Diana Shpungin is a Brooklyn based artist who works in drawing, animation, sculpture, installation, video & sound. Born in Latvia’s seaside capital of Riga under Soviet rule, Shpungin immigrated as a small child to the United States where her family settled in New York City. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, New York . Shpungin is currently teaching at Parsons: The New School for Design in New York City.
Shpungin has exhibited extensively in international venues that include: Fieldgate Gallery, London, England; Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France; Invisible Exports, New York, New York; Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York; Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida; Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida; Marella Arte Contemporenea, Milan, Italy; Galerie Zurcher, Paris, France; and The Geisai Art Fair, Organized by Takashi Murakami in Miami for Art Basel.
Shpungin was recently cited in the introduction of Jerry Saltz's latest book "Seeing out Louder" and her work has been reviewed in publications such as New York Magazine, Artforum, Flash Art, Art in America, Art Papers, The Village Voice, The New York Times, NY Arts Magazine, Timeout New York, Zing Magazine, Bloomberg, M-The NY Artworld, Timeout London, Connaissance des Arts, Le Monde, Whitehot Magazine, The Boston Globe & Miami Herald among others. Shpungin has been awarded residencies with The MacDowell Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, VLA Art and Law, Bronx Museum AIM Program and Islip Carriage House. Selected collections include the collection of Martin Z. Margulies, Miami, Florida; the Deutsche Bank Art Collection, New York, New York as well as numerous private collections in the United States and Europe.