Diane Burko has had over 30 solo exhibitions of paintings and photographs focusing on monumental and geological phenomena and most recently concentrating on the perils global warming poses on the environment with her ongoing project: Politics of Snow. Her awards include Independence Foundation Fellowship the Arts (2013), NEA Visual Arts Fellowships (1985, 1991); Individual Artists Grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (1981, 1989); a Lila Acheson Wallace Foundation Residence Fellowship (1989); a Rockefeller Foundation Residence Fellowship (1993).
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The only point of asking an artist for a definition of “Art” is to learn about that artist. I am not a theoretician so my definition comes from a deep inside place that is visual and is as basic as a noun and a verb.