Diana Cheren Nygren

Diana Cheren Nygren

Brookline, MA, United States

About Diana Cheren Nygren

Diana Cheren Nygren is a fine art photographer from Boston, Massachusetts. Her work explores the visual character of place defined through physical environment and weather. Place has implications for our experience of the world, and reveals hints about the culture around it.

Diana was trained as an art historian with a focus on modern and contemporary art, and the relationship of artistic production to its socio-political context. Her emphasis on careful composition in her photographic work, as well as her subject matter, reflects this training.

Her current project, When the Trees are Gone, has been featured in Dek Unu Mag and Square Magazine, won Best In Show in the exhibition Nurture/Nature juried by photographer Laura McPhee, the Grand Prize in Photography from Art Saves Humanity, and is a finalist for Fresh2020. Her photographs have received numerous honorable mentions from the Lucie Foundation and have been included in a number of juried exhibitions at Subjectively Objective, PhotoPlace Gallery, the Midwest Center for Photography, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Arlington Center for the Arts, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Curated Fridge.

Education

Diana initially began to explore photography at the age of 16 when she received a Pentax K-1000 camera and worked under the tutelage of a family friend and photographer.
She graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Art History, writing her senior thesis on the photographs of Diane Arbus.
After college she studied photography informally through courses at the New England School of Photography.
Diana received a master's in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley.

Events

Honors and Awards
Art Saves Humanity, Grand Prize for Photography, 2020
A Life of Possibilities, Open Call, Life Framer, Editors' Pick, 2020
10th Annual International Photography Competition, Florida Museum of Photographic Art, Honorable Mention, 2020
Nurture/Nature, Arlington Center for the Arts, Best in Show, juror Laura McPhee, 2020
Second Annual Juried Members' Exhibition, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Honorable Mention, juror Yorgos Efthymiadis, 2019
Light Grey Art Lab Creative Residency, Norway, 2018
International Photography Awards, Nature, Honorable Mention, "The Little Tree", 2018
International Photography Awards, Architecture, Honorable Mention, "Flat City", 2018
IPA, Lucie Book Awards, Honorable Mention, "Capturing the Light", 2018
International Photography Awards, Nature, Honorable Mention, "The World is on Fire", 2012
International Photography Awards, People, Honorable Mention, "Mon Mort", 2012
IPA, One Shot, Spaces, Honorable Mention, "Untitled 2, Paris, France", 2012IPA, One Shot, Spaces, Honorable Mention, "Untitled, Lulu, Sunapee, NH", 2012
International Photography Awards, Architecture, Honorable Mention, "Urban Landscape", 2011
International Photography Awards, People, Honorable Mention, "Untitled, Nantasket", 2010
International Photography Awards, People, Honorable Mention, "Color Wall", 2009

Press
iLeGaLiT, Artist's Profile, coming October 2020
Square Magazine, Issue -1101, Artist's Profile, April 2020
Dek Unu Magazine, Featured artist: Diana Cheren Nygren "When the Trees are Gone", March 2020
Inside Artists, "Artist Interview: Diana Cheren Nygren", Issue 16, August 2019
Boston Voyager, "Meet Diana Cheren Nygren: Diana Cheren Nygren Photography, Brookline", 2018
Feature Shoot, "A Trip Around the World in 13 Architecture Photos", by Ellyn Kall, May 25, 2018
Feature Shoot, "25 Meditative Landscape Photos From Around the World", by Ellyn Kall, May 23, 2018

Exhibitions

Fresh2020, Klompching Gallery, Finalists Online Exhibition, 2020
Art Saves Humanity, See.Me, Online, 2020
Online Porfoliowalk of the German Photographic Academy, Deutsche Fotografische Akademie, Online, 2020
10th Annual International Photography Competition, Florida Museum of Photographic Art, Online Exhibition, 2020
2020 CPAC Annual Members Show, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Online, 2020
Flat File Feature - Portfolio Platform, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas, 2020
EMERGE 20 - 2020, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas, 2020
Atelier 31, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA 2020
Nurture/Nature, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA, 2020, juror Laura McPhee (awarded Best in Show)
The Self(ie) and the Other: Portraiture, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2020
Winter Works, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, 2019
Winter Solstice 2019 Members' Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
Second Annual Juried Members' Exhibition, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, Rhode Island, 2019, juror Yorgos Efthymiadis
Escape, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, Kansas, 2019
Curio, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2019
Art Off the Wall, Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, Massachusetts, 2019
Winter 2019 Show, The Curated Fridge, Somerville, Massachusetts, curated by Sarah Kennel, Byrne Family Curator of Photography, Peabody Essex Museum
Travel: Faces and Places, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont. Exhibition and catalog juried by Krista Rossow, 2018
Art Takes Soho, Tribeca Art Night pop-up exhibition, New York, New York, 2018
The Vernacular of Landscape, Usagi Gallery, New York, New York, 2018
The Vernacular of Landscape, Subjectively Objective Gallery, Rochester Mills, Michigan, and Float Magazine juried exhibition and catalog, 2018
The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, New York, 2018