Diane Burko has been selected to participate in a collaborative voyage to the high Arctic with a group of 20 other artists, scientists and journalists. They will launch from Longyearbyen in late September sailing as far north as the pack ice will allow.
This incredible opportunity to explore the international territy of Svalbard -- located just 10 degrees south of the North Pole and 400 miles north of Norway -- is sponsored by the nonprofit organization The Arctic Circle.
This expedition complements Diane's trip to Antarctica in January -- allowing her to experience both poles in a single year. These expeditions invaluably augment her ongoing study of ice as an indicator of environmental change.
Diane Burko has had more than thirty solo exhibitions in galleries and museums across the U.S., including recent museum exhibits at the Tang Museum, Tufts University Art Gallery, James A. Michener Art Museum and at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.Her numerous awards include 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 Delaware Art Museum, The Woodmere Art Museum and The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.
Diane Burko has been represented by Locks Gallery in Philadelphia
from 1976 to 2012.