Diana Krevsky Bio

Artist Diana Krevsky studied in New York during the hey-day of Pop Art of the 1960s, receiving a BFA degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The extremely valuable experience and education expanded her world of what art could be. Yet, her move to Nashville, Tennessee, was what gave freedom to find a uniquely personal approach to painting. In 1972, she settled in California’s Bay Area, and continues to work at her Hunters Point Shipyard art studio in San Francisco. 

A variety of her paintings and sculptural works have appeared in many galleries and art exhibitions in the Bay Area, as well as a solo show at the San Jose Museum of Art. Many of her art works are part of numerous private collections, including a local museum and university. 

Past important international exhibits showing humorous sculptural paintings were held at the Humour Pavilion in Montreal and a private gallery collection in Seoul, Korea. More recently, her collage and photography were exhibited in Costa Rica and India. 

Humor and whimsy are distinctive features of Diana Krevsky’s socio-political art commentary. Her work seeks the “universal” of the absurd and extreme cultural excesses found in the “ordinary”. 


1964          B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

1970 – 71  Peabody College (Vanderbilt), Nashville, Tennessee

                  Graduate painting


2019          Show and Tell, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA

1992          University of California, Science Exhibit Hall, San Francisco

1989          Shaklee Building, San Francisco

1983          San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose

1980          Painted Installation Series, 80 Langton Street, San Franscisco

1979          Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco

1977          International Pavilion of Humour, Montreal, Quebec


2023          2121 ArtSpace Inaugural Invitational, San Francisco 

2023          PINT SIZE, Small Scale Assemblage, San Francisco Transmission Gallery

2022          Urban Landscape Exhibit, and, On the Strait Invitational Exhibit, Epperson Gallery, Crockett

2022          Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara

2021          Altered and Reimagined— 10 Bay Area Assemblage & Collage Artists, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville

2019          Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You—Gun Violence and its Aftermath, Carl                              

                   Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel

2019          Dirty Money, Museo de Pobre, Costa Rica & IPS Art Academy, Indore, India

2018          Collage, The Cutting Edge, Richmond Art Center

2018          Wonder Women, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2017          SweetNLow: International Juried Show of Cute, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek

2016          The Art of theToy: Wild, Whimsical, and Magical, Arts Benicia

2014 & 2016  Politically Charged! Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville 

2012          20th Anniversary Show, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco

2012          Seeing Solano, Vacaville Museum and O’Rourke Library Art Gallery, Benicia

2010          Text &-o Figura, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco

2010          9 Annual de Grafica Contemporanea, Galeria Nacional, Costa Rica

2009          Celebrating Vallejo’s Urban Forest, Vallejo Historical Naval Museum

2009          US Forest Service Pacific SW Regional Headquarters, Vallejo

2009          RED: Berkeley Art Center Members Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2008          Ten Artists: Ten Points of View, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco

2005          Artists for Peace: Ghosts of Little Boy,” National Japanese American Historical Society, San Francisco

2004          In The Shadow, A Culture of Fear and Violence, Addison Street Windows Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2002          Bay Area Art V, Napa Valley College Art Gallery, Napa

2002          Made of Wood, Fairfield Arts Center Gallery, Sturgeon Bay, WI

2002          Woodward: Keepers of the Wood,” Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA

2001          Work of 35 Bay Area Fiber Artists, Hayward Arts Council Gallery, Hayward, CA

2000          Personal Visions/ Narrative Art, Napa Valley College Art Gallery, Napa

1999          Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma, Santa Rosa

1999          Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

1998          Two Artists: Hazelwood & Krevsky, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo

1995          Art, The Great American Pastime, George Krevsky Fine Art, San Francisco

1994          Shipyard Artists Spring Exhibit, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco

1992          Sustenance, Opts Art Gallery, San Francisco

1991          Celebrations & Ceremonies, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle

1990          Six Artists from Hunters Point, San Francisco Food Business Center, San Francisco

                  Zephyr Gallery, San Francisco

1989          Snapshots, Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz

                  Small Works, The Art Store Gallery, San Francisco

1986          The Figure:  Body and Soul, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont

1985          Humor and Satire:  Fresh Perspectives-Personal Parody, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA

1984          Social Idioms, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley

1983          Narratives-Dreams-Realities, Sun Gallery, Hayward

1982          Figurative Sculpture, Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco

1981-82    Xerox Research Center, Palo Alto

1980          Four Painters, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco

1978          Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco

1971          Peabody College Gallery, Nashville

1970          Parthenon Gallery, Nashville


2013          Collage, ETC., Gallery 21ten, Sacramento; Gems II, Arts Benicia

2012          Creative Reuse Show, ARC Gallery, San Francisco

2011          Figurative Works, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton

1994          10th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley

1992          East Bay Fire Art Project, Oakland

                  Selections from the ’91 San Francisco Open Studios, San Francisco

1989          Bay Arts ’89, The Arts Council of San Mateo County, Belmont

1987          Beyond Power, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco

1985          Bay Arts ’85, The Arts Council of San Mateo County, Belmont    

1983          Disarmament Show, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco

1977          California Women Artists, Sacramento

1969          Ninth – Tennessee All-State Artists Exhibit


2013          Honorable Mention National Photography Show, Marin MOCA

1994          BACA Juror Award, Mixed Media, 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

1993          Discovery, Art of California Magazine Silver Award, Mixed Media

1979-80    Public Art, NEA-NAP Regional Visual Arts Project Grant, “Window Shoppers,” a          

                  painted installation/tableau in a store window on Clement Street, San Francisco;

                  funded by The National Endowment for the Arts and The San Francisco Art


1979          Merit for Painting, San Francisco Arts Festival