Diane Mitchell | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Diane Mitchell

    Associate Professor

    MFA, Michigan State University

    Mitchell, Diane IMG

    Diane Mitchell is an interdisciplinary media artist whose work has been collected and exhibited by museums, galleries and private collectors in in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She is a cofounder of Mitchell Gosar Fine Art, which creates  fine art photography editions and photo-based art installations. She is especially interested in the temperament of space, the nature of overlay in structuring memory, and the conveyance of timelessness.

    Mitchell’s teaching and practice focus on the intersection of media design and design research. She engages with students, helping them to develop design processes for media advocacy, brand identity, and to create interactive and fine art experiences. For the ongoing Millennials study Do More, Do Less, she is currently researching the role of collaboration in inter-generational media design teams. She has directed numerous award-winning projects -- integrating photography, graphics, animation, film and text -- for major corporations and non-profit clients.

    Courses Taught

    • Media Practices: Design
    • The Design Process
    • Projects in Multi-Image
    • The Moving Image
    • Foundations of Media Design
    • Principles of Motion Design
    • Projects in Motion Design
    • Media Practices: Design

    Research Interests

    • Creating mediated experiences between people and their environment
    • Media design processes
    • Intermedia practices
    • Cross-generational media practices

    Professional Affiliations

    • AIGA, the professional association for design
    • College Art Association
    • Blue Door Artist Association

    Recent Presentations/Exhibits

    • The Temperament of Space
    • Reversed Perception 
    • Double Exposure
    • Elements III
    • The Puzzle of Collective Aesthetics 
    • Peaceable Paradox: views of China
    • A Chance to Linger

    Awards and Honors

    • National Endowment for the Arts: Design Advancement
    • New York State Council on the Arts: Architectural, Planning & Design
    • New York Council for the Humanities
    • The Vincent Astor Foundation
    • J.M. Kaplan Fund
    • The New School, Technology Initiative Fund