Diane Burko focuses on monumental geological phenomenon. Since 2006 her practice has been at the intersection of Art and Science, devoted to the urgent issues of Climate Change. Her current work reflects expeditions to the three largest ice fields in the world. In 2013 she sailed around Svalbard with artists and also spent four days in Ny-Alesund with scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute. In 2014, she returned north to Greenland's Ilulissat and Eqi Sermia glaciers. She first traveled to the Antarctic Peninsula in 2013 returning in January 2015. After exploring the Antarctic Peninsula she flew from Ushuaia to El Calafate to discover the Patagonian ice field of Argentina.

Diane’s expeditions to the Polar Regions since 2013, including her most recent 2015 adventure in the Southern Patagonian ice field and Antarctica can be followed here:

Diane’s ongoing study of polar landscapes – profoundly inform her work as she bears witness to the unprecedented ice melt on our planet. Aside from continually exhibiting, Burko has garnered the attention of the scientific community who invite her to speak on how the Arts can communicate Science. She is an affiliate of INSTAAR, having led a seminar at their headquarters and interacted with their research scientists in Boulder CO. She is invited to speak at various conferences such as the GSA (Geological Society of America) and AGU (American geophysical Union). Diane Burko is committed to sharing her experience as a public speaker on issues of climate change and her practice.

Diane Burko has had more than thirty solo exhibitions in galleries and museums across the U.S., including recent museum exhibits at the Zimmerli Museum of Art, Tang Museum, Tufts University, Michener Art Museum and at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. Her numerous awards include Independence Foundation's Fellowship in 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); and the Bessie Berman Grant, awarded by the Leeway Foundation in Philadelphia (2000). Burko's works are in numerous private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; The PEW Foundation; The Delaware Art Museum; The Woodmere Art Museum; The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum; Denver Museum of Art; The Tucson Museum of Art and Tang Museum.