DIANA BELTRAN HERRERA (b. 1987, Colombia) studied Design at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Colombia where she graduated in 2010. She then studied experimental painting and moved to Helsinki, Finland in 2011 to study Ceramic Sculpture at Suomenkielinen School. Herrera’s work seeks to explore the chillingly disengaged relationship between humans and nature in modern society. Using paper as her primary medium she is able to present notions of temporality and change, emphasising the process of transformation that continuously occur in nature as well as mankind. Herrera has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions in her home country since 2011 and also had 2 solo exhibitions at Espacio ARTNEXUS (estudio del impacto de un movimiento en el espacio) in Bogota and Garaje Gallery (posturas) in Bogota. During her stay in Helsinki, she was also invited by Hanni Bjartalid (Faroes-Danish artist) to exhibit in “Is Anybody Home”, a curated display at Nordastlantes brygee Copenaghen, Denmark (Oct-Jan 2011). Diana has been commissioned by agencies in USA (215mccann San Francisco), Italy (E- Graphics) Colombia, and many other countries. She has been participating in some international exhibtions as “AU gold” at Beers Lambert Contemporary in London, “The Art and Soul of Paper” in Norwich, UK, “Grace + Ritual 2013” at IAM8BIT gallery in Los Angeles, CA. For this fall, Diana is preparing her first international solo exhibition at Cornell fine art museum in Orlando FL. where she will exhibiting some sculptures of the local birds of Florida.
She is currently living in Bristol, where she is studying a MA in Fine Arts at the UWE. (university of the west of England). Take a look at a small sample of her work here, or visit her website to see more: http://www.dianabeltranherrera.com/birds.html