“Diane Epstein is an original artist who has created a profound, extraordinary technique with genuine inspiration. Her photography shows us that we are in front of an artist and personality who we can follow with great admiration and respect.”
— Lorenza Trucchi, Italy’s foremost Art Critic
Diane Epstein is an innovative, fine art photographer, creative collaborator, and the pioneer of Fresco Photography. With her fresco-like images of monuments, statues, cityscapes and natural scenes, she captures the splendor of architecture and nature, the beauty of decay and the richness of the world around us.
She often collaborates with, and is commissioned by, designers, architects and art collectors to create ambiance and moods through her work that help build the vision of the interior space they desire.
In Epstein’s words, “Fresco Photography takes us on a quest towards a new way of seeing and experiencing our environment. It transcends the boundaries of time, simultaneously illuminating the wonder of the present and visceral remnants of the past. A wide spectrum of moods – be it tranquil, romantic or whimsical – can be created that guide us to a place where we want to be – somewhere between what is real and what is imagined.”
Epstein’s work is shown in many fine art galleries, museums, luxury properties and public spaces. In Italy her work has been exhibited at the American Academy in Rome, the American Embassy in Italy, the Belgian Ambassador’s Residence, Galleria Paolo Antonacci, Caffe’ Braschi in the Museum of Rome, and Rome Luxury Suites. In the U.S her works are exhibited at Gerald Bland gallery in New York, Susan Calloway Gallery in Washington, DC., Panopticon Gallery in Boston, and at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
Epstein founded The Artist Salon, an international artistic community where creative professionals and artists exchange ideas, collaborate and organize multidisciplinary exhibits in order to realize their creative potential and share the transforming power of art with the world.
In addition to her photography, Epstein leads creative photo journeys in Rome, the Italian Countryside, New York and California.
Born in New York City, Epstein grew up in Los Angeles, London and San Francisco before moving to Rome nearly two decades ago. She holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Psychology and Counseling from John F. Kennedy University, after which she became a therapist/ creative coach, practicing in the US and Italy.
Stanford University, Stanford, Califorina: Large-scale diptych and triptych collages for four lobbies of graduate school residential halls / September 2014
AS ROMA Soccer for U.S investors/ part owner of the soccer team: Large-scale fresco photography triptych for L.A. offices / June 2014
Caffe’ Braschi, Museum of Rome, Piazza Navona, 2, Rome; Fifteen fresco photographs and color/sepia-toned images of cafe’ life. / March 2014
La Scala in Malaysia; Ten large-scale fresco photographs displayed throughout the restaurant. / January 2014
Rome Luxury Suites, Babuino 35, Rome; Large-scale 26 ft. long collage with 320 images inlaid in the wall of the lobby, and twelve 6 ft. high fresco photographs | December 2012
Ceasar’s Palace, Las Vegas; Large-scale fresco photograph for the public space. | June 2012
Sheraton Hotel, Rome; Four 6 ft. large-scale architectural images for the public space. | September 2011
Hotel Babuino 181, Rome; Fifteen suites with 6 ft. fresco photographs for lobby and suites and twelve sepia-toned architectural details throughout the hotel | February 2010
Hotel Margutta 54, Rome; 7 ft. high fresco photograph for the hotel entrance | April 2010
SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Gerald Bland Gallery, New York; Angels, Godesses and the Spirit of Italy | December 2011 – February 2012
Paolo Antonacci Gallery, Rome; Capturing the Timelessness of Venice, Rome & the Italian Countryside | September – October 2011
Panopticon Gallery, Boston; Photography Salon (Group Show) | May 2011
Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC; Italy: Beneath the Surface | November – Dec. 2010
Gerald Bland Gallery, New York; Italy: Beneath the Surface | October – November 2010
Paolo Antonacci Gallery, Rome; La Roma di Diane Epstein | May – September 2010
American Embassy, Rome; Solo Exhibition of Diane Epstein’s Latest Works | October – November 2009
American Academy, Rome; Through the Eyes of Women (Group Show) | May 2006
The Residence of the Belgian Ambassador to Italy, Rome, Roma Autentica | May 2005
John Cabot University, Rome; Roma Autentica | May – June 2005
Museum at Palazzo Boccarini, Amelia, Umbria; Le Foto di Diane Epstein | June 2005