Erika Diehl (Western American, 1976) is an abstract painter who uses time as a medium and context. A reader of philosophy as poetry, and poetry as philosophy; her work engages the struggle of painting against the nature of language.
In response to the immediate sense of atemporality and displacement in our world, she lives and works nomadically; setting up her studio and her life in provisional locations ranging from Japan to the Chihuahua desert town of Marfa. In the upcoming season she heads to Mexico City, following color and light to points further South.
Diehl received her MFA from the L. E. Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland College Institute of Art under Joan Waltemath. Her work is held in private collections and has been supported through a diverse group of fellowships and residencies; most recently Koganecho AIR in Yokohama, Japan and Marfa Open in Marfa, Texas.