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Diane Thodos                                                                                                         

2668 Orrington Avenue 

Evanston, IL   60201   


(847) 977-2498

(847) 328-5068




1987 - 1989    School of Visual Arts, New York, NY   MFA 

                         Studied with art critic Donald Kuspit 1987 - 1992

1981 - 1985    Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA   BFA

1984                Studio 17, Paris, France  Studied with Printmaker Stanley William Hayter




Thomas Masters Gallery Chicago, IL

The Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

Alex Rivault Gallery Paris, France

Traeger/Pinto Gallery, Mexico City




2006   Margaret Klimek Phillips Scholarship

2002   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1999   Illinois Council for the Arts Special Projects Grant

            Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Grant Finalist

            Alkazzi Award Semi Semi Finalist

1987   Vermont Studio Colony Fellowship

            Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Print Award



2018   Gallerie Uno Berlin, Germany

            Gallerie Kuntzplatz  Lychen, Germany

2016   Thomas Masters Gallery Chicago,IL

2015   Expressionist Impulse  The Cotton Duck  Chicago,IL

2014   Re-invent Gallery Lake Forest, IL

2012   Lyric & Elegy Thomas Masters Gallery Chicago, IL

2011   Dithyrambs  Kouros Gallery New York, NY

2009  Zoe/Thanatos  The National Hellenic Museum Chicago, IL

            Power in the Line South Shore Arts Association Munster, IN

2008  Springfield Museum of Art Springfield, OH

2007  Traeger Pinto Gallery Mexico City

2006  Turbulent Times Koehnline Museum Des Plaines, IL

            The Vomiters: Political Commentaries  Gallery Mornea  Evanston, IL

2005  Empreintes Galerie Paule Friedland & Alex Rivault Paris, France          

            Aldo Castillo Gallery Chicago IL

            Gallery Mornea Evanston, IL

2003  The Union League Club Chicago, IL

            Kent Muller Fine Art   Milwaukee, WI

1999   Aldo Castillo Gallery Chicago, IL

1998   Sharp/Danka Gallery South Holland, IL

            The Lake Bluff Club Lake Bluff, IL

1995   From Geometry to Abstract Expressionism Adler Cultural Center Libertyville, IL

1990   School of Visual Arts Gallery New York, NY

1988   School of Visual Arts Gallery New York, NY

1987   The Kling Gallery Philadelphia, PA

            Liquid Images University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery Pittsburgh, PA

1984   A Private Symbolism Carniegie Mellon University Ellis Gallery Pittsburgh, PA




2018   Make Your Mark   Gallery A & D Highwood, IL

            New Works  Gallery A&D Highwood, IL

2017   Unpresidented: Chicago Edition Hubbard Street Lofts Chicago, IL

            Unpresidented: Art in Common Cause Space 900 Evanston, IL

            Make America Great Again: Refuse Fascism Out of Line Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Nasty Woman Show  1100 Florence Gallery , Evanston IL

            Nasty Woman Show  Magical Minds Studio, Oak Park , IL

2015   The Return of the Exquisite Corpse  Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014   Work Print Protest Repeat  The Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

            A City to Wear  The Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, IL

2013   Thomas Masters Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2012   Impressions and Expressions Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL  

            Figurism  Ilinois State Museum at Chicago 

            The Other Greece  Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

2011   Accrochage  Kouros Gallery, New York, NY   

            The Satirical Edge in Contemporary Prints & Graphics The Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2010   Museum of Contemporary Art Auction, Chicago, IL

            The Art of the Bookjacket Printworks Gallery Chicago, IL

            The Politics of Fear The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

2009   New and Emerging Talent  Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

2008  15th Anniversary Exhibition Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Nuances of Printmaking  Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL

2007   Bridge: Chicago Art Expo Paule Friedland and Alex Rivault Gallery, Paris, France

            Saints and Sinners Paule Friedland and Alex Rivault Gallery, Paris, France

            Symbolism, Myth and Ritual The Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, IL

            Devils and Beasts The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

            The Exquisite Snake The Block Museum Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2006   J’Adore  Paule Friedland & Alexandre Rivault Gallery, Paris, France

            Aparte II: Works on Paper a Friedland & Rivault Project,  Chicago, IL

            Art in August  Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005   Voila L’Ete  Paule Friedland & Alexandre Rivault Gallery, Paris, France

            Aparte : Prints and Works on Paper  Paule Friedland & Alexandre Rivault Gallery, Paris, France

            A Cross Cultural View of Women in the Arts  Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL

            The Art of the Bookplate Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004  Aparte : Prints and Works on Paper   Galerie Paule Friedland & Alexandre Rivault, Paris, France

            1st Annual Print Show  Gallery Mornea, Evanston, IL

2003  Impressions: Contemporary Printmaking in Illinois The Chicago Athenaeum Museum, Schaumburg, IL

            Impressions by Master Printmakers   The John Almquist Gallery, Winnetka, IL

            The Chicago Solution Show   Judith Racht Gallery  Chicago, IL Juried by Ed Paschke

2002   Master Prints from the Evanston Art Center   D Gallery,  Evanston, IL

2001   Expressions of a Dual Ethnicity: Traveling Exhibition of Greek American Artists

                  Georgia State University in Atlanta, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, The Palette and Chisel in Chicago,                             University of Missouri in St. Louis

2000   The Exquisite Corpse   Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999    New Abstract and Narrative Chicago Printmaking    Suburban Fine Arts League, Highland Park, IL

1996    Chicago and Vicinity Printmaking   Suburban Fine Arts League, Highland Park, IL

1994    The Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL

             Artist's Workbooks   Columbia Center for Books and Print, Chicago, IL

             Area Abstraction    Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

1993    Fit to Print   Greenview Art Center, Chicago, IL

1990    Carnegie-Mellon University Alumni Exhibition  Pittsburgh, PA, juried by Gallery Director Elaine King.

1988    Vermont Studio Colony Juried Exhibition  The Puck Building, New York, NY

1998    Expressions of Power   Point of Departure Gallery, New York, NY

1987    Three Rivers Juried Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA






The Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

The Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL

The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL

The Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

The Koehnline Museum, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Skokie, IL

The National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL

The Strake-Jesuit Art Museum, Houston, TX

The Richard Harris Collection, Chicago,IL

The Fort James Corporation Collection, Northbrook, IL

Marcia and Granvil Specks, Chicago, IL

Jose Pinto Macal art collection, Mexico City, Mexico

Donald Kuspit, New York, NY

Reinhold Heller, Chicago,IL

Gerald Arpino, Director of the Joffery Ballet, Chicago, IL

Alexandre Rivault, Director of the Paule Friedland & Alex Rivault Gallery, Paris, France

Paule Friedland, Director of the Paule Friedland & Alex Rivault Gallery, Paris, France

Angellos Camillos, Director of the Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

Sara Szold, Chicago, IL

Ann Reinking, Scottsdale, AZ

James Puhl, Chicago, IL

Brian Rutenberg, New York, NY

Mariam and Michael Pahl, Kennilworth, IL

Lorna and Miles Marsh, Lake Forest, IL

Evie and Larry Aronson, Glencoe, IL

Maria McCormick, Chicago, IL

Alex Gaydasch, Chicago, IL

Ludwig and Ulriche Lentner, Munich, Germany

Maru Bohdanski, Munich, Germany

Ute and Ernest Haberl, Lake Forest, IL

Eva and Lance Neuhauser, Wilmette, IL

Astri Lindberg, Evanston, IL

John and Judy Thodos, Carmel, CA

Audrey Niffenegger, Chicago, IL

Bert Menco, Evanston, IL

Jutta Peddinghaus, Wilmette, IL





2018   Woman Power in the Gallery, Friezeitkurier - Lychen Germany,  July 2018,  Page 19 

2017    Greek-American Artist Diane Thodos  Katie Copenhaver, Windy City Greek May 10, 2017

2014    Review: Diane Thodos/Re-invent Gallery Chris Miller, Newcity Art May 13, 2014

             Artist Diane Thodos Shows off two sides in Exhibit at Re-Invent Gallery, Myrna Petlicki, Sun Times Media, April 2014

             On Exhibit: Diane Thodos Sheridan Road Magazine, April 21, 2014

2010   Gallery Project Exhibit Tackles the ‘Politics of Fear’ Ann Arbor Observer, Oct. 5, 2010

2009   Interview on the art webzine January

            Hellenic Museum Presents the Artwork of Diane Thodos The Greek Star April 30, 2009, p.1

2008  Inside Diane Thodos’ Studio Mary Mumbrue, Evanston Round Table Vol XI #20 Oct. 1, 2008 p.1, p.15

2007  Greek American Artists: Diane Thodos  Cathy Demetroplois  Greek Circle Magazine   Spring 2007  p. 24

            Devils and Beasts Oct 8 – Nov 3, 2007 Kathrine R. Lieber

2006  Turbulent Times:  The Expressionist Art of Diane Thodos

                    Koehnline Museum exhibition catalog May 11 – June 22, 2006     

            Turbulent Visions of 9/11  Myrna Petlicki, Pioneer Press  May 25, 2006  p. B1

            The Art of Diane Thodos: Visual Expressions of the Soul Katie Copenhaver, CAC Chicago Artist’s News April 2006

2003   The Chicago Solution Show artist’s catalog p.24. Gallery on Lake, Chicago, IL

2002   Sisters in the Spotlight   Sandra Ganakos, Chicago Greek Circle Magazine

                        Summer 2002, pp.38 - 39.

             All the Art That’s Fit to Print  Bruce Ingram, Evanston Review, Feb. 28, 2002

2001   Expressions of a Dual Ethnicity artist catalogue for traveling exhibition.

2000  These Bodies the Sum of Artist’s Parts  Kevin Williams, The Chicago Sun Times, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000.

1999   Twin Visions  Lucia Mauro, North Shore Magazine, pp.28 - 32, June 1999

            A Life of Art  Lisa Bernard, Today’s Chicago Woman, February 1999

1998   Art in the Hue of Human Feelings  Kevin Williams, Chicago Sun Times, Oct. 16, ‘98

            Diane Thodos Exhibits  The Greek Star, Feb. 5, 1998

1996   Diane Thodos Combines Abstract with Geometry  The Greek Star, Jan. 11

1994   Contemporary Greek Artists Exhibit at the Hellenic Museum  The Greek Star, Aug. 4, 1994      

            Greek Exhibit Offers Different Dimensions of Art  Diane Lymberopolous, The Greek Star, Aug. 25, 1994

            Fit to Print: an Overview  Maria Barandarian, The New Art Examiner, March ‘94

            Area Abstraction  artist’s catalogue  for Elgin Community College Exhibition

1993   Fit to Print  artist’s catalogue for Greenview Art center Exhibition

1987   Diane Thodos at the Kling Gallery  Leonard Klee, Art Matters, June 7, 1998

            Painter Applies Oil and Enamel, Heart and Mind to Canvas Patricia Lowly, Pittsburgh, Press, June 12, 1987

            Three Rivers Arts Festival Catalogue, photo, Pittsburgh, PA





         Art Critic and Writer published in the New Art Examiner,,, Art On Paper,

            Sculpture Magazine, Dialogue Magazine, and the Chicago Artists Coalition News among others from 1998- present


            Curator of Fine Arts Picture Collections 1989 - 1992  School of Visual Arts Library, New York, NY


            John Good Gallery New York, NY, office and gallery assistant 1989 – 1991


            The Sculpture Center New York, NY, office and gallery assistant 1989 – 1990


            Carnegie Museum of Art  Pittsburgh, PA, teaching assistant, Summer 1987

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