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Collection: Daina Higgins

Daina Higgins (born 1979, lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is originally from Columbus Ohio where she graduated from the Fort Hayes High School. She attended pre-college programs at The Ohio State University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pratt Institute, before going to the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she received her BFA in 2001, followed by an MFA from the Queens College CUNY in 2009. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country including Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, The Pizzuti Collection, The Queens Museum of Art and the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia. She was recently awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2021 (also received in 2019) and was the beneficiary of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant and the Silas H. Rhodes Merit Scholarship. Numerous publications have documented her paintings, including ArtNews, The New York Sun, The Village Voice, The Columbus Dispatch, and The New York Times.  In 2006 Roberta Smith reviewed her exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, ending her review with “[she]…creates a poetic awareness of the passage of light, moving through the world, bouncing off things and making visual experience fleetingly possible.” She is a member of the Long Island City Studio Collective and the Toppled Monuments Archive. 


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