Diane Green

18th Street Pilsen Open Studios - 2021

1856 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA


Open to the public: October 16th & 17th / 12-8pm
*Outdoor Studio
*Outdoor Art Activity
*We will be outside. Masks will be required for anyone with 6 feet of anyone visiting the show.


I (Diane) have lived in Pilsen since 2003. I'm now in the 3rd rented location. Bob Buchholz and I moved in together @ 19th & Throop in 2019. Our studio space is too filled up with inventory so our artwork will be shown outside in a tent alongside numerous walls and tables in front of our home studio. Bob gave a workshop on how to create a Surreal Mobile at Orozco Community Academy in the early 2000s. I created art workshops for kids at the Xochiquetzal Community Garden from 2011-2012. We have attended many Pilsen exhibits, public and private, over the years and befriended a number of Pilsen artists including Marcos Raya, Teresa Magaña, Mark Nelson, Stephanie Weiner, and more.


Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee Diane Green graduated in 1984 with a BFA in Painting at Memphis College of Art. Selling her paintings on the street, Diane left Memphis to upgrade her art career. In the 1990s, after moving to Chicago and becoming a single mom, Diane created an art clothing company called Original Face. Since 1998, Diane’s paintings have been included in over 35 shows.  Today she lives in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, painting, art projects, and screenwriting in her home studio.

For me, art is freedom of speech that is beyond words.  My creativity evolves from my stream of consciousness interconnecting with my personal experiences. My paintings are created within the moment, while patterns and symbolism weave from the past, the present, and the future.

My lifelong career as an artist evolves day by day. I believe viewers of my work may find personal meaning and joy. That is my intention and spiritual quest.

Wisdom translates through shape, form, and color in any mode of style. My works have floated through realms of abstraction, expression, neo-expression, and surrealism.

Over the years I have been influenced by Van Gogh for his madness, Basquiat for his freedom of expression, Dubuffet for his innocence, Hilma Af Klint for her unrecognized genius, as well as thousands of contemporary artists, outsiders, self-taught and educated who are workers among workers in the allure of Art.