Diane Tuft


Diane Tuft is a mixed media artist who has focused primarily on photography for the past 12 years. She earned a degree in mathematics at the University of Connecticut before continuing her studies in art at Pratt Institute, New York. She has always been fascinated by the mystery of what exists beyond the visible, and capturing this through her camera has been a guiding principle of her work.

In 2006 Tuft's installation, “Internal Reflection”, was exhibited at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York and at Art L.A. in Santa Monica, California. The exhibit was a combination of photography, sculpture, light and sound that explored the resonance between reflection of image and refraction of light. In 2008, Tuft was commissioned to photograph turn-of-the-century bank vaults throughout New York City. Through her use of infrared film, Tuft produced images for “Safely Hidden” that were at once delicate and bold.
Tuft has had solo exhibitions at institutions including The Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, and the Southampton Center in Southampton, New York. Her work has been included in many museums throughout the country. Tuft’s work can be found in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art and The International Center of Photography in New York City, as well as numerous private collections.
A monograph on Tuft's most recent series, Gondwana: Images of an Ancient Land, was released by Assouline (2014). Earlier publications on the artist's work include Unseen: Beyond the Visible Spectrum (2009; Ameringer & Yohe).
A new exhibition of Tuft's work opens on May 23, 2019 at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Frozen in Time runs through January 20, 2020.
Tuft lives and works in New York City.