Available Works

In The Studio


Diana Motta (b.1985, Brazil) is a visual artists whose practice explores abstract expressionist paintings and meditation paintings. She acknowledge that they are completely different from each other. The extreme positioning of chaotic and gentleness reflects her temperament. Outside of the studio, Diana is a spiritual influencer, practicing kabbalah and astrology, as well as being a columnist for Harpers Bazaar Brazil. The ambiguous relationship between the linear and the background in her paintings, furthers Diana’s goal in striving to create a dynamic, hybrid form that suggests the beauty and power - as well as the complicated questions of mysticism and the cosmic. As an artist, researcher, spiritual guide and thinker, Diana’s paintings are more than just paintings. They become objects of connection. Also expressed is an interest around the intersection of new expressionism and new mysticisms. Utilising all manner of brushes, implements, and tools to create loosely controlled marks. Diana’s large-scale abstract paintings in particular, are created solely by gesture, exploring the liquid, the physical properties of paint and the accidental, chance based by-products of a method based on living at risk.


MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2022-2024


2018, Diana Motta, Flores para meu amor I, Galeria Murilo Castro

2016, Diana Motta abre exposição em São Paulo, Vogue

2016, Diana Motta, Das Artes

2016, Diana Motta, Art Informado

2016, Diana Motta Pintura, Ideias de Rua


2022, WIP, 308 Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2022, Abstração em Fricção, Galeria de Arte Andre, São Paulo, Brazil (Group)
2022, TPBB (Truly Post Bachelorette Baby), Crit Space, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2022, SAIC Post- Baccalaureate Annual, SAIC Galleries, Chicago, IL, USA (Group)
2020, Breves Narrativas de Sonhos, Casa da Luz, São Paulo, Brazil (Group)
2022, Mil e Uma Noites, Galeria Murilo Castro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Group)
2019, Mil e Uma Noites (Curadoria Celso Fioravante), Casa Lâmina, São Paulo, Brazil (Group)
2018, Ocupação de Arte Kura / Jessica Cinel, São Paulo, Brazil (Group)
2018, 46º Salão de Arte Contemporânea Luiz Sacilotto, Santo André, Brazil (Group)
2018, Formas de Voltar Para Casa, Curadoria Julia Lima, São Paulo, Brazil (Group)
2017, Sauna Mixta, Desapê / Residência Capacete, São Paulo, Brazil (Group)
2016, And Listen To the Wind Blow, Zipper Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil (Solo)
2015, Sobre O Segredo, Galeria Antônio Sibasolly, Anápolis, Brazil (Solo)
2014, Passagens, MuBE Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil (Solo)