Diane Appaix-Castro is a French and Spanish sculptor and experiential installation artist born in Paris, France, and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts from age four. She received a BFA from The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University and is currently studying at Tulane University from which she will receive her MFA in Sculpture in May 2022. In 2020 she was awarded first place in DIY Art for the show titled Reconnecting in Quarantine at Tulane Hillel. In 2021 Diane received the SLA Graduate Student Summer Research and Write-Up Fellowship Grant and participated in the Southern Heat Exchange Online Residency.
Her work is strongly informed by her experience as an immigrant living at the intersection of three distinct cultures as well as philosophical concepts such as skepticism, the theory of knowledge, and magical thinking. Her influences vary from the sculptor Marguerite Humeau, to Einstein, to the biologist Lynn Margulis, as well as experimental filmmakers like Stan Brakhage. Her work aims to push the boundaries of human understanding of what is real and alive by putting into question the credibility and accuracy of our senses.
Her works deal with the concepts of existence, humanity, presence - finding new ways to declare how we are in the world and leaving the door for possibilities elsewhere.
Additionally, Diane curates and manages the art gallery, Studio Appaix located in her home.