Diane Borsato (BFA York University, MFA Concordia University, MA Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University) was awarded the Victor Martyn-Lynch Staunton Award from the Canada Council for the Arts, and was twice nominated for the Sobey Art Award. She has exhibited the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant, the AGYU, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Walter Philips Gallery at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Art Centre and in galleries and museums in the US, France, Germany, Mexico, Taiwan and Japan.
In her projects she has worked closely with various other practitioners including artists, dancers, and amateur naturalists.
Borsato was recently the Artist in Residence at the AGO, where she produced Your Temper, My Weather, a major durational performance involving the participation of one-hundred beekeepers. She produced a new work with the Toronto Dance Theatre, and new works for video including Gems and Minerals with several contemporary dancers and ASL-fluent performers in Toronto. She was also artist in residence in the Burrard Marina Field House Studio at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. And she co-led the Art of Stillness Residency from artists from across disciplines at the Banff Centre for the Arts with Pico Iyer, Christopher House, and Richard Reed-Perry, and recently - the OUTDOOR SCHOOL residency at the Banff Centre with Amish Morrell and Tania Willard.
As Associate Professor at the University in Guelph, she teaches advanced courses that explore the relationships between art, practice and everyday life - including Food and Art, Special Topics on Walking, Live Art, and OUTDOOR SCHOOL.
Her work can be seen at: www.dianeborsato.net
For curatorial inquiries contact: email@example.com
The artist would like to gratefully acknowledge funding for projects from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.