David Humphrey

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Marcia Wood Gallery is delighted to announce its second solo exhibition by the renowned artist, David Humphrey. His paintings, sculptures and drawings have been known for their "surreal sexiness, postmodern snap, and painterly discrimination". Combining figuration and landscape with abstract forms, his canvases are a lively field, where diverse painting practices co-exist to hatch enigmatic and engrossing narratives.

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 he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rome Prize and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, purchase award, among others. His collections include the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Goetz Collection, Munich, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

Humphrey wrote a column for Art Issues from 1989-2002 and has written extensively on art for exhibition catalogs and art periodical, including Art in America and Flash. An anthology of his writing, Blind Handshake, was released in 2009 by Periscope Publishing. Humphrey is an instructor at Columbia University in the MFA program.