Born in Louisville, Kentucky, artist Donna Meeks earned her BA in Drawing and MA in Teaching in Art from The University of Louisville and an MFA in Painting and Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work has been exhibited nationally in diverse exhibition venues including the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, California; the Alternative Museum in Soho, New York; the Alexandria Museum of Art in Louisiana, The Montgomery Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida; the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; the Dallas Visual Art Center in Texas, the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts in Summit, the Rockville Arts Place in Maryland, and the South Bend Regional Museum of Art in Indiana. Meeks has works included in the permanent collections of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, Brandywine Workshop and Archives in Philadelphia, and the Kirkland Fine Arts Center at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Meeks was a visiting artist in the Department of Art at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 2012; in 2005, she was awarded an Artist-in-Residence at the Fundacion Torre-Pujales in Galicia, Spain, and in 2001, she was a recipient of a Knight Foundation Fellowship to serve as a visiting artist at Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Meeks is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where she also lives.