About

About

01.
Light. Time. Space. Memory. History. Architecture. Gardens. Art and Science.

These are touchstones for my work.

Is photography really a way to “capture an instant in time?”

My work challenges this view by exploring the history of photography and the science of light. I like to explore how different devices change our perception of time and space: handmade cameras, walk-in light installations, photo work with sound elements. These tools and devices formulate and extend my investigations of journeying, optics and time.

Viewers have said that my work evokes the memory-image that remains for them long after they have viewed a familiar location. I think this recognizes the importance I have always assigned to time, memory, and capturing the essence of the place.  My imagery ranges from architectural icons, classic travelers’ destinations and gardens, to the natural environment and botanical studies.

I have been working with traditional photographic techniques for over 40 years. Various thematic bodies of work have evolved and technical innovations have merged to create new visual hybrids: innovative uses of pinhole, film, camera obscura, photogram, installation, and cyanotype all explore the world around us. The  excitement, for me, lies not in photographing and reproducing something I can see, but in revealing the imperceptible (and maybe only the imagined) using the physics of light and time and traditional darkroom techniques.

Biography

02.
Dianne Bos was born in 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario, and grew up in Dundas where she happily explored the Niagara Escarpment.  Always interested in art and science, she studied Fine Arts at Mount Allison University. There she developed an interest in photography through sculpture and science, by creating her own cameras. That interest has continued to this day.

Bos got a bit side-tracked during the 1980’s playing keyboards, singing and songwriting, most notably for the band Perfect World. She also worked as an education coordinator at art institutions such as The Oakville Galleries and The Power Plant in Toronto. During that time she continued to make pinhole cameras and images which kept her sane.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since the 1980’s. Notable national exhibitions include Light Echo at the McMaster Museum of Art in collaboration with Astronomer Doug Welch, It’s You! : Unexpected Photographs from Papua New Guinea at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, P.E.I., Reading Room at Cambridge Galleries and  ‘See Attached’ a photographic dialogue with photographer Sarah Fuller at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.

Her most recent series The Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later , organized by the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, was presented internationally at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris in April 2017 and was exhibited across Canada including the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the McMichael Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by the book The Sleeping Green published by the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery in partnership with the Canadian Cultural Centre.

Many of Bos’s recent exhibitions feature handmade cameras, walk-in light installations, and sound pieces.  These tools and devices formulate and extend her investigations of journeying, time, and the science of light. This work appeared in the traveling exhibits; Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, New Mexico Museum, Seeing, Science Gallery, Dublin Ireland.  ‘See the Stars,’ a multi-aperture tent installation created for the  ‘Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival’ in Dawson City, Yukon and Star Shed at McMaster Museum in Hamilton.

She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and The Banff Centre. Dianne’s work has been presented internationally in the USA, Ireland, France, Spain, Japan and Italy and she is a sought after presenter on, and instructor in, alternative photography techniques. She has taught at Sheridan College, Oakville; The University of Calgary; and the Alberta College of Art and Design.  Her work is represented in many private and public collections including The National Gallery of Canada, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Hamilton, and The McMaster Museum of Art. She has been twice nominated for the ScotiaBank Photography award, and co-founded Exposure: Alberta’s Photography Festival. She now divides her time between the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and the French Pyrenees. She can be found on occasion singing or playing harmonica in a bar in France.

Curriculum Vitae

03.
SELECTED SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2019   The Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
2018   Studies in No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, (January), Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2018   The Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
2018   The Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, (April), The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
2018   The Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, (February) The Esplanade, Medicine Hat, Alberta
2017   The Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
2015   The Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, University of Lethbridge, Alberta; Newzones Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2015   See Attached, (with Sarah Fuller), University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Alberta
2014   Revenant, TBA Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
2013   See Attached, (with Sarah Fuller), Truck Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2013   Peregrinations, (with Roy Hartling), Beaux-arts des Ameriques, Montréal, Québec
2013   La Porte, Newzones Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
2011   Reading Room, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario
2009   It’s You, Unexpected Photographs from Papua New Guinea, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
2009   Light Echo, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
2009   Wonder Rooms, Newzones, Calgary, Alberta
2009   Light Older Than Wine, New Images From Italy, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2008   Souvenir de Voyage, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2007   Garden Shed Galactic, Outdoor installation, Museum London, London, Ontario
2007   Lumen, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2006   Tournesol, Skew Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2006   Verre et Mer, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2006   Apparitions, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2005   Sound and Light, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
2005   Temps Retrouve, Past and Present Work, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2004   Galactic Carousel, Truck Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2004   Casements:Versailles and Other Interiors’, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2003   New Photographs & Soundworks, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2002   Son et Lumière, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia.
2002   Camere Illuminati, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
2002   It’s About Time, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2001   Dianne Bos – A Survey, Durham Public Art Gallery. Durham, Ontario
2001   Brightness Falls. New Work, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2001   Expedition, New Work, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
1999   Galaxies and Other Bright Matters, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1999   The Depth of Fields, The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
1997   …Girl’s Dreams of Castles, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1997   Pin Spots, Solo Exhibition, The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
1996   Through a Pinhole/Darkly, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1996   Panoramic Views from the Valley Town, The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
1993   In the Province of Memory, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020   Image envoyée/Image sent: 50th anniversary Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
2020   Nicht Museum Zeitgemaber Kunst, Dresden, Germany
2020   Perception, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Gallery, Alberta
2019   Before Digital: Post 1970 Photography in Alberta, Illingsworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
2019   Perception, Duchamps Kitchen, Newzones, Calgary, Alberta
2018   Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Project, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
2018   Star Shed, outdoor installation, summer, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
2017   War Stories 1917, The Military Museums, Calgary, Alberta
2017   Bury the Sun, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Manitoba
2017   Poetics of Light, Contemporary Pinhole Photography, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom
2017   Seeing, Frost Museum of Science, Miami, Florida, United States
2016   Seeing, The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
2016   Midnight Sun Camera Obscura, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia
2016   Prairie Sun, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
2015   The Grand Tour, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling exhibitions
2015   Perception, Newzones, Calgary, Alberta
2015   Over …time, The Edge Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
2015   Camera Obscura Midnight Sun Festival, Dawson City, Yukon
2015   See Attached, University of Lethbridge Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
2015   Exposition en milieu de travail / Exhibition in the Workplace; KBHNS – Ville St-Laurent, Quebec, Leyton, Montréal, Québec (Beaux-arts des Amériques), ROI, Montréal, Quebec (Beaux-arts des Amériques), Low Murchison Radnoff, Ottawa, Ontario (Beaux-arts des Amériques)
2014   Poetics of Light, Contemporary Pinhole Photography, New Mexico Museum of History, United States
2014   Photography in the time of Digital Disenchantment, Peel Art Gallery, Brampton, Ontario
2014   Decade, 10 Years of the Exposure Photography Festival, Christine Klassen, Calgary, Alberta
2014   Exhibition in the Workplace, CAI Global Collection – Montrèal, Quèbec
2014   Alumni Exhibition, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
2014   Instigators, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2014   Made in Alberta, the 2000’s, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
2013   Made In Alberta 2012, Part 3, MOCA, Calgary, Alberta
2013   Realiteit, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2012   Vestiges, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2012   End of the World, Pinhole Exhibition, The Cultural Center of Barcelona Can Baste, Spain
Traveling to: Centre Culturel André Malraux du Bourget, France, December 2012
2012 / 13   Memory Images, Organized by The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling exhibitions.
2012   The Gamble of Perfect Symmetry: Double or Nothing, First Canadian Place, Toronto, Ontario
2012   The West, Glenbow Museum, Calgary
2012   Perception, Newzones, Calgary, Alberta
2011   FOTOGRAFIA STENOPEICA, Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy
2011   Home-for-All, Sendai Mediatheque and Toyo Ito Architecture Museum, Imabari, Japan
2010   Ticket to Ride, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
2009   Place, NewZones, Calgary, Alberta
2008   Photography 101: press the button, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
2008   Out There, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
2007   Image and Apparatus, London Museum, London, Ontario
2006-08   Time and Space, Helen Cristou Gallery, University of Lethbridge, Alberta
Traveling to: Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, 2007, The Rooms, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2008, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville New Brunswick, 2008
2006   Dark Matter: The Great War and Fading Memory, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charolettetown, Prince Edward Island, Traveling to the following institutions in 2008: Art Gallery of Windsor,Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Ottawa Art Gallery.
2005   Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta and Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2005   Alberta Scene, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2005   French Landscapes, Art Gallery of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta
2004   Object of Desire, Visions of Delight, Fascination and Desire, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario
2003   Time and Again, Gallery 44, Toronto, Ontario
2003   In the Light of, 6 Contemporary Artists Explore the Legacy of William Fox Talbot, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
2002   Power to the People, Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener, Ontario
2002   International Pinhole Exhibition, Festival Visionaria, Siena, Italy
2002   Photo Gathering, Aleppo, Syria
2001   Wheeler Hut Expedition, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
Traveled to: The Works, Visual Arts Festival, Edmonton & Illingsworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
2001   Why Pinhole?, Visual Arts Centre, Rochester, New York, United States
2000   Out There Here: An International Pinhole Exhibition, Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States
2000   First Contact, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario
2000   LUX, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
1999   10 Countries, Pennings Gallery, Eindhoven, Netherlands
1999   Passion for Wings, (commissioned work) National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Ontario
1999   Pinhole International 2, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1998   Speed: Visions of an Accelerated Age, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
1998   Pinhole International, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1998   Camera Ready, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
1998   Women with Cameras, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario
1996   High Winds on the Skyway, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
1989   Atque Ars: Art from Mount Allison University 1854-1989, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick
1986-89   The Pinhole Camera, The Photographer’s Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Traveled to: Ring House Gallery, Saskatoon; Floating Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta; Dunlop Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan; Moose Jaw National Exhibition Centre, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Saskatchewan

GRANTS, AWARDS & PROJECTS

2018   Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2016   Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2016   Canada Council, Long Term Grant
2015   Canada Council Individual Grant
2015   Nominee, Scotiabank Photography Award
2014, 2015   SSHRC Grant participant, Camera Obscura Midnight Sun Festival, Dawson Yukon
2014   Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant. WW1 project
2013   Nominee, Scotiabank Photography Award
2011   Canada Council ACDI Individual Grant
2010   City of Calgary Banner project, designs for 150 street banners.
2010   The VU, Aspen Ridge Homes, Public Art Commission, Toronto
2010   Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2008   Alberta Foundation for the Arts Award
2007   Canada Council Project Grant
2006   Barbara Spohr Photography Award, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta
2006   Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2005   National Magazine Award, Gold
2004   Dario Argento Photography Scholarship, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta
2002, 2003   Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2001, 2002   Canada Council, Mid Career Grant
2001   Intrawest, Blue Mountain Commission, Collingwood, Ontario
2000   National Magazine Award, Silver Award – Homes&Gardens (Azure)
2000   Ontario Arts Council, Mid Career Grant
2000   Canada Council, Travel grant
2000   Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Expedition Member
1997, 98, 99   OAC Materials assistance grant
1996   Ontario Arts Council, special projects grant
1996   Simcoe Place Commission, Front Lobby, Toronto, Ontario.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Air Canada, Toronto, Ontario
Art Bank, Canada Council, Ottawa, Ontario
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection, Edmonton, Alberta
Official Residence, Canadian Ambassador, Paris, France
Canadian Embassy, Brussels, Belgium
Department of Global Affairs, NATO Offices, Brussels, Belgium
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
Intrawest, Blue Mountain, Ontario (Commission)
Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia
Lovas Stanley Paul Ray Berndtson Inc., Toronto, Ontario
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario
Museum of New Mexico, Pinhole Resource Collection, New Mexico, United States
Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy
McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
National Aviation Museum, Ottawa (Commission), Ontario
Origins Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives, Brampton Ontario
Simcoe Place Co-Owners, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto (Commission), Ontario
St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Ontario
TD Bank Collection, Calgary, Alberta
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
The VU, Aspen Ridge Homes, Public Art Work, Toronto, Ontario
Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Alberta
Wood Gundy Private Client Investments, Toronto, Ontario
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta

PUBLICATIONS
2017   The Sleeping Green, No Man’s Land 100 Years Later, University of Lethbridge/Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris. ISBN 978-1-927770-08-5.
2016   Made in Calgary, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB ISBN 978-1-895379-64-8.
2016   Seeing, The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
2015   Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson Yukon
2014   Poetics of Light, Contemporary Pinhole Photography, New Mexico Museum of History
2014   Photography in the Time of Digital Disenchantment, Peel Art Gallery, Brampton ON
2013   Peregrinations (with Roy Hartling), Beaux-arts des Ameriques, Montreal
2012   Carousels, PinHole Photography, Issue 02/2012
2011   Home-for-All, Sendai Mediatheque and Toyo Ito Architecture Museum, Japan
2011   Reading Room, Cambridge Galleries, ISBN 978-1-897001-47-9
2010   The Donovan Collection, University of St Michael’s College, ISBN 978-0-7727-1003-1
2010   Grain, Journal of Eclectic Writing, Saskatoon SK, Fall issue
2009   Build Your Own Paper Cameras, ILEX Press Ltd. UK, ISBN 978-1-905814-62-6
2009   Light Echo, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton Ontario
2007   Image and Apparatus, Museum London, ISBN #978-1-897215-14-2
2007   Time and Space, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, ISBN # 0-919555-31-4
2007   Dark Matter:The Great War and Fading Memory, A. Hunter, Confederation Centre of the Arts
2005   Life of Water; As Seen by 100 Canadian Photographers,  Photo Sensitive
2005   Carte Blanche, Made in Canada, Magenta Foundation ISBN #0-9739739-0-0
2004   Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering An Historic Technique, 3rd Edition. Eric Renner, Focal Press
2003   Power to the People, Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener ISBN 0-9730384-1-1
2002   Son et Lumiere, Kamloops Art Gallery, ISBN 1-895497-52-3
2002   Camere Illuminati, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, ISBN 0-9693823-3-2
2002   Senza Obiettivo: International Exhibition of Pinhole Photography, Protagon Editori Toscani, Italy
2001   Signs of the Spirit: The Donovan Collection at St. Michael’s College
1998   Women with Cameras, Beatty, Dawn White, Burlington Art Centre, Ontario
1997   Photography (sixth edition).  London, Barbara and John Upton. Harper Collins College Publishers: New York, 1997.
1993   Dianne Bos: In the Province of Memory. Holubizky, Ihor., Art Gallery of Hamilton 1993.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2018   The Sleeping Green, The Hamilton Spectator, May 2018
2017   Dianne Bos Remembrance of Time Past, Paris Voice, March 20, 2017
2017   A Paris, Dianne Bos déterre la mémoire de la Grande Guerre, Le Monde,  June 23
2017   Dianne Bos at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Art News, April 24, 2017
2017   Dianne Bos éclaire une guerre centenaire, L’Express, April 24, 2017
2017   Dianne Bos’ The Sleeping Green at Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, Blouin News, Jan 2017
2015   Art Worth Knowing, Alberta Views, Sept 2015
2014   Robert Anderson, Canadian Artists Rebel (at Last) in Instigator(s) Harbourfront Centre,
2014   Canadian Art Magazine, Online Edition, October, 2014
2014   Jessie Wender, The View From a Pinhole, Photo Booth, The New Yorker, April 26, 2014
2013   Daniel Lindley, It takes two: See Attached. Fast Forward Weekly, Calgary. Feb 28, 2013
2011   Katherine Ylitalo, Dianne Bos, Galleries West, Spring 2011
2009   Alison Garwood Jones, Let There Be Light, Canadian Geographic, August, 2009
2009   Mary MacKay, A Blank Canvas, The Guardian, PEI, Nov 7, 2009
2009   Nancy Tousley, Calgary’s top 12 art exhibitions of 2008, Calgary Herald, January 4, 2009
2009   Marianne Rohrlich, Currents, Wall Coverings, New York Times, April 8, 2009
2009   Dianne Bos, A Savouring Experience, PhotoEd, Spring 2009 – Issue 25
2008   Nancy Tousley, ‘Magic Shot Through a Pinhole’, Calgary Herald, March 1, 2008
2008   Charles Storch, Artropolis , Chicago Tribune, April 26, 2008
2008   Betty Ann Jordan, Artist File, Canadian House and Home, August 2008
2007   Christopher Willard, Alberta Exposure, Calgary Herald, Feb 3, 2007
2006   Jennifer McVeigh, ‘Through the Pinhole’, The Calgary Herald, March 25
2006   David Jager, Contact, Now Magazine, May 11-17, 2006
2006   Contact: Toronto Month of Photography Magazine, feature article, May
2005   Anthony Kiendl, “Love in a Time of Corporate Empire,” Canadian Art, Winter 2005
2005   Western Living Magazine – profile,  January 2005
2005   Wes Lafortune – profile, PhotoLife – April
2004   Julia Dault, National Post, March 11
2004   Wes Lafortune, “Riding the Cosmic Merry-go-round,” FastForward Weekly, January 22
2004   Nancy Tousley, “Critics Pick”, Calgary Herald, January 15
2004   Shawn Van Sluys, “Unique Techniques”, Galleries West, Spring 2004
2004   “Affairs of Note,” Vernissage, The Magazine of the National Gallery Canada, Spring
2004   CONTACT Catalogue
2004   Janet Naclia, “Calgary: Dianne Bos at Truck”, CIRCA Magazine Issue 108, Ireland
2002   “Dianne Bos: Seeing the Light“, Photo Ed Magazine, Spring
2001   Sandra Vida, “Go Tell it on the Mountain“, Border Crossings, Issue No.79
2001   Kim Hume, Shotgun Reviews, LOLA 9 , Summer Issue
2000   Armstrong, John, “Vacation in Black and White: On the Travels of  Dianne Bos“, cover story, C  International Contemporary Art, Spring 2000

PHOTO JOURNALISM
2012   Carousels, PinHole Photography, Issue 02/2012
2012   The Heliocentricists: Pinhole Artists Collective (PAC) essay for publication, Winnipeg
2007   Waiting for the Tour de France, Swerve
2007   Ooh La La: Tripping out in the South of France, 11/30/07, Swerve
2006   The MacLeod Trail Expedition, 2/10/2006, Swerve Magazine
2006   All the Time in The World, Winter 2006, Wine Access Magazine
2006   Private and Public Space, 01/20/06, Swerve Magazine
2004   Maison (Sweet) Maison, Avenue Magazine
2004   Gold Prize winner for Photography, House and Garden category, National Magazine Awards 2005
2002   The Artful Garden, Landscape Architecture Magazine, 12/2002
2001   High Kitsch, Landscape Architecture Magazine. 11/2001
2000   Avant-Gardens In A Quebec Landscape, Azure Magazine, 11/2000
2000   National Magazine Award- Silver

TELEVISION PROFILES
2005   Spirit of the Art: The Donovan Collection at St. Michael’s College, OMNI TV
2001   Through the Lens: Profile – Fashion Televsion Network, Fall (ongoing air time)
2001   Zone, TFO,  January 4
2000   Gardeners Journal: ‘A Photographers Garden’ HGTV Winter (USA & Canada)
2000   Studio 2, TVO. ‘Pinhole International’, Air time: Summer 1999 – Winter 2000
1999   @Discovery, ‘The Art and Science of Pinhole Photography, Summer.

CURATORIAL WORK
2004-2012   Founder and Programmer for Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary, Banff, Canmore
2009   Field Guide to Observing Art, Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
2003   In the Light of: Six contemporary artists explore the legacy of William Henry Fox Talbot, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, September
2001   Lux Nova: A Low Tech Explosion, York Quay Gallery Harbourfront Centre, May
1998, 99   Pinhole International1 & 2 – Lonsdale Gallery , Toronto, May (for Contact Festival)
1999   Coordinator of the International Pinhole Symposium as part of Contact 99

TEACHING
2002-13   Alberta College of Art and Design, Sessional Instructor.
2002-05   Continuing Education Instructor (photography and garden design): University of Calgary
2002-04    Photography Sessional, Fine Arts Dept. University of Calgary
1998-2001   Photography Professor, Art and Art History Program, The University of Toronto, Sheridan Campus.

WORKSHOPS / LECTURES  / SYMPOSIUMS
Institute of Unusual Studies, The Photo Alchemist Workshop, Leran France June 2018
Banff Centre for the Arts, Workshops & Leadership Development 2006-2018
Mimu Artist’s Talks, Mirepoix, France 2015
International School of Painting and Drawing, Italy; Instructor of week-long intensive Pinhole residency 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
Exposure, Calgary, Banff, Canmore Photography Festival, Founder and programmer from 2004-2012.
University of Buffalo, SUNY, Lecture, 2010
FOTOGRAFIA STENOPEICA, Opening address and guest artist, Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Senigallia, Italy 2011   Numerous workshops for Photo Educators conferences, Ontario.
2011   Numerous workshops throughout Canada for past 25 years.

Quotes

04.

Ihor Holubizky, Curator

"[In Dianne’s work] the prolonged exposure time – three, five or ten minutes – is a transformative process that is inseparable from the alchemical process and phenomenon. The photographic moment can, by extension, be equated to the time it takes to hear a song, recount an event, read a letter, or remember how you got there, and back. "

Kim Ness

"Taking inspiration from her interest in science and astronomy, Bos uses her pinhole camera as if it were some primitive kind of Hubble telescope through which to look out to the farthest reaches of space. The Galaxy series began with a single candle photographed through a pattern of pinhole which replicated the size and location of real stars; the notion being the brighter the star, the bigger the hole. This then led to experiments in which a series of different light sources were photographed through multiple pinhole – first the candle, then the moon, a light bulb, a flickering television screen. It was an approach which has helped to galvanize many of her ideas in large part because it represented a complete reversal of the conventions of photography, one in which light itself had become both the object and the subject of the finished image. "