Dianne is a photographic artist from Dublin. After taking a one years city and guilds course in photography in 2003 she went on to achieve a first class honours degree in photography from IADT in 2007.  She has recently completed a masters from The University of Ulster, (MFA photography) where she received a distinction.  Her recent work is about the treatment of space as a complex, psychological terrain. It uses the functional apparatus of theatrical staging as a metaphor for the manipulation of reality by social and perceptual forces which are ordinarily concealed from our awareness.

exhibitions

2006


The RHA Annual Exhibition.

One in Four. The Office of Public Works. St. Stephens Green. Dublin

Amharc Fhine Gall. Draiocht. Blanchardstown. Solo show.

Nineteen. The Chancery, Dublin 2. Interim college group show.


2007


‘Speaking the Image’. The Pavillion Centre, Dun Laoghaire.

Graduate Show.  IADT. Dun Laoighaire.

‘Cloudbusters’.Group show at the Stone Gallery, Pearse Street.


2008


‘Lens’. Group show at the Stone Gallery. April – May.

 Solo show at Iontas Arts and Culture Centre.   Castleblayney.                             

 ‘Art 08’ RDS.

 RHA Annual Open Exhibition 2008

 The Stone Gallery. Group Show. Pearse Street. Dublin.

 Commissioned by Fingal CC to illustratecultural activity in the area.

 One in Four Art Auction.

 Dunlaoghaire / Rathdown Open. County Hall, Dun Laoghaire. 

2009


‘Small works/ Big Picture’ Mockingbird Arts.

RHA Annual Open Exhibition 2009

Dunamaise Open exhib. Curated by Martin Gale.

Echo of a Silent Cry. Solo show  at Mill Gallery, Dundrum

2010



 Rua Red, Group Show. Tallaght Arts Centre.

 Art Loves Fashion, Belfast. Canvas Gallery.

 WideAwake Dreaming. PhotoPlace Gallery. Vermont.USA. Curated by Russel Joslin.

 DirectObjects. PhotoPlace Gallery. Vermont.USA. Curated by Wendy Grossman.

2012


Photographic work included in “In Plain Sight”(responding to The Ferns, Ryan and Murphy Reports. 

Echo of a Silent Cry. Solo Show. The Market Place, Armagh.

2015


Interim Show. TheCrescent Arts Centre. Belfast.

The Rua Red Winter Open. Curated by Paul McAree and Helen Casey.

2016


Octo. Graduate show, UU Belfast.

Artbox. PhotoIreland. Group show from UU.  Dublin.

5 pieces of my work chosen to be part of Pingyao Photo Festival in China from the 19th to 25th Sept.

Royal Ulster Academy. Ulster Museum. Oct - Jan 2017

Dublin Art book fair. Temple Bar Galleries. 10-13th November.

Halftone. Dublin print fair. The Library Project. 

Commission



Amharc Fhine Gall - iv

Comissioned to document the diversity of cultural activities in Fingal as part of the County councils five year art plan. This art work was published throughout their Art Plan which went on to win the prestigious Eye award at the BiennialIDI All Ireland Design Awards. Resulting in a solo show and a publication.

 

Reviewed by Aidan Dunne.

"Fingal has emerged with a first-rate, significant body of work. Whyte's photographs, made with a medium-format camera, have a poised, studied presence. In her views of internal and external places there are, as she says, no people, but in each case we are made aware that what we see is the focus for intense activity. What Whyte has ingeniously done is to provide us with a sense of cultural activities as spaces of possibility. To over-simplify it somewhat, you could say that we are invited to inhabit each scene, to take to the stage in Draíocht's theatre, for example. The dense accumulation of materials, tools and sheer stuff in sculptor Vincent Browne's studio is an irresistible invitation to make something. Each image is like a breathing space, a moment between spells of intense activity, and each is also quite beautiful."

Reviewed by Rory O'Byrne.

"The resulting body of work is testament not only to the wide variety of cultural activity taking place in Fingal, but is also evidence of the emergence of an artist with huge talent. Dianne has used photography, not only as a tool to record a time and place, she has through the use of long exposures, skilful composition and use of colour, managed to make images which excite the eye and capture the attention of the viewer. I feel that the photographs in this exhibition will live long in the imagination of those who see them."

Online and offline publications



Shutterspark.  2009.

The Stinging Fly.      Issue 9.  

The Stinging Fly.      Issue 11.

The Stinging Fly.      Issue 15.

SMBH.   Issue 2

In Plain Sight. Responding to the Ferns, Ryan, Murphy and Cloyne Reports.

Death is a Photography / Interview.

Culture Shock with Fionn Davenport. (Newstalk) Radio interview. 2008

Abridged. 48th edition. 

Using Format