Diana Carulli introduced labyrinths to New York City public spaces in December 1999, at Union Square Park. The positive response to her work has encouraged her to pursue ways to create more awareness of these ancient patterns. Her Labyrinths have been installed in numerous sites throughout New York City, elsewhere in the U.S., and in Italy and Finland. Within Labyrinths the pedestrian is encouraged to move differently while passers-by continue on their way, decide to join in, or simply pause to witness. Theatre is conjured in an unexpected place. Carulli roots her work in the fact of collective energy. Enabling this energy increases art's power to affect the actual world.
In addition to Public Installations, Carulli works in sculpture, video installation, photography, and book art. Carulli, a native New Yorker, is based in her West Village apartment and sculpture studio in Garrison, New York where many of her large-scale steel works are displayed.
Diana M. Carulli
B.A. San Francisco State University
2010-present Aspiration, Dick’s Castle Road at Route 9D, Garrison NY.
2006-2008 Which Wave Now, Brooklyn Central Library, NY.
2005-present Labyrinth of Muna, Orimattila, Finland.
2005-2007 Our Labyrinth: meidan labyrintti, Oriimattila, Finland.
2004-present East River Reflections Labyrinth, East River Park, NY NY.
2003-present Ba-gua Labyrinth 2 and “Six Senses Labyrinth”, Dewitt Clinton Park, NY NY.
2001-2003 Ba-gua Labyrinth, Manhattan Botanic Garden, Pier 84, NY NY.
1999-2008 Our Labyrinth and a Maze, Union Square Park, NY NY
1975- present Traveller, Traveling Sculpture, 40 cities including: Jayapura, New Guinea; Tokyo, Japan; and Rome, Italy.
2008 Garrison Art Center, Lee Balter Gallery, Boustrophone, Garrison NY.
Selected Group Shows
2014-15 CT (un) Bound, Artspace in collaboration with Yale University Art Gallery’s Alan Chasanoff Collection of Artist Books, New Haven, CT.
2014 Collaborative Concepts, attachment 3 to Attachment, Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY.
2013 Hammond Museum, Paths To Peace, Chakra Vyudha, labyrinth installation, North Salem, NY.
Gallery 66 NY, Rose Brick Labyrinth installation, inaugurating their Sculpture Garden, Cold Spring, NY.
Collaborative Concepts, attachment 2 Attachment, Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY.
2012 Collaborative Concepts, attachment TO Attachment, Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY.
2011 Collaborative Concepts, Attachment, Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY.
Arts 376, Rosefsky Gallery, Tracking the Labyrinth, Boustrophone, SUNYBinghamton,NY.
2010 Collaborative Concepts, Aspiration, Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY.
2009-12 Garrison Art Center, Members Photography Show, Garrison, NY.
2008-12 Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts Gallery, Art In A Box Benefit Exhibition, NY, NY.
2007 Collaborative Concepts, Bull’s Head 1 in labyrinth installation, Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY.
Collaboration with Claudio Arezzo di Trifiletti, Painting Exhibition, Casa Sicilia, Empire State Building, New York, NY.
2006 Brooklyn Central Library, Tracking the Labyrinth, with Nora Stephens, Brooklyn, NY.
2012 Chasanoff, Allan, Bookworks, Yale Fine Arts Museum, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Grants and Awards
2013 Partnership for Parks Catalyst Grants for the East River Reflections labyrinth and workshop.
2012 Junior League of the City of New York, paint for East River Reflections Labyrinth.
2007 All American Rose Selections, Avery and Monrovia Companies, Rose Labyrinth,temporary, Union Square Park, NY NY.
2006-08 Council on the Environment. Botanical and related material for temporary labyrinths for the National Gardening Association.
2005- present The Field, Art’s Organization: Sponsored Artist.
2001-04 Spraylat Corporation, Paint Donations for Public Projects. Greenacre Foundation for Friends of DeWitt Clinton Park.
Anderson, Lincoln, The Villager, Waterfront Parks Got Whacked, (November 8, 2012), p.2 Darville,Sarah, Ishiyak,Edna, and Felix,Melvin
Edwards, Kristin, Parks Pans Labyrinths but Artist Fights to Save One, The Villager, (May, 2007), p. 2, 24.
Fukada, Shiho, The New York Times, (July 27, 2006) front-page.
Lowenstein, Marisa, Pathfinders, Time Out: New York, (October 21, 2003) p.51-52.
Wallis, Melanie, A Maze Meant for One and All, The Villager, (April 14, 2004) cover, p.4.
Rotko, Lauri, Diana Carulli on Labyrinttien Mestari, Etela-Suomen Sanomat, May 30, 2003.
Bondioli, Chiara, Il Revival Del Labirinto, Dove Magazine, 9September, 2001), p.62-3.
Boland, Ed Jr., A Winding Way to Serenity, Urban Tactics, The NY Times, (February 6, 2000).
Niles, B., White by Design, New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1984, p.149, reprinted 1996.