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Elizabeth Di Donna

Published August 7, 2020

elizabeth didonnaAssistant Chair, BA Director, and Assistant Teaching Professor
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Liz graduated with a BFA from Wayne State University and an MFA from Florida State University with additional scholarship conducted at the College for Creative Studies and Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan. FSU awarded her the Florence Teaching Award in 2014, which allowed her to teach art classes in Florence, Italy through International Programs. 

Before entering graduate school, Liz was a long-time member of the metro Detroit art community. She taught art in after-school and continuing education programs and as Adjunct Faculty for Marygrove College. She also presented trainings for schoolteachers and arts administrators for the Institute for Arts Infused Education at Marygrove. She has worn many other art world hats, including gallery coordinator, registrar, and arts writer. 

Liz has presented her work nationally and internationally, including Art Basel Miami and the Project Space for the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts Conference. She has presented research at the Southeastern College Art Conference and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. She has participated in residencies at Penland School of Crafts, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, and was Artist-in-Residence at 621 Gallery in Tallahassee. Her current work explores the intersections of personal, cultural, and material memory using site-specific installation, ceramics, performance, and video.



BFA, Wayne State University
MFA, Florida State University