Dianne Bos was born in Hamilton, Ontario, received her B.F.A. from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and currently divides her time between the foothills of the Rockies and the Pyrenees.


Her photographs have been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 1981. Recent important national exhibitions of Dianne’s work include: Light Echo, an innovative installation at the McMaster Museum of Art, in collaboration with Astronomer Doug Welch, which linked celestial and earthly history; It's You!: Unexpected Photographs from Papua New Guinea, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Art Gallery, PEI., and Reading Room at the Cambridge Galleries an exhibition exploring the book as a camera. Her work was also included recently  in international exhibitions in USA, Italy, France, Spain and Japan. Recent public art commissions include a large light box installation at Toronto’s VU condominiums entitled Palimpsest and the banner design for the city of Calgary’s bridges.


Many of Bos’ 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. "I’m fascinated by the history of photography and the science of light and how different devices change our perception of time and space," says Bos. "My work challenges the view of photography as a way to capture an instant in 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, in my images of architectural icons and classic travelers’ destinations."


Dianne Bos is represented by: Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver; NewZones, Calgary; Davis/Waldron Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; Beaux-arts des Amériques, Montreal.


For more information visit:   www.diannebos.ca


The Camera Obscura Project brings together an international group of artists and other researchers interested in cameras obscura, related optical phenomenon and the meeting places of: art and science, cultural and wilderness settings, learning and play. With funding from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada the Project is based at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, B.C.