American artist, DONNA BRUNI, uses broad, richly layered planes of color to create a sense of place within the canvas surface. Atmospheric and elemental, her paintings are influenced by the constant flux of urban and natural environments. Light, air, water, wind, land, sky, changing seasons and life cycles comprise a shared language for her meditative, abstract compositions. 


Donna grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania, spending summers along the Atlantic coast with her family. A lifelong artist, she studied graphic design at Endicott College and the School of Visual Arts in New York with Milton Glaser. She began her career in the arts working as an art director's assistant in New York. While living in Brooklyn, she visited museums often and began to study painting. She received her BA from the University of Minnesota in Visual Art and Healing. Working with mentor and visual artist, Jantje Visscher in Minneapolis for two years led to her first solo exhibiton of large-scale, abstract, figurative oil paintings on canvas, Past Present, at Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin (1999-2000). 


Notable exhibitions and catalogues include: Donna Bruni, Recent Paintings, DF&A GAllery, MInneapolis (2021); Art in Embassies, Geneva, Switzerland (2023), AIE, Riga, Latvia (2020), AIE, San Salvador, El Salvador (2020). Paintings by Donna Bruni are held in public, corporate and private collections throughout the United States and Italy. She is represented by Douglas Flanders & Associates Gallery (DF&A Gallery) Minneapolis, Minnesota; Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, Florida; The Willard Gallery, South Portland, Maine, Art in Embassies, Washington DC. 





Winslow Capital Management, Minneapolis, MN

CastleLake Investment Firm, Minneapolis, MN

Hotel Ivy, Luxury Collection, Minneapolis, MN

Red Leaf Center For Family Healing, Minneapolis, MN

Otto Bremer Foundation, Commission, St. Paul, MN

PNC Financial Services, Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota Physicians, Mill City Clinic, Minneapolis

Birch Cove Group Ltd., Minneapolis, MN

HealthPartners Neuroscience Center, St. Paul, MN

Boynton Health Services Women's Clinic, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

University of Minnesota, Campus Club, Minneapolis, MN

Sapphire Luxury Condos, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Northland Community College, Percent For Art, Thief River Falls, MN