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David Tomb

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Ringed Kingfisher, 2009 Mixed Media On Paper 41.5" X 29.5" © David Tomb
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Still Lives in Living Color, 1988 Oil Paint, Alkyd Glaze, Pastel On Canvas 59" X 58.75" © David Tomb
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Donna, 1995 Oil On Canvas 20" X 20" © David Tomb
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Barry Yourgra, 1995 Mixed Media On Paper 30"X30" © David Tomb
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Portrait #2, 1992 Ink Wash And Vine Charcoal On Paper 40"X30" © David Tomb
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Mobster (detail) green jay © David Tomb
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tufted jay , 2007-2008 Graphite, Ink, Colored Pencil, Gouache And Water Color Wash 42"X30" © David Tomb
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vermillion flycatcher, 2009 Graphite, Ink, Colored Pencil, Gouache And Water Color Wash 44"X33" © David Tomb
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Cheroot Oil And Alkyd On Canvas 15"X15" © David Tomb
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Hatted Vilensky Oil And Alkyd On Canvas 18"X18 3/16 " © David Tomb
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Protection from the Elements, 1990 Vine Charcoal 44"X30 1/2" © David Tomb
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Brent, 2001 Mixed Media On Paper 44" X 30" © David Tomb
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Merav, 2005 Mixed Media On Paper 44"X30" © David Tomb
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collared forest-falcon , 2007-2008 Graphite, Ink, Colored Pencil, Gouache And Water Color Wash 44"X30" © David Tomb
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mountain trogon , 2007-2008 Graphite, Ink, Colored Pencil, Gouache And Water Color Wash 42"X30" © David Tomb
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Rufous Hornbill, 2011 Mixed Media On Paper 44" X 30" © Courtesy of the Artist and Electric Works
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King Tides and Elusive Rails, installation view detail, 2016 Cardboard, Paper And Mixed Media With Sound Loop, 2016 7' X 12' , Variable
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Alameda, California
Birth year
1961
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Representing galleries
Statement

CV

 

EDUCATION

1979-81 College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
1981-84 California State University, Long Beach. B.F.A., Drawing and Painting, 1984

TEACHING

1995-97 New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. Instructor (C.E.), Interpretive Figurative Painting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1991
    • Member, Board of Directors Exhibition Committee Chair, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA (to 1993)
    • Curator, Fractured Fairytales, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Performance series with installations featuring Craig Baldwin, Portia Cobb, Guerilla Girls West, Harry Kipper, the Billy Nayer Show
    • Curator, Urgent Images, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA. Silkscreen prints by Esther Hernandez, Doug Minkler, Malaquias Montoya, Jos Sances
  • 1992
    • Catalogue essay "Prankster with a Purpose" (with Robin Henderson), Jos Sances-Urgent Responses, The Alternative Museum, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 1989
    • Hoffman Gallery, Emeryville, CA, David Tomb: Paintings and Drawings, April 7 - May 7
  • 1990
    • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, David Tomb: Recent Paintings and Charcoal Drawings, September 12 - October 13. Brochure
    • Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA, David Tomb: Recent Work, November 15-29
  • 1992
    • Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, David Tomb: Recent Work, April 2-16
    • Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, CA, October 21 - November 28
  • 1994
    • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, David Tomb: Recent Work, March 3 - April 2
  • 1995
    • The William-Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA, David Tomb: Charcoal Figure Drawings and Oil Portraits, August 18-31
  • 1997
    • Artists Forum, San Francisco, David Tomb: The Subjective Perception, May 1 - September 14. Brochure
  • 2000
    • Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, David Tomb: Portraits, January 7 - April 9. Catalogue
    • Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Diorama, November 2 - December 2
  • 2001
    • The Avram Gallery, Southampton College, Long Island University, Southampton, NY, David Tomb: Twitch, November 5 - December 7. Brochure
    • Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, David Tomb, Fresh Contour: Portraits on Paper , December 6-29
  • 2003
    • Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, David Tomb, Ogle: Works on Paper, July 8 - August 2
    • The William Scott Gallery, Boston, MA, David Tomb: Rogue's Gallery, October 3 - November 1
  • 2004
    • David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN, David Tomb: Birds and Blokes, September 1-25
  • 2005
    • Louie Meager Art Gallery @ Ohlone College, Fremont, Ca., Vim and Vigor - Works on Paper, Sept. 14 - Oct. 15
    • Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., Portrait Parlour, Sept. 1 - Oct. 1
    • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, Ca., New Works by California Artists: David Tomb, Dec. 15 - Feb. 20.
  • 2006
    • Hartnell College Gallery, Salinas, CA., David Tomb The Figure Unstudied, November 8th-December 20th
  • 2007
    • Augusta State University Art Gallery, Augusta, Georgia, Hand Hewn - Portraits by David Tomb, November 8th - December 6th
  • 2008
    • Electric Works, San Francisco, Ca., Treasures of the Sierra Madre: Birds of West Mexico, February 22 - March 22
    • Flora Grubb Gardens, San Francisco, Ca., Prints from the Treasures of the Sierra Madre, February 25th - March 31st
    • Louie Meager Art Gallery @ Ohlone College, Fremont, Ca., The Plumed Serpent, November 8th - December 20th
  • 2009
    • Angela Peralta Theatre, Mazatlan, Mexico, Treasures of the Sierra Madre: Birds of West Mexico, January
    • Quinta Mazatlan-World Birding Center, McAllen, Tx., Birds of Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley, April 18th-May 23rd
  • 2010
      Electric Works, San Francisco, Ca., Borderland Birds/Aves Fronterizas, April 16 - May 29, 2010

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 1984
    • California State University, Long Beach, Icons: David Tomb and Elaine Wells
    • Long Beach Art Association, Long Beach, CA, Long Beach Art Association Open Juried Show. Award
  • 1985
    • Bizous Cafe-Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA, Drawings: Elaine Wells/David Tomb, March 6 - April 6
    • 7th Place Gallery, Los Angeles, In Spiritus: Spirituality in Contemporary Art
  • 1986
    • Hayward Forum of the Arts and Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
    • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Sixth Annual Competition- Drawing and Printmaking (Alonzo Davis, Juror)
    • California State Fair, Sacramento, California Works (Paul Wonner, Juror). Award. Catalogue
    • Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA (Kenneth Baker, Juror)
  • 1987
    • Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, Open Fine Arts Exhibition 1987 (Michael Schwager, Juror). Award
    • California State Fair, Sacramento, California Works. Award. Catalogue
    • Jewish Community Center, Houston, TX, 21st Juried Exhibition (Mary Jane Jacob, Juror), September-October. Award. Catalogue
    • Marin Arts Guild, San Rafael, CA (Kenneth Baker, Juror)
  • 1988
    • Ironworks, Oakland, CA, Arts Explosion (curated by Phil Linhares and Arthur Monroe)
    • Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary,Williamsburg,VA, American Drawing Biennial (Frank Gettings, Juror), March 19 - May 1. Brochure
    • North Carolina Print & Drawing Society, Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC, 11th Annual United States Print & Drawing Exhibition (Douglas M. Schultz, Juror), March 25 - April 15. Travel: Center Gallery, Holt McPherson Center, High Point, NC, May 2 - June 17. Brochure
    • Hayward Area Forum of the Arts, Hayward, CA (Mark Levy and George Rivera, Jurors)
    • Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, 4th Annual Exhibition (Theresa Heyman and Allan Stone, Jurors). Award
  • 1989
    • Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, The Annual (curated by Mary Jane Jacob), January 18 - March 4. Catalogue
    • Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Provart/Tomb, February 4-26
    • Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, Line and Form (Robert Flynn Johnson, Juror), March 2 - April 21. Catalogue
    • Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, Art Against AIDS, May 8 - June 18. Catalogue
    • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA, New Bay Area Painting, December 7, 1989 - January 20, 1990. Brochure
  • 1990
    • Pro Arts Tempspace Gallery, Oakland, CA, Mary Jane Jacob Selects Briscoe, Tomb, Vukelich: The '89 Annual Honored Artists, January 17 - February 17
    • The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Oakland's Artists '90, March 24 - July 1. Catalogue
    • Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA, Contemporary Realist Painting: Perception and Experience, May 30 - July 21
    • Gallery North, Setauket, NY, Once by the Pacific: California Bay Area Artists, July 1 - August 5
  • 1991
    • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA, New Bay Area Painting II, January 31 - March 2
  • 1992
    • The Dungeon of Art, Municipal Gallery, Beaver, UT, Daniel Brice/David Tomb/Kathryn Villeneuve, July 23 - August 1
  • 1993
    • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Bay Area Painting III, January 7-30
    • Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Drawings by American Artists, March 4-27
    • Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Artists' Self Portraits in Black & White, May 5-29
    • Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, CA, Ship of Dreams: David Tomb & Lewis Meyers, Jr., November
  • 1994
    • Anya Horvath Gallery, Sacramento, CA, David Tomb, Michael Provart, Chris Fields, January
    • Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, Drawing the Line (curated by Townsend Wolfe), February 28 - April 2
  • 1995
    • Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Daniel Brice/David Tomb: Recent Drawings, April 6-29
    • Lizardi/Harp Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Opening Statement, May
  • 1996
    • K & E Gallery, New York, NY, Heads, July 11 - August 1
    • William Scott Gallery, Boston, MA, Group Show, November
  • 1997
    • Sydne Bernard Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA, Fantastic Visions, September 19-28
    • Monterey Museum of Art, La Mirada, CA, Toward the Millennium: Contemporary Painting from Northern California, November 22, 1997 - February 15, 1998
  • 1998
    • Artists Forum, San Francisco, CA, Landscapes: Real and Imagined, April 23 - June 26. Brochure
    • The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, National Drawing Invitational (curated by Townsend Wolfe), May 7 - June 21. Catalogue
    • Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, Drawings IV, July 11 - September 12
  • 2000-2001
    • Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, Drawings V, July 27 - September 2
    • Fairfield Center Gallery, Fairfield, CA, Effigies of the Spirit: Bay Area Portraiture, November 16, 2000 - January 19, 2001
  • 2002
    • The Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Trillium Press: Contemporary Prints, January 10 - February 2
    • Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Drawings VI, July 27 - September 7
  • 2003
    • Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL, Equinox: Bob Burdette, Tom McKee, Barbara Mittman, David Tomb, March 21 - April 15
  • 2004
    • The William-Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Season Preview Salon, May 28 - June 16
  • 2005
    • S.F.M.O.M.A. Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., Trillium Press, January 12 - February 4
    • Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., Face Paint... A new portrait show, March 4 - April 3
    • Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, Ca., Fresh Flesh, March 4 - April 16
    • William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, Ma., Season Preview Salon, May 27 - June
  • 2006
    • S.F.M.O.M.A. Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., Finding the Figure, March 22 - April 21
    • The William-Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Season Preview Salon, May 28 - June 11
    • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Beyond the Likeness: Self-Portraits by California Artists, August 8 - October 11
  • 2007
    • Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa., Mind/Body/Spirit: Huang Xiang/William Rock, Philip Pearlstein, July 21 - September 29
    • Dorothy Herger Gallery, Solano Community College, Fairfield, Ca., Head First, October 9 - November 2
    • Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida, Visions: Contemporary Drawings from the James T. Dyke Collection, December 21 - June 2008 (Traveling Show: Arkansas Art Center)
    • Electric Works, San Francisco, Ca., Civil Twilight, November 30 - January 5, 2008
  • 2008
    • Dorothy Herger Gallery, Solano Community College, Fairfield, Ca., To Honor Teaching, April 24 - May 19
    • Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock Art Center, Little Rock, Ak, Visions: Contemporary Drawings from the James T. Dyke Collection, (curated by Townsend Wolfe) September 12 - November 9, 2008
    • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, Ca., Drawing the Lines- Celebrating 100 Years of Natural History, October
    • Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM, You Know How I Feel, October 10 - October 26
  • 2009
    • Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., The Artists of ZYZZYVA, June 20th - July
    • Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburg, Pa.,  East Meets West, September 5th-November 14th


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

US State Department
Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Hartnell College, Salinas, CA
Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
Angela Peralta Theatre, Mazatlan, Mexico,
Quinta Mazatlan-World Birding Center, McAllen, TX
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • 1984 Long Beach Art Association, Long Beach, CA, Open Juried Show. Honorable Mention
  • California State University, Long Beach. Fine Arts Affiliates Scholarship
  • 1986 California State Fair, Sacramento, California Works. Award of Excellence
  • 1987 California State Fair, Sacramento, California Works. Award of Excellence
  • Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, Open Fine Arts Exhibition 1987. Best of Show Award
  • Jewish Community Center, Houston, TX, 21st Juried Exhibition. Honorable Mentions (three awards)
  • 1988 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, 4th Annual Exhibition. Honored Artist
  • 1989 Pro Arts, Oakland, CA, Pro Arts Annual. Honored Artist

LECTURES

  • 1990 Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • 1997 Artists Forum, San Francisco, "Obession Revealed: The Serial Portrait," in conversation with Bruce Nixon, May 6
  • Artists Forum, San Francisco, "Painting/Architecture: Abstraction of Ideas and Forms," in conversation with Bruce Tomb, June 3
  • 2000 Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA, Gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition David Tomb: Portraits, February 10
  • 2001 The Avram Gallery, Southampton College, Long Island University, Southampton, NY, in conjunction with the exhibition David Tomb: Twitch
  • 2002 Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, slide lecture, Painting class
  • 2003 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA, gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition David Tomb: Ogle
  • 2005 Louie Meager Art Gallery @ Ohlone College, gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition Vim and Vigor - Works on paper, Sept. 21