Resume

  • Education
  • Extracurricular Studies & CONTINUING EDUCATION
  • Awards, Honors, Residencies
  • Professional Experience
  • Collections
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • Group Exhibitions
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2010
Master of Fine Arts,
University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A
1999
Bachelor of Fine Arts,
Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia
1995
Graphic Design,
Universidad Fundación Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia

2015
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,
Assistant Instructor to James Tisdale. Gatlinburg, TN
2014
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts,
“Figuratively Speaking”, one-week workshop by Melisa Cadell. Asheville, NC.
2013
Anderson Ranch Art Center,
“Transformation and Transcendence”, two-weeks workshop by Paula Rice. Snowmass, CO.
2012
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts,
“Human Expression”, one-week workshop by Curt LaCross. Asheville, NC.
2011
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,
Assistant Instructor to James Tisdale. Gatlinburg, TN.
2010
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts,
“Narrative Ceramics” one-week workshop by James Tisdale. Asheville, NC.
2010
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts,
“Figure: Form & Content” one-week workshop by Cristina Cordova. Asheville, NC.
2009
Tainan National University of the Arts
Three-Month Exchange Program. Tainan, Taiwan.
2002
University of Anchorage, Alaska,
Anchorage, Alaska. Ceramic Hand building, Ceramic Wheel throwing & Sculpture

2016
Short Artist in Residency – The Bascom A Center for the Visual Arts,
Highlands, NC (June – July)
2016
Metropolitan Arts Council Grant,
Greenville, SC
2015
First Place Award. Thirty-Sixth Annual Art Exhibition. Pickens County Museum
juried by Jim Arendt, Victoria Cooke and Sandra Rupp. April- June 2015
2014
Best piece in Show. 4th Annual Workhouse Clay National,
Juried by Richard Notkin. August – September. Lorton, VA.
2014
Metropolitan Arts Council, 2nd Prize in show. FOUP -Flat Out Under Pressure,
Design for Greenville Downtown’s Recycling Bins. Greenville, SC
2013
Anderson Ranch Art Center,
scholarship. Snowmass, CO. (August)
2012
Metropolitan Arts Council Grant.
Greenville, SC
2012
South Carolina Artists’ Ventures Initiative Grant,
Columbia, SC
2011
Artist in Residency Program – 701 Center for Contemporary Art.
Columbia, SC (January – May)
2010
Outstanding Thesis Award 2011 Winner –
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.
2010
Award – The 54th Annual Department of Art Student Show, Juried Exhibition.
McMaster Gallery – University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina
2009
Exchange Program –
Tainan National University of the Arts. Tainan, Taiwan
2009
GSTA Graduate Student Travel Award –
The College of Arts and Sciences. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2009
Ceny Walker Graduate Research Fellowship
The Walker Institute of International and Area Studies. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2009
The John Benz Graduate Studio Art Award –
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2009
Award – The 53rd Annual Department of Art Show Student Exhibition.
University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC
2008
Best Piece in Show – The 52nd Annual Department of Art Student Exhibition.
University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC

Currently
Ceramic Instructor at Diana Farfan Studio.
Greenville, SC
Currently
Palmetto and Luna Arts –
Board of Directors. Curatorial Operations. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.
2016
Ceramic Sculpture Instructor –
The Bascom. Highlands, NC (June – July)
2015
Ceramic Sculpture Instructor –
The Bascom. Highlands, NC (Summer)
2014
Artist Mentor for Lesly University College of Art and Design, Master in Fine Arts Program.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
2014
Guest Speaker –
Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery, Coastal Carolina University. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.A. (October)
2013
Guest Speaker –”The Dream Life of Broken Toys, A Journey Shaped in Clay“.
Clemson University. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. (October)
2013
Guest Speaker –
School for Creative Arts. University of Saint Francis. Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A. (Jan – Feb)
2011
Assistant Instructor –
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. (Sep).
2011
Guest Speaker –
701 Center for Contemporary Art. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. (July)
2011
Workshop and Demonstration: “Building Body Parts in Clay” –
Art Center. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. (May)
2011
Workshop and Demonstration: “Building Body Parts in Clay” –
701 Center for Contemporary Art. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. (April)
2011
Guest Speaker –
Columbia College. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. (April)
2010-2009
Beginning Ceramics Teacher –
University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.
2009
Ceramics Teaching Assistant –
University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Dona and John C.B. Smit Private Collection;
Columbia, SC
Fort Wayne Museum of Art;
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Harriet Greene Private Collection;
Columbia, SC
Rick and Brenda Wheeler Private Collection;
Columbia, SC
Candice Groot Collection;
Evanston, IL, USA
Klaper Private Collection;
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A
MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo;
Bogotá, Colombia.
Tainan National University of the Arts;
Tainan, Taiwan.ç
Porter – Price Private Collection;
Columbia, South Carolina, U.SA.
Decker / Morris Gallery;
Anchorage, Alaska.
División de Salud. Universidad Nacional de Colombia;
Bogotá, Colombia

2015
Bread and Circus –
Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, Coker College, Hartsville, SC. (March)
2014
Bread and Circus –
Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery, Coastal Carolina University. Conway, South Carolina, U.S.A. (October – November)
2014
Bread and Circus –
Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.A. (April – June)
2012
The Dream Life of Broken Toys –
Sumter County Gallery of Art. Sumter, South Carolina, U.S.A. (September – October)
2012
The Toy Republic –
Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Artists. Gaffney, South Carolina, U.S.A. (August – September)
2012
The Toy Republic –
Furman University. Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A. (January – February)
2011
The Toy Republic & The Dream Life of Broken Toys –
701 Center for Contemporary Art. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. (June – July)
2010
The Dream Life of Broken Toys – MFA Thesis Show.
McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A (May)
2009
We Human Marionettes.
Friday Cottage Artspace. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. (Oct)

2016
Unique Voices, Common Languages. City Gallery of Waterfront Park –
Charleston, SC (Nov-Dec)
2016
Feel Latino. MAC – Metropolitan Arts Center –
Greenville, SC (Sep-Oct)
2016
Unique Voices, Common Languages. City Gallery of Waterfront Park –
Columbia, SC (Jul-Aug)
2016
Bread and Circus. ArtFields –
Lake City, SC. (April 22-30)
2016
Independent Spirits. Columbia Museum of Art.
Columbia, SC. (Oct 2015 – January 2016)
2015
Thirty-Sixth Annual Art Exhibition. Pickens County Museum
juried by Jim Arendt, Victoria Cooke and Sandra Rupp. April- June 2015
2014
4TH Annual Workhouse Clay National 2014.
Juror: Richard Notkin. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia, U.S.A. (August – September)
2014
Strange Commonplace: Lucy Bailey, Diana Farfán & Scott Zeigler.
Arts Council of York County. Rock Hill, South Carolina, U.S.A. (May – June)
2013
SC Biennial II- 701 Center for Contemporary Art.
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. (Nov- Dec)
2013
NCECA –Concurrent, Independent Exhibitions.
M Squared Gallery, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. (March)
2013
Silhouettes, Tisdale Invites.
James Tisdale’s invitational. Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge, Montana, U.S.A. (March- April)
2013
Figurative Ceramics: Lisa Clague, Nancy Kubale, and Diana Farfán.
-School for Creative Arts. University of Saint Francis. Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A. (Jan – Feb)
2012
Transformaciones. Espacios y Percepciones desde la Cerámica.
MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Bogotá, Colombia. (January)
2010
Juried Show –
Trillium Art Center. Traveler Rest, South Carolina. (August)
2010
BREAK – Latino Artists in South Carolina.
Columbia Museum of Art. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A (August – October)
2009
USC Ceramics Now.
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A (October-November)
2009
The 53rd Annual Department of Art Student Exhibition.
McMaster Gallery, USC. University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A (March)
2008
Clay Narratives: 4 Perspectives. The Arts Center.
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. (March 2008)
2008
The 52nd Annual Department of Art Student Exhibition.
McMaster Gallery – University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina. U.S.A (March)
2007
USC Ceramics: Past & Present 1992 – 2007: A 15 Year Retrospective.
Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon Chapin Art Museum. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.A (October 2007 – January 2008)
2002
National “No Big Heads” Juried Self-Portrait Exhibition.
Campus Center Gallery. University of Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A (October)

Ceramics Monthly. “Exposure”.
Page 19. Issue Oct, 2014
Go Figure -The Art of Diana Farfán. The Laurel Magazine,
article written by Donna Rhodes Highlands, North Carolina. May 2014.
SC Artist Diana Farfán Included in Prestigious Ceramics Publication. Free Times Magazine,
article written by Amanda Ladymon Columbia, South Carolina.
“500 Ceramic Figures, 2014”
Larks Books. Pages 167, 360
“American Art Collector 2014”
Alcove Books. Page 90.
Ceramics Monthly. “Silhouettes”
Article by Randi O’Brien. Page 58. Issue Nov, 2013
“Heart in Hand –Diana Farfán’s Otherworldly Art Gets Personal”
Town Carolina Magazine. Article by Liza Twery McAgnus. February 2013
“Diana Farfán -Toyland or Nightmare: The Toy Republic”.
Undefined, Book 15. Article by Lauren M. Hagins. 2012
“Monsters at Play” The Fanciful Ceramic Sculptures of Diana Farfán.
ArtSee Magazine, Article by Neil Hinson, July-August 2011
“Diana Farfán”.
China Ceramics Illustrated, Article by Yang Tianyu, July 2011

2017
ECOS
Citadel. Charleston – SC, June-December
2017
Hispanic Heritage Month: Educating, Embracing, and Empowering Diversity
Clemson One. Greenville – SC, Sep-Oct
2017
Colorful Lands
Hughes Mail Library. Greenville – SC, Sep-Oct
2016
Unique Voices Common Languages
City Gallery of Waterfront Park. Charleston – SC, Nov-Dec
2016
Unique Voices Common Languages
Columbia – SC, July-August
2016
Hispanic Artists Exhibit
Hughes Mail Library. Greenville – SC, Sep-Oct
2016
Feeling Latino
MAC – Metropolitan Arts Center. Greenville – SC, Sep-Oct
2015
DiverCity
Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA). Greenville – SC, Jan-March

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