Daonne Huff

Artist Engagement Manager

Daonne Huff is an arts administrator, performance centered artist, curator and poet who was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.

As Artist Engagement Manager, Daonne spearheads the design, planning, management, execution, and evaluation of the Foundation’s artist development offerings, with particular focus on the Joan Mitchell Fellowship. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Director, Public Programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem. She has also worked with institutions and organizations including Artadia, ArtTable, The Bronx Museum, Columbia University, Galerie LeLong & Co., Groundswell, The Laundromat Project, Maysles Documentary Center, Museum of Modern Art, Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, NADA, NARS Foundation, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, New York University, Nevada Museum of Art, The New School, Rutgers University, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Visual AIDS.

Daonne holds a BA in Art History from Vassar College and an MA in Visual Arts Administration with a Non-Profit concentration from New York University. In the midst of devoting her adult life to arts administration, Daonne re-committed to her own artistic practice. She has performed and exhibited at venues including BLDG 92, Black Lunch Table, Brooklyn Army Terminal, FiveMyles, JACK, Mason Gross Galleries, public parks, remote desertscapes and private living spaces, Transmitter Gallery, Welancora Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Zimmerli Museum of Art.