Monumental geological phenomenon throughout the world have captured Diane Burko's attention for her whole career. Since 2006 her practice has been located at the intersection of Art and Science, where she devotes her time to the urgent issues of climate change. Her current work reflects both her Antarctic Peninsula experience in January and her September-October expedition to the Arctic (sponsored by the Arctic Circle.org) where she sailed around Svalbard with 26 other artists and spent four days collaborating with scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute in Ny-Alesund and Tromso.

Diane's Arctic Circle adventures will be continued in August 2014 here:
Follow Diane's expeditions on her blog

In 2014 she will visit Greenland and Antarctica as part of the educational team of the non-profit Students on Ice. The Southern Patagonian Icefield is another destination planned as she continues to profoundly augment her ongoing study of ice. Burko has garnered the attention of the scientific community who invite her to participate in symposia and colloquia on how the Arts can communicate science. She was recently made an affiliate of INSTAAR.

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.