Badanna Zack was born in Montreal, Quebec. She completed her studies in architecture at the McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 1953. In 1964, she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from the Concordia University (Sir George Williams University) in Montreal, and in 1967 she received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey, United States. She has taught at the University of Guelph and Sheridan College. She is a versatile artist known for her installation and sculpture work. Themes of her work are, at times, amusing and provocative, such as flying penises and paper-mache projects that include urinals, human skulls, sewing machines and others. She uses a wide range of materials including fabric, plaster, rubber, Styrofoam, vinyl and mixed media. She has won numerous grants from both the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. In 1993, she was the winner of a sculpture competition at the Cambridge Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Badanna‘s work can be found in the collections of Douglas College, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Concordia University, Montreal, P.Q., the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario; the Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario; the Norfolk Art Centre, Simcoe, Ontario and many private collections.