Contemporary Artist Diana Al-Hadid Recognized as Distinguished Honors Alumna

Diana Al-Hadid, class of 2003, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award.

An internationally known sculptor, Diana Al-Hadid earned a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A in Art from Kent State University in 2003. She graduated summa cum laude and earned graduation with honors for her thesis “Digital D@d@.”

After earning an MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University, she established a studio in Brooklyn, New York. She has served in numerous artist residencies and has had exhibits in such galleries and museums as the Perry Rubinsetin Gallery in New York City, the Michael Janssen Gallery in Berlin, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Contemporary Art Center in Greece, and Populi in Philadelphia.

Al-Hadid has been featured in numerous PBS videos including the “Artists in Context” series and two “Art:21” videos.

Known primarily for her large-scale sculptures and installations, Al-Hadid is an innovative contemporary artist who draws on various sources of inspiration often using unconventional materials in her work.

She currently has an exhibit on display at the Akron Museum of Art. “Nolli’s Orders” reveals her more recent trend of including human figures in her work. The exhibit will remain on display through April 13.

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 03:34 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 08:42 AM
Aaron Hanlin