About

Deanna, in front of two of her photographs of her father, at the "About Face" exhibition, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in Kansas City, Missouri, 2013.
Résumé PDF here.
Deanna Dikeman has been an artist-photographer since 1985, when she left a corporate job to try a photography class. She resides in Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri, USA. She has photographed her family in Iowa and Nebraska in a body of work called Relative Moments. She has done a series of photographs of interior details of homes, Home Alone in the Middle of the Day.  Her Wardrobe project includes photographs of old clothes in thrift stores and a historical costume collection.  Other projects are Suburban Photographs, Lost Dog (posters of lost pets), Ballroom (ballroom dancers and their clothing in movement), Lot Line (looking at the spaces between houses), and Sprinklers, Birdbaths, and Puddles.

Fellowships and Grants
ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grant, 2011
United States Artists Booth Fellowship, 2008
• Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship, 2006
Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, 1996

Awards
• MACK First Book Award Shortlist, 2020
Nikon Photo Contest, Third Place, The Open Award: Photo Story, 2017​​​​​​​
• Art Omi International Artists Residency, 2011
• Forward Thinking Museum, JGS Photography Contest Runner-up, 3rd Quarter 2011

Museum Collections
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedelia, Missouri
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas

Corporate Collections
• American Century Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri
• Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri
• Corporate Communications Group, Overland Park, Kansas
• CBIZ Corporation, Shawnee Mission, Kansas
• City of Kansas City, Missouri
• Fidelity Investments, St. Louis, Missouri
• Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts
• The Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, Missouri
• The Landrum Company, Columbia, Missouri
• Shook, Hardy and Bacon LLP, Kansas City, Missouri
• Sprint Corporation, Overland Park, Kansas

Academic Collections
Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellows Collection, Princeton University
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona

Flat Files
Pierogi Flat Files, Brooklyn, New York
PechaKucha artist’s talk at United States Artists Assembly, March 2015