Daina Higgins is a painter based in New York, NY. She is originally from Columbus where she graduated from the Fort Hayes High School. She attended pre-college programs at The Ohio State University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Pratt Institute, before going to the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she received her BFA in 2001, followed by an MFA from the Queens College CUNY in 2009. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country including Contemporary Art Matters, Columbus, OH, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York City, NY, The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, and the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA. She has been awarded multiple Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, as well as the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant and the Silas H. Rhodes Merit Scholarship. In 2021, Daina had a solo exhibition, Pandemic/Protest, at Contemporary Art Matters, Columbus, OH. In 2023, Daina has shown in a virtual group exhibition Leake Street Gallery, Her City.