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Dave Weindorf

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Forgotten Man, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Gold And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Mosaic, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Paper 22 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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The Jester, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 30 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Islanders, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 42 X 96 © Dave Weindorf
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Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Prehistoric Fish, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 42 X 80 © Dave Weindorf
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Abstract Symbols No. 1, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 36 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Prehistoric Sea, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Spinal Symbol, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 16 X 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Manta Ray, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 80 X 42 © Dave Weindorf
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Abstract Symbols No. 2, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 36 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Coiled Fiber, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 24 X 36 © Dave Weindorf
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Three Boulders, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 16 X 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Mosaic No. 2, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Foam Core Board 20 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Blue Voyage, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 36 X 96 © Dave Weindorf
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Runes No. 1, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 16 X 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Longship Anchors, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 16 X 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Utopia, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 24 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Egyptian Collar, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 30 X 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Timeline to Wealth, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 30 X 20 © Dave Weindorf
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A Way of Life, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas Paper 36 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Chalice, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Egyptian Woman Praying, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Gold Paint And Watercolor On Canvas 36 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Wilson, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Clay Board 20 X 16 © Dave Weindorf
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The Gold Prince, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Gold And Watercolor On Canvas 48 X 36 © Dave Weindorf
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Island Dancer, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 36 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Viking Letter, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Cardboard 32 X 27, Mounted On White Board © Dave Weindorf
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Viking Symbols, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Cardboard 29 X 28, Mounted On White Board © Dave Weindorf
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Divide and Division, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 24 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Three Take a Stand, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 24 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Brave New World, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 24 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Falcon No.1, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 30 X 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Red No.2, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 16 X 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Spirals and Circles, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Cardboard 24 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Inner Workings, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 30 X 20 © Dave Weindorf
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Cave Drawing, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 16 © Dave Weindorf
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The Pianist, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 24 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Elephant Man, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Firewalker, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 36 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Happy Lennon, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Polynesian Pig Man, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 16 © Dave Weindorf
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Last Stand, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Industrial, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Spirals, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Sea, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Diamonds, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Cave Markings, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas Board 32 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Yellow Brick Road, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Turquoise Circles, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 30 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Constellations, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Blue and Tan, 2016 Acrylic Enamel, Ink, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Gene Pool, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 24 X 36 © Dave Weindorf
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Depth and Balance, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 30 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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June Bug, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 X 1.5 Inches © David Weindorf
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Indianapolis, IN
Birth year
1962
Lives in
Grand Rapids, MI
Works in
Grand Rapids, MI
Schools
Representing galleries
Bio

Dave Weindorf was born in 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He's a self-taught, abstract expressionist artist. He became interested in art when his mother gave him a print of Dali's "Last Supper" as a young boy. Early in his art path he focused on 19th and 20th century abstract and surrealism. In recent years he's devoted a lot of time to studying post-modern art and is an avid reader of art history. Dave has exhibited his work in Michigan’s ArtPrize, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lowell Arts Gallery, Traverse Higher Art Exhibition, and Pace Galleries in New York. His work has been featured in Studio Visit Magazine, a juried artist book. Dave is represented by Agora Gallery of New York. He lives with his wife and dog, Dusty, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My artwork is heavily influenced by ancient Egyptian symbols, cave art and Viking runes, expressed as primitive glyphs and line work. I've always been fascinated with hieroglyphics and cave drawings, their meaning feeling hidden to me. Artists and work I've been drawn to include Dali, Picasso, Miro and Kandinsky.

In terms of my artistic process, I work with contrasting paints--watercolor and acrylic enamel. I prefer using vintage paints, when I can find them, because I feel the color is more vivid and has a sharper definition. My process is intuitive and reactionary, starting with how I create the background using watercolor and then create layers of line work and color. For my line work I turn a thin paint brush upside down, dip it in the paint and move it over the canvas and let it flow as I create the abstract marks.

EDUCATION

  • Certificate in Small Business and Economics, 1983, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI 
  • Art History studies focusing on Surrealism, Cubism, modern abstract and abstract expressionism, with an emphasis on the works of Dali, Picasso, Miro and Kandinsky
  • Travel abroad to England, France and Spain to study art and architecture with visits to Dali, Picasso and Miro's studios

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair (AIAF)Collective Exhibition, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Global Art AgencyAugust 2017

The Jump Off – Collective Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) – June to August 2017

Who's Who: Members Exhibition – Collective Exhibition, Lowell Arts Gallery – April 2017

You Do What You Can – Collective Exhibition, Sanctuary Folk Art Gallery, Art.Downtown – April 2017

Lowell Arts 31st Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition – Collective Exhibition, Lowell Arts Gallery – March 2017

Traverse Higher Art Exhibition – Collective Exhibition –  Traverse Higher Art – July 2016

ArtPrize Eight – Collective Exhibition – Georgio's Gourmet Pizza – September – October, 2016

In the Windows – Dual Exhibition, Craft House – December – January, 2016

ArtPrize Seven – Collective Exhibition – Boardwalk GR Condominiums – September – October, 2015

First Friday – Collective Exhibition – Avenue for the Arts, Vertigo Music – November 2015

Collective Exhibition – Pace Galleries New York, acrylic on plates – 2001

Collective Exhibition – Jefferson Galleries – May 1999

PUBLICATIONS

Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 37 –  Artist Book, Diana Gaston (Juror), Director, Tamarind Institute – Summer 2017

Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 35 – Artist Book, Jessica Roscio (Juror), Curator, Danforth Art Museum – Winter 2017

AWARDS

6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Abstract – July 2017

5th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Abstract – June 2017

4th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Abstract – May 2017

3rd 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Painting – April 2017

Traverse Higher Art Fan Competition – Work featured on exhibition promotion – July 2016

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

ArtXChange – Grang Rapids, Michigan – September – present

Agora Gallery – New York, NY – March 2017 – present

Lions & Rabbits – Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 2017 – present

Collective Art Space – Grand Rapids, Michigan – March 2017 – present

Lowell Arts  – Lowell, Michigan – March 2017 – present

Dave-n-Dofe’s Everybody’s Studio – Traverse City, Michigan – February 2017 – present

Avenue for the Arts – Grand Rapids, Michigan – September 2015 – present

COLLECTIONS

Private collectors in the United States.