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.) Danielle currently lives and works in Chicago as the Assistant Director of One River School of Art + Design Lincoln Square. She also teaches Photography & Digital Design at One River School of Art and at Lillstreet Art Center.

Danielle has shown her work both nationally and 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. Her work has won numerous awards and has been a part of several publications. 

Her visual work focuses on trauma and the fragility of memory and its intersections with identity. When she isn't making heavy work, she likes to travel and make fun narratives with her lens. She enjoys writing fiction.

For more details about her work, ongoing projects, and life, visit her blog: http://deophotography.wordpress.com/

For her full CV, click here.

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