Dia Bassett

Dia Bassett Multimedia sculpture, handmade, combining unlikely materials with erratic fiber techniques. Up-cycling materials like used clothing and other objects.

Dia Bassett is a visual and performing artist engaged in the experimental and complex relationships found in seemingly mundane materials. She works to transform many materials recognizable within the everyday domestic sphere: linens, thread, worn clothing, among others. Dia Bassett teaches with CoTA (Collaboration of Teachers and Artists), and has previously taught at City Tree Christian School, and the San Diego Art Institute. Formerly a Gallery Educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, she has curated 10 art exhibitions since 2014 at institutions such as A Ship In The Woods, Planet Rooth, and Gallery D. She is the recipient of a Green Public Art Grant and the Isabel Craft Scholarship. She is in the process of earning a Museum Studies Certificate from Mesa College since earning her MFA degree in Sculpture from SDSU in 2011.

I crochet, weave, or sew with irregular and unpredictable techniques to build abstracted forms. Though abstract, my sculptures are informed by the human body. My process involves cutting used materials like clothing, curtains, and sheets from family and friends into giant, continuous thread. Using this thread, fiber, paint, and found materials, I create linear elements, which intersect and transform other found objects. My process is inspired by the repetitious movements of the quotidian workday and the confinement experienced in modern industrialism. Contrastingly, the resulting material configurations resemble the individualized handiwork of women craft-makers, but with an explosive or decaying quality.

I'm showing some work in the Mesa College Art Gallery window and you can check it out this Thursday (or anytime, really)...
02/14/2018

I'm showing some work in the Mesa College Art Gallery window and you can check it out this Thursday (or anytime, really) 3-6:30PM. The main gallery exhibition By(e) Default will be hosting their opening reception. I'll also have blank air postal pages for anyone to write a letter to the past or future....

So not only do we have a reception for By(e) Default this Thursday February 15 from 3-630pm. We also have our first window installation project of the year with local artist Dia Bassett titled “Hanging on by a Thread”. Come hang out with us and check out some amazing art work. See you there!
#art #artist #sandiegoartist #sandiegomesacollege #installation #fiberart #fiberinstallation #contemporaryart

Hyperallergic
05/28/2017
Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

Coming soon to a Crayola box near you: the first new blue pigment in over 200 years.

This is going to be such a fun class at the Athenaeum. The class will be featuring painting styles similar to fresco--ju...
05/05/2017

This is going to be such a fun class at the Athenaeum. The class will be featuring painting styles similar to fresco--just like Michaelangelo!

And you can invite your mother along for a fun, art-filled day! Register online for Painting Alla Prima: Get Loose!

http://www.ljathenaeum.org/art-calendar

Last chance to register for a special Mother's Day art class--
Painting Alla Prima-Get Loose Workshop!
Taking place Sunday, May 14 from 10-3:30PM at our La Jolla location.

Learn to paint wet-on-wet, a style reminiscent of MIchaelangelo's fresco techniques! Bring your mother or treasured lady in your life for a special one-day event.

Find more class and schedule information on our website: http://www.ljathenaeum.org/art-calendar

San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals
05/02/2017

San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals

EMPs are spreading our wings! Many congratulations to board member Dia Bassett on accepting a position as School of the Arts and Arts Education Director at the La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

Thanks to San Diego Museum of Art for the photo op! #ArtAlive2017

Dia Bassett
03/14/2017

Dia Bassett

02/21/2017
Hint Fashion Magazine

For your viewing pleasure--

The Garden of Earthly Delights (ca 1495–1505) by Hieronymus Bosch, animated by STUDIO SMACK for Stedelijk Museum Breda. So mesmerizing...

Ry Beloin
01/30/2017
Ry Beloin

Ry Beloin

Making images changes the way you think.

Creative Capital
01/28/2017
Creative Capital

Creative Capital

It’s never been more important for artists to use their voices and to speak truth to power. We’ve gathered here residency, grant and award opportunities created to provide artists the time, space and money required to make the art the world needs.

http://blog.creative-capital.org/2017/01/9275/

Dia Bassett
01/23/2017

Dia Bassett

Dia Bassett's cover photo
01/23/2017

Dia Bassett's cover photo

Dia Bassett
01/12/2017

Dia Bassett

It's great to see other fiber artists using textile scraps in creative ways! I also hate to waste any material and use c...
12/08/2016
Fiber Art Now

It's great to see other fiber artists using textile scraps in creative ways! I also hate to waste any material and use creativity to create sustainable art installations.

We need to step up our use of cloth scraps.

Dia Bassett's cover photo
12/07/2016

Dia Bassett's cover photo

10/27/2016
Art is Trash - Francisco de Pajaro

I wanted to share this video because it's a very inspiring way to view the world around you.

VICE Magazine features Art is Trash Francisco de Pajaro

#artistrash #franciscodepajaro #elarteesbasura #mataura #vice #vicespain #streetartnyc #brooklynstreetart #lesartexhibitions #trashart #streetartbogota #streetartmiami #streeartchicago #streartlondon #streetartfrance #streetartcroatia #streetartitaly #streetartmexico #streetartberlin #baseelementsgallery #robertburt #artisrubbish
#trashartworld

The artist beside her creation. You can see it through November at SCAA Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance in Rancho Sant...
10/01/2016

The artist beside her creation. You can see it through November at SCAA Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance in Rancho Santa Fe. Email [email protected] to book your tour and see the Anniversary Show in person.

Dia Bassett
09/29/2016

Dia Bassett

09/29/2016
1 innovation par jour.

Turning plastic into brick!

Une machine permettant de fabriquer des habitations à partir de déchets plastiques.

Dia Bassett's cover photo
09/14/2016

Dia Bassett's cover photo

08/04/2016
Design Insider

Design Insider

This company is rebuilding communities using old plastic.

07/31/2016
Fashion World Magazine

I love this so much

WEARING THINGS by
Helmut Breineder & Michelle Martins
Sound: Natascha & Peter Thomas @ Audiojungle

Artist panel discussion this week at Women's Museum in SD. Sounds really interesting!
07/25/2016

Artist panel discussion this week at Women's Museum in SD. Sounds really interesting!

“It is important for us to be visually literate; it is a survival skill. The media is what passes for culture in contemporary U.S. culture, and it is extremely powerful. It is crucial that we systematically explore the cultural misdefinition of Mexicans and Latin Americans that is presented in the media.” —Yolanda López

Chicana artist Yolanda López achieved international recognition for her groundbreaking and controversial Virgin of Guadalupe series of paintings (1975–78) in which she transformed the beloved icon in order to celebrate and sanctify ordinary Mexican and Mexican American women as hardworking, assertive, and vibrant. Born in San Diego, California, Lopez is unwavering in her commitment to representing the experiences of Mexican-American women in the United States, confronting stereotypes about Latin Americans and challenging U.S. immigration policy. Don't miss our next #ShouldersToStandOn panel on how Chicana Artists Inspired Change at the Women's Museum of California July 29th at 6:00 PM: http://goo.gl/QjEpfI

Remezcla
07/23/2016
Remezcla

Remezcla

With Latinos being the largest ethnic group in California, this 16,000+ collection couldn't be more timely.

Happiness in the world
07/22/2016
HuffPost Arts & Culture

Happiness in the world

“I want to be a mermaid. I set all of my hopes for future on mermaid, which is a symbol of all the good hearts and love.” -Yayoi Kusama

07/20/2016
WTTW - Chicago PBS

WTTW - Chicago PBS

Have you seen the Puppet Bike? Jay Shefsky follows the creator of this wandering puppet show. interactive.wttw.com/jayschicago/puppetbike

I Cover City Streets In Lace Street Art (Part 3)
07/16/2016
I Cover City Streets In Lace Street Art (Part 3)

I Cover City Streets In Lace Street Art (Part 3)

Since seven years I create an art inspired by lace patterns on the streets all over the world for two reasons. The first one is pure visual poetry. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively? Sometimes, however, my art is a symbol of...

Make Art Anywhere: Upcoming Residency Opportunities - Creative Capital Blog
07/11/2016
Make Art Anywhere: Upcoming Residency Opportunities - Creative Capital Blog

Make Art Anywhere: Upcoming Residency Opportunities - Creative Capital Blog

Make Art Anywhere: Upcoming Residency Opportunities Posted on June 30, 2016 by Ana Cecilia Alvarez The Guadalupe Mountains National Park and… your future residency location? Whether you are an artist, performer, or writer, one of the perks of living creatively is that your work can flourish in man...

Creative Time
07/11/2016
Creative Time

Creative Time

Creative Time is hiring! We're looking for a curator to help us produce our groundbreaking public projects.

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