Diana Jensen was born on an American military base in Frankfurt, Germany. After spending her early childhood traveling with her military family she attended High School in Baton Rouge, LA.Diana studied with Ed Paschke at Northwestern University where received her MFA. After attending the Skowhegan residency, she moved to New York City where she is now lives and works.
As child she prowled though thrift stores, flea markets and junk yards, with her dad (a collector of unusual castoffs) looking for interesting items, ephemera and relics of the past.
Currently she makes paintings and installations that reference found vernacular photography from the 1960s to the present day.
Jensen's World Traveler / Shelter at Home painting project traveled to the Susquehanna Art Museum in 2022. World Traveler / Shelter at Home | Susquehanna Art Museum. In 2019 her solo exhibition, "A Decade in Dumbo: 4 Installations" was featured at Chashama Space @ One Brooklyn Bridge Park. Diana Jensen's paintings have been exhibited widely including such venues as: The Visual Art's Center of New Jersey; Temporare Kunsthalle Friedrichshain, Berlin; Heskin Contemporary, NYC; Korjaamo Galleria, Helsinki, Finland; SafeTGallery, Brooklyn; White Columns, NYC; Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco; Artemisia Gallery, Chicago; The Newark Museum; The Islip Art Museum; and the Galleria Belykis Ayon en el Centro de Artes Experimentales in Havana, Cuba.
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