Donald Kolberg was born in Levittown N.Y. in 1951. Since graduating from high school he has been on the road, living between the east and west coast as well as spending time overseas. During that time he attended a number of colleges in N.Y. and Ca.He graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from California State University, Los Angeles and went on to graduate studies at Otis Art Institute also in Los Angeles. He taught at the Los Angeles School of Art and helped in the founding of Art Core, an organization dedicated to the open dialogue and display of� the work of emerging artists. His association with Lydia Takeshita, a teacher at CSULA and major influence for what was later to become LA ARTCORE allowed Donald to first truly start to grow as an artist.While at Otis Art Institute his teacher and main influence was internationally recognized painter Arnold Mesches. Through his guidance Donald learned the value of depth, texture and form in images and surface. Arnold stressed that questioning the development of art, as a means for learning gave you insight into your own growth.� Donald incorporated this into his concept of Life Forms, the portrayal of the human figure as a landscape of life and a celebration of form. After finishing school Donald began his travels back and forth across the United States exhibiting his paintings and sculpture works. His work as an independent television producer led him to create "Periscope Up", a 10 part television series for PBS in PA. Donald continues to explore as he explores the language of art. His work currently includes steel mesh sculpture, steel ribbon sculpture, glass collage and contemporary paintings using a spray paint medium. He continues to expand on his concept of Life Forms in figurative as well as abstract concepts.