Los Angeles artist David Palmer

David Palmer: You Are Here, a 90-second film by Jeffrey Pedersen and Peter West

 

"...like Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, and others over the past half-century who have painted the visual racket of a consumer society, Palmer manifests not so much a love-hate relationship with the modern condition of image assault as an awe at its immensity and the thoroughness of its presence in our consciousness."  - Peter Frank

 

 

DAVID PALMER

born in Syracuse, New York
lives and works in Los Angeles

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

"You Are Here," Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA, 2015
      Art in the Arthouse series, curator: Joshua Elias
"walkabout (talkabout), William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2011
"forever almost falling," William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2007
"David Palmer; The Flatlands Series," Gannon Gallery, Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND, 2004
"Flatlands," William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2003
"American Dreams; Paintings by David Palmer," Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, 2001
"American Dreams," Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 2001
"David Palmer; Paintings," Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, 2001
"David Palmer, Paintings and Drawings," Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA,1993
"Life on the Edge of the Continent," Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, 1990
"Between Fiction and Memory: Pictures of a Lost Summer," Student Union Gallery,
      University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1987
"Paintings by David Palmer," Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, 1987
"My Summer Vacation," Wheeler Gallery, Amherst, MA, 1986

SELECTED TWO-PERSON and THREE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

"Pattern & Practice," William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, three-person, 2005
Lantana, Los Angeles, CA, two-person, 2004
Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR, two-person, 2001
Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA, three-person, 2000
Schwartz Cierlak Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, two-person, 1989

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

"18is25," 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA, 2014
"Themes and Variations: New Abstraction in Los Angeles," Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
      curator: Kristina Newhouse, 2007
Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA, 2006
"Line and Color," Mount Saint Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA
      curator: Irina Costache, 2005
"The Human Revealed," West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ, 2003
"People in Context," Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR, 2002
Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, invitational, 2001
"Autobiography," Appleton Art Center, Appleton, WI, 2000
"Moving Towards the Millenium," Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
"Vessels for the Journey," Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, 1998
"Statements '96," Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1996
"New Directions '94," Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1994
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sales and Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
"New Views," Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1992
"Wallworks," L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA, 1991
"L.A.C.E. 5th Annuale," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
      curator: James Luna, 1990
"Realism; A Contemporary Dialogue," Soco Gallery, Napa, CA, 1990
"Macro/Micro," Helio Galleries, NYC, 1989
Schwartz Cierlak Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1989
"National Small Works Exhibition,"Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY, 1988
Worcester Medical Center, Worcester, MA, 1988
"Gala Gallery Exhibition," Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, 1987
Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA, 1987
"50th Annual Midyear Exhibition," Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 1986

CORPORATE and PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Biogen Idec, Cambridge, MA
Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
The Gas Company, Los Angeles, CA
Gerrity Oil and Gas, Denver, CO
Horvitz and Levy, LLP, Encino, CA
Montana Artists Agency, Santa Monica, CA
Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA/LA), Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1987
BA, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1977

AWARDS and HONORS

Residency. 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA. 2004-2007
Residency. The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH. March-April 1993
Finalist. Los Angeles County Museum of Art Portfolio Calendar Competition. 1991
Corporate Collectors Project. Western States Arts Federation. 1990
Honorarium. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA. 1990
Artist's Grant. Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Brooklyn, NY. 1989-1990
Top Award Winner. National Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY 1988
Teaching Assistantship. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 1984-1987

 

 

David Palmer shows regularly at William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, along with other Los Angeles artists including Charles Arnoldi, Ed Moses, Andy Moses, Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Michel Tabori, Roland Reiss, Jennifer Wolf, Curtis Ripley, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Lodato. He moved to Los Angeles after grauduate school to become part of the growing Los Angeles art scene, inspired by earlier Los Angeles artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, David Hockney, Robert Irwin and others. The increasing number of Los Angeles art galleries, and especially Santa Monica art galleries, created an exciting time in the Los Angeles art scene. Having regularly visited New York galleries such as Leo Castelli, Gagosian, Pace and Mary Boone while living on the east coast, and been inspired by the many New York artists and Los Angeles artists included in the Whitney Biennial, he was thrilled to find the Los Angeles art scene growing into a world class culural incubator for art music and film.