b.   Pittsburgh, PA 1949

Education

1976    M.A. San Francisco State University, CA
1973    B.A. California State University Hayward, CA 
1970    Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Solo Exhibition, Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, CA
           Art About Art: A Luminous Pursuit, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015    A Dialogue with Tradition II, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013    A Dialogue with Tradition, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011    Guy Diehl: Still Life Painting, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007    Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA 
            Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2004    Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003    Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001   Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998    Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997    Modernism, San Francisco, CA
1995    Fletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1994    Modernism, San Francisco, CA
1993    Modernism, San Francisco, CA 
1990    Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989    University of Pacific, Stockton, CA
1988    Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Magic Theater, Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco, CA
1987    Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986    Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            The Lurie Company, San Francisco, CA
1984    Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982   Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981   Shepard Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
1980    Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1979    Shasta College, Redding, CA 
            Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1976    Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA
1975    San Francisco State University, CA
1971    Concord Center for the Arts, Concord, CA

Group Exhibitions

2018   The Illusive History of the Still Life in Modern Art, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
            WayBay2, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2017   International Still Life Exhibition, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
            20th Anniversary Gallery Group Exhibition, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Art of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2016    Imagery Art for Wine Collection: An Art and Wine Partnership, Triton Museum of Art, 1505
            Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA
            Inside Magnolia Editions, Innovations & Collaborations, Art Museum of Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Santa Rosa,
            CA
2015    The Objects of Objects, A Still Life Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
2014    Realism, Really? Today’s Contemporary Realist, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
            Recent Projects, Magnolia Editions, 2577 Magnolia St. Oakland, CA
            The SGC International Awards Exhibition, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, CA
            Deep Readings, Euphrates Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
2013    Selected Tapestries, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Inter Woven-Contemporary Tapestries, Scape Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA
            Art of Painting in the 21st Century IV, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2012    Tapestries, Zodok Gallery, Miami, FL
            2012 Davis Mural Team, Public Arts Project  2012, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
            2012 Digital Mixed Media, Bay Area Artists Take Digital Photography to a New Level, Petaluma Center, Petaluma, CA
            Artistic Visions of the Golden Gate Bridge, 75th Anniversary, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2011    The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2010    Americans at Play, Sullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
            A Winter Quartet, Sullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
            100 Grand, Sullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2009    Summer Exhibition - Landscape, Portraits, Still Lifes, and Sculpture, 
            George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Translations,  Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solana Beach, CA 
2008    Contemporary Still Life, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
2007    Contemporary Selections, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            The Art of Food, K Gallery, Alameda, CA
2006    Magnolia Editions - Woven Transcriptions, The Belgium Tapestries Designed by Contemporary Artists, Fresno Art
            Museum, CA
            Tapestries, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
            Tapestries, Sullivan Gross, Santa Barbara & Montecito, CA 
            Top of the 9th: The Art of Baseball, George Krevsky Galley, San Francisco, CA
2005    Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 2005 Biennial, Sonoma, CA 
            Majestic Tapestries Of Magnolia Editions, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek,
            CA 
            Tapestries by Contemporary Artists, The Judson Gallery of Contemporary and Traditional Art, Los  Angeles, CA
            More Than a Game: The Art of Baseball, George Krevsky Galley, San Francisco, CA   
            California New Old Masters, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA 
            Looking Back and Seeing Forward, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004    Group Show, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA 
            Magnolia Tapestry Project, 555 California Street, Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Select Works - A Changing Exhibition, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Magnolia Editions Fine Art Prints & Tapestry, Paula Brown Gallery, Toledo, OH
            The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting & Sculpture, Pasadena Museum of California Art , Pasadena, CA
            Invitational 2004, Gallery Henoch, New York City, NY 
2003    The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting & Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
            Then and Now: An Overview of Magnolia Editions from Paper to Tapestry, Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CA
2002    Selected Works from Magnolia Edition, JAYJAY, Sacramento, CA
            Books Without Pages, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID 
            Bouquet, Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT
2001    The Art of Illusion, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA 
            Food for Thought: Image of Food in Art from Bank of America Collection,  A.P. Giannini Gallery, Bank of America, San
            Francisco, CA
2000    A Noble Tradition Revisited, Spanierman Gallery LLC, New York City, NY
1999    Re-presenting Representation IV, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
            Contemporary Realism, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
1997    10th Anniversary Exhibition,  Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996   The Cigar,  Modernism, San Francisco, CA
1995    Realism ‘95, Vision & Poetry,  Fletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
            Martini Culture,  Modernism, San Francisco, CA The Art of Dining,  Marin Theater Company, Mill Valley, CA 
            Alumni Art Exhibition, Six Artists,  University Art Gallery, Cal State Hayward, Hayward, CA 
1994    Individual Artist Grants Recipients,  Marin Arts Council, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
            U.S.A. Within Limits, Documenta Galeria de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1994    A Room with a View,  The North Point Gallery,  San Francisco, CA 
            Realism ’94,  Fletcher Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993    Fine Art Prints,  Joan Roebuck Gallery, Lafayette,CA
            ZYZZYVA  Artists’ Self Portraits in Black & White,  Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Ten Years of Printmaking,  Magnolia Editions, Calif. Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA 
            Bay Area Painting,  Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992    Direction in Bay Area Printing: Three Decades,  Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA 
            Magnolia Editions Selected Prints by California Artist,  Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991    Get Real,  Gallery Concord, Concord, CA
            Palette of Vision,  Alza Company, Palo Alto, CA
            Art on Paper / New Acquisitions,  United States Department of State, Washington, DC
            Work From Three Bay Area Presses,  Larry Evans Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
            The Palm Tree Show; New Paintings by Eleven Artists,  MODERNISM, San Francisco, CA
            Tools,  Hines Interests, San Francisco, CA
             Artists of Northern California,  Gallery M, Fresno, CA
1990     Contra Costa Collects Contemporary,  Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 
             Gallery Artists,  Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             New Talent,  Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
             Contemporary Realist Painting,  Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
             Magnolia Edition: A Selection of Prints,  Shepard Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 
1989     Magnolia Prints From Painters & Sculptors,  Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
             Surface Printing in the 1980s,  Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey, NJ 
             Tools; Instruments; Implements; Utensils,  San Francisco International Airport, SF, CA
             Proof Positive,  Simon James Gallery, Berkeley CA
             Magnolia Edition; Works on Paper,  Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA
1988     Still Life 88,  Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987     Contemporary Realism,  Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
             Seven Painters form the Jeremy Stone Gallery,  Shasta College, Redding, CA
             Gallery Artists.  Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986     Airport Cafe,  San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA
1986     Recent Acquisitions 86,  Redding Museum, Redding , CA
1985     Gallery Artists,  Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1984     Sun & Surf,  Art Programs Inc. San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA
1983     Three Bay Area Paintings,  Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
1982     Northern California Realist Painters,  Redding Museum, Redding ,CA
             Alumni Exhibition,  California State University Hayward, CA
1981     California Artists.  Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA
1979     Works on Paper,  University of Purdue, Lafayette, IN
             Humanform, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1972     Alameda County Art Commission Exhibition,  Fremont, CA
1971     Upstart,  Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Awards

2005    Biennial Exhibition Award, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
1994    Marin Arts Council’s Individual Artists Grant,  San Rafael, CA
1972    Alameda County Art Commission, Purchase Award,  Fremont, CA

Lectures + Seminars

2014    Realism Really?  Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA | Lecture
2007    Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA 
2005    First Thursday—Presented by Apple Computer and SFADA, San Francisco, CA 
2004    The Pacific Art Foundation, The Pacific Club, Newport Beach, CA
            Contemporary Collectors Circle, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, CA
2003    Pleasanton Art League, Pleasanton, CA
2000    Taking the Leap, Emeryville, CA
1995    California State University Hayward, Art Dept., Hayward, CA
1994    Introduction’94,  Issues of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA 
1992    University of California, Berkeley Art Dept., Berkeley, CA
1990    Shasta College Art Dept., Redding, CA
            Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco, CA  
1990    Diablo Valley College Art Dept., Pleasant Hill, CA
            Fort Mason Printmakers.  Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco, CA
1989    University of Pacific Art Dept., Stockton, CA
1986    Student Art Exhibition,  Shasta College Art Dept., Redding, CA
1982    Northern California Realist Painting,  Redding Museum, Redding, CA

Teaching + Professional Experience

2009         Monograph: “Guy Diehl ~ Still Life Paintings” collaboration with Michael Rylander Design and Blurb publishing.
2007         Curator: Guy Diehl solo exhibition,  Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
1992-98    City College of San Francisco, Art Dept. Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
1989-91    Diablo Valley College, Art Dept., Pleasant Hill, CA
1980-90    Las Positas College, Art Dept., Livermore, CA
1980-82    Colossal Pictures, (Animation Illustrator),San Francisco, CA  
1977-82    Diablo Valley College, Art Dept.,  Pleasant Hill, CA
1968-70    Lee Bowman Volkswagen-Porsche, (Service Dept. Shop Boy), Concord, CA 
1968-69    The Chinese Kitchen, (Delivery Boy), Concord, CA

Bibliography

2009    Creative Statements, SF State University Magazine, Vol. 10 No. 1 Fall/Winter 2009
2007    Susan Landauer: Tradition and Innovation: The Still Lifes of Guy Diehl, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA,
            May-June 2007 (exhibition catalogue)
            Ordinary Into Extraordinary, Marc Trujillo and Guy Diehl, American Art Collector magazine, May, vol. 19, p. 210 to 215
            (text and illustration)
2006    John D. O’Hern:Art Encounters On the Road, American Art Collector magazine,October, vol. 12, p. 52 and 56 (text and
            illustration)
            Western American Literature, Summer 2006, vol. 41 no. 2. Western Literature Association, Logan, UT, p. 212
            (illustration)
            George Krevsky: Top of the 9th: The Art of Baseball, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA (exhibition
            catalogue)
            Center, A Journal of the Literary Arts, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, vol.5 2006 (cover illustration)
            Francessco Rognoni: Di Libro in Libro, (cover illustration) 
2005    George Krevsky: More Than A Game: The Art of Baseball, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA (exhibition
            catalogue)
            catalogue)
            Donald Kuspit: California New Old Masters, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
            Jonathan Keats: Modernism Twenty-Five Years, 1979-2004 (Contemporary)
2004    Leah Ollman: Meticulous tribute to other artists, Los Angeles Times, December 10.
2003    Susan Landauer: The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting & Sculpture Exhibition catalogue, San Jose
            Museum of Art, San Jose , CA

            Gail Leggio: San Francisco Galleries, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, American Arts Quarterly Spring 2003
            Susan McDonough: Artful Ideations: New Work by Guy Diehl, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, June 2003 (exhibition
            catalogue)
2002    Christopher Willard: The Details on Details, American Artist magazine, New York, NY, August 
2001    Kenneth Baker: Guy Diehl at Hackett-Freedman,  San Francisco, Chronicle, CA, June 16.
2000    John D. O’Hern: Re-Presenting Representation IV, Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY (exhibition catalogue)
            Gerrit Henry: A Noble Tradition Revisited, The Contemporary American Still Life, Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York
            City, NY (exhibition catalogue)

            New American Painting, Number 25, A Juried Exhibition in Print, The Open Studios Press
1999    Fredric Koeppel: Evocations of Dutch still lifes intensify anemia of modernity, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN,
            May 29
            David Hall:Realism for Every Season, Stonewall’s
1998    Donna Tennant: Seductive Still Lifes, Southwest Art magazine, June
            Steven Nash: Guy Diehl and History, Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, June 1998 (exhibition catalogue)
1997    Kenneth Baker: Eavesdropping With Sarkisian,  San Francisco, Chronicle, CA, February 28.
1996    Kenneth Baker: Alex Katz’s Artistic Ads for Affluence,  San Francisco Chronicle, CA, September 20.   
1995    Richard Tobin: Short Reviews,  THE magazine, Santa Fe, NM, August
             Dottie Indyke: Less is More in Diehl’s Seductions of Light,  The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, NM  July 7.
1994    Alfred Jan: Guy Diehl at MODERNISM,  Visions Art Quarterly, Winter 1994
            David Steinberg: Virtual Realism,  Albuquerque Journal,  June 19.
            Kenneth Baker: Diehl’s Small Still Lifes,  San Francisco, Chronicle, CA,  June 2.
1993    Howard Junker: Self Portraits, ZYZZYVA,  Fall  1993,  Vol. IX, No. 3 (illustration)
            Carol Fowler: Reviving lost art of self-portraiture,  Contra Costa Times, May 8.  
            Kenneth Baker: Painter Guy Diehl Plays With Realism,  San Francisco, Chronicle, CA, January 23
1991    Kenneth Baker:Palms Up at Modernism,  San Francisco Chronicle, CA,  June 17.
            David Bonetti: Four Exhibits are Warming Up City’s Galleries, 
            San Francisco Examiner, CA,  June 25.
            Carol Fowler: Finding an Audience,  Contra Costa Times, Concord, CA,  February 12
            Carol Fowler: Get Real; Gallery Exhibit Features Eggplants to Irises, Contra Cost Times, Concord, CA, September 26.
1990    Carol Fowler: Prints Exhibit Reveals Artistic Intentions,  Contra Costa Times, Concord, CA, May 23.
            Donna Gustafson: Surface Printing in the 1980s: Lithographs, Screenprints,& Monotypes from the Rutgers Archives for
            Printmakers Studios.
            Donna Brookman: Image or Attitude?,  Artweek, July 19.
1988    Sylvie Roder: A Blurry Look At Realism,  Palo Alto Weekly Palo Alto, CA,  January 6.
            Susan Hinton: A Relationship with Photography,  Artweek, January 23.
            Ann Novarak: West Cost Artist Exhibit Contemporary Still Life,  Art Gallery, International, May-June.
1987    Sandy Ballatore: Guy Diehl at Hunsaker/Schlesinger,  Visions Magazine, Winter 1987. 
1986    Al Morch: The Airport Cafe-No Tab, No Tip, No  Eating,  San Francisco Examiner, CA, April 8. (illustration)
1985    Thomas Albright: Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-80,  University of California Press.
1983    Carol Fowler: Varying Moods by Three Artists,  Contra Costa Times, Concord, CA, February 13.
1982    Bud Pisarek: Realist Painting of Northern California,  Westart, November 12. 
1981    Hank Baum: The San Francisco Art Review, Celestial Art/ Krantz.
1980    Thomas Albright: Landscapes That Dazzle the Eye,  San Francisco Chronicle, CA, November 29.
            Andree Workman: Suspenseful Suburbia,  Artweek, December 13.
1979    Carol Fowler: Engagement with the Human Figure,  Contra Costa Times, Concord, CA, February 2. 
            Thomas Albright: A Photo-Realist Paradox,  San Francisco Chronicle, CA,  March 10.

Public Collections

Alameda County Administration Building, Oakland, CA
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Barnes & Noble Bookstores, Inc., New York, NY
Caldwell Banker, West Palm Beach, FL
City of Phoenix, Arts Commission, Phoenix, AZ
Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV
Dryer’s Grand Ice Cream, Oakland, CA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Global Crossing, Beverly Hill, CA
Hallmark Card Inc., Kansas City, MO
Hyatt Regency Alicante, Garden Grove, CA
Kaiser Permanente of California
The Mansion at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
One & Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Peninsula Hotel, New York City
Princess Cruise Lines, Santa Clarita, CA
Princeton University, Princeton , NJ
Progressive Insurance Co, Cleveland, OH
Redding Museum, Redding , CA
Redwood City Library, Redwood City, CA
Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
Robinson’s Escondido, CA
San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA 
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD
Southern California Gas Co.
Vasco Restaurant, Mill Valley, CA
Voltaire Restaurant, Dallas, TX
Art Bank Program, United States Department of State, Washington, DC 
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ
Walnut Creek Public Library, Walnut Creek, CA
Wellington Management Company, LLP  Boston, MA

Public Works

2012    Still Life with Billie Holiday, 2012, 9 x 11 ft mural sponsored by the City Arts Program, Davis, CA

Film Placement

2006    Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale  (32:52 min.)
1994    Nina Takes A Lover

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