Diane Durant Diane Durant

bio

Diane Durant (b. 1978) works with image, text, and found objects to tell true stories, from paddling rivers and road trips to all the everyday stops in between. 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 serves as Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of the Marilyn & Jerry Comer Collection of Photography. She is the former president of 500X Gallery in Dallas and past editor of The Grassburr, The Rope, Sojourn, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally; appeared online at Don't Smile, AINT-BAD, and Lenscratch; featured in print with Chronicles and Sun Magazine; and belong to the 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, and The Spectacle. Diane is a member of both the Board of Directors for the Cedars Union, a non-profit arts incubator in North Texas, and the Leadership Team for the Society for Photographic Education's LGBTQ Caucus. In March, she was elected Chair of SPE’s South Central chapter. In October 2018, Diane was named as one of four inaugural Carter Community Artists with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth. Her first monograph, Stories, 1986–88, is forthcoming from Daylight Books in 2020. More often than not, she eats cake for breakfast.


Contact Diane at:
sdianedurant@gmail.com
durant@utdallas.edu