Dianna Frid is an artist working at the intersection of material text and textile. She makes artist’s books, drawings, and sculptures. In her work, embroidery is a prominent vehicle for exploring the relationships between writing and drawing; and between transcription and legibility. Either explicitly or in nuance, Frid engages with themes of time, process, death, and the transformation of matter. Born in Mexico City, Frid spent part of her childhood there and later in Vancouver, Canada, where her family immigrated in the 1980s. Frid has lived in the United States since 1999. She teaches in the College of Architecture, Design and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is Associate Professor. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Frid has received nominations, grants, fellowships and awards from Canada, Mexico and the US. Most recently she received a 2018 3Arts Award and a fellowship at the Ragdale Foundation. Her one-person exhibit, “More Time Than Life” is on view at Alan Koppel Gallery in Chicago through November 15.