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  • Diane Mitchell

    Emeritus Professor


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    Diane Mitchell


    Diane Mitchell is an interdisciplinary media artist, who is a cofounder of Mitchell Gosar Fine Art, which creates fine art photography editions and multimedia art installations. Her work is collected and exhibited by museums, galleries and private collectors in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

    She has directed numerous award-winning projects -- integrating photography, graphics, animation, film and text -- for major corporations and non-profit clients. Mitchell is the recipient of grants from NEA and NYSCA for design advancement; NEH and private foundations for public history presentations. Mitchell currently directs The Temperament of Space art project, which develops immersive, responsive installations that offer participants a multi-sensory experience of their real space.

    Diane’s teaching focuses on the intersection of media design and design research. She loves collaborating with students in developing design processes for media advocacy, branding, motion design, interaction design, and fine art experiences.


    Mitchell/Gosar, contemporary photo based fine art      

    The Temperament of Space, creative placemaking projects


    Degrees Held

    MFA (Graphic Design), Michigan State University

    Professional Affiliation

    AIGA, the professional association for design

    SEGD (The Society for Experiential Graphic Design)

    Recent Publications

    Recent Exhbitions

    The Temperament of Space
    Flights of Fancy
    Revisiting Arcadia: Contemporary Landscapes
    Reversed Perception
    Double Exposure
    Elements III
    The Puzzle of Collective Aesthetics  
    Peaceable Paradox: views of China


    Performances and Appearances

    SXSW 2015
    Remix 2014
    Yonkers Artsfest (yearly)

    Research Interests

    media design processes; motion design; interaction design; intermedia art experiences; creative placemaking; cross-generational and intercultural community engagement

    Awards And Honors


    National Endowment for the Arts: Our Towns
    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


    Mitchell / Gosar Fine Art

    Past Courses

    Independent Study
    NMDS 5920, Fall 2021

    Interaction Design
    NMDS 5027, Fall 2021

    Media Practices: Design Princ
    NMDS 5426, Fall 2021

    The Design Process
    NMDS 5024, Fall 2021

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