The Whitney Presents Dianna Molzan’s First Solo Museum Show and New York Debut


NEW YORK. N.Y.- The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Dianna Molzan: Bologna Meissen, the first solo museum exhibition devoted to the artist’s work. This lobby gallery show, open today, is curated by Whitney curatorial assistant Margot Norton. Dianna Molzan’s works engage in an open and unpredictable dialogue with the history of abstract painting. Although she works with traditional materials, such as oil on linen, she approaches her canvases irreverently, invoking elements of fashion, the decorative arts, ceramics, and popular design. In this installation the artist’s engaging and sophisticated works each reveal a highly distinctive character and play off one another in lively counterpoint. The title Bologna Meissen, alludes to two of the artist’s longstanding interests: the twentieth-century Italian painter Giorgio Morandi, who lived and worked in Bologna, rendering still lifes