Donna Lee Steffens
Donna was born in Miami, Florida, where she also lives and works. Donna earned her BFA (Magna Cum Laude) in 2006 at Florida International University, with a concentration in mixed media. She also studied painting at The Institute For American Universities, in Aix-en-Provence, France. She currently works out of her Studio at The Bake House Art Complex in Miami, Florida.
Her works is in private collections of Harvey Oxenberg, gallery owned of Oxenberg Fine Art Gallery, Mark and Arlys Raymond, Dr. Fredric S. Brandt, and The Honorable Judge Gisela Cardonne Ely. She is also in the permanent collections of Miami dade College, Doral, and The Deering Estate.
She has received grants and awards, which include, The Leo and Raye Chestler Contemporary Visual Arts Award, The Daniel Azoulay Scholarship. She also has been invited to participate in the Florence Biennale, 2015.
Donna works in a variety of materials that include resin, Plexiglas, and Swarovski crystals. Her work is informed by personal experience and by the desire to unify body, mind and spirit.