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