Danielle Ellen Owensby, also known by the acronym of her full name, "deo," is an artist and writer who graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a MFA in Photography in 2017. She also graduated from Michigan State University with two degrees: a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (Concentration in Photography,) and a Bachelor of Arts in English (Concentration in Creative Writing.) Her visual work focuses on how we can use photography to understand the complex emotions behind trauma, loss, and nostalgia.  

Deo has shown her work internationally in venues such as the Knockdown Center in New York, New York; Melbourne Art Center in Melbourne, Australia; University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the editor of The Jade Plant Project, a publication dedicated to sharing the stories of survivors of sexual violence. When she isn’t working, she loves to read and talk to her pet turtle, Raphael. 

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