ABOUT 
Diana is a photographer based in Toronto, Canada. Raised in Uruguay and Brazil, she first arrived in Montreal to pursue her studies at McGill University, graduating with a Master of Arts in Hispanic Literature. She is fluent in four languages and taught Spanish at McGill University. Driven by her passion for photography, she obtained a Certificate in Photography Studies from Ryerson University. Curious and innovative, Diana continues to explore image making including crypto art, digital compositions and selective animation. 
In the NFT space, Diana works to build community and help spotlight and onboard less represented people, specifically women and Latin American artists. Diana has participated in collaborative projects where the proceeds are redirected back to the community in order for artists to be able to mint their first pieces. She also participated in group collaborations to highlight and donate to causes such as saving the oceans and donating to children charities. Diana sees NFT’s as a global platform that brings artists together from around the world. By spotlighting emerging artists, especially those in less privileged countries, it allows them to sell their pieces and earn a living from their art. Outside the NFT space, Diana has the same philosophy of empowering artists. Diana has given art workshops to vulnerable immigrant communities working with seniors and people in the Adult Literacy Program. Diana has experience coordinating and showing work. She owns and runs a gallery in northern Canada that showcase’s her work and other local artists.
ARTIST STATEMENT
Intensely curious about the potential of the photographic medium, my work explores the possibilities of using the digital image as a form of artistic expression. I'm drawn to the abstract and lured by shapes, colour and light. As a photographer, I believe that my art needs to be open to the unpredictable and spontaneous. I like to explore, experiment and consolidate what I learn into my work.
While my portfolio includes traditional documentary and studio work, it also includes more modern approaches to image-making. I enjoy creating compilations in post-production and pushing the boundaries of traditional art. Most recently, I've been exploring the world of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) by developing art for the crypto art space. My photography travels down many different paths, just like my life. 

EXHIBITIONS:
September 8-12, “Meta Menangerie Free for All”, physical NFT exhibit in NY
August 2021, “Women NFT Asian Latin Collab” https://oncyber.io/nftwomen
August 2021, Galeria NFTesp https://oncyber.io/nftesp
July 2021, "Renaissance Protocol" physical NFT exhibit in NY
June 12-current, NFTianguis Chuchulucos Exhibit and Latino Urbano Exhibit
June 12 - current, MetaMuseum Oceans NFT Collection Exhibition
June 17, 2021, ImNotArt, NFT physical gallery exhibit
May 20, 2021, ImNotArt, Community Gallery #10
April 30 - May 6 2021, Artwrk, Group Photography Exhibition Online 
2020 Davenport Collective, Toronto, Group Exhibition, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto
2016 Group Photography Exhibition, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
2015 Group Photography Exhibition, Paul Hahn & Co, Toronto 

Media:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJFS8fbh86o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTHzBn2U22Q&t=9s

Community Work:
Davenport-Perth Community Health Center, Toronto - Photographer
West Neighbourhood House, Toronto - Photography teacher
Help Portrait, Toronto - Photography Assistant 

NFTs:
Foundation: https://foundation.app/@DianaPelenur
OpenSea: https://opensea.io/accounts/DianaPelenur
https://tryshowtime.com/DianaPelenur
https://oncyber.io/dianapelenur

EDUCATION:
2018 Certificate in Photography Studies, Ryerson University the Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto, Canada
1999 Master of Arts in Hispanic Literature, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Groups:
Davenport Collective, Founding Member (Group of six women exploring a variety of different photographic practices. It encourages creativity and experimentation and is a supportive forum for building skills, sharing knowledge and creating opportunities).​​​​​​​
Searchlight Artist Pool
Queens of the Metaverse
NFTgodesses

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