The sculptures and installations of artist Diana Al-Hadid are “propositions for an imaginary world.” These ambiguous works often reference the general themes of self, place, and history. As of recent the artist has drawn upon imagery from her birth city of Syria, recreating the Aleppo citadel, a 10th century fortress and eventual Muslim holy site. Her new sculptures combine the materials of fiberglass and polystyrene to create ambitious structures that seem to be unearthed from some unfamiliar place. The artist was awarded a Sculpture Department Graduate Fellowship to attend Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received her MFA in Sculpture. This month the artist is exhibiting with Priska Juschka Gallery in Williamsburg, NY; she will exhibit their once again in 2007. In spring of this year the artist participated in the Bronx Museum‘s Aim 26 (Artist in the Marketplace) program and exhibition. Her participation was noted in an article in the Art in Review section of the NY Times (April 9, 2006).