Daina Higgins

Curriculum Vitae

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


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

Chromedge Gallery, Columbus, OH "New Paintings: Ridge Avenue"

Studio Hada, Philadelphia, PA "Main street"
Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY "New Paintings"

Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, “Environs

Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “Paintings and Works on Paper”

Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “Market”

Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, “Babel in Brooklyn”

Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “New Paintings”

Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, “New Paintings”

Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH, “Ceramics”

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

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

Two-Person Exhibitions

Graduate Thesis Exhibition with Nathania Rubin, Queens College
Harris Gallery, University of LaVerne, Claremont, CA, “To Here Knows When” with Liat Yossifor
Group Exhibitions


Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus OH, "Fort Hayes Alumni Exhibition"

Gallery of Art, Temple University Rome, Italy, "Tiny Biennale: 20/20 Vision" Curated by Susan Moore


Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio, Philadelphia, PA, "7th Annual Juried Exhibition" Curated by Jane Irish

The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, "156th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings"

Gallery of Art, Temple University Rome, Italy, "Tiny Biennale: Light" Curated by Susan Moore

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

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

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”

Gallery 151, Queens College MFA Exhibition, New York, NY, “Retail Space Available”

Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, “Urban Landscapes”

Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY, “Common Objects

Shot Tower Gallery, Fort Hayes MEC, Columbus, OH, “Inspired Reunion”

Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY, “Summer Hours

The Showroom, New York, NY, “365 T-shirts”

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

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”

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

BLD Studios, Columbus, OH, “Columbus Hip-Hop Reunion Festival”

Eickholt Gallery, New York, NY, “Giza”

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”

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


Create Magazine (feature), March 2019
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

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

Commissions and Public Collections

The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Embark Collection: Prints from The Joseph Collection

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia PA; Paintings on permanent view (outside of Hall E)
The Ohio Portfolio, two prints commissioned for the Joseph Hotel, Columbus, Ohio
Annual exhibition at office of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP, New York, NY

"Work on paper" for Progressive Corporation Annual Report, Cleveland, OH


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant

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


Artist talk, University of La Verne, California

Web-based projects

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

“Weekend Journey”, Project Room, dinterfineart.com