Dina Cline is an established contemporary visual artist, known for her strong use of color and abstract form. Originally from San Diego, CA, Dina earned her B.A. at Boise State University where she completed studies in studio art and philosophy. Her large-scale paintings are critically engaged with philosophical principles of aesthetics and questions of existentialism, prompting Dina to constantly evolve her subject matter and artistic interpretation.
Dina takes considerable inspiration from place and culture, having spent several years traveling and volunteering in locales such as Myanmar, Indonesia, Micronesia, Kenya, and Tanzania. In her early twenties she founded a charitable initiative, the Inclined Arts Project, which raised funds to bring fine-art supplies and education to orphanages in third world countries.
Currently, Dina lives and works in the heart of Paia, HI, residing in a green plantation house. She is a devoted diver, and frequently incorporates the hues and textures of the ocean into her work. As an engaged member of the Lahaina Arts Society & Lahaina Arts Guild, Dina shows her work at venues around the island of Maui. Internationally, her work is held in private collections based in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Seattle, and Chicago.
B.A. Visual Arts
Boise State University, Boise ID
A.A. Liberal Arts
College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
Kanaloa, Wailuku Coffee Co.
Emerging, Paia Bay Coffee Co., Paia, HI (reoccurring resident artist)
Dina Cline, The Villa Coffeehouse, Idaho Falls, ID
Banyan Tree Birthday Party, Lahaina, HI
Maui Open Studios, Paia, HI
Lahaina Print Sellers, Lahaina, HI (currently showing)
Old Lahaina Jail Gallery, Lahaina, HI (currently showing)
LAS Cannery Mall Art Fair, Lahaina, HI (currently showing)
Lahaina Poster Contest Show, Lahaina, HI
By the Bay Gift Shop, Paia, HI
Banyan Tree Art Show, Lahaina, HI (reoccurring art festival)
ArtHop, Maui Brew Co., Kihei, HI (reoccurring art festival)
Untitled, selected paintings, Tat208, Victor, ID
CeramicFest; selected pottery, Jackson Hole, WY
Garage Art; painting, short story selected at Boise State University, Boise, ID
Inclined Arts Project Art Auction, Prefunk Beer Pub, Boise, ID
CSI Student Show, The Herrett Center for Arts and Sciences, Twin Falls, ID
3 selected pieces
“Garage Art Finalist Announcement”,
The Arbiter, Boise, ID
Julie Wooten, “SNEEK PEAK: CSI Students prepare for Annual Art Show”, Twin Falls Times- News, April 2013
Garage Art Contest Winner in Art + Creative Writing, Boise, ID
Founded the Inclined Arts Project, a charity organization that brings fine art supplies and education to third world countries.
3rd Grade Teacher in Micronesia with Harvard-affiliated organization “WorldTeach”
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