Dianna Temple is both a working artist and an occupational therapist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Bowling Green State University and an Occupational therapy Doctorate from the University of Toledo.   Her current work explores environmental and social landscapes within two separate themes of agriculture and Disability studies. Currently she is a MFA Candidate obtaining her Master’s Degree in Visual Studies from the University of Missouri.  She is teaching Beginning Photography 2600 as a Graduate instructor. 


Master of Fine Arts, Visual Studies Program, University of Columbia (MIZZOU), MO, 2020

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD), University of Toledo (UT), OH, 2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University (BGSU), OH, 2010


Selected Exhibitions

Tenses, Juried group show, The Hanger Gallery, Kansas City, KS, 2019

Graduate Showcase, Group show, Bingham Gallery Columbia, MO, 2019

Chico Hot Springs (Charcoal Book Club), National juried Portfolio Review invitation, 2019 

Double Booked, Group show, Serial Box, Columbia, MO, 2018

Midwest Center for Photography, National juried exhibition, Wichita, KS, 2018

The Built Environment, Juried group show, McClure Engineering Company, Columbia, MO, 2018

Gradualism, Bingham Gallery, Group show, MIZZOU, Columbia, MO, 2018

Motley Crew Graduate Show, Group show, Resident Arts, Columbia, MO, 2017

The Grant Collection, Juried auction, 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2017

Milestones Alumni Show, Group juried show, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH, 2017

The Human-Altered Landscape, International juried show, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, 2014

The Main Event, Pop-up gallery, Toledo, OH, 2014

Selfie Toledo, Juried group show, University of Toledo CVA Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2014

Hair, Juried group show, LeSo Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2014

Derby Days, Juried group show, 20 North Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2012

Looking Forward and Back, Juried group show, Gallery 333, Toledo, OH, 2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior Thesis Exhibition, Faculty juried exhibition, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH, 2009

Recession & Recovery, National juried exhibition, Art Space Gallery, Columbia, MO, 2009

BGSU Cream of the Crop President’s Suite, Selected group show, Bowling Green, OH, 2009

32 degrees, BGSU Photo Club, Group show, Bowling Green, OH, 2008

Through the Lens, Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Juried group show, Lafayette, IN, 2008

Photo Club, Group show, Perrysburg, OH, 2007

Art-o-matic 419 Lite, Regional group show, Toledo, OH, 2007


Solo Exhibitions                  

OgallalaLand, Clement Gallery, UT, Toledo, OH, 2014

OgallalaLand, LeSo Gallery, Toledo, OH, 2013

Online Publications

Ain’t Bad Magazine, OgallalaLand,  Online Publication, 2018

The Human-Altered Landscape, PhotoPlace Gallery exhibition publication, Middlebury VT, 2014



The Dorothy Price & Peggy Grant Collection, Toledo, Ohio, 2009



The Social Model of Disability a Qualitative Photographic Investigation,Women and Gender Studies Graduate Conference, 2019

Disability projects, visiting artist lecture (annual), BGSU School of Art, Community Projects 2013-19

Ohio Occupational Therapy Conference Lecture, Journey to Retirement: Case Study of an Individual with Down syndrome, 2016

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Toledo School of Art, Toledo, OH, 2014

Visiting Artist Lecture, LESO Gallery, Toldeo, OH, 2013

UT Capstone Presentation, Program Development Plan:  The Volume Program for Self-Advocacy of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Toledo, OH, 2013

UT Research Presentation, Photovoice: When a Child has a Disability: Exploring the Experience of the Adolescent Siblings, Toledo, OH, 2013

University of Toledo Summer Series, Creative Occupations, Toledo, OH, 2012 


Awards/ Scholarships/ Grants

Robert G. Bragg Scholarship, MIZZOU, MO, 2018 

AmeriCorps Vista Fellowship, MIZZOU, MO, 2017-18

University of Toledo Fieldwork Mentor Award, Capstone student mentor for the University of Toledo OTD program, Toledo, OH, 2016

Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Spirit of Wood County Award, Wood County Commissioners, Bowling Green, OH, 2015

Volunteer of the Year Award, Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Bowling Green, OH, 2012 

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, 3000 hours of service, Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Bowling Green, OH 2011

Center for Undergraduate Research Scholarship (CURS) Grant, OgallalaLand, BGSU, OH, 2009

J. W. Strong 2-D Faculty Achievement Award, BFA Thesis show, BGSU, 2009

BGSU Medici Circle Award, BGSU, 2008 

BGSU Undergraduate Talent Award Scholarship, BGSU, 2007

BGSU Undergraduate Talent Award Scholarship, BGSU, 2006



Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

School of Visual Studies (SVS) Graduate Student Association, serving as co-president, 2019

Association of Graduate Art Students (AGAS), 2017-19, served as Vice President, 2018

Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) member, 2010-19

Ohio Sibling Initiatives for Brothers and Sisters (SIBS), 2009-19

Facilitator, Wood County People’s First Chapter, 2016

Ohio Occupational Therapy Association Northwest Conference Planning Committee, 2016

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 2010-19

Association of Student Delegates (ASD) Representative AOTA, 2012

Photo Club President, BGSU, 2012

Member of Art Senate, BGSU, 2012