Diane Ponder studied Art History, Anthropology and Linguistics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, earning a Visual Arts certificate through the University of Chicago Graham School.
She had a childhood in nature climbing trees, reading books and swimming in creeks. Her father was an engineer who worked on the moon landing and many other research projects.
Her art encompasses painting in the abstract and figure drawings. Each work is a link of thought and feeling expressed through line and color. Her technique has developed over many years of experience and study of contemporary art and art history, linguistics, logic, anatomy and anthropology.
She has shown art in many galleries, art fairs and institutions in Chicago, New York City and worldwide. She has held performances in many iconic buildings. Her work is in many private collections.