visiting Artist at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2004 
Mid-America Print Council Conference, Panel Participant: “Print Language As Content”, Lincoln, NE 

Collections
Amity Art Foundation, Woodridge, CT
Anchor Graphics Archive, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Archives of the Southern Graphics Council, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Boston University, Boston, MA
Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA
Fenwick Library, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
John C. Hodges Library, Special Collections, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives, University of North Carolina, Greensboro Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
Nederlands Steendrukmuseum, Valkenswaard, Netherlands
Print Archives, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Printmaking Area Archives, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Ripon College Permanent Collection, Ripon, WI
Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Collection, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Western Michigan University Print Collection, Kalamazoo, MI
W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library, Artist’s Book Collection, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Teaching Experience
SPR 2015-2016
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Murray State University, Murray, KY 
Courses: Printmaking 1, Drawing 1, Life Drawing

2011-2013
Assistant Professor-Term, University of Minnesota-Duluth, MN
Courses: Printmaking 1: Lithography and Screenprinting, Drawing1, Drawing II, 2-D Design, Introduction to Art, Social Multiples: Availabilty and Circulation, Sustainability Studio: Theory and Practice, Independent Study Advisor in Intermedia and Drawing

2010-2011
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN
Courses: Printmaking 1: Lithography and Screenprinting, Printmaking 1: Intaglio and Relief, Printmaking II and III, Drawing II, Independent Study Advisor in Graphic Design and Printmaking

F 2009, SPR 2010
Part-Time Instructor in Art, Art Department, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Courses: Printmaking I (Lithography and Serigraphy), Drawing 1

2007-2008
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Courses: Introduction to Studio: Print Processes (Intaglio and Relief), Introduction to Studio: Digital Art, Printmaking Processes (Screenprinting), Advanced Printmaking: Installation, Independent Study Advisor

F 2006, SPR 2007
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa
Courses: Advanced Lithography, Elements of Art

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