Bio

David Solomon is an American contemporary artist and painter. Born in 1976 in Kingston, New York, he studied at the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute and was studio assistant to major American artists Frank Lobdell and John Henry Waddell.

His work has shown in exhibitions and one-person shows at galleries around the United States including Gerald Peters Gallery, Peter Marcelle Project, David Richard Gallery, and Dean Jenson Gallery among others. He has shown in many international art fairs including Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Aspen, Fine Art San Francisco, and Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. His work is in collections worldwide and he has had reviews in Art In America, Art LTD, Huffington Post, Santa Fean Magazine, Adobe Airstream, THE Magazine, and others.

David’s education in art is an organic blend of life and formal experiences. His father, who attended Parson’s in New York, often engaged David in tandem doodling sessions. His artist-grandmother took him to the Metropolitan Museum Of Art where the eight-year-old stood dwarfed in front of a Jackson Pollock gesture painting and the impact was unmistakable.

Later, Florida’s swamps, beaches, and scrapyards became a playground for David’s inquisitive mind and provided endless hours of study. The forms of fruits, seeds, flowers and various animals still act as elements in his compositions. An avid reader, he also developed a deep respect for mysticism, physics, and a longing for natural environments; all of these things remain evident in his work.

At first opportunity, David went west to the high desert landscapes of the southwest, living in Jerome, Arizona, and Santa Fe, New Mexico where he lived and worked for nearly 15 years with some years in between in San Francisco, California to attend SFAI. The effect of the desert and mountainous landscapes is an obvious influence on his work as it continues to evolve.

David also served as independent curator within the contemporary arts community of Santa Fe, New Mexico, helping to stimulate a more vibrant and supportive atmosphere for the city’s many artists. He has directed and curated at many galleries including Yares Art Projects, William Shearburn Gallery, 707 Contemporary, BANG! and Underground Galleries.

David Solomon Painter

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Born 1976, New York, USA

Education
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA – 2001-2003
Studio Assistant: painter Frank Lobdell, San Francisco CA – 2001-2003
Studio Assistant: sculptor John Henry Waddell, Cornville, AZ – 1997-1999

Exhibitions
2015
Art Miami- Peter Marcelle Project
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair- VIP One Person Show- Peter Marcelle Project

2014

Phil Space- “Kaboom!” group show – Santa Fe, NM
Patina Gallery- Invitational One Person Show- Santa Fe, NM
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair- Gerald Peters Gallery

2013
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair- Peter Marcelle Gallery, and Gerald Peters Gallery
Art Southampton- Gerald Peters Gallery
Art Aspen- Yares Art Projects
Phil Space- “Beast” group show, Santa Fe NM

2012
San Francisco Fine Arts Fair- Peter Marcelle Gallery, Yares Art Projects
Art in America International magazine review, February
Art LTD magazine review, January/February

2011
David Richard Contemporary- One Person show – Santa Fe NM
Art Miami – David Richard Contemporary
Art Aspen – Gerald Peters Modern, Peter J Marcelle
Dallas Fine Art Fair – David Richard Contemporary
David Richard Contemporary – “abstracted Bodies” group show

2010
Dean Jenson Gallery, “Big Bangs” group show – Milwaukee WI
Gerald Peters Gallery, “Artist’s Perspectives” group show – Santa Fe NM
Jay Etkin Gallery, “The Dissemination of Knowledge” one-person show – Santa Fe NM
First Street Art Gallery, group show – Trinidad CO
Jay Etkin Gallery, “Works on Paper” one-person show – Santa Fe NM

2009
Jay Etkin Gallery, group show – Santa Fe NM
William Shearburn Gallery, UN, a group show – Santa Fe NM
High Mayhem Gallery, “Loose Leaves” group art book show – Santa Fe NM
First Street Gallery, “Sense and Sensuality” group show – Trinidad, CO
SPAG Gallery, group show – Norwalk CT

2008
707 Contemporary, “Talking Heads“ group show – Santa Fe, NM
First Street Gallery, “Frenzy” group show – Trinidad, CO
Underground Gallery – Santa Fe, NM

2007
Farrell Fishoff Gallery, “2nd Annual Inside the Box” group show – Santa Fe, NM
BANG! @ Farrell Fischoff Gallery, group show – Santa Fe, NM
Farrell Fischoff Gallery, group show – Santa Fe, NM

2006
Farrell Fischoff Gallery, “1st Annual Inside the Box”
group show/solo performance – Santa Fe, NM
The Peanut Gallery, group show – Santa Fe, NM
CCA Beaux Arts Ball group show – Santa Fe, NM

2005
Official T-shirt design for Design Week Santa Fe – Santa Fe NM
BANG! Gallery, Solo Exhibition – Santa Fe, NM
5th Annual High Mayhem Emerging Arts Festival, group show – Santa Fe, NM

2004
James Hart: Phil Space, group show – Santa Fe, NM

2003
The San Francisco Art Institute, solo exhibition – San Francisco, CA
Brown Art Space, solo exhibition – San Francisco, CA
James Hart: The Exhibition Space, group show – Santa Fe, NM
Art in the Raw X, group show – Santa Fe, NM
3rd Annual High Mayhem Multi-Media Festival, group show – Santa Fe, NM

2001
Rhodes Contemporary Colorist Gallery, group show – Santa Fe, NM
Todd Black Studio Gallery, solo exhibition – Santa Fe, NM

2000-2001
Studios Contemporary Art of New Mexico, Represented Artist – Budaghers, NM

1999
Modified Arts, group show – Phoenix, AZ

1998
Wedge on the Edge Art Space, solo exhibition and group shows – Jerome, AZ

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