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Nascondino, Opening Nov. 15th

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2014 by lisadiakova

Hello Everybody,

I’m excited to share Nascondino, my new collection of artwork.  The opening reception will take place on November 15th at Gallery 212 Miami in the Wynwood Arts District. The address is 2407 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33127. Come by between 7-9 pm so I can meet you!

Nascondino Flyer Gallery Solo Show Lisa Diakova

Hana and Thomas

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by lisadiakova

So, a few days back I showed you two Works In Progress. These are the finished works: Hana and Thomas. These two pieces are sold but prints will soon be available by request.

I hope you enjoy them!

Hana_Painting by Lisa Diakova

© Lisa Diakova 2014

Thomas_Painting_Lisa Diakova

© Lisa Diakova 2014

It’s good to be back at it. :)

Posted in Art with tags , , , on December 11, 2013 by lisadiakova

It's good to be back at it. :)


Inside A Box, Inside A Box

Posted in Life with tags , , , , on March 20, 2012 by lisadiakova

Tucked in one of the many miscategorized, poorly named files on my computer, there are a few never-brought-to-orgasm blog entries that I probably won’t get to share with you. Not because of some major mystery that’s held within them, but because I just haven’t had the conviction to finish a single entry in weeks.

I sat down at 5 am this morning, crisp from insomnia, feeling bright as a fluorescent bulb. It is now 7:20 and I realize I’ve been biting my nails, staring at the screen, and wasting time doing idiotic things like traveling streets on google maps.

Tepid coffee sits in the Mickey Mouse cup my sis gave me last year when she went to Orlando. I miss her. I miss the kids. Yeah, yeah… the cup of coffee is my stale little soul. Mickey ironically smiles at my misery. The perfect cliché of the tortured, self-deprecating artist.

Mickey can shove his pedophilic smile. I’ll drink the stuff anyway. I’d also really love a hard-boiled egg, but something about combining sulfur with milk and coffee, makes my stomach turn.

Life has been good to me, I tell myself. I’m well. There’s nothing wrong except that nagging feeling that somehow I swallowed the red pill without being warned. Yet, I’m satisfied with the fact that I’m more self-aware. I still want EVERYTHING, but I’m starting to decipher my honest desires from things that might be cool to try some day. This doesn’t console me though. I know perfectly well that tomorrow it could all change. I’ll be back in The Matrix, eating Filet Mignon while making mental notes to sign up for jujitsu classes and take a tour of the Federal Reserve. Never feeling satiated. Always wondering what else is out there.

Lately, I can’t get over this intense longing for home. Belonging. Where is that? I’ve always been fascinated with transcendentalist writers like Thoreau and Whitman. Walden motherfuckin’ pond. It would be glorious to feel one with nature. To build my cabin in the woods. To enjoy days that drag on, and make time to fix a proper breakfast.

Beautiful, idyllic scenes fill my head. Naturally, I want to break something just so I can glue it back together.

Caught somewhere between anxiety and illusion, I’m like one of those stupid birthday gifts that’s been packed inside a box, inside a box, inside a box, inside a box…  Open the damn thing already. Let me out.

Facebook “LIKE” page

Posted in Art with tags , , , , on September 26, 2011 by lisadiakova

I just launched my FACEBOOK LIKE PAGE! This is where I’ll post updates about my work, events, freebies, and other news. Don’t forget to press the LIKE button and recommend it to your friends!

Mad love,


The Precious Rejects Show Launches in 3 Weeks!

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by lisadiakova

There are 3 weeks left until my art exhibit, The Precious Rejects Show, launches in New York!!!

Of course, like anything worth going to, the action behind-the-scenes is a thunderstorm of ideas, crazy to-do lists, and a lot of what ifs. The cushy nest in my head, otherwise known as “my happy place” is getting smaller and harder to find.

Nonetheless, I’m psyched!! Sure, I’m running on coffee and passion, but that’s what it’s all about. Any work of love demands more than your time. It takes your soul… I say this in my witchiest voice, of course. Wa. ha. ha. ha. ha!!!!!!!

Alright, so maybe I could use a day at the spa, but still, I am really enjoying every bit of the madness. My team is ridiculous!! They are talented, beautiful people who really understand that this show is about reaching creatures from all walks of life. I am a firm believer that works of art should be shared.

My Facebook “LIKE” page will be up soon so keep an eye open and please spread our beautiful disease throughout all corners of the world. Tell your friends. Tell your grandma. Tell your barista.

The Precious Rejects Show comes to New York on October 13th!  :::INSERT DRUMS HERE:::

Crushing On Andy Kehoe

Posted in Art with tags , , , on September 12, 2011 by lisadiakova

So I can’t say much today, mostly because I just don’t have the time to say it. I’m off to the studio to pull an all-nighter. The work is piling up and I’m wearing too many hats. Don’t get me wrong, I like hats. I just prefer them on other people. 😉

I’ll take this moment to share one of my favorite artists. His work reminds me so much of the monsters my brother used to draw as a kid. It makes me feel funny in all the right places. Not ’cause of the brother thing… OK, this is getting weird.

I give to you: Andy Kehoe.