Diena Georgetti has been a significant figure in Australian contemporary art, making paintings that cut through expectation, since the outset of her career in the late 1980s. Georgetti is a conceptual painter. Her works of recent years are composite pictures, collages of fragments from communities of artist predecessors. A long time before translating her compositions from small digital images to paint, she collects, manipulates, rejects, recombines, arranges and alters hundreds of disparate elements bringing several into striking and unlikely compositions. She places these new compositions within unexpected frames equally drawn from histories of style. In making these paintings, she re-heartens and re-inspirits our own moment by crediting contributions beyond her time and place in history and making clear that art is essential, a motivating life force and is binding of communities.
In 2023, Georgetti created a mosaic for the Eero Saarinen-designed former US Embassy in Oslo.