Dona Jalufka

Born in Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Living and working in Vienna, Austria since 1990


1992- 1993Printmaking, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
1989B.F.A., University of Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
1984Art Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
1983Associate Degree in Arts and Humanities, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas, U.S.A.


2022Wondrous Strange Forum Schloss Wolkersdorf, Wolkersdorf, Austria
2019Cycling through Milankovitch UCLA California NanoSystems Institute | ArtSci Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
2019Our Moon. Longing, Art and Science Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria
2019Ticket to the Moon Group Exhibit, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
2017Payer Gabriel + N 48° 11' 47.038" O 16° 21' 59.259": Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2016Anthropo/Sphere: IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
2015Mogli e buoi…: Museo Civilta Contadino, Bentivoglio, Bologna, Italy
2015Mogli e buoi…: Galleria Spazio Lavì!, Sarnano, Italy
2014Photo::Vienna 2014: Group exhibit, MAK, Vienna, Austria
2014 Full Circle: Gallery Il Gioco, Frontale di Apiro (MC), Italy
2014 Ad Personam, by Francesca Monti: Group exhibit, San Severino Marche, Italy
2012 Synergies: Amerika-Haus, Vienna, Austria (eyes on – Monat der Fotografie)
2011 Space.About a Dream: Group exhibit, KUNSTHALLE Wien, Vienna, Austria
2011 Neue Landschaften: Galerie Alpha, Vienna, Austria
2010-2011 Photography: University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas, U.S.A.
2010Random Frequencies: Fuorizona Artecontemporanea, Macerata, Italy
2009ImpactArt-ArtImpact: Ries Crater Museum, Nördlingen, Germany
2009Visions of the Dynamic Landscape: Group photography exhibit, Geological Society of America, Conference Center, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
2009Unmeasuring the World: Humboldt Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
2007Rimanere Colpiti: Sala Cripta, Monteconero (Marches), Italy
2004Planetary and Space Art: Group photography exhibit, Geological Society of America, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, U.S.A.
2002Contemporary Artists: Group exhibit, Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna, Austria
1997Juried Members Exhibit, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
1996Collage & Mixed Media: Galerie Alpha, Vienna, Austria
1985Group exhibit: NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
1979Annual Juried Exhibit: Deutser Gallery, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Professional Experience

2007 - PresentFreelance artist and photographer
1998 - 2007Graphic artist and photographer (part-time), University of Vienna, Austria
1986 – 1990Senior Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Publication Services, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, U.S.A.
1980 – 1986 Graphic Artist, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, U.S.A.
1974 – 1976Graphic and translation assistant, Printing Services, Visitor Information Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, U.S.A.

Publications & Presentations

Illustration in Dinosaur guidebook “Dinos & Andere Saurier”, Natural History Museum, Vienna (2006; 2nd edition, 2017)
Visions of the Dynamic Landscape: 2011 calendar of the Geological Society of America
Moonstruck: How realistic is the moon depicted in classic science fiction films? In: Earth, Moon and Planets 85-86, 179-200 (2001).
The Moon in the classical science fiction movies / La luna nei classici della fantascienza – presentation and lecture at Vedere la Scienza, Milan, April 2001, and publication in Catalogue, p. 31-34.
Moonstruck: How realistic is the moon depicted in classic science fiction movies? Presentation at International Conference “Earth-Moon Relationships”, Academia Galileiana, Padova, Italy, November 2000.
Cover designs of various books (Springer “Impact Studies” series; Geological Society of America Special Paper)

Professional Affiliations

Houston Center for Photography, U.S.A.
Resident Artist, Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco, Italy