Angela Dieffenbach’s research based sculptures focus on the intersection of science and art with particular interest in strange and peculiar experiments and medical treatments. Her personal navigation of the health care system influences her work. Angela lives and works in Chicago, IL. She exhibits widely and has been awarded a number of grants and artist residencies. These include those from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Luminarts Cultural Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, Red Lodge Clay Center, and the Vermont Studio Center. Angela is from rural, central Illinois, and earned a MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. She received a BFA in studio art and a BS in K-12 art education from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Dieffenbach is the Ceramics Department Head at Hyde Park Art Center. Most recently, Angela participated in Biophilia, Ayatana, an artist research and residency program in Quebec, Canada. Her residency was funded by a generous grant awarded by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

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Dieffenbach Artist Statement (PDF)


Angela Dieffenbach, gallery shot

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