Diane Giraud is a visual artist and art director, born in Paris, France.
With a Master's degree in Business Law, she had a stint in the corporate world before pursuing her creative path, studying oil painting and drawing at the Ateliers des Beaux Arts in Paris.
She subsequently moved to London to attend Camberwell College of Arts followed by the London College of Fashion where she earned a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design Technology and a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring Menswear (Savile Row techniques).
Naturally drawn to experimentation and craftsmanship, she honed her skills in the couture ateliers of Alexander McQueen, Boudicca and Giles Deacon and worked later as a Senior designer at an influential fashion design agency located in Oxford Circus, London.
Ten years after she had arrived in London she decided to quit her job to engage fully with her artistic practice.
With a particular interest in site-specific installations whether as a piece or a means to deconstruct format and presentation for art, her projects stem from a study of language with a propensity towards investigation using a variety of media including painting, sculpture and creative writing. Her recent research focuses on liminal states - such as wonder - as a trigger to openness.
She now lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal where she presented her first solo exhibition titled A PRIVATE HISTORY: FRAGMENTS at the Museu Nacional de Historia Natural e da Ciência (MUHNAC) in 2015.