Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Diane Mitchell

    Associate Professor of Media Studies


    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 Affiliations:

    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

    Current Courses:

    Independent Study

    Interaction Design

    Media Practices: Design

    Media Practices: Design (Spring 2020)

    Projects: Motion Design (Spring 2020)

    The Design Process

    Thesis Supervision

    Thesis Supervision (Spring 2020)

    Thesis Tutorial (Spring 2020)