Deonna Craig is an Indianapolis-based visual artist and the owner of Art by Deonna. She graduated from Cathedral High School and DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology. Her eclectic spirit led her down various career paths from production assistant for the Jerry Springer talk show to Insurance, where she honed her leadership skills in Management and Fraud Investigation. After 15 years in Corporate America, Deonna’s creativity and love for adventure caused her to pursue art full-time.
As an entrepreneur, Deonna is able to pursue her passions of community building, teaching, public speaking and visual art. Her artwork has been featured in various galleries such as Harrison Center, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis Children’s Museum and Artisan Alley Gallery. She is also a published artist with credits to Forbes, Indianapolis Monthly, and Carmel Monthly. Deonna’s creative experience also extends to curating, live painting experiences, numerous murals, and virtual workshops.
Deonna is the 2021-2022 Visiting Artist at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and the 2020-2021 Virtual Resident Artist at The Madam Walker Legacy Center. She is also the President of the Eighteen Art Collective comprised of the 18 artists that painted the Black Lives Matter mural on Indiana Avenue.