Edith A. Tonelli (Tang DiAn) has been working in the visual arts for over 30 years. She was trained originally for her Master's degree at Hunter College in New York, in European painting techniques, ink brush drawing, and the Japanese woodblock printmaking process. She finished her Ph.D. at Boston University, focusing on American Culture and the Arts.
After many years of working at large educational institutions, such as The National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, The DeCordova Museum, and The UCLA Museum, she has settled on Cape Cod and opened a private studio for painting, photography, and graphic arts, as well as TonelliArts Gallery.
In 2006, she spent several months in China, studying and painting traditional masterworks of Chinese Brush Painting, also known as "Sumi-e," in Japan. She was given the name Tang DiAn by her Chinese friends, and commisioned Beijing craftsmen to carve her square signature stamp, shown at the top left.
Cape Cod Times Article, "A Brush with Chinese Art," July 23, 2010, read.
2006 - Research and Study in Beijing and Hong Kong
Ph.D., Boston University - American and New England Cultural Studies
MA, Antioch University,Los Angeles - Psychology & Art Therapy
MFA, Hunter College, CUNY - Painting and Printmaking
BA, Vassar College - American Studies
Director, Cape Cod Museum of Art
Owner, TonelliArts Gallery, Cape Cod
Director, Wight Art Musem (now Armand Hammer Museum), UCLA
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art Department, UCLA
Director, University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, MD
Assistant Professor, Deparment of Art, University of Maryland, College Park
Intern, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Curator, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, MA
Intern, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Artist & Teaching Member, Sumi-e Society of America
Artist Member, National League of American PenWomen
Artist Member, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
Artist Member, Cotuit Center for the Arts
Artist Member, Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Media and Services
Asian Ink and Watercolor Brush Paintings
Artist-produced Giclee Prints
Original Parasols and Fans for Special Occasions
Logos and Graphics for Individuals and Businesses
Workshops, Demonstrations, and Individual Lessons
"Cape Cod Museum of Art Lands New Director"
Cape Cod Times, May 2014