Diane Rusnak
Diane Rusnak with "Winter Fun"

Diane Rusnak Selected Exhibitions

510-232-7612; dreamdiane@comcast.net


2018 Orinda Public Library, Orinda, Ca., paintings
2013 Pro Arts Open Studios in new studio, San Pablo, Ca. (also '08, '09, '10, '13 Berkeley)
2012 Medical Center, Cleveland University Hospitals, Ohio, acrylic mural installed
2011 Poetry/Art event, The Dream Institute, Berkeley, Ca. book illustration, painting, collage
2010 Books, Inc. Gallery, Berkeley paintings, mixed media
2009 Middlefield Public Library, Ohio painting installed
2007 The Dream Institute, Berkeley, Ca. paintings
2006 Alta Bates Hospital Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. large paintings
2005 FAHA (Finnish Cultural Center), Sonoma, Ca. ancestor laundry installation
2004 San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, Ca. mixed media
2016 Magpies at Nielsen Gallery, Berkeley, Ca., paintings
2015 Magpies at Contra Costa College Gallery, San Pablo, Ca., paintings
2014 International Association for the Study of Dreams Conference, Berkeley, CA (also '12, '07, '05, '03, '01, '99. '96, '93, '92) paintings, drawings, installations
2013 Magpies at Nielsen Gallery, Berkeley, Ca., dream drawings
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, Ca., sculpture
2011 Malongo Art Center, Oakland, Ca., painting, drawing
Magpies at Mythos Gallery, Berkeley, Ca., paintings
2010 Rengstorff House, Mountain View, Ca., ancestor laundry installation
2009 Magpie 7 Arts, Berkeley Windows. mixed media
2008 Peace Show, Jimmy Carter Center. Atlanta, Georgia, mixed media
2007 Magpie 7 Arts, Giorgi Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. drawings, collages
Art Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. collages
2006 Art Heals, Main Street Initiative, Richmond, Ca. drawings, sculpture
Giorgi Gallery, Chroma Collective, Berkeley, Ca. mixed media, sculpture
2005 Nordic5arts at Townsend Center Gallery, S.F., Ca. mixed media
Giorgi Gallery, Luminance, Berkeley, Ca. mixed media
International Assoc. for Study of Dreams, Berkeley, Ca. cloth dreams installation
Richmond Art Center, Top of Map Artists, Open Studios, Ca. drawing
Pro Arts Open Studios, Oakland, Ca. collage
2004 Richmond Art Center, membership show, Ca. sculpture
2000 Hayward Arts Council’s Green Shutter Gallery, Hayward, Ca. mixed media, collages
Gallery at Center for Psychological Studies, Albany, Ca. drawings
Communication Technology Center, Oakland, Ca. mixed media, photos, paintings
1995 “Global Focus” Beijing China; then National Women in Arts Museum, Wash. DC. paintings.
1994 Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City. drawings
2016 Nordic 5 Arts, Scandinavian Center, Tacoma, Wa., painting, drawing
2015 Nordic 5 Arts, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, Ca., painting, drawing
2014 Nordic 5 Arts, Sanchez Art Center, Pacific, Ca. drawing
2011 Nordic 5 Arts, Scandinavian Center, Tacoma, Wa., mixed media
Nordic 5 Arts, Inclusions Gallery, S.F. painting
2009 Nordic 5 Arts, Contra Costa College gallery, San Pablo, Ca. painting
Nordic 5 Arts, Norwegian Fishermen’s Church, S.F., Ca. mixed media
2007 Nordic 5 Arts, Berkeley Windows, Berkeley, Ca. laundry pieces
2004 Northern California Women’s Art Caucus, S.F., Ca. drawing

Total shows, over 140. In art publications, over 40 [1971–2014]


Art Capitol of the West Exhibit," Berkeley Historical Society, Berkeley, Ca. 2015–2016 (3 early 1970s feminist galleries, book display by D.R.)
“Runes Revealed” catalogue, Nordic 5, Sanchez Art Ctr, Pacific, Ca. 2014. drawing
The Glass Ship, Judy Wells, poet, Sugartown,Publishing, Crockett, Ca. 2014. painting
Poems, Emily R. Breitner, poet, Maine. cover painting
DreamTime Magazine, IASD spring 2012, Richard Russo, editor.
featured artist
“Voyage of Discovery” catalogue, Nordic 5, 2011, Tacoma, Wa. dream drawings
Knock on the Door, Emily R. Breitner, poet/D.Rusnak, drawings, ptg. Maine 2010
“Nordic 5 Arts Newsbrief”, Dorothy McCall, Art Historian, Oct–Nov.2010
“S.F.Examiner,” online “Dreamers of S.F. Series,” L. Mastrangelo, 6-6-10
“Searching for Tamsen Donner,” Gabrielle Burton, U. of Nebraska Press ’09
“Up North” catalogue, Nordic 5, 2009 at Contra Costa College, Ca. painting
“Nordic Mysteries,” catalogue, Nordic 5, 2007. laundry pieces
“The Daily Californian” newspaper, 8-29-05, review. Van Gogh Dream Chair
American Art Collector-West, Alcove Books, Berkeley, Ca. 2005.
“Pushing Boundaries,” catalogue, Nordic 5, 2005. mixed media
“West Contra Costa Times,” 9-12-04, story “Ancestors” Mary Reiley, San Pablo Gallery
“2004 Dream Art Calendar.” International Association for Study of Dreams. sculpture
“Violence Against Women, Women Against Violence, NCWCA catalogue, 2004
DreamTime Magazine IASD. Winter 2000, Richard Russo, editor. Cover: collage
Dreams 1900–2000, Science, Art & the Unconscious Mind, Lynnn Gamwell, Cornell University Press, Binghamton University Art Museum, 2000. sculpture
Milvia Street (Art and Literary Magazine) Vista College, Berkeley ’04 ’03’ 02’ 96’ 95
Voyeur of the Heart, by Ralph Dranow, poet, Archetype Associates., Berkeley, 1997
“Ledger Dispatch” Antioch, Ca. critic review, 1-30-97. sculpture
“Los Medanos College Paper” Pittsburg, Ca. critic review, 1-31-97. sculpture
“West County Times,” story on Open Studios, 5-97. collage
Daniel Smith Art Catalogue, Seattle, Washington, 1996–97. painting
The Calling, Judy Wells, poet, Mother’s Hen Press, Berkeley 1994
. drawings
“Sacred River” Carla Kandinsky, critic review, Berkeley, summer 1992. drawings
“In Praise of Women Artists” wall calendar, Bo Tree, Los Angeles, 1989. painting

ORGANIZATIONS [see WEBSITES listed for my artwork]

Magpie7arts.com Katz, Hazard, Birge, Whitecotton, Rusnak, 2007-current.
Nordic5arts.com (5 Scandinavian countries) 2003-current.
International Association for the Study of Dreams, IASD.org , member 12 yrs.
Bay Area Dreamworkers Group , BADG, member 12 yrs.
Private Dream Group meeting biweekly, 6 people, 22 yrs.
Northern California Women’s Art Caucus, officer & member, 13 yrs.
Commissioner on Berkeley City Arts Commission, 1980-82.
Pro Arts, Oakland, member 11 yrs.
Elaine Schooley’s Dance/Improvisation class 25 yrs. & Balkan Dancer over 30 yrs


Center for Psychological Studies, Albany
Sonoma State University
IASD Conference, Santa Fe, N.M.
Mills College, Oakland
San Jose State University
Mendocino Art Center
El Cerrito Art Association
NCWCA, Yerba Buena Center, S.F.
IASD Conference, Santa Cruz
Studio One, Oakland



Materials from early women artists collected over several decades (1972 on) for courses created by Rusnak and Cassell. Hundreds of books online and a great amount of ephemera. Posters, flyers, photographs, folders of collected materials of an East Bay art movement.


University of Maryland, postgraduate study, 1971
California College of Art, 1965
The Ohio State University, B.S.Ed, Major Art, 1957–61
41 Years art teaching: 170+ courses, Berkeley City College & Contra Costa College, Ca.

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