Diane Gugliotta has made an indelible mark on the Florida art scene since arriving in '85. Acquiring impressive wins in shows across the state, conducting workshops and lectures, directing her former "Real Thing Art Gallery" in Madeira Beach and writing for art magazines has catapulted her name to the top. Immediately prior to Florida, she taught art at Caesar Rodney Senior High School, Camden, DE and Delaware State College. Summers were spent painting in New Hope, PA and abroad in Italy.
Past work experiences include teaching in N.Y., Ind. and Ill. Public Schools, Interior Designer, Package Designer (Chicago) and Art-Museum Work (PA). After extensive travel throughout Europe, U.S. and Mexico ('72 - '75), she highlighted her career in 79' by founding, directing and securing grants for a still thriving alternate space art center, "Open Space" in Allentown, PA.
Gugliotta's work demonstrates innovative mixtures of media: gouache, collage, metallic powders, graphic techniques and the ancient art of "Gyotaku" (fish-rubbing) sometimes share the same surface. Often with a sense of humor, and always with a taste of surrealism, Diane structures a unique response to the objects, events and personalities within her immediate environment. Her Italian heritage remains a strong influence. She will often "twist" and work historical symbolism into her contemporary fantasies. Her newest works incorporate her talent for writing with book and page forms.