Dianne Kornberg

Following a retrospective exhibition of her photographs of specimens collected for scientific study, Dianne Kornberg retired from teaching in 2008 as a Professor Emerita at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. She relocated her studio to an outer island in the San Juans in Washington State. Since that time she has been collaborating with two poets, making large-scale, hybrid prints that are photo-based but also incorporate drawing, painting, software artifacts and appropriated imagery and text.

Kornberg earned an MFA in painting from Indiana University in 1970. In 1980 she took up photography. In the 1990s she began exhibiting large-scale, fiber-based, gelatin silver prints throughout the US and abroad. She has shown work in more than twenty-five solo exhibitions.

Kornberg’s work is in several important collections, including those of the International Center for Photography, the Princeton Art Museum, the Houston Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, the Henry Gallery, and the Embassy in Belize.

Her work appears in book publications including Contemporary Art of the Northwest (Craftsman House, 1995), 100 Artists of the West Coast (Schiffer Publishing, 2003), and Portland Art Museum, Selections from the Collection.