Diana Reichenbach is an Emmy award-winning multimedia artist specializing in immersive and architectural media. She uses time-based, interactive, and immersive platforms to explore digital technology and its relationship to memory and perception. Navigating between animation and anthropology, she seeks to present narratives that ask how we have come to understand culture through our dependencies on digital media.
Reichenbach's work has notably screened at festivals worldwide including Ottawa International Animation Festival, Animafest Zagreb, Anima Mundi, RiverRun Film Festival, DTLA Film Festival, Punta Y Raya Festival, Burning Man Festival, and Bonnaroo. She has created commissioned work for Virgin Atlantic Airways, the City of Baltimore, and the Museum of Arts and Sciences Macon through grants from the Knight Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts.
In addition to her work as an independent artist, Reichenbach served as Art Director for StandardVision, an LA-based architectural lighting design studio and digital media company. During her time at StandardVision, Reichenbach created lighting designs and content for the Wilshire Grand Los Angeles, Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles, CinemaCity in Beirut, the ITCC Campus in Riyadh, the Taman Anggrek Mall in Jakarta, as well as worked on projects involving Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola, and Casey Raes.
Reichenbach is a recipient of the 2022 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for Historical Documentary, 2021 "Best Sound Experience" award at the IMMERSPHERE fulldome festival, 2019 ‘Best Artistic Dome Short Film’ award at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, 2019 'Best Fulldome Short Film' award at the Fulldome Festival Jena, 2017 Museum of Arts and Sciences Bowen Award Fund, 2014 ‘Best Use of Dome’ award at Fulldome UK, and was a 2009 Student Academy Awards regional finalist. She has served on juries for the Denver Film Festival, academy-qualifying RiverRun Film Festival, and the Cannonball Miami Wavemaker Grant program.
Select presentations include the 2018 IMERSA Summit in Columbus, Ohio, 2015 Designing for Domes Symposium in Singapore, 2014 Fulldome Festival in Jena, Germany, and the 2013 Society for Animation Studies conference in Los Angeles.
Notable published works include a chapter entitled “Losing Time and Space: Experiencing Immersion”- part of the cross-disciplinary Springer-published text ‘Space, Time and the Limits of Human Understanding’, including authors such as Noam Chomsky.
Diana earned her BA in Anthropology and BS in Telecommunications from the University of Florida and her MFA in Animation and Digital Arts from the University of Southern California. In addition to current independent and professional projects, she is a Professor of Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design.