Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction, an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term Grant from the Canada Council, several Senior Arts Grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Thorneycroft taught as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba's School of Art for 25 years. Since 2010 she has been focusing on her studio practice full time, and has gallery representation in Canada, the US and Europe.
Thorneycroft's installation Black Forest (dark waters) had its inaugural opening at the Art Gallery of Southwestern, Brandon, Manitoba in June, 2018, and was recently shown at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, Ontario. Next spring, it will open at La Maison de la Culture Frotenac, Montreal and in January 2020 at and the Nickle Galleries, Calgary, Alberta. A smaller version of the installation entitled Black Forest (village), will be shown at the Vernon Art Gallery in the fall of 2019.