Diane Durant

Associate Professor of Instruction - Arts And Humanities
Director, Jerry & Marilyn Comer Collection of Photography
personal website
Tags: ARTS

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Humanities/Aesthetic Studies
The University of Texas at Dallas - 2013
M.A. - Humanities/Aesthetic Studies
The University of Texas at Dallas - 2007
M.A. - Biblical Studies/Counseling
Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas TX - 2004
B.F.A - Studio Art/Photography
Baylor University, Waco TX - 2001


Stories, 1986-88. 2020 - Book
"Re-presentation and the Problem of True Stories." 2016 - exhibition brochure essay

Additional Information

Related Experience
Contributor, Dallas Pavilion 2019, Michael Corris, Ed., 2019.

Contributor, Dallas Pavilion, Michael Corris and Jasper Joseph-Lester, Eds. (on behalf of 500X Gallery), 2013.

Researcher, The Photograph Collector’s Guide, Lorraine Davis, Ed., 2010–11.

Reader, Intersections: Women’s and Gender Studies in Review across Disciplines, University of Texas at Austin, 2008–09 .

Member, 500X Gallery, Dallas TX, 2011–2015 (President, 2013–15).

Editor, The Grassburr (1995–97), The Rope (1998–2001), Sojourn (2005–08), Reunion: The Dallas Review (2008-09).
Volunteerism & Service
Chair, Society for Photographic Education South Central Chapter, 2019–present
Leadership Team, Society for Photographic Education LGBTQ Caucus, 2018–20.
Combined Caucus Exhibition Committee, Society for Photographic Education, 2018-2020.
Member, Board of Directors, The Cedars Union, Dallas TX, 2017–2020.
Artist, Art Conspiracy, Dallas TX, 2014–present.
Volunteers in the Parks, National Park Service, Bighorn Canyon National Recreational Area, Lovell WY, 2015–18.
Scholarly Publications
Diane Durant. Stories, 1986–88. Daylight Books, 2020. (forthcoming)
Diane Durant, ed (and Introduction). Rozafa’s Milk: A Poetry Anthology. Mundus Artium Press, 88pp, 2017.
Diane McGurren, “Is This How It Ends Or What?: Vernon Fisher, Image/Text, and the Postmodern Narrative Under Erasure.” Afterimage (November/December 2011).
Diane McGurren, “Becoming Mythical: Existence and Representation in The Work of Christian Boltanski from La Vie Impossible to Personnes.” Afterimage (July/August 2010).

News Articles

Multidisciplinary Storytelling
Feature in "Fort Worth Weekly" about Stories, 1986-88 and the Carter Community Artist program at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth museum creates new program that champions local artists
Eutopia Contemporary Art Reviews
Review of my 2018 exhibition, Mental Pictures, at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
The States Project: Texas
Essay by Adam Neese for LenScratch.


Board of Directors
The Cedars Union
Member, Chair
 Society for Photographic Education -  SouthCentral region and LGBTQ Caucus Leadership
Texas Photographic Society
 College Art Association
Member & President
 500X Gallery
 Ghost Town Arts Collective