Preserving the artist's heritage
Diane Pepe

Sponsored by University of the Arts
Patricia Smith, Advisor
Rebecca Rathgeb, Intern

Diane Pepe

2601 Naudain Street

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Teaching and Administrative Experience

2018 Co-Director Core Program, Associate Professor, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2002-05 Co-Chair Foundation Department, Associate Professor, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1990-present The University of the Arts, promotions from lecturer to Associate Professor 

1998 Adjunct Instructor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 

1991-89 Adjunct Instructor, Philadelphia Community College, Philadelphia, PA 

1989-80   Tenured Associate Professor of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 

1980-75   The Pennsylvania State University, promotions from instructor to Associate Professor 

1975-73   Graduate stipend, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 

1990-present: Founding Director of ASEP, The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions 

2018-17  46th International Exhibit, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX

       The Art of Digital Media, Focal Point, Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of the Arts, Annapolis, MD

American Twist, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Fine Arts Center, Montgomery County Community College, Faculty Exhibit, Blue Bell, PA

2016-15 My Philadelphia Story, Piece in Permanent Installation at The Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia PA
Kimmel Center for The Performing Arts, Faculty Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA
The Print Center, 100 Exhibition, Semi-Finalist, Philadelphia, PA
New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA2014
Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia, PA
Scaled to Fit, New York Sculpture Guild Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Grounds For Sculpture, Members’ Musings Exhibit, Hamilton, NJ
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Willmington, DE
Art Unleashed, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2013 BOUND, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
Less Is More, Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis, MD

STRUCTURE, Arc Gallery, San Fransisco, CA

DCCA Group exhibit, Delaware Center for Contempory Art, Wilmington, DE

2012-11 Hidden, Images, Solo Exhibit, Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA 

En Route Solo Exhibition: Connections, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

      Window On Broad Street, Rosenwald-Wolf, Borowsky Gallery, UArts, Philadelphia. PA

              National Collage Society, 28th Annuan Juried Exhibit Collage, Berman Museum, Collegeville, PA

              Visions Four, Villanova University Gallery, Villanova, PA

      Mosaic Mural: City, Country, Classroom, panel in ceramic wall installation, The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA 

2010      Guarded Identities, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

              Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Museum, Jacques MacCuiston 2010 Dowling Sculpture Prize, Philadelphia, PA

      Main Line Center for the Arts, Prize: PCA Paper Award for Work on Paper, Haverford, PA

Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

2009      Gallery 819, Solo exhibit, The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA 

              Layers, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg,VA

              Sculpture New Hope, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

              Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Museum, Jacques MacCuiston 2009 Dowling Sculpture Prize, Philadelphia. PA Interview

              Creatively Speaking WRTI: Woodmere Art Museum’s Contemporary Voices:

              Art and Design @ 50, UArts, Philadelphia, PA

2008-06 Conversations, Solo exhibit, DCCA Delaware Center For Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE 

Bucks County Sculpture Show, Doylestown, PA

        McKinney Gallery, Westchester University, West Chester, PA

      New Bern Sculpture Show, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, New Bern, NC

              Combining Forces, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD

              Bucks County Sculpture Show, Warrington, PA

2005-03 Art in City Hall: New Work by Past Artists Invitational, Philadelphia, PA

100% Centennial Invitational, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Sculptors at Washington Square, Washington, DC

      Models and Mentors, UArts, Philadelphia, PA

              Paper Progression, The Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA 

2002-01 Building Unique Works, Philadelphia Sculptors at Washington Square, Washington, DC 

      On The Edge, Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences Lovelaides, NJ

      Cheltenham Center For The Arts, Cheltenham, PA

              Wayne Art Center National Spring Exhibit, Wayne, PA

      Fibers, Strength, & Form, McKinney Gallery, Westchester University, Westchester, PA

              Zero-One, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2000      Neichibei Gaukin School, Kochi, Japan

Kera, Tosyama and Kataji Schools, Kochi, Japan

Diverse Directions, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

1999-97 Paper Awareness IV,  American College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Invitational Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

       Museum of American Art Orientation Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

       Concepts In Drawing, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA, Invitational

 l994-93 Artists Look at Delaware River Watershedn Invitational, American College, Bryn Marw, PA

      Paper Awareness, McKinney Gallery, Westchester University, Westchester, PA

      Diversity In Paper, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

      Paper Awareness, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

      Philadelphia Self Portrait, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

1993,92 Woodmere Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill, PA

1990     Connelly Art Gallery, Solo exhibit,Villanova University,Villanova, PA 

1989-86 Philadelphia College of Art, Graphics Gallery, Solo exhibit, Philadelphia, PA 

Paper, Savannah College of Art, Savannah, GA

      Works by 4 Women, Whittier College, Whittier, CA

      Nonwovens/Paper, Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, Philadelphia, PA

      Goldie Paley Design Center, Philadelphia, PA

      Stockton State College Gallery, Pomona, NJ

      Contemporary Women Artists, Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA

              Pennsylvania Graphics Then and Now, Art Gallery, PSU Berks, Reading, PA

1986-85 Dolan-Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

      Pepe/Mooney,Two Person Exhibit, Harrisburg Arts Council, Harrisburg, PA 

     Tarkio Invitational, Tarkio College, Tarkio, MO

     Second Regional Triennial-Invitational, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Johnstown, PA

     Drawing 85', Beaver College, Chestnut Hill, PA

     Doshi Gallery, Harrisburg, PA

     Moments & Transition Invitational, Art Alliance of Central PA, Lemont, PA. 

             Main Line Center for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1984     Gamble Mill Gallery, Solo exhibit,  Bellefonte, PA 

             Ten from Philadelphia, Villanova University Gallery, Villanova, PA

             Artscape, Baltimore, MD

     Four Women: Clay, Paint, Paper, Prints, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD 

             Paper at the Mill, Gamble Mill, Bellfonte, PA

              Women in the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

1983     Houston North Gallery, Solo exhibit,  Lunenburgh, Nova Scotia, Canada 

             Beaver College, Chestnut Hill, PA

             Accent on Design, Woodmere Art Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA Two-person exhibit 

             Made in Pennsylvani Invitational, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA. 

             Paper Expressions, Sordoni Gallery, Wilkes Barre, PA

             New Directions in Pape Invitational, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art,Traveling Johnstown, PA 

             Works on Paper, Sigfried Gallery,Travel exhibit, Ohio Arts Council, Athens, Ohio

1982-81 Philadelphia College of Art, Graphics Gallery, Solo exhibit,  Philadelphia, PA 

              Collections Gallery, Solo exhibit,  University of Texas at Dallas, Texas 

              Upstairs Gallery Invitational, Ithica, NY 

      Art Gallery Invitational, Stockton State College, Stockton, NJ

Philadelphia Museum of Art Lending Service, Philadelphia, PA

       Artist-Made Paper Works Invitational, Lightner Library Gallery, Keuka College, Keuka, NY

         Point Counter Point II Invitational, American Wind Symphony Orchestra, Spar Ingersol, Philadelphia, PA

1980-     Brindle Gallery, Solo exhibit,  Camden, Maine

       Palmer Museum of Art, Solo exhibit, Penn State University, University Park, PA

New Talent Show, Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA •Women in the Arts, William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA 

Prior      Pittsburgh Print Group, Pittsburgh, PA •Paper as Art, Mansfield Alumni Gallery, Mansfield, PA •William Penn Memorial Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA •Doshi Gallery, Harrisburg, PA •Women Artists Here and Now Invitational, Lehigh, PA •Central  PA Arts Consortium, Invitational •Fourteen Albuquerque Printmakers, University of Reno, Reno, NV •Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, PA •Printmaking Symposium Invitational, University of South Dakota, Vermilion, SD •Art From American Universities, USIA editions of prints for embassies abroad •ASA Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 

•New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Grants, Awards, Appointments, Collaborations

2017      Faculty Enrichment Grant: Research Scientific Processes of Memory and Learning, UArts

Exploration of Visual Neuroscience and The Science of Human Memory Related to Visual Arts, Sabbatical leave 

2013      Communication Design Certificate completed, CE Certificate Program, UArts

      Grant: Philadelphia Applied Research Lab, Mosaic Mural Collaboration Grant, UArts

              Award: Jacques MacCuiston Dowling Sculpture Prize, Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Museum

              Award: PCA Paper Award for Work on Paper, Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA

2009      Faculty Collaboration Grant: Animated digital short, Points About Lines, with Adriel Garcia and Sean Paulson, UArts   

Award: Jacques MacCuiston Dowling Sculpture Prize, Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Museum

2008-05 Grant: Provost Faculty Enrichment Collaboration Grant, UArts

        Grant: Faculty Development Grant, Support for One-Woman Exhibit, UArts

        Grant: Venture Fund Research Grant: Impressions from Kochi, UArts

2004-03 Award: Best in Show Award, Philadelphia Sculptors at Washington Square, Washington, DC

              Grant: Venture Fund, Impressions from Kochi, UArts

      Expansion of Uarts Visual Resource Center/Nature Lab: Digital Microscopy, expansion funds from private donor

2000      Travel Assistance from The Manjiro Committee, Kochi, Japan, The Philadelphia School, and Rosenbach Museum’s Educational, Cultural Exchange, for trip to Kochi, Japan

Travel assistance to Kochi, Japan. Research Japanese papermaking. CAMD Dean, UArts 

1995      Resource Artist/Arts In Education Program, Delaware Arts Council, Wilmington, DE

1994-93 Grant:Venture Fund Grant, The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

       Research Fellow: Arts In Education Fellowship, funded by National Endowment for the Arts and The Getty Center for Education in  the Arts, Washington, DC

1993-99  Residency: Arts In Education Residency Program, Delaware Arts Council, Wilmington, DE

       Roster Artist in Education, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

1992       Grant: The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Special Projects Grant, Harrisburg, PA 

1987,83,82,78 Grants: Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies Faculty Research Grant, Penn State University

1986,83,82      Grants: Faculty Research Grant, College of Arts & Architecture, Penn State University

1984-83 Sabbatical Leave, Travel for research to Mexico and Nova Scotia, Penn State University

1981,80 Grant: Ford Foundation Grant, School of Visual Arts, Penn State University

1979        Grant: Research Initiation Grant, National Science Foundation, Penn State University 

1978        Grant: Ford Foundation Achievement Grant, Penn State University

1978,76   Grant: Faculty Research Grant, College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State University 

1975 Grant: Research & Fellowship Grant, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


2117        Investigating Current Research in the Scientific Processes of Memory, Learning and Creative Work at Provost Community Events,  UArts  

 Responsive Memory Course at The University of the Arts and Pepe Memory Images at The Schacter Memory Lab, Harvard  University, Boston, MA

  2016      Responsive Memory, Investigating Memory and the Arts presented at: Translating Memory and Remembrance Across Disciplines 

                International Conference, SUNY, New Paltz, NY

2014 Designing Creative and Enriching Auxiliary Programming, PAIS Biennial Conference, Newtown Square, PA 

2013 Time Well Spent Symposium, keynote speaker: Creative and Dynamic Programming, Philadelphia, PA

2011 ParLAB City, Country, Classroom, Mosaic Mural Collaborative Project, public Presentation, Hamilton Hall, UArts

2009 Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington DE, Gallery presentation at my one-woman exhibit

2006-08 ASEP Highlights Through the Years, The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA

2006-04 Series Sequence Digital Photo/Photoshop, Faculty Enrichment Workshop, UArts

 The Foundation Program, College of Art and Design, Open House, UArts

2003Polarities in Design and The University of the Arts Moving Forward, animated shorts at Freshman Orientation, UArts 

2002  Germantown Friends School, Germantown, PA, in conjunction with Foundation Student Exhibition

2000 Prefectural Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan, present plans for international children's artist-book exchange

Visiting Artist, Workshops, Conferences, Interviews conducted  

2017       Interviews conducted with: Dr. Eric Kandel, at Columbia University, NY; Dr. Daniel Schacter, at Harvard University, Boston MA;  Dr. Kenneth Norman, at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

2016       Responsive Memory, Investigating Memory and the Arts, presentation at national conference: Translating Memory and  Remembrance Across Disciplines, SUNY, New Paltz, NY

2013       Time Well Spent Symposium, Co-Director, organized national symposium at The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA

2001        Philadelphia Museum of Art, Education Division, Book Arts/Paper, presentation workshop, in conjunction with: Leaves of    Gold:Treasures of Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections, Philadelphia, PA

       Paper In Dimension, paper casting workshop, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

The Art of Washi Japanese HMP, presentation documentary video to Philadelphia Papermaker’s Guild, Philadelphia, PA 

Books At The Vat, Philadelphia Papermaker’s Guild, demo in conjunction with: Fibers,Strength & Form, McKinney Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

2000      Journey To Japan I, presentation documentary digital video, The Philadelphia School 

1998-90 Workshops at RittenhouseTown Papermill: Books At The Vat, Color Stenciling, Color Stenciling/Wet Paper Prints, A Still Life  In Pulp,Philadelphia, PA

1998-97 Bodine High School Workshop, Philadelphia, PA  

Continuing Inspirations, Mosaic tile presentation workshop, in conjunction with The Philadelphia Museum of

Art, UArts, Philadelphia, PA

Digital Imagery & Studio Arts, Computer Arts Week, in collaboration with Jeannie Pearce, Professor Media Arts, The

Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA   

1996-95 Delaware Center For The Contemporary Arts, two week residency, Contemporary Connections Program, Bancroft

Elementary School, Willmington, DE  

Papermaking Workshop, Penn State University, Ogontz Campus, Ogontz, PA

Baldie Middle School, ten day residency, Philadelphia, PA

Art Teacher’s Papermaking & Curriculum Workshop, The School District of Philadelphia Board of Ed, Philadelphia, PA 

1996-93 Annenberg International Children's Festival, papermaking workshops, Philadelphia, PA

1994      Pennsylvania Festival of The Arts Invitational Artist, State College, PA

      Papermaking Workshop, Verr Middle School, Philadelphia, PA  

1994,93 Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden Workshops, Centre Hall, PA

      Graduate School of Fine Arts Workshop, Architecture Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA   

      Graduate Book Arts/Printmaking Papermaking Workshop, The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1997-     Papermaking residency, Haverford Township High School, Haverford, PA,  

prior       Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA •Printmaking Gallery, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA •Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ •Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, PA •University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, two week residency •Art Alliance of Central PA, Lemont, PA •Edinborough State College, Edinborough, PA •Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY •Lock Haven State College, Lock Haven, PA presentation in conjuction with Pepe exhibit •Pittsburgh Print Group,Pittsburgh, PA, presentation in conjuction with Pepe exhibit • On Collecting Prints, Lecture, Art Alliance of Central PA, Lemont, PA •PA Guild of Craftsmen, Central PA Chapter, Lancaster, PA • Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 

Publications In, Written or Designed

2016      Wrote: Responsive Memory, Investigating Memory and the Arts, paper for presention at national conference:

       Translating Memory and Remembrance Across Disciplines, SUNY, New Paltz, NY

 2014      Designed brochure: Facets, Joe Mooney, for exhibit at Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013       In brochure: Bound, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

In brochure: Structure, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012      Wrote: Time Well Spent, NAIS National Independent School Magazine, co-author Betsy Neiva and Diane Pepe

Designed brochure: Prophets: Joe Mooney, with exhibit at Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

Designed brochure: Connections, En Route Solo Exhibition; Works by Diane Pepe, for The Philadelphia Art Alliance 

Wrote and produced: City, Country, Classroom Moments, 2 photo books, funded by UArts PARLab Grant, UArts

In brochure: National Collage Society, 28th Annual Exhibit: Collage, Berman Museum, Collegeville, PA 

2011      In magazine: Sculpture International Magazine, Philadelphia Review of Art Alliance Exhibit: En Route Solo Exhibition; Connections by Leslie Kaufman

2009      Designed brochure: Joe Mooney On The Mountain, for Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

      Designed brochure: Monad Series, Joe Mooney, for Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

2008      Wrote and produced: Making of a Mural; process of creating PARLab mosaic with accompanying DVD

2004      Wrote: Book Review, Wiley Publishing Co on:Foundation Project, Being an Artist in the 21st Century, by Issac Kerlow


Selected Collections

Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia, PA •Hunt Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, PA •Houston North Gallery,

Lunenburgh, Nova Scotia •Pittsburgh National Bank, Pittsburgh, PA •McKinsey & Co. Cleveland, Ohio •Carnegie-Mellon

University, Pittsburgh, PA •P.S.F.S. Philadelphia, PA •Garden State Park, Cherry Hill, NJ •Kraft Company, Philadelphia,

PA •Loomis Sayles & Company, Philadelphia, PA •Schiffman Hughes, Bluebell, PA •Philadelphia Venture Finance Firm

of Howard & Company, Philadelphia, PA •Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA •Wolf, Block, Schorr, Solis, Cohn Co., PA

Lesser and Kaplan, Plymouth Meeting, PA •Walnut Run/Maple Run Dupont, Wilmington DE •Reed Smith, Shaw, & McClay, Philadelphia, PA •Bell of Pennsylvania, Bell Atlantic Tower, Philadelphia, PA

Juror / Panelist / Curator/ Commissions

2011-07 Curator: Visions Four, 4 woman exhibit, Villanova University Gallery, Villanova PA 

Curator: Collaborations that Make a Difference, Helen Millard Children's Gallery, Woodmere Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA 

Curator: Mosaic Mural Panels from PARLab project, display in Borowsky Gallery Cases, UArts 

  Juror: My Philadelphia Great Expectations: Citizen’s Voices on Philadelphia’s Future, Supported by Penn, Lenfest and James L. Knight Foundations, Philadelphia Inquirer

1996-95 Teaching The Arts:A Dialogue Between Art Educators, panel presentation and workshop, Department of Art, Museum of Ed, & Art Therapy, UArts  

Crafts, Cognition,and Learning, panel presentation and workshop, Department of Art, Museum Ed, & Art Therapy, UArts  

Juror: PA Festival of The Arts, national exhibition and awards, State College, PA

1992 FATE: Foundations in Art Theory and Education Conference, panel presentation: Pulp and Hand Papermaking Processes as Extension of Traditional Two and Three D Design, Philadelphia, PA  

1986-80 Commission: large scale wall drawing, Hunt Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, PA

Juror: Berks Campus, Penn State University, Regional Print Exhibition, Reading, PA  

Juror: Philadelphia Print Club, Student Regional Print Competition, Philadelphia, PA

Juror: Pittsburgh Print Group, Annual Members Print Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA


2015-present: Post Bacculaurate Program at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1975-72: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, MA 1974           

1971-72: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio  

1966-70:  Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, BFA  1970

Additional Courses, Residencies, Workshops, Conferences attended  

2017-05 Courses at University of Pennsylvania: Cognitive Neuroscience •Philosophy and Visual Perception: Issues in Color Vision •Experimental Psychology 

Course at PAFA: Painting Techniques of the Old Masters, semester course, Philadelphia, PA 

Courses at The University of the Arts: 

Book Arts, CE Semester Course •Final Cut Express workshops •Coral Painting workshops, •Adobe In Design, CE semester course •Adobe Photoshop for Print Design, CE semester course •After Effects, CE semester course •In Design, CE semester course •Adobe Illustrator, CE semester course •Adobe Illustrator-Jump Start, workshop •Bryce Workshop, F workshop •Flash Workshop, workshop •Digital Books, workshop •OSX workshop  •Bryce workshop •Adobe Photoshop I, CE semester course •Adobe Photoshop II, CE semester course •Macromedia Director I, CE semester course 

1990-91 Digital video workshops: I Movie, Final Cut Pro, Mac World Conference New York, NY 

Dieu Donne, New York, NY, week intensive papermaking 

Twinrocker Handmade Paper, papermaking residency, Brookston, IN 

Carriage House, papermaking intensive, Brookline, MA 

Dobbin Mill/Dobbin Books, papermaking workshop, Brooklyn, NY 

1975-73 Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM, plate lithography.