Dianne Poinski

Dianne Poinski

Credit: Kelsey Edwards

About Dianne Poinski

One of the reasons I love photographing flowers and leaves has to do with the simplicity of the subject and the meditative experience I have photographing them in the first place. I lose all sense of time and have been known to miss appointments when shooting flowers. One arrangement or even a single flower can take all afternoon to get right. I will change the composition, the camera angle, the vase and even the backdrop before I am satisfied I have captured the image I was looking for. I have to admit that I am not kind to the plants or my space when I get in this mode. Most flowers only survive one day of active shooting. Stems are cut ruthlessly and thrown on the floor. Petals and leaves are plucked and tossed as well. 

Selected ExhibitionsSolo exhibit - Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento; May 2017Manhattan Arts International, "New Beginnings" - Award of Excellence for "Quiet Moment" - December 2016Group exhibit, "2016 National Photo Encaustic Exhibit" - Portland, Oregon; June 2016Solo Exhibit – Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento CA – June 2015PHOTO Gallery - Oakland; Best of show in the "Best of Botanicals" exhibit 2014ARTHOUSE Gallery, Sacramento, CA – “Design Elements”; October 2013Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado – “Black & White Exhibition”; Juror’s Honorable Mention; March 2012Beatnik Studios, Sacramento, CA – “Desaturated”; March 2012Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA - “Visions of Translucence” with Donald Satterlee – September 2011Solo exhibit - Sacramento Airport Public Art Exhibit – “Destinations” March 15 – June 20 2007Group show - California Museum for Women & the Arts. Sacramento, CA – October 2006Solo exhibit – Appel Gallery, Sacramento CA – January 2005Solo exhibit - Still Life Gallery, Sacramento CA – August 1997, April 2000 Selected Corporate CollectionsLafayette Park HotelKaiser Hospital, Sacramento, Roseville and Vallejo, CASutter Internal Medicine, Sacramento, CASt Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, CAGood Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CAResMed Corporation, South Carolina

Professional roles: Photographer, None of the above

Location: United States