University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


  • Diane Grace Goodman : Curriculum Vitae

    Curriculum Vitae

    Contact Information

    Diane Grace Goodman

    Home and Studio: 1347 Summit Avenue; St. Paul, MN 55105
    Phone: (651) 664-1899


    Fiscal year 2000 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Assistance Fellowship Grant (Visual Art).

    Exhibitions Scheduled

    2002 Retrospective.  Art Space Gallery. University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    Invitational - political and social issues addressed through fiber. The Goldstein Museum.  University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.
    (Date TBA)  Traffic Zone Virtual Gallery - Solo exhibition of new work.


    2001 Benedicta Arts Center. (Three artist exhibition). College of St. Benedict.  Collegeville, Minnesota.
    Women's Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM) 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition for Women. Intermedia Arts. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    2000 Minnesota State Arts Board.  FY 2000 Fellowship Recipients Exhibition.
    Minnesota State Fair. 89th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition. (Honorable Mention.)
    Contemporary Art Quilt 2000. (Invitational). Phipps Center for the Arts.  Hudson, Wisconsin.
    The Blue Show (Juried by Catherine Amidon). University of Michigan.  Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    Exhuberant Fibers (Invitational). Paramont Theater Art Complex.  St. Cloud, Minnesota.
    Phipps Center for the Arts Members' Art Exhibit.  Hudson, Wisconsin. (Viewer's Choice Award)
    Material Desires (Invitational). Contemporary Quilt Exhibition. Rochester Art Center. Rochester, Minnesota.
    Amending Hope - Three artist exhibition. Paul Whitney Larson Gallery. University of Minnesota.  St. Paul, Minnesota.
    Virginia Piper Cancer Institute -  (Invitational) Choices in Healing Visual Arts Exhibition.  Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    A Common Thread '00 - Textile Center of Minnesota Member Show. Hopkins Center for the Arts.  Hopkins, Minnesota.  (Award of excellence from needle arts guild)
    The Foot in the Door Show - Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    1999 Phipps Center for the Arts Members' Art Exhibit. Hudson, Wisconsin. (awarded Juror's Award of Excellence)
    1998 WARM Mentor Program 1997-1998 Exhibition. Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    A Common Thread - Textile Center of Minnesota Member Show.Phipps Center for the Arts. Hudson, Wisconsin
    Phipps Center for the Arts Members' Art Exhibit. Hudson, Wisconsin.
    Textile Center of Minnesota Juried Show. Minneapolis, Whispering Threads - Celebrating the Spiritual in Fiber.
    Textile Center of Minnesota Juried Show. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    1997 Women's Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM)
    Eighteenth Annual Juried Exhibition for Women. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    Minnesota State Fair. 86th Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition. (Juror's Award)
    Phipps Center for the Arts Members' Art Exhibit. Hudson, Wisconsin.(awarded Juror's Award of Excellence)
    Fall 1995 Holocaust and Burning Bush. Photomontages by Diane Grace Goodman and poetry by Aviel Goodman. 
    Jewish Community Center of St. Paul, Minnesota.


    September 1998 Generation to Generation. Artwork for elevator lobby, commissioned by Methodist Hospital - Minneapolis.
    September 1998 Shelter Me. Artwork for chapel, commissioned by Children's Hospital - Minneapolis.
    November 1997 Remembrance Stones. Commissioned for private residence.
    February 1996 Seasons of the Spirit, series of four textile panels, commissioned by First Presbyterian Church, Mankato, Minnesota
    October 1991 Leap of Faith, installation of textiles and light, commissioned by St. Paul Ramsey (now Regions) Medical Center, Chapel of the Divine Healer, St. Paul, Minnesota.


    • The Jerusalem Series (Inhabited #1, Inhabited #2, Nightwalk, Memorial, 1998).
    • Collection of Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    • Pillar of Fire by Night (1999). Private collection.
    • Falling (1997). Private collection.
    • Leaving (1998), Tyranny of Time (1997). Collection of Minnesota Institute of Psychiatry.
    • Vagus Fantasy (1998). Private collection.
    • Listen to the Sound of the Wheels Screaming (1999). Private collection.


    FIBERARTS magazine, September/October 2000.  Profile article written by Karen Searle.

    The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, has included my work on their website.


    September 1977 to May 1979 Pacific School of Religion, Berkely, CA. M. Div.
    September 1976 to May 1977 Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO.
    September 1972 to May 1975 Washington University, St. Louis, MO. School of Liberal Arts. B.A. (cum laude).
    September 1971 to May 1972 Washington University, St. Louis, MO. School of fine Arts.

    Slide Registries

    Women's Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM). Minnesota State Arts Board, Percent for Art in Public Places Slide Registry.

    Special Programs

    Women's Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM) Mentor-Protégée Program, 1997-1998. Marilyn Summers Cool, mentor. [We continue to meet once a month for critical feedback on my work.


    Full-time visual artist. Past employment includes crisis work at urban hospitals (6 years) and directing the educational and chaplaincy program at an intermediate care nursing home (5 years). Original designer of Zubaz®.

    About the Artist

    When I was three years old, my grandmother taught me to hand sew and to embroider. For as long as I can remember, my art projects were supported and appreciated by others, and these endeavors provided me with a reliable source of gratification. When I was seven years old, I began to study dance. I enjoyed 27 years of immersion in this world of experimentation, discipline, study, and performance. My training, education, and experience solidified my identity as an artist.

    Choreographing movement in space and composing forms on a two-dimensional surface are remarkably similar processes. The theater of the picture plane is an exhilarating arena for exploration. I am fascinated by the way paint can the create atmosphere and mood, movement and direction, inhabited shadows and unseen sources of light. Once in a while, even the paint and technique disappear, the way stage craft vanishes when the magic of theater transports the audience to previously forbidden inner worlds.