Diane Novetsky


My abstract paintings describe sinuous forms that radiate light through vibrant color harmonies. Serpentine shapes suggest the female form and an organic sensuality

The shapes become increasingly visceral as internal organs and joints such as the heart and pelvis are referenced. I’m interested in symmetry and its association with the iconic compositions found in sacred art. Symmetry balances the high energy of the color and the tumbling arabesque forms. The work departs from perfect symmetry as centralized forms uncoil and morph in space, and collage-like figures appear to tumble. The effect combines the earthy, sensual, and otherworldly.

I’m highly engaged in the physical process of painting and the unpredictability of fluid acrylic paint on canvas. The color palette runs saturated and bold ––from the renaissance skies of ultramarine blue to the candy color pink of anime. The optically rich surface contains a variety of matte and glossy finishes. Rounded contours My recent paintings funhouse scenes of my imagination.



2021 Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, Stay on It: Diane Novetsky Paintings, upcoming in May
2020 Artspace Maynard, Maynard, MA, Strange Circuitry: Paintings by Diane Novetsky and Marjorie Kaye,

curated by Diane Novetsky
2017 Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, The Immediacy of Abstraction: Paintings by Diane Novetsky and

Jo Ann Rothschild, curated by Craig Bloodgood, director 2016 Galatea Fine Art, Boston, Earthshifter

2014 Rines Gallery, Weston, MA, Remembered Light
2010 Baak Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Transformations
2007 Hebrew Senior Life Center Art Gallery, Boston, New Paintings


2021 Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Blue-2021, curated by Dr. Jessica May, Director, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Cross Rip Gallery, Harwich Port, Fall Invitational, curated by Georgene Riedl
Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, Luscious, Tasty, Delicious, juried by Holly E. Hughes, curator, Albright Knox Museum

New Art Center, Newton, Women in Abstraction (online), curated by Destiny Palmer Kingston Gallery, Boston, Associate Members Exhibit, Space Between
Jason McCoy Gallery, NY, Online, Drawing Challenge XIX
Site: Brooklyn, NY, Shape in all its Forms, (online), juried by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

2020 Cambridge Art Association, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, National Prize Show, curated by Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint

Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, Sizzle, Summer online exhibit
2018 Worcester State University, Worcester, Time Machines: Looking Forward, Looking Back, juried by Lisa Crossman, curator, Fitchburg Art Museum

Galatea Fine Art, Boston, The New England Collective VII, juried by Julie Burros, City of Boston, Chief of Arts and Culture

Galatea Fine Art, Boston, Easy Acquisitions
2015 New England Biolabs, Spring/Summer Group Show, Danvers and Beverly MA, curated by Pamela Foster

2014 Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA, 40th Anniversary Vernon Street Studios Celebration

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Boston, Brickbottom and Joy Street Artists

Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, Intuition, BAA Members Spring Exhibit 2013 Audio Concepts Showroom, Boston, De Colores, curated by Lynda McNally

AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, Boston, curated by Pamela Foster

Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, Surface Matters, curated by Diane Novetsky 2011 The Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, Radiance, curated by Karl Gustafson, director

Galatea Fine Art, Boston, New England Collective II, juried by Joanne Mattera
Cambridge Art Association, Northeast Prize Show 2011, juried by Theodore Stebbins Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, Off the Wall, juried by Kathryn French, director

2010 Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury Falls, Vermont, Spring Awakening
Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, Off the Wall/Community of Artists, juried by Kathryn French, director

2009 Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford MA, Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by Amy Schlegel, director

Center for the Arts at the Armory, Art Start Exhibit, Somerville, MA
2008 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Five Somerville Artists

Red Brick Arts Center, Beverly, MA, Water
2007 New Hampshire Institute of Art, Biennial Exhibit, juried by Pamela Clark Cochrane, Clark Gallery

Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA, Hot Off the Press, curated by Deborah Cornell, assoc. professor, SVA, College of Fine Arts, Boston University

Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, Somerville Prints!
2006 Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, Sacred Sense, curated by Karl Gustafson, director and Matt Currano

Bryan Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Environments/A Sense of Place, juried by Kathryn French, director, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

2005 Somerville City Hall, Somerville, MA, Color
2004 Concord Art Association, Fifth Annual Francis N. Roddy Competition, juried by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, curator, DeCordova Museum


“Space Between”, Kingston Gallery Press Release, Summer, 2021
Art & Object, “Diane Novetsky in the Kingston Gallery Exhibition, June 24, 2021
Maynard Wicked Local, ‘Strange Circuitry on Display at Artspace Maynard”, March 3, 2020 Boston Globe, “What’s happening in the local arts world”, Cate McQuaid, March 6, 2020 Boston Voyager Magazine, July, 2018


Wayne State University, BA in Painting
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, MFA in Painting


Rivercourt Condominiums, Cambridge, MA Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals, Waltham, MA Astrazenaca Hope Lodge Center, Boston Parexel International, Waltham, MA