Diana Laurel Caramat

Adjunct Professor

I was born in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines, raised in Virginia, and have an international professional studio practice based in the United States. D/ND/N Projects (pronounced ‘Din-Din’) is a business name that I use for larger community collaborations, but when I’m just showing my own artwork I use my full name. I identify my creative practice as interdisciplinary, often combining dimensions and fields of study; I find ways to mediate 2D, 3D, 4D, other art forms involving movement, sound, and play, with amateur sciences. The social practice that results from my artworks becomes the lubrication between spaces of creative and community friction. A common occurrence of creative play for me is making GIFs to capture fleeting communication and to increase the non-verbal vocabulary of the world. Through my creative outpouring, I embrace my neurodiversity, queerness, and diaspora–my portfolio becomes the bridge of addressing feelings and changing the systemic boundaries of my ‘otherness’.