Diana Joanne Eicher, received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Hawaii, and her BA in Painting from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She spent a year studying painting in Italian at the Accademia di Belle Arti, in Venice, Italy and studied aluminum plate lithography at a summer workshop at Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM. Diana coordinates the Printmaking and Paper Studios at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Previously, Eicher was the Studio & Visual Arts Coordinator at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Student Unions. Diana oversees the Printmaking & Papermaking studios at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and teaches as adjunct faculty. She has taught varied printmaking courses including: Screenprinting,Introduction to Printmaking, Japanese Woodcut, and Experimental Relief at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has also taught at the University of Hawaii, the Honolulu Printmaking Workshop, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Eicher has presented 9 papers and exhibitions at national conferences since 1998, and has exhibited her work in over 80 group and solo exhibitions since 1987. Eicher had a solo show in Shanghai in 2012, at Donghua University, of 70 of her prints and papercuts. In 2016, Diana had another solo exhibition at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, of papercuts, “Shoe Love is True Love.”Currently, Diana has a solo show of shoe papercuts, “Shoe Love” at Scarborough Fair Shoppe, in St. Paul, Minnesota, that is on exhibit until January, 2018.
Diana considers it auspicious that her birth announcement was an original print created by the Nigerian printmaker, Uche Okeke.