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

Conferences & Symposia
2020 Dialogic Presentation, 20th C. Family, Society for Photographic Education Annual Conference, Houston TX
2018 Presenter, Society for Photographic Education, South Central Regional Conference, Baton Rouge LA (“The True Stories behind Mental Pictures”)
 2016  Portfolio reviewer, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Las Vegas NV
Imagemaker, Society for Photographic Education, South Central  Regional Conference, Hunt TX (“That wildness is a necessity: On Being an Artist in Residence at a National Park”)
2014 Presenter, Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Baltimore MD (“The Movement is the Message: Image-text and Double Literacy in the American Road Story”)
2011 Presenter, Society for Photographic Education, South Central Regional Conference, San Antonio TX (“Keeping It Cool: Writing with a Photographic Eye, Photographing with a Narrative Voice”)
Presenter, 15th Annual ASU Writer’s Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton, Angelo State University, San Angelo TX
RAW: Research, Art, Writing Symposium, The University of Texas at Dallas (Panel: “RAW Creativity: Photography, Poetry, Fiction”)
2010 Imagemaker, Society for Photographic Education, South Central Regional Conference, Fayetteville AR (“Between Here and Cool: Documenting Texasville through Image and Text”)
Fotofest, Houston TX (selected student: Student Observation Program)
RAW: Research, Art, Writing Symposium, The University of Texas at Dallas (Panel: “Representation and the Self: Poetry, Fiction, Art”)
2007 Society for Photographic Education, South Central Regional Conference, Arlington TX (“Contemporary Documentary Practice”)
Awards/Honors/Grants
Nominee, President's Teaching Excellence Award for Undergraduate Instruction, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2020.
Artist in Residence, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Lovell WY, 2015
Best in Show, Artspace 111 Regional Juried Exhibition (Andrea Karnes and Ron Tyler, jurors), 2014.
Pushcart Prize Nominee (Dos Gatos Press), 2014.
Betty and Gifford Harris Travel Grant, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2011. Graduate Student Art Award, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2011.
Graduate Research Grant in Aesthetic Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2011.
Student Travel Grant, School of Arts and Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2010.
Semi-Finalist, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (Shorts), 2010. 
AWP Travel Grant Award, School of Arts and Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2010.
Silver Addy Award, Ad Club of Waco – American Advertising Federation, 2001.
Professional Affiliations
The Cedars Union (Board of Directors)
 Society for Photographic Education
 College Art Association
 Texas Photographic Society
 500X Gallery (2011-15) 
 Ghost Town Arts Collective (2010-18)

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