DAINA HIGGINS

Daina Higgins

Curriculum Vitae

Born: Columbus, Ohio 1979
Lives and works in Philadelphia, PA

Education:         

MFA, Queens College CUNY, New York 2009
BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York 2001
Pratt Institute Pre-College Program, July-August 1996
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Pre-College Program, July 1995
Ohio State University Pre-College Program, June-July 1994

Solo Exhibitions
    
2012
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY "New Paintings"

2009    
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, “Environs
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “Paintings and Works on Paper

2008    
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “Market”

2007    
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, “Babel in Brooklyn
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “New Paintings”

2006    
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, “New Paintings
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “Ceramics”

2005    
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “Flaneur” (catalog)

2002    
Tillie’s of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, “Daina Higgins: Recent Works”

Two-Person Exhibitions

2009    
Graduate Thesis Exhibition with Nathania Rubin, Queens College

Harris Gallery, University of LaVerne, Claremont, CA, “To Here Knows When” with Liat Yossifor
    
Group Exhibitions

2011
Miranova Gallery, Columbus, OH "Teasers: Selected Works from the Pizzuti Collection by Women Artists", curated by Rebecca Ibel
The Proposition Gallery, New York, NY “Summer Salt”, curated by Ingrid Dinter

2010    
Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY “Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Recipients
2009
” (catalog)
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, "Trompe L'Oeil"

Fort Useless, Brooklyn, NY “Bushwick Open Studios Exhibition Curated by Jeremiah McVay”

2009    
The Queens Museum of Art, NY, “Queens International Biennial 4” (catalog)
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, Old Westbury at SUNY, NY, “The Grand”, curated by Eun Young Choi
Gallery Satori, New York, NY, “Two Degrees of Separation”
The Puffin Room, New York, NY “Queens College MFA Exhibition”

2008    
Gallery 151, Queens College MFA Exhibition, New York, NY “Retail Space Available”
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, “Urban Landscapes”

2007    
Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY, “Common Objects
Shot Tower Gallery, Fort Hayes MEC, Columbus, OH, “Inspired Reunion”

2006    
Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY, “Summer Hours
The Showroom, New York, NY, “365 T-shirts”

2005    
Supreme Trading Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “The Sisters”

2004    
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, “Night New York”
Orchard Street Gallery, New York, NY, “Showgirls
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, “Selected Works from the Mudpit”
Volume Art & Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY, “Spring Fix”

2003    
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “Fresh Faces”

2003    
BLD Studios, Columbus, OH, “Columbus Hip-Hop Reunion Festival”
Eickholt Gallery, New York, NY, “Giza”

2002    
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, “Local Talent/Small Works”
DUMBO Arts Festival at Dumbo LUNA, Brooklyn, NY
St. Cyril Croatian Catholic Church, New York, NY, “Hit and Run”

2001    
SVA Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, “Men and Dogs”


Bibliography

Schultz, Charles; "Daina Higgins New Paintings [at Elizabeth Harris Gallery], The Brooklyn Rail, February 2012.
Jose Ruiz and Erin Sickler; Queens International 4 Catalog (reproduction), 2009
Landi, Ann; “Urban Landscapes (exhibition review)”, ArtNews, September 2008, with reproduction.
Mullarkey, Maureen; “Testing the Urban Topography”, The New York Sun, June 19, 2008.
Visual Arts Journal (SVA), “Alumni Exhibitions” (reproductions),  June 2008
Baker, R.C.; “Best in Show”, The Village Voice, December 12-18, 2007
Kotwal, Kaizaad; “Visionaries Somehow Fit Together”, The Columbus Dispatch, January 14, 2007.
Starker, Melissa; “Painting the Town”, The Columbus Alive, January 11, 2007.
Mayr, Bill; “Alumni Exhibit Reveals Depth of Fort Hayes Talent Pool”, The
Columbus Dispatch Weekender, January 11, 2007.
Smith, Roberta; “Daina Higgins at Elizabeth Harris Gallery”, The New York Times, March 3, and “Last Chance” March 10, 2006.
Ganz, Nicholas; Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five Continents, 2006.
Mayr, Bill; “Spray Painter Makes Graffiti More Respectable”, The Columbus Dispatch Weekender, February 10, 2005.
Starker, Melissa; “Soft Focus”, The Columbus Alive, January 5, 2005.
Mullarkey, Maureen; “Elizabeth Harris Gallery: Night New York”, The New York Sun, June 24, 2004.
Stelling, Steve; “Sunrise through Crosshairs”, catalog essay for Rebecca Ibel Gallery,   2004.
Animal Magazine; paintings featured in issues “Giza”, 2003 and “Spring Fix”, 2004.
Davis, Nikki; “Fresh Faces at Rebecca Ibel Gallery”, The Columbus Alive, Dec. 1, 2003.
Jeanne Fryer-Kohles; “Pieces Offer Intriguing Peek into Future”, The Columbus Dispatch, December 7, 2003.

Curatorial Experience


2011    
Double Down” Exhibition of work by Lacey Fekishazy and Liz Atzberger, Fort Useless, Brooklyn, NY


Commissions and Public Collections

2015 The Ohio Portfolio, two prints commissioned for the Joseph Hotel, Columbus, Ohio

2010-11    
Annual exhibition at office of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, New York, NY

2005    
Work on paper” for Progressive Corporation Annual Report, Cleveland, OH

Awards

2009    
Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant

1997    
Silas H. Rhodes Merit Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Lectures

2009   
Artist talk, University of La Verne, California

On the Web

2012
"Recap" of "New Paintings" opening at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, 12oz Prophet- a graffiti blog

2010
Interview with Mario Vasquez of Super Mario's Art: Fine Art in the Fast Lane, http://mariosartworld.blogspot.com/

2007    
“Weekend Journey”, Project Room, dinterfineart.com
http://www.dinterfineart.com/html/slideshow_higgins.html