Lives and works in Brooklyn




Satellite Art Show, Miami, FL

The Blue Rose Presents: Inertia, The Ear, Brooklyn, NY

Night Sandwich, Performancy Forum, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY

Swell and Edge, works by Erin Treachy and Diane Dwyer, Reservoir Art Space, Ridgewood, NY

Performance Anxiety, Chinatown Soup, New York, NY 


In the Deep, Performanx, hosted at the Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

Interior Interruptions, Bullet Space, New York, NY

Outside/Inside, performance art event, Georges Island, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA


Itinerant Performance Art Festival, Queens Museum, Queens, NY

The Great American Performance Art Festival, collaboration with Alexis Blair Penney, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY

Performing Animals, MINY Media Center by IFP, Brooklyn, NY


WATER! @detroitcontemporary, Detroit, MI

Emergency Visibility, Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, NY

Fusion New York, New York, NY


Diane’s Circus Homemade Superstar Frontier Land, Brooklyn, NY

NightScreen, Monster Truck, Dublin, Ireland

Exhibition Game, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY

Cinethesia Feminist Film Festival, Varsity Center for the Arts, Carbondale, Il

Decenter,, digital component of Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY


Don’t Worry, America!, collaboration with DBilly and Nathan Manuel, Javits Center, New York, NY

Human Animal, MIA screening series, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Artscape, Baltimore, MD

Diane’s Circus Homemade Cacophony of  Manly Desires, Brooklyn, NY


The Engine Room Exhibition, Morley Gallery, The Engine Room Festival and Conference celebrating Cornelius Cardew,  Morley College, London, England

In and Out of the Ocean, performances for International Migrants Day, Brooklyn, NY and Killiney, Ireland

Street Swimming, Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

4th International Festival of Video Art, Camaguey, Cuba

Diane’s Circus Homemade Midway Extravaganza, Brooklyn, NY


Off The Strip, The Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

Flux, produced by Flux Projects, Atlanta, GA

Diane’s Circus Homemade Burlesque Show, Brooklyn, NY

Diane’s Circus, in process,, collaboration with Tyler Campbell

I’m With You, subway action, New York, NY


KIDS Has Some Work to Do, K.I.D.S., Kindness and Imagination Development Society, and Flux Factory, New York, NY

Electric KIDS Performance Exchange, between Sofia Underground Performance Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria and K.I.D.S. in NYC.

A Set of Directions for Making Something, Grotto Gallerie, Brooklyn, NY

Standing Still / Moving Fast, subway action, New York, NY

The Tillamook Cheddar Mid-Career Retrospective, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL


In the Loop, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred NY

My Yard Our Message, participating artist, project by Scott Sayre, supported by & Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MM


The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, apexart, New York, NY

Coney Island Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Diane The American Swimmer Trophy Case, Niche Gallery, MCC, Middlebury, CT


WPA/Corcoran, Experimental Media Series, Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Swim/Meet, performance, Alfred University, Alfred, NY


IV Salon De Arte Digital,, Venezuela

Dreaming of a More Better Future, Reinberger Galleries, Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, OH


Present Simple Tense,, Atelier Dado, Montenegro National Museum

Portraits of Tillie, Tillie LTD, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Project 2004, collaboration with T. Cheddar, Gallery Beaulieu, Gent, Belgium

In Praise of Folly: The Don Quixote Project, Peculiar Works Projects, New York, NY

OutVideo, National Center for Contemporary Art/Ekaterinburg Branch, Ekaterinburg, Russia

VI International Digital Art Exhibit and Colloquium, Havana, Cuba

Kunstvlaai 5 Festival, collaboration with T. Cheddar, Amsterdam, Netherlands




cloyingPARLOR and Diane’s Circus

Since 2010, I have used my home/studio as a site for the exploration of public/private space. I have offered my space for artists to use for video shoots, studio visits, itinerant housing, meetings, and celebrations, at no cost. Beginning with Diane’s Circus and continuing on with cloyingPARLOR, I have invited the public into my home for large and small scale performances, exhibitions, and discussions. All programing is free.


cloyingPARLOR, that public/private space


Dec 2: Veronica Peña, Hector Canonge, Shawn Escarciga, Jacob Cohen

Nov 26: Esther Neff & Kaia, Nabeela Vega, Kuldeep Singh

Jan 6: Sasha Dobson


Oct 2: Marita Isabel Solberg and Niña Yhared, performances

July 12: And What Will We Do When We Get There, performance by Geraldo Mercado

June 25: Cat Dog Jesus God, paintings by Michael Caines

Two Dogs: Spaghetti Style, performance by Lucy Balls and Amber Alert

May 21: Feast of Fools, works by Susanne Stroebe

Super Villian, performance by Voltron BLK

April 8: Hector Canonge: Tautology of Dreams, performance

April 2: I_to, exhibition and performances, Yen Ting Chung and Tomoe Tsutsumi

Jan 6: Epiphany, performances by Diane Dwyer, Chris White, Sasha Dobson, Huisi He, Image Object


Nov 28: Pop Up Performance Night, Diane Dwyer, Bossa Brothers, Titi Galeyn & Rien Bauwens, Macy Rodman

June 6: Syntax Lies, Todd Fink, Natasha Sharymova, and dan Waller, curated by Nikita Vishnevskiy

May 2: Her History Dilemma, Mary Younkin, series curated by Susanne Stroebe

April 15: Night Drawing, installation by Ian Gerson

March 14: Her History Dilemma, Adrienne Reynolds and Erin Treachy, curated by Susanne Stroebe

Feb 28: Her History Dilemma, Loretta Lomanto and Kim Devaney, curated by Susanne Stroebe

Jan 6: Epiphany, performances by Macy Rodman, Tristan Brown, Jack Raymond, Alexis Penney


Dec 6: 12 Hours, curatorial project/group show with Jim Clark’s SVA graduate students

Nov 8: cloyingPARLOR inaugural public event, performance by Macy Rodman


DIANE’S CIRCUS… the greatest show in my apartment

2013 Diane’s Circus Homemade Superstar Frontier Land, Brooklyn, NY

Salley May and Jennifer Miller, Lawrence Graham Brown, Go!PushPops, Macy Rodman, Lucy Balls, Chris Tyler, Bryan Rodriguez, Jane Hsu, Ina Archer, Coco Rose, Halcyon, Meg Browning, Suzanne Stroebe and Caitlin Rueter, Diane Dwyer, Joaquin Cotler

2012 Diane’s Circus Homemade Cacophony of Manly Desires, Brooklyn, NY

Macy Rodman, Matthew De Leon, Justin Hicks, Tommy D Naked Man, DJ Jessamess, Jorge Fuentes, Meg Browning, Tit’n’Twat, Diane Dwyer, Ina Archer, Mary Younkin, Nicole Rincon

2011 Diane’s Circus Homemade Midway Extravaganza, Brooklyn, NY

Laura Napier, Sterling Oblivion, Jen Kwok, Stephanie Diamond, Laurel Jay Carpenter, Dianna Johnson, Artichoke Dance, Gent Treadly, Sasha Dobson and Trevor Dunn, Bowman Hastie, Aaron Duesing, Matthew De Leon, Diane Dweyr

2010 Diane’s Circus Homemade Burlesque Show, Brooklyn, NY

Bunny Rogers, Diane Dwyer, Dusty Pouche, Sasha Dobson and Trevor Dunn, Bowman Hastie, Lessie Askew, Dianna Johnson, Laurel Jay Carpenter, Artichoke Dance, Joaquin Cotler, Greg Keorner, Abou Lion Diarra, Craig Dreyer, Adam Kee



Ora Lerman Trust Residency, 2014

Blue Mountain Center Residency, 2013

Parsons Part-time Faculty Professional Development Fund Grant 2011

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant 2010

Rema Hort Mann Grant Nominee 2009

Honorable Mentions (5$ each) 1000 $ Page Contest


Emergency Index, Volumes 2011 through 2015, Various Contributors, edited by Yelena Gluzman & Matvei Yankelvich, Ugly Duckling Press, NY 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Top Ten Artists Now, by Katie Cercone, Revolt Magazine, Issue 5, 2015

“Interview Telephone,” by Wendy Vogel, …might be good, 2010


“DIY Diane Brings Circus To Life At Home,” by Suzanne Stroebe, Brooklyn The Borough, Nov. 2010


Guest Blogger Diane Dwyer, Blog Las Vegas, Contemporary Arts Center, 2010


Portrait of the Dog as a Young Artist, by F. Bowman Hastie, Sasquatch Press, 2006

“Conversation with Diane Dwyer, Phillip Buntin, Carey MacDougall, Todd

Jokl: David Opdyke: Small World,” NY Arts Magazine, February 2002

“Matter as Protagonist’, or not…,” by Judy Burke, New Haven Register, 2002

“A Bit of Theater History Dies a Fantastic Death,” by Jack Anderson, New York Times, 2000



I am currently a part-time Assistant Professor at Parsons the New School for Design.

MFA, Teaching Fellowship, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2003

BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, MA 2001




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