Diana Jean Oliphant


Teacher at Mind Unwind Foundation, Seattle, Washington June 2012 - October 2016

The Mind Unwind Foundation is a non-profit arts enrichment program that employs working artists to teach classes in variety of mediums and skill levels. I created the curriculum for, and teach, Figure Drawing, Beginning Drawing the Figure, and Booking Making.  In addition, I taught after school arts programs for elementary school children; quarter long courses on Cartoon Drawing, Art in Nature, and Great Masters.  

http://mindunwind.org/  http://mindunwindart.com/

Fine Art Model, June 2011-Present

I’ve collaborated with over 200 artists, working in an array of mediums.  Some notables are Tony Taj, Mark Miller, Tim Summers, Zeke, and Ben Sarao.  I’ve been published by Vogue Italia, Seattle Met, Elegant Magazine, Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, D List Magazine, and on the cover of The Alchemist Magazine.


Actress, August 2012-Present

I’ve acted in many films, music videos, and commercials.  I won best acting in Seattle’s 2014 48 Hour Film Festival.  I play a supporting role in the pilot episode of the series, “Lilac,” which has won many awards.  My acting career is a balance of art films, and tech commercials.  


Assistant to Gail Tremblay, June 2010 to June 2011

While working for Gail Tremblay I painted the base layers of her paintings, packed artwork for shipping, and installed all of her art shows.  


Aide at the Victoria & Albert Museum Fine Metals & Sculpture, August 2007

I assisted in removing, and storing expired exhibits, and cataloguing recently acquired works.  


Small Works, Twilight Gallery, Seattle, Washington December 2015

Fremont Third Thursday, Bellefleur Lingerie, Seattle, Washington November 2015

Burien Arts Walk, Burien Press, Burien, Washington June-July 2015

Edmonds Arts Walk, Rogue, Edmonds, Washington June 2015

Belltown Arts Walk, Sassafras, Seattle, Washington November 2014

"Artapocalypse," Mind Unwind Gallery, Seattle, Washington December 2012

Olympia Arts Walk Festival, Olympia, Washington Spring 2012

Revolution Books, Seattle, Washington May & June 2011

Olyphant Art Supply, Olympia, Washington December 2010 – March 2011

Featured Student Artist at The Art of Living Fundraiser, Olympia, Washington October 10, 2010

Disconnect: The Landscape Revisited, Evergreen Gallery Olympia, Washington May 28-June 4 2010        

Solo Exhibition, Q Gallery Seattle, Washington October 2009

Normandy Park Arts Festival, Awarded Honorable Mention Normandy Park Community Center Normandy Park, Washington Spring 2007  

Gage Academy of Fine Art Student Art Show, Gage Academy of Fine Art Seattle, Washington Spring 2007


"Perseverance" is a study of evergreen trees and their beauty. Having lived most of my life in the Pacific Northwest, I've long been inspired by the strength and resilience of these majestic creatures.

http://www.dianajeanoliphant.com/perseverance 2015-Present

"Reflections" is a meditation on self and de-compartmentalization. For many years I perceived my modeling as necessarily separate from my work as a painter. This series breaks down those barriers and explores the relationship between being an art model, and a painter.  To paint myself from another’s perspective has helped me grow as person and an artist. 2014-Present


“The Landscape Revisited” explores the tumultuous relationship between civilization and the natural world.  Facing global climate change, I painted the catastrophes and anxieties associated. 2009-2012



The Evergreen State College: Bachelor of the Arts, Fine Art/Sociology, June 2010

International Baccalaureate Certificate, June 2007 

Gage Academy of Fine Art: January 2006 to August 2007

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