About David

ARTIST STATEMENT

David Shipley (1952-)

Even as a child growing up in Lubbock, Texas, David Shipley never stopped drawing, never stopped painting. In time, his formal art training included studying at the Cornish School of the Arts, the University of Texas/Austin, Texas Tech University/Lubbock, and Cal State/Long Beach. A skilled painter and sculptor, Shipley and the recipient of numerous Artist-In-Residence fellowships, Shipley’s work seeks to harness the visual impact of abstract art so as to best express his personal outlook on life. After Shipley mastered the medium of oil painting, he transitioned into the use of acrylic paint as his medium of choice since it so well lends an intense immediacy to his work. No matter the medium, David has always been fascinated by color contrasts and their ability to create reaction and incite emotion. By applying an intensive color theory to his vibrant paintings, his pieces can be both kinetic and soothing at the same time. His work strives to create a separate reality, a parallel universe. Exhibiting since 1980, Mr. Shipley has had a dozen solo exhibitions and has participated in more than fifteen group shows. He recently moved to Lake Chautauqua, NY, where he maintains a studio.

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ARTIST RESUME

2020 – One Man Show, Woodman Shimako Gallery – Palm Springs, Ca

2019 – Group Show., Woodman Shimako Gallery, Palm Springs, Ca

2015 – 2018 – Artist-in-resident: Arto – Los Angeles, Ca

2014………..Group Show:Woody Shimako Gallery – Palm Springs, Ca

2012………..Group Show: Adiegio Gallery – Palm desert, Ca

2013………..Group Show: Mark Hietrich Gallery – Pittsburgh, Ca

2012…………Group Show: Pierce Modern Gallery – Paseo Rablos, Ca

2010…………One Man Show: LaFond Gallery – Pittsburgh, Pa

2009-2011..Group Show: Howard Schepp Fine Art – Palm Springs, Ca

2009………..Group Show: Exposure Gallery – Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Ca

2008………..One Man Show: James Callahan Design: Palm Springs, Ca

2003-2008……Group Shows: Orlando Gallery – Los Angeles, Ca

2003………..One Man Show: Art Depot – Lubbock, Tx

2003………..Artist-In-Resident – Lubbock, Tx

2002………..One Man Show: TexasWoman University – Denton, Tx

1999-2006……Group Shows: Orlando Gallery – Los Angeles, Ca

1997………..One Man Show: Merced, Ca

1996………..One Man Show: Fresno Metropolitan Museum – Fresno, Ca

1996………..Artist-In-Resident: Fresno Metropolitan Museum – Fresno, Ca

1996………..Texas Woman’s University: Two Sculptures – Denton, Tx

1996………..Artist-In Resident, Graduate Workshops: Texas Woman’s University – Denton, Tx

1995………..One Man Show: Biota Gallery – West Hollywood, Ca

1994………..One Man Show: Fielding Institute – Santa Barbara, Ca

1994………..Artist-In-Resident: Fielding institute – Santa Barbara, Ca

1993………..Group Show: De Vorzon Gallery – West Hollywood, Ca

1993………..Group Show: Art Options – Beverly Hills, C

1993………..Group Show: Biota Gallery – West Hollywood, Ca

1992………..Group Show: Art options – Beverly Hills, Ca

1992………..Group Show: Tesoro Gallery – Beverly Hills, Ca

1992………..Group Show: De Vorzon Gallery – West Hollywood, Ca

1991………..One Man Show: Biota Gallery – West Hollywood, Ca

1990………..Group Show: De Vorzon gallery – Beverly Hills, Ca

1990………..Commissioned by Athletes and entertainers for Kids:

Presented by Ryan White to President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan

1990………..One Man Show: Schwartz/Cierlac Gallery – Santa Monica, Ca

1989………..Group Show: Schwartz/Cierlac Gallery – Santa Monica, Ca

1988………..One Man Show: Schwartz/ Cierlac Gallery – Santa monica, Ca

1987………..Group Show: Schwartz/Cierlac – Santa Monica, Ca

1982-1987……Group Shows: Chamberlin Gallery – Northridge, CCa

1985-1987……Group Shows: St John Gallery – Sacramento, Ca

1980-1982……Group Shows: Adelle M. Fine Arts – Dallas, Tx

PUBLICATIONS:

1992………….The Fine Art Index: Photograph

1991,Springs.Visions: Editorial Profile& Photograph

1991, Winter..Visions: Editorial Profile & Photograph

EDUCATION:

C.S.L.B., Long Beach, Ca

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Tx

University of Texas, Austin, Tx

Cornish School of the Arts, Seattle, Ca

PERMAMENT DISPLAY:

Two Sculptures in Main Library, “Woman of the Night ” and “Lady of the Day”

Texas Woman University, Denton, Tx

http://www.twu.edu/library/campus-art.asp— Scroll down to images of sculptures

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

1990………..Commissioned by Athletes and entertainers for Kids:

Presented by Ryan White to President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan