David Gray

Nombre: 
David
Apellidos: 
Gray
Presentacion: 

David Gray (b. 1970) acquired a strong foundational education in art while obtaining his BFA from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. His art education has continued with independent and occasional formal studies in pictorial expression and oil painting. The resulting work reveals a personal and contemporary expression of beauty and order which pays homage to the Classical Tradition in its craftsmanship.

David's paintings have earned several national awards and his career has been covered by major art publications including Southwest Art, Art of the West, and American Art Collector. David's works are included in many discriminating private art collections throughout the United States and abroad.

"Whether he is painting still lifes or figures, Gray brings a deep knowledge of and respect for the masters that translates into an elegant minimalism on canvas or panel. His tonalist portraits usually focus solely on the head and shoulders, while his still lifes feature timeless objects such as copper pots and china teacups surrounded by generous doses of negative space." 
--Bonnie Gangelhoff, Southwest Art

Curriculum: 

EXPOSICIONES

2011
· Scottsdale Fine Art Annual Holiday Show, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 
· American Art Invitational, Small Works, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO 
· Windows to the Divine Invitational, The MADDEN Museum of Art, Greenwood Village, CO
· 21st Annual Invitational Small Works Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA
· Oil Painters of America Western Region Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Lee
  Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, CA 
· "Impressions of Fall" Group Show, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO
· Oil Painters of America 20th National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Devin
  Galleries, Coeur d´Alene, ID
· "Impressions of Spring" Group Show, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO 

2010
· 3rd Biennial American Art Invitational, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO 
· "Champions of Realism" Group Show, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 
· 20th Annual Invitational Small Works Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 
· Celebrating Realism" Invitational, Museo Gallery, Langley, WA 
· "Through the Painter´s Eye" Group Realism Show, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 

2009
· Annual Small Works Invitational and Sale, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 
· 19th Annual Invitational Small Works Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 
· Oil Painters of America Western Region Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils,
  Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 
· Cheri Christensen, Jill Soukup, and David Gray, Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA 
· Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Sage Creek
  Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 
· "Through the Painter´s Eye" Work by Jacqueline Kamin and David Gray, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 

2008
· Annual Holiday Miniature Show, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 
· Oil Painters of America Western Region Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Devin
Galleries, Coeur d Alene, ID 
· Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Dana Gallery,
Missoula, MT 

2007
· "Small Wonders" Miniature Show, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ 
· "Group of Six" Group Show, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA 
· "The Figure" Group Show, Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown, MA 
· Salon International, International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX 

2006
· Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 

2005
· New Works by Douglas Fryer and David Gray, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 
· "Slice of Life" Group Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 

2004
· Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 

2003
· Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 
· Oil Painters of America West/Southwest/Mountain Region Juried Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 

2002
· Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 

2001
"Introductions" Group Show of New Gallery Artists, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 

2000
· Annual Invitational Miniature Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 
· Pacific Rim Art Exposition, Seattle, WA 

PREMIOS

2011
· Silver Medal, 2011 OPA Western Region Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils 

2010
· Top 100 Finalist, 2009/2010 International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center 

2009
· "Finalist", International Artist Magazine Challenge No. 52 - Favorite Subjects 
· Multiple "Finalist" entries in both the Still Life and Figure categories, The Artist s Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition 
· "Hunter Editions Award of Excellence" Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 
· "Chairman s Choice Award", 2008/2009 International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center 

2005
· "Award of Excellence - Best Associate Member", Oil Painters of America Western Region Juried Exhibition, Devin Galleries, Coeur d Alene, ID 

2007
· "Top 100 Finalist", 2007 International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center 
· "Finalist, Portrait and Figure Category", The Artist s Magazine 24th Annual Art Competition 
· "Jury s Top 50" Salon International, International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX 

2003
· "Best of Show" Oil Painters of America West/Southwest/Mountain Region Juried Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 

BIBLIOGRAFIA

2011
· Anuario "Arte y LIbertad VI" - Galería artelibre - España 
· Spring, Featured Alumnus, Scene Magazine (a quarterly publication of Pacific Lutheran University) 
· March, "Tone Poems", Southwest Art 

2009
· Sept/Oct, "The Beauty of the Form", Art of the West 
· Aug/Sept, Prize Winners for Challenge No. 52 - Favorite Subjects, International Artist 
· May, Oil Painters of America 2009 National Juried Exhibition, Show Preview, American Art Collector 
· February, "Through the Painter s Eye", Show Preview, American Art Collector 

2005
Winter, Featured Artist, Scene Magazine (a quarterly publication of Pacific Lutheran University) 

2003
November, Artist to Watch, Southwest Art