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Dave Weindorf

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Sound Waves, 2018 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 30 X 40 © 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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Zodiac, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Glazing And Watercolor On Clay Panel 36 X 48 © Dave Weindorf
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Lady Liberty, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © 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 Diamonds, 2016 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 20 X 30 © 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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Prehistoric Sea, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 40 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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Tic Tac Toe, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 30 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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Mongolian Warlord, 2018 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 30 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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Coiled Fiber, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 24 X 36 © 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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Timeline to Wealth, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 36 X 24 © 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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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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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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Mosaic, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Paper 22 X 30 © Dave Weindorf
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Collar Symbols, 2018 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © 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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Yellow Brick Road, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Stain And Watercolor On Canvas 40 X 30 © 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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Egyptian Woman Praying, 2017 Acrylic Enamel, Gold Paint And Watercolor On Canvas 36 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Island Dancer, 2017 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 36 X 24 © Dave Weindorf
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Robert De Sable the 4th, 11th Grand Master, Knights Templar, 2018 Acrylic Enamel And Watercolor On Canvas 48 X 36 © Dave 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 painter. Weindorf's artwork reflects his lifelong interest in history, describing it as a desire to know the past that shapes the future. As a kid he remembers being interested in Egyptian hieroglyphics and cave drawings. Weindorf's work has been exhibited in Verum Ultimum Gallery and Michigan’s Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Second Avenue Arts Collectors Show and Lowell Arts Gallery. Dave has won multiple ArtSlant Showcase awards and in 2018 was selected as one of their Under the Radar artists. He's also had the opportunity to exhibit at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam and Agora Gallery of New York. His work has been featured in Circle Arts Quarterly Review, Counterproductiv Magazine, Contemporary Art Curator, Aesthetica Magazine, and Studio Visit, a juried art book. He lives with his wife and dog, Dusty, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dave is represented by Art Productions NYC.

"Dave Weindorf's practice is built upon a fascination with hieroglyphics and historical runes. Blending the past with contemporary contexts, he offers a sense of conceptual and compositional movement. Bold colours delve into the raw nature of expression, translated through modern materials." - Aesthetica Magazine

"Michigan based painter David Weindorf combines the visual languages of hieroglyphs, cave art, and ancient runes to create intuitive paintings rich with symbolism. His acrylic canvases often utilize bright, shocking color and combine ancient elements to create modern and mysterious compositions." - Agora Gallery

ARTIST STATEMENT

I feel like I'm bringing the past to today in my expressionistic paintings through my studies of Egyptian symbols and runes. Being adopted and discovering my ancestry through DNA this year has opened a whole new can of worms for me. That's led me to study the pilgrims, Vikings, English royalty and even an 11th century Templar.

I oftentimes don't have an idea of what I'm going to paint when I start. I let the painting evolve in an intuitive, reactionary way as I work. Using watercolor, and sometimes oil-based stains, I start with the background, blending and layering color until I get the desired effect. Then I add my line work creating primitive abstract marks and shapes.

Artists I'm influenced and inspired by are Dali, Picasso, Miro and Kandinsky.

EDUCATION

  • Certificate in Small Business and Economics, 1983, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 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

Lowell Arts 32nd Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition – Collective Exhibition, Lowell Arts Gallery, Michigan – March 2018

Risk/Reward Art Exhibition – Collective Exhibition – Collins Art Gallery, Michigan, ArtXChangeGR – January, 2018

Metamorphosis: Oppositions and Evolutions – Collective Exhibition – Agora Gallery, New York – November, 2017

PostPrize – Collective Exhibition – Frames Unlimited, Michigan – October, 2017

Second Avenue Arts Collectors Show / Fall – Collective Exhibition – Venue Tower, Michigan – October, 2017

Abstract Catalyst 4 – Collective Exhibition – Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, Oregon – September, 2017

ArtPrize Nine – Collective Exhibition – Swift Printing, Michigan – September – October, 2017

Andy Warhol Factory Party – Collective Exhibition – ArtPrize Hub, Michigan – October, 2017

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), Michigan – June to August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collective Exhibition – Jefferson Galleries, Michigan – May 1999

PUBLICATIONS

Circle Arts Quarterly Review –  Juried Art Magazine, Circle Foundation for the Arts – Winter 2018

Abstract Catalyst 4 Exhibition Book, Cover – Verum Ultimum Gallery – Fall 2017

COUNTERPRODUCTIV Magazine, Issue 3 – Fall 2017

Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 79, Artists' Directory – Fall 2017

Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 38 –  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

9th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Abstract – December 2017

8th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Competition – Painting – October 2017

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

Circle Foundation for the Arts, Affiliate Artist – Lyon, France – March 2018 – present

UICA The Shop – Grand Rapids, Michigan – September 2017 – present

Lowell Arts Gallery – Lowell, Michigan – March 2017 – present

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

COLLECTIONS

Private collectors in the United States.