Monumental geological phenomenon have captured Diane Burko's attention her whole career. Since 2006 her practice has been located at the intersection of Art and Science, devoted to the urgent issues of Climate Change. Her current work reflects Antarctic and Arctic expeditions. In 2013 she sailed around Svalbard with 26 other artists and 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 and returns again in 2014-15.

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

Her Polar travels are all made in an effort to bear witness to the unprecedented ice melt on our planet. Such expeditions profoundly augment Diane’s ongoing study of ice - informing her work.  Burko continues to garner the attention of the scientific community who invite her to symposia and colloquia on how the Arts can communicate Science. This fall, as an affiliate of INSTAAR, she led a seminar and interacted with their research scientists, as well as being a guest speaker at the GSA (Geological Society of America) conference in Vancouver, BC.

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 and The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.