GRANTEE, LESSON BUILDER USER
Diana Greene makes multimedia stories that blend documentary with fine art. Beginning as a CNN journalist and producer, she earned an MFA in fiction, published 79 Ways to Calm a Crying Baby with Simon & Schuster, and performed her one woman show, A Dozen Dresses:The ReCollection, using story, photographs of remembered times and outfits, and video. The piece premiered at the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art. Her visual narrative essays include A Search for Wonder, Lightness of Being and Wait and See. She's exhibited at The Light Factory, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, The Center for Fine Art Photography, SE Center for Photography, Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, and public libraries. In 2011, she was awarded an Artist-in-Residence Fellowship through the National Parks program at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton, Connecticut. She has received numerous art residencies and teaching fellowships to work with schools, museums, and non-profits. In 2008, she founded a visual literacy program, "Writing with Light" that combines photography and writing with self-portraiture. She's taught classes on Writing as Discovery, Text + Context, and documentary filmmaking. In 2012-13, she served as visiting artist for The Weatherspoon Art Museum, collaborating on a teaching residency at The Newcomers School, a public school serving newly arrived immigrants, many of them political refugees. She directed and produced a documentary, The Final Rummage, which showed in the 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival. She was a semifinalist in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2016 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery and a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee in 2016-2017. In 2016, her photography was exhibited at the 4th Biennial of Fine Art Photography in Berlin. Diana worked as a still photographer on Angus MacLachlan's films Goodbye to All That and Abundant Acreage Available.