Donna Bruni (American)
Born in Fort Dix, NJ
Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN
Donna Bruni is a Twin Cities-based painter. With broad, richly layered planes of color she creates paintings with palpable atmospheric resonance.
She states, Color, energy, emotion and movement are the foundation of my visual style and intuitive approach to painting. I love the fluid materiality of oil paint and the process of transforming two-dimensional surfaces into dynamic layered compositions through interaction of color, form and line. My paintings blend elements of nature with abstraction as a means to create visual poetry.
The compositions are based on shifting light patterns, movement and forms of urban landscape observed many times a day from her sixth floor studio windows. Conceptually, the canvases focus on perception of time and space through the painting process.
Donna Bruni grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania. She studied graphic design at Endicott College and the School of Visual Arts in New York City and began her career in the arts as a graphic designer in New York City in the pre-digital age of publishing. She holds a B.A. Degree from the University of Minnesota in Visual Art and Healing. With paintings in many private art collections, Donna Bruni also has artworks in law offices, hotels, financial firms and organizations to include the Otto Bremer Foundation in Saint Paul, MN.