About Diana
DIANA MARTO is an international environmental performance art artist, visual artist, activist, and teacher. During her seven year residence in Southeast Asia, she began her Canto Series, her epic spirit play with paper and dance.  In l982, she performed with 60 feet of paper on a stone jetty in the Kamo river and simultaneously exhibited related works on paper in a Kyoto Gallery.  She selects her performance sites for  their herstorical or psychic significance as a cluster of rocks in the South China Sea where she performed for 10 hours, in District Six, a vibrant area in Capetown razed to the ground, displacing 40,000 inhabitants during Apartheid, at Catal Hoyuck, the Neolithic archaeological site of the Mother Goddess.

Her work is process oriented, a result of  a coalescence of moment, gesture, placement and wind.  Images of her work have appeared in Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, and English newspapers and magazines, including front page coverage in the South China Morning Post, Sunday Edition. 

Her Canto Series has been presented in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America, and Europe. She has performed for the Crown Princess of Japan. Her work is in private collections in Japan, Hong Kong, Turkey, and North America. She teaches in an Art and Literacy program in the Iron Triangle. She teaches Papermaking at Esalen Institute in Big
Sur where she was an Artist in Residence. She was a Master Teacher, Artist in Residence for the Discovery Museum
in Sausalito, CA. She is an Artist-Member of Gallery Route One, Canto XIX, “WHALE GUARDIAN,” in public spaces in California, is an Artist in Residence at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, and was the Master Teacher Artist in Residence at the Discovery Museum in Sausalito, CA.  She is a board member of Centro Cultrale Vei Aztlan in San Rafael, CA, a former board member of Sight and Insight Art Center in Mill Valley CA, of Anakultur Cooperative in Istanbul, Turkey, and advisor to The International Center for Celebration.

Her work can be viewed at Gallery Route One. The gallery is located at lll0l Highway 1, Point Reyes Station, CA. Gallery Hours are 11-5pm. The gallery is closed on Tuesday. The Telephone Number is: 415.663-1347. The web address is: www.galleryrouteone.org

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