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Black and White, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 72 In. © courtesy of the artist
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Cleaning Up, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 44 X 54 In. © courtesy of the artist
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Kitties on the Wall, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 60 X 72 In. © courtesy of the artist
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Clown Posse, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 54 X 44 In. © David Humphrey
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In Character, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 84 X 72 In. © David Humphrey
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Plein Air, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas © David Humphrey
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Roadside, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 16"x20" © David Humphrey
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Shooter, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 44 X 54 In. © David Humphrey
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Heat Cycle, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 72 X 60 In. © David Humphrey
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Chimera, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 86 X 72 In. © David Humphrey
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the Door, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 72 X 60 In. © David Humphrey
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© David Humphrey
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porposes © David Humphrey
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Screen Print © David Humphrey
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Monotype © David Humphrey
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Porous Surfaces Which Include My Face, 1999 Oil on Canvas 54 X 44 © David Humphrey
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At the Wall, 2004 Acrylic on Canvas 44x54 © David Humphrey
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Interspecies Embrace, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 52 © David Humphrey
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Snowman in Love, 2006 Mixed Media Dimensions Variable © courtesy of the artist
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Chimera, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 86 X 72 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Fredericks & Freiser
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On the Couch, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 72 X 60 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Fredericks & Freiser
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Cleaning Up, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 44 X 54 Inches © Courtesy of the artist and Fredericks & Freiser Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1955
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Statement

David Humphrey received a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1977 and a MA from New York University in 1980. He has shown nationally and internationally and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize among other awards. An anthology of his art writing, Blind Handshake, was published by Periscope Publishing in 2010. Mr. Humphrey is is represented by the Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, and was appointed critic in painting/printmaking at the Yale in 2007.

DAVID HUMPHREY

Born 1955
Lives and works in New York

Education

1980
MA, New York University, NY
1977
BFA,  Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Honors and Awards

2002
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Thomas B. Clarke Prize from the National Academy of Design
1995
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1987
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1985
New York Council for the Arts Grant
1979-80
New York Council for the Arts Grant
2008-2009
Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome

Solo Exhibitions

2008
Expecting Ecstasy, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada
2007
Keith Talent Gallery, London
Fred Amaya Gallery, Miami, FL
2006
New Paintings, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Snowman in Love, Triple Candie, NY
2005
Oven Stuffer Roaster, Morsel, NY
2004
Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Both Less and More, Littlejohn Contemporary,    New York, NY
Lace, Bubbles, Milk, Pittsburgh Filmakers’ New Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)
Holiday Melt, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Holiday Melt, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
2001
Holiday Melt, Saks Fifth Avenue Project Art, Palm Beach, FL
University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
2000
McKee Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Sculptures, Deven Golden Fine Art Ltd, New York, NY
Me and My Friends, The Phillip Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest
College of Art, Portland, OR
1998
Love Teams, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
Works on Paper, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH
1997
Team SHaG, collaborative paintings by A. Sillman, D. Humphrey and E. Greene
Postmasters, New York, NY
Sculptures, Deven Golden Fine Art Ltd, New York, NY
1996
Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
David Humphrey: Paintings and Drawings 1987-1994, Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)
Head: Recent Paintings, I Space, Chicago, IL
1995
David Humphrey: Paintings and Drawings 1987-1994,
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue)
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993
McKee Gallery, New York, NY
1992
Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI (catalogue)
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
McKee Gallery, New York, NY
1990
Krygier\Landau Contemporay Art, Santa Monica, CA
David McKee Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009
Chunky Monkey, Red Flagg, NY
Spazi Aperti, Romanian Academy, Rome, Italy
2008
Perversions of Theater, Apex Art, New York, NY
2007
Inside the Pale, Thrust Projects, New York, NY
Mr President, University Art Museum, SUNY Albany, NY
Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, NY
2006
Complicit,  University of Virginia Art Museum, Richmond, VA
Normal, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005
Jeff Gauntt & David Humphrey, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Life and Limb, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
2004
When I Think of You I Touch Myself, New York Academy of Art, New York
2003
New Prints, McKee Gallery, New York, NY
4 x 4, Artist’s Union, St. Petersburg, Russia
Pop thru Out, Araio Gallery, Choongchungnma, Korea (catalogue)
The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
2002
Pasted On, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
Super Natural Payground, Gallerie Marella, Milan Italy (catalogue)
177th Annual, National Academy of Design Musuem, New York, NY (catalogue)
Hair Stories, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
Words in Deeds, PICA, Portland ,OR
Someone’s Been Telling Lies, Forde Gallery, Geneva Switzerland
Luscious Too, Zolla/Lieberman, Chicago, IL
2001
Fhuh…, Fishtank Gallery, New York, NY
Self Made Men, DC Moore Gallery, NY
2000
Objects that Flicker, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
Exit Art, New York, NY
Rapture, Janet Phelps, New York, NY
The Figure, Another Side of Modernism, Snug Harbor
Art Center, NY (catalogue)
Collaborations, Bucknell University Art Gallery, Lewisburg, PA
Toys, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Drawing in the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, NY
Body Parts, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1998
The Mind Is a Beast, The Work Space, NY
Road Show, dfn Gallery, NY
1997
La Tradicion, Performance Painting, Exit Art, New York, NY
Lubiana Biennial, Lubiana, Slovenia (catalogue)
Drawn & Quartered,  Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
Hair-Do, Curated by Nancy Brett, The Work Space, New York, NY
1996
Thing,  Deven Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Photographism (in painting), Pratt Galleries, New York, NY
Face, One Great Jones, New York, NY (catalogue)
Some Friends In My Apartment, Barbara Pollack, New York, NY
Psycho-Morphing, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
True Bliss, LACE, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
1995
Crystal Blue Persuassion, Feature, New York, NY
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC (catalogue)
Internal/External, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY  (catalogue)
More Than Real, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago,  IL
On Target, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, NY
Arresting Images, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
1994
Digressions, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Flooding Camera, The Work Space, New York, NY
Family Values, Russet Lederman Productions
1993
Art in the Age of Information, Wood Street Galleries and 808 Penn Modern, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)
Pittsburgh Collects, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Appraising the Preternatural, Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica,  CA (organized by Sue Spaid and Michael Anderson)
Psychological Impact, Northampton Community College,  Bethlehem, PA (curated by Rhonda Wall)
Robert Morrison Gallery, New York
Personal Imagery, Chicago/New York, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, The Corcoran Gallery  of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
1992
Dysfunction in the Family Album, Diane Brown Gallery, New York,  NY, (curated by David Humphrey)
Underthings, Bliss, Pasadena, CA
(Drawing) Pictures, Four Walls at P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY, (organized by Amy Sillman)
Hair, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, W I
1991
Personal Portrait, Annina Nosei Gallery, NY
Mute, Solo Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Susan Tallman)
Expressive Visions and Exquisite Images:  Two Aspects of Art of  the 80′s From The Richard Brown Baker Collection,     Meadowbrook Art Gallery, Oakland University, CA     (catalogue)
Landscape as Stage, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (organized by  Meyer Raphael Rubenstein)
1990
Prints & Monotypes, Pelavin Editions, New York, NY
Faces, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Unique Print: 70′s into the 90′s, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA (catalogue)

Selected Writings by David Humphrey

(In addition to this list, Humphrey wrote regularly for Art issues magazine until 2001 and more recently for Art in America. Catalogue essays include Catherine Howe, Jill Giegerich, Laurence Hegarty and Katherine Kuharic, Julie Heffernan and Ian Dawson)
2009
Blind Handshake: art writing + art 1990 – 2008
2005
“Hi, My Name is Artwork,” M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online #1, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1996
“Describable  Beauty,” New Observations #113.
“On the Fantastic,” Tema Celeste.
1993
“Telepathy” (a collaborative artists’ book project with Bill Jones).
“The Abject Romance of Low Resolution,” Lusitania, Vol. 1 #4.
1990
“Hair Piece,” Art issues, February.
“Stained Sheets/Holy Shroud,” Arts Magazine, December
1987
“The Dictator’s Body,” Stanford Italian Review (drawings)

Curated Exhibitions

2007
Horizon, EFA Gallery, New York, NY
2006
19 Penis’ thebody.com/visualaids/web_gallery
2005
Life and Limb, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
2004
When I Think of You I Touch Myself, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2002
Hello to Handmade Words, K.S. Art, New York, NY
2001
Fhuh, Promiscuously Subarticulate Paintings, Fishtank,  New York, NY
1997
Normotic, One Great Jones, New York, NY
1992
Dysfunction in the Family Album, Diane Brown Gallery,  New York, NY
1990
Stained Sheets: Holy Shroud, Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art,
Santa Monica, CA

Private and Public Collections

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Chemical Bank, New York, NY
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Exxon Corporation, New York, NY
First Bank Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
McCrory Corporation, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
The Progressive Corporation, OH
Prudential Insurance Corporation, Newark, NJ
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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