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David Hooker

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Borderline, 2014 Installation (ceramics, Wood) Variable © DavidJPHooker
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Borderline (detail), 2014 Installation Variable
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Borderline (detail), 2014 Installation Variable
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Borderline (detail), 2014 Installation Variable
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46: Deus Noster Refugium, 2013 Wood, Found Objects 162x42x40 Inches © davidjphooker
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46: Deus Noster Refugium, 2013 Wood, Found Objects 162x42x40 Inches © davidjphooker
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46: Deus Noster Refugium (detail), 2013 Wood, Found Objects 162x42x40 Inches © davidjphooker
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46: Deus Noster Refugium (detail), 2013 Wood, Found Objects 162x42x40 Inches © davidjphooker
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The Service Project: Winfield Mounds, 2012 Digital Video © David JP Hooker
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The Service Project: Winfield Mounds, 2012 Digital Video © David JP Hooker
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Service Project: Winfield Mounds, 2011 Photography © Gregory Halvorsen Schreck
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The Sweep Project: Will County, 2012-2013 Performance © Nathanael Dwight
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The Sweep Project: Will County, 2012-2013 Performance © Nathanael Dwight
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Drift, 2012 Wood, Whitewash © David JP Hooker
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Drift (detail), 2012 Wood, Whitewash © David JP Hooker
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Lift, 2012 Wood, Found Objects, Whitewash © David Hooker
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Lift (detail), 2012 Wood, Found Objects, Whitewash © David Hooker
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Trap, 2012 Wood,toy Messerschmidt, Madonna, Crab Trap, Sterepscope Card of Man Sitting on a Bench, Whitewash © David JP Hooker
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Trap (detail), 2012 Wood, Found Objects, Whitewash © David JP Hooker
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Construction: Breech Loader, 2012 Collage © David JP Hooker
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Construction: Breech Loader (detail) © David Hooker
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Construction: Buffalo , 2012 Collage © David JP Hooker
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Construction: Buffalo (detail) © David Hooker
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Construction: Arnolfini, 2012 Collage © David JP Hooker
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Construction: Arnolfini (detail) © David Hooker
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Meek Construction, 2011 Ceramic © David JP Hooker
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Pilgrim Construction with Zepplin, 2010 Ceramic 16" X 14" X 10 © David Hooker
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Wasp nest head cup, 2009 Eartheware © David Hooker
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Works in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Schools
Kent State, 1995, MFA Ceramics
Representing galleries
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, Packer Schopf Gallery
Tags
mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, surrealism, conceptual, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement


David JP Hooker's artistic practice explores his fascination with objects, places, history and community through ritual actions, looking for ways in which ritual can have a positive influence in our understanding of our environments and ourselves. He creates work in a variety of media, including performance art/video, sculpture, collage, and ceramics. David’s work is widely exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and Kecskemét, Hungary.  David lives and works near Chicago, Illinois, USA, where he is an artist and Associate Professor of art at Wheaton College.

David JP Hooker CV


EDUCATION

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio: MFA Ceramics. 1997.
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina: BA English, 1990.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2013 The Sweep Project. Site-Specific Performance/ Community arts project in Will County, Illinois. 

2012 UFVA: Imagination Conference. Presentation of collaborative performance/video artwork with Joonhee Park. Columbia College. Chicago, Illinois.

 Objet Petit Ahh... Co-Prosperity Sphere. Chicago, Illinois.

2011   3rd International Triennial of Silicate Arts. International juried exhibition. Cifrapalota. Kecskemét, Hungary

 ACGA Clay and Glass National Juried Competition. City of Brea Art Gallery. Brea, California.

 Centennial Alumni Exhibition II. The School of Art Gallery, Kent State University. Kent, Ohio.

 2010  Recent work. Packer-Schopf Gallery. Chicago, Illinois.

 Un-Wedged: North American Ceramic Competition. National Juried Exhibition. Pottery Northwest. Seattle, Washington.

 Ceramic Sculpture. National Juried Exhibition. Guilford Art Center. Award winner. Guilford, Connecticut.

 Second Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition. LUX Center for the Arts. Lincoln, Nebraska.

 2nd Biennial Central Time Ceramics. National Juried Exhibition. Bradley University Galleries. Third Place. Peoria, Illinois.

 Clay West International. International juried exhibition.  Nora Eccles Harrison Museum Of Art. Utah State University. Logan, Utah.

 2009  Charis. Travelling exhibition, touring nationally and internationally. Opening at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 Size Matters. Packer-Schopf Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

 Where There’s Smoke, There’s Smoke. One person exhibition. Wheaton College. Wheaton, Illinois.

 2008  Large Drawing / Small Sculpture. Martin–Mullen Art Gallery, State University College at Oneonta. Oneonta, New York.

 Abstraction in Character. The Gallery at Carillon. Charlotte, North Carolina.

 Points of Departure: Vessel Forms from The State Art Collection. The ARTS Center. Clemson, South Carolina.

 Seventeenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. San Angelo, Texas.

 Stilleven. Carlson Gallery, North Park University. Chicago, Illinois.

 2007 Ceramics: A Question of Function. Three person exhibition. Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University. Chicago, Illinois

Under the Sky. Two-person exhibition with Paul Matheny. Hampton III Gallery. Greenville, South Carolina.

 Approaching the Infinite. One person exhibition. Milliken University. Decatur, Illinois. 

          Hack-Knead. One person exhibition. Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, Virginia.

 Sentimental Epistemology. One person exhibition. Francis Marion University. Marion, South Carolina.

 “Big Muddy” Juried Exhibition. Quigley Gallery, Clarke College. Dubuque, Iowa.

 What is Your Body Image? Lee Gallery, Clemson University. Clemson, South Carolina.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

South Carolina State Art Collection. Columbia, South Carolina.
Winthrop University. Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Fine Arts Center. Greenville, South Carolina.
Greenville County Museum of Art. Greenville, South Carolina.
South Carolina State Museum of Art. Columbia, South Carolina.
York County Museum of Art. Rock Hill, South Carolina.

PUBLIC COMISSIONS

Woodruff Branch, Spartanburg County Public Library. Woodruff, South Carolina.

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