An active member in Boston’s art community, Diana Stelin managed DTR Modern Galleries on Newbury Street, with outposts in New York, Palm Beach and Washington DC for over seven years. Ms. Stelin has developed the business from the ground up and saw it through its multiple new endeavors including auctions, international art fairs, and introduction of new contemporary talent. She traveled to such important events as the Venice Biennale, FIAC Paris, LA Art Show and Art Basel Miami, among others, in search of new markets, as well as new talent and trends.
Ms. Stelin comes with a wealth of knowledge about Art History and keeps herself very up to date on current trends in the quickly developing global art world. The most rewarding task for her over the years has been the arts education of her loyal discerning collectors. They included renowned international celebrities such as Kanye West, Luciana Gimenez Morad, Jason Biggs, Alberto Aquilani among others.
Educating clientele has been very much akin to her years of teaching children at the Nandi School of Art prior to launching DTR Modern. The satisfaction of sharing her passion for the arts and her desire to offer her expertise to the community fueled her to champion her own art school here in Boston for children and adults.
Ms. Stelin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration from Boston University. She studied abroad in Paris, Rome, Moscow, London and Sydney. Diana has served on multiple professional portfolio panels. She is an accomplished painter, author and public speaker
Her work can be found on her personal website.
Our teachers are award-winning multi-disciplinary artists & educators.
Susannah Lawrence is a multimedia artist whose work explores the desire to communicate and connect in our world. Driven by ideas, it uses both traditional and innovative material and technological means to evoke transformative insights. Her works include sculpture, drawing, multi-media installation, video, photography, site-specific interactive public art, and patented inventions. She has studied and exhibited locally and abroad in Australia, England, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
She has been included in numerous publications, and has extensive experience teaching students of various ages in a variety of art media, art history, and art theory. She has taught, collaborated with, and designed art projects for many Boston-area arts and cultural organizations including The Boston Public Library, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Youth Programs, Harvard University, The Boston Children’s Chorus, The New England Conservatory, JArts Collaborative, Boston College, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Margarita Muñiz Academy, First Night Boston, Boston Center for the Arts, and The State House. She was a collaborating teaching artist of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts’ Youth-Art-In-Action program when it received a Coming Up Taller award. She was project Mentor of the winning team of the Boston 100K ArtScience Innovation Prize, and afterwards Curator of the Boston ArtScience Lab at Cloud Place. For many years she was Lead Artist for Stella Aguirre McGregor’s nationally-recognized Teen Curatorial Program in partnership with the UrbanArts Institute at Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, which then expanded into the Teen Curatorial Program and Artist’ Workshops at the Urbano Project which partnered with ACT at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Her patented architectural interactive video installations I C A GIANT, and her interactive mixed-media installation, Collections Connections, were featured for the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’s tenth year anniversary on the waterfront. Through the ICA Family and Art Lab programs she continued to launch a wide variety of innovative community art projects serving hundreds of participants. Her book and community art project, Forming Our Inner Flower, has been brought to the Brookline Early Education Program. Fluent in Spanish, she collaborated in starting the Spanish After School Enrichment Program of Runkle, where her three children go to school, and where she often partners in conducting art projects with her husband, artist and fellow MFA art instructor, from Madrid. Her patented video installation techniques were featured in Giant Inspirations, The Artist Project for the Museum of Fine Arts, Community Arts Initiative. For over a decade she has taught students of all ages though the Museum’s Artful Adventures, and Studio Arts Programs.
Design leader with 20 years of experience in visual human-centered design, strategic thinking, branding and design education. She currently works at Tufts University focusing on design thinking framework and user interface design.
Art School "Ozerki", Leningrad, USSR.
Art School "WIZO," Haifa, Israel.
Art College "WIZO," Haifa, Israel. Graphic Design Program.
UMASS Boston, B.A. in Fine Arts.
MEDIA, TECHNIQUE, STYLE
Yulia’s expressive and seemingly effortless mixed media works depict contemporary events and experiences, including meditative museum and café scenes, unfathomable views of historical sites, cinematic atmosphere of the streets of Boston, and flaming eccentricity of fashion shows. The artist addresses a wide range of social concerns, such as environment, culture, ethnicity, and peace. Dramatic and illustrative quality of Yulia’s paintings comes from synthesis of candid and undistorted perception, spontaneous execution, unexpected color choice, academic drawing skills and graphic design concepts.