Diane Durant Diane Durant

bio

Diane Durant (b. 1978) works with image, text, and found objects to tell true stories, from remaking childhood moments to exploring familial relationships and societal expectations through humor (and trophies). She is a graduate of Baylor University (BFA '01), Dallas Theological Seminary (MA/BC '04), and the University of Texas at Dallas (MA '07, PhD '13) where she currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of the Marilyn & Jerry Comer Collection of Photography. She serves on the university's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee and as faculty advisor for PRIDE @ UTD, an LGBTQ+ student organization. Diane is a member of both the Board of Directors for the Dallas Wings Community Foundation and Texas Photographic Society. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally; appeared online at Aint-Bad, Don't Smile, Lenscratch, Insider and T, the New York Times Style Magazine; featured in print with Chronicles and Sun Magazine; and belong to the permanent collection of the National Park Service. Her creative writing has appeared in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, RiverSedge, di-verse-city, the Texas Poetry Calendar, Stymie, The Spectacle, The Ekphrastic Review, and McSweeney's. She is the former president of 500X Gallery in Dallas and past editor of The Grassburr, The Rope, Sojourn, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. In 2018, Diane was named one of four inaugural Carter Community Artists with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. Her first monograph, Stories, 1986–88, was released by Daylight Books in 2020. To her credit, she's never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and fully intends to keep it that way.

Contact Diane at:
sdianedurant [at] gmail [dot] com
durant [at] utdallas [dot] edu

To purchase Stories, 1986–88, click here.