Las Vegas-based artist, Diane Olson-Bush has taught and created a breadth of commercial, documentary and fine art photography genres and techniques that span a 40-year career. Prior to locating to Nevada, Bush received a Master's Degree in Photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo; served seven years as staff photographer at the local affiliate of the National Public Broadcasting and ABC-TV station; and was coordinator of the Photography Department at the Villa Maria College in upstate New York for six years. Wherever she has lived, she has connected audiences and art, whether establishing a nonprofit arts organization like the Urban Art Project in Buffalo, or setting up galleries, including The Polaroid Photographic Gallery in Las Vegas and the Grassroots Gallery in the Grassroots Bookstore in England.
Internationally published and exhibited, Bush has received numerous grants, awards, fellowships, and commissions from Kodak, Ilford, Puffin Foundation, The Yorkshire Arts Council, Nikon, Cirque du Soleil, Polaroid, Nevada Arts Council and others. Her work has graced the walls of the Photographer’s Gallery in London, the Houston Center of Photography, and Soho Gallery in NYC, to name a few. Kuda Editions published her monograph, WARHEADS, in 2006, and her experimental work is once again appearing in Robert Hirsch’s third edition of “Photographic Possibilities.” Her works are in the Helmut Gernsheim, Polaroid, Eastman House, and Cirque du Soleil collections.