Patricia Diska was born in 1924 in New York.
She studied art at Vassar College in New York and the Académie Julian,in Paris.
Diska worked in a variety of materials; Wood, types of stone, ceramics, concrete and metal. Her works are characterized by soft shapes, flowing together and creating images of intimate encounters or internal embraces of a human body curled into itself.
In 1947, Diska settled in Paris and displayed her works at French galleries, around Europe and the United States, and participated in international symposia in Yugoslavia (1961), Austria (1966), Czechoslovakia (1968) and France (1970).
Her works are on permanent display in several private and public collections in Europe and the U.S.
Patricia Diska died in 2003.
Patricia Diska’s sculpture is made of a large granite block, with soft, gently cut, elegant shapes inside.
The sculpture is totally abstract and the shapes flow within it, rousing an association of something intimate.
Certain meeting points in the sculpture itself, as well as the relationship between the shapes, bring to mind organs of a living being, perhaps even those of a human being.