Diana Contreras is one of the most influentials Urban artists. Her work is known around Miami for painting vibrant portraits of women. She embraces diversity, strength and confidence. From painting murals in the Urban Art scene to exhibiting canvas pieces in galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections in several parts of the world including Street Art Dubai Gallery in Dubai. Her famous work ‘three interwoven sirens’ were the faces of the Miami Book Fair and her sassy portraits can be found from Orlando to New York to Iowa.
Didi’s latest work at WYN317 Gallery, ‘ReVision’ (a solo exhibition) reflects on the ideas of evolution, metamorphosis and growth with the use of various subject matter such as butterflies and the usage of time as a form of the process. To evolve requires the experience of aging and with that comes life’s hitting you at all angles molding you within a cocoon that encompasses your very being till finally, you reach a natural conclusion.
Contreras‘s primary medium is oil, and also enjoys experimenting with anything she can get her hands on. From canvas, walls, stickers to shoes, her work embodies femininity and always sets her characters in whimsical portraitures. Her distinct style emerges from her love of classical techniques infused with her passion for illustrations and street murals.
Contreras received her B.S. in Art Education and a Post-Graduate of Art in Education from Florida International University. She also studied abroad in Florence, Italy where she focused on Art History. Additionally, Contreras was enrolled at the Art Students League of New York in New York City.