About

 


 

 

 

American artist, Donna Bruni, is known for creating atmospheric oil paintings on canvas. She uses broad, richly layered planes of color to evoke a sense of place within the canvas surface. The compositions are based on temporal elements of our shared environments — changing seasons, air, water, sky, clouds, land, light patterns and movement. Conceptually, the canvases focus on perception of time and space through the painting process. Travel to many regions of Italy, Spain, Central America and the United States provide diverse geographic references and artistic influences.

 

She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota in Visual Art and Complementary Healing Practices and established her studio in the Minneapolis Arts District. Her work is held in public and private collections throughout the United States and Italy. Donna's studio practice encompasses teaching and curatorial projects. As art curator at MHealth Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis, she collaborates with medical and artist communities to engage imagination, meaning, creativity and wonder in the healing environment through the Art Stat Exhibition ProgramShe has served as a board member for Inspire Arts at Hennepin Medical Center and a tour guide at Weisman Art Museum on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

  

 

Donna studied art and graphic design at Endicott College (Beverly, MA) and the School of Visual Arts (New York, NY) with Milton Glaser. She worked as an Art Director, freelance graphic designer at Warner Communications, Workman Publishing and was a marketing and design business owner in the New York metropolitan area, prior to her move to Minnesota. She lives and works in Minneapolis.

 

 

 




Venice Waterways, oil on custom built canvas, 72"H x 96"W x 2"D, Available at DF&A Gallery, Minneapolis, MN USA

 

 

 

 

Notable Exhibitions:

 

Art in Embassies Exhibition, Ambassador's Residence, Curated by Imtiaz Hafiz, US State Department, Geneva, Switzerland, 2023 

 

Celebrating 50 Years, Douglas Flanders & Associates, DF&A Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2022

 

The Warehouse Show: Part 2, Paintings +, Douglas Flanders & Associates, DF&A Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2022

 

Donna Bruni, Recent Paintings, Summer Solstice, Solo Exhibition, Douglas Flanders & Associates Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

     

Ensemble: Together Again, The Painting Center, New York, New York, 2020

     

Visual Poetry, Donna Bruni, Juan Carlos Collada, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, Florida, 2020

     

Art in Embassies Exhibition, Ambassador's Residence, San Salvador, El Salvador, 2020

     

Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. State Department, Ambassador's Exhibition, Riga, Latvia, 2020

     

Abstraction in Minneapolis, Douglas Flanders & Associates Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015

    

Beyond Water and Sky, Solo Exhibition, M Health, Mill City Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2019 

 

Mentors & Proteges, Two Artists, Watkins Gallery, Winona State University, Minnesota, 2015

     

Figuratively Speaking, Solo Exhibition, Tractorworks Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2014

 

Floating to the Surface, Solo Exhibition, BMW Gallery One, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2014

 

Art on the Plains Biennial IX, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota, 2012

 

Foot in the Door, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MIA, 2000, 2010, 2020