Diane Durant

Associate Professor of Instruction - Arts And Humanities
Director, Jerry & Marilyn Comer Collection of Photography
 
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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

Publications

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

Additional Information

Creative Publications
Diane Durant, “Ecology of Drought.” In Kelly Caldwell and Cassie Donish, (Eds.), The Spectacle, 2017.
Diane Durant, “Nightcrawler.” In Scott Wiggerman, David Meischen, and Cindy Huyser (Eds.) Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 (Dos Gatos Press).
Diane Durant, “The Phenomenon of The Vortex.” In Cindy Huyser (Ed.) Texas Poetry Calendar 2014 (Dos Gatos Press).
Diane McGurren, “Creating Out Loud: An Interview with 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton.” Reunion: The Dallas Review 1 (2011). 
Diane McGurren, “At The Speed of Snails.” In Erik Smetana, Stymie Trading Card Fiction Collection (2011).
Diane McGurren, “Against Predation.” In Scott Wiggerman, David Meischen, and Cindy Huyser (Eds.), Texas Poetry Calendar 2012 (Dos Gatos Press). 
Diane McGurren, “National Catfish Day.” In Deb Akers (Ed.), Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review 35 (Winter 2010).
Diane McGurren, “SHOOTING FOR GARRY.” In UTD Creative Writing Faculty (Eds.), Sojourn: Best of UTD (Spring 2010).
Diane McGurren, “Commonplace (or, Digging a Trench for the North Pasture).” In Desirae Aguirre-Treviño (Ed.), RiverSedge 22 (Spring 2009): 24.
Diane McGurren, “Alchemy of a Dream with Rain.” In Desirae Aguirre-Treviño (Ed.), RiverSedge 22 (Spring 2009): 40.
Diane McGurren, “I, Too, Must Understand: An Interview with Artist Stephen Lapthisophon.” Sojourn 21 (2008): 108-120.
Diane McGurren, “The Common House Spider.” In Ann McCrady (Ed.), di-vêrse´-city, Anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival (2008):34.
Photography Publications
“The Lonely Girl’s Guide to the Cosmos” by Alethea Black. Sun Magazine (November 2018): 48.
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Hiking Guide, Western Parks Assoc., 2017.
“Diane Durant: The States Project: Texas” by Adam Neese, guest editor. LENSCRATCH (June 30, 2016). 
Featured Artist. ON Magazine, “The Texas Issue” (December 2012).
“Where the South Meets the West” by Clay Reynolds. Chronicles Magazine (May 2012): 45, 46, 47.
“Carpet Racers’ Jay Thames: The filmmaker gives us the lowdown.” Hi-Torque’s R/C Car (January 2010): 81.
Reviews
Todd Camplin. “Diane Durant at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.” Todd Camplin Weekly. www.moderndallas.net (June 2018.)
Colette Copeland. “Diane Durant.” Eutopia: Contemporary Art Reviews, Ryder Richards (Ed.). www.eutopia.us (June 2018).
Todd Camplin. “Durant + Gaudet.” Todd Camplin Weekly. www.moderndallas.net (January 2015.)
Colette Copeland. “Diane Durant & Devyn Gaudet.” Eutopia: Contemporary Art Reviews, Ryder Richards (Ed.). www.eutopia.us (January 2015).
Betsy Lewis. “Diane Durant Photographed America’s Cools for an Exhibit at CentralTrak, and It’s...Cool.” The Dallas Observer (July 2013). 
 Danielle Georgiou. “The Color Black: A Conversation in Three Parts at 500X.” Glasstire: Texas Visual Art. (June 2, 2013). Glasstire.com.
Andy Amato. “Recent + Current Works.” Arts + Culture Magazine North Texas. (October 2012): 44.

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.

Affiliations

Board of Directors
The Cedars Union
Member, Chair
2018/03
 Society for Photographic Education -  SouthCentral region and LGBTQ Caucus Leadership
Member
Texas Photographic Society
Member
 College Art Association
Member & President
2011/05–2015/05
 500X Gallery
Member
2010/03–2018/06
 Ghost Town Arts Collective