Diana Falchuk is a consultant, educator, and artist with 12 years experience developing and leading arts-based programming and strategy, primarily in partnerships between community organizations and the juvenile and adult justice systems. Diana is an instructor in the Museology Graduate Program at the University of Washington, Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission Education Committee, and a working group member for Creating Awareness through Art (CATA), a national initiative to design and pilot arts-based approaches to HIV/AIDS research and dissemination directed by the Legacy Project and supported by the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID). Named a 2012 Future List innovator in the arts by City Arts Magazine, Diana has presented widely including at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.
The American Association of University Women awarded Diana a Fellowship to support her Masters in Social Work, with a focus on community-centered policy, from the University of Washington. Diana will receive her degree in spring 2013, having completed a nine-month internship with the City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative, where she is working to build racial equity in criminal justice, education, and employment policy.
Diana’s artistic practice centers on the collection, manipulation, and re-presentation of objects, images, and experiences of decay and re-animation in our personal and civic environments. Her works in drawing, mixed mediums, video, animation, sculpture, installation, and public performance have been shown in the Seattle area and nationally, and are held in public and private collections. Diana and her work have been featured by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, City Arts Magazine, The Stranger, and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.