David Humphrey


Born 1955
Lives and works in New York


1980               MA, New York University, NY
1977               BFA,  Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1996-97         New York Studio School

Honors and Awards

2011               American Academy of Arts and Letters, purchase award
2008              Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome
2002              John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
                         Thomas B. Clarke Prize from the National Academy of Design

1995               National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1987               National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1985               New York Council for the Arts Grant
1979-80        New York Council for the Arts Grant

 Solo Exhibitions
2015               Joseloff Gallery at the University of Hartford, CT
2014               Work and Play, Fredericks and Freiser, NY
                         Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
                         A Horse Walks into a Painting, Protocol Gallery, Gainesville, FL
2012               Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
                        American University Museum, Washington DC
2011               Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2010              Lux Institute, Encinitas, CA
                        Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
                        Defrosted, a life of Walt Disney in collaboration with Adam Cvijanovic,                                                                                         Postmasters, NY
                       Animal Companions, in collaboration with Jennifer Coates, Holly Coulis and Ridley Howar

2008             Expecting Ecstasy, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada
2007             Keith Talent Gallery, London
                       Fred Amaya Gallery, Miami, FL
2006             New Paintings, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
                       Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
                       Snowman in Love, Triple Candie, NY
2005             Oven Stuffer Roaster, Morsel, NY
2004             Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
2002             Both Less and More, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York, NY
                        Lace, Bubbles, Milk, Pittsburgh Filmakers’ New Gallery,                                                                                                                         Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)
                        Holiday Melt, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
                        Holiday Melt, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
2001              Holiday Melt, Saks Fifth Avenue Project Art, Palm Beach, FL
                        University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
2000             McKee Gallery, New York, NY

1999              Sculptures, Deven Golden Fine Art Ltd, New York, NY
                        Me and My Friends, The Phillip Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest
                        College of Art, Portland, OR
1998               Love Teams, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
                        Works on Paper, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH
1997               SHaG, team paintings by A. Sillman, D. Humphrey and E. Greene
                        Postmasters, New York, NY      
                        Sculptures, Deven Golden Fine Art Ltd, New York, NY
1996              Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                        David Humphrey: Paintings and Drawings 1987-1994, Wood Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (catalogue)
                        Head: Recent Paintings, I Space, Chicago, IL

1995              David Humphrey: Paintings and Drawings 1987-1994,
                       The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue)
                       Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993              McKee Gallery, New York, NY
1992              Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991              Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI (catalogue)
                       Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                       McKee Gallery, New York, NY
1990             Krygier\Landau Contemporay Art, Santa Monica, CA                       

                       David McKee Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015               Your Bad Self Group Self Portrait Exhibition, Arts + Leisure, New York, NY September 12 – October 18,                          2015
                         (Un)Real Featuring: Michele Bubacco, Angela Fraleigh, David Humphrey, Martin Muss and Claire                                  Sherman, curated by Mary Dinaburg and Howard Rutkowski, David Richard Gallery. Santa Fe, New                              Mexico. July 31 – September 26
                         Love Child, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Flushing, NY June 12 – July 26, 2015
                        David Humphrey and Jennifer Coates: Plush Onus, Arts+Leisure, New York, NY. April 25 – May 24
2014              Tightened As If by Pliers, Ortega y Gasset Projects. Flusing, NY December 7, 2014 – January 25, 2015
                        Art In Pop, Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain Grenoble, October 10, 2014 – February 8,                               2015
2012              “Little Laguages/Coded Pictures”, curated by Theresa Hackett and Micelle Weinberg, Lesley Heller                              Workspace, March – April 2012
2010             Visible Vagina, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY

                       Animal as Other, curated by April Gornik, Danese Gallery, New York, NY
                       Knock Knock: Who's There? That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore - Curated by Elana Rubinfeld & Sarah                                  Murkett
                      Spring Fever, curated by Ridley Howard and Nicole Russo106 Green, Brooklyn, NY
2009           Chunky Monkey, Red Flagg, NY
                      Spazi Aperti, Romanian Academy, Rome, Italy
2008            Perversions of Theater, Apex Art, New York, NY
2007            Inside the Pale, Thrust Projects, New York, NY
                      Mr President, University Art Museum, SUNY Albany, NY
                      Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, NY
2006            Complicit,  University of Virginia Art Museum, Richmond, VA
                      Normal, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005            Jeff Gauntt & David Humphrey, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
                       Life and Limb, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
2004             When I Think of You I Touch Myself, New York Academy of Art, New York
2003             New Prints, McKee Gallery, New York, NY
                       4 x 4, Artist’s Union, St. Petersburg, Russia
                       Pop thru Out, Araio Gallery, Choongchungnma, Korea (catalogue)
                       The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
2002             Pasted On, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
                       Super Natural Payground, Gallerie Marella, Milan Italy (catalogue)
                       177th Annual, National Academy of Design Musuem, New York, NY (catalogue)
                       Hair Stories, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
                       Words in Deeds, PICA, Portland ,OR
                       Someone’s Been Telling Lies, Forde Gallery, Geneva Switzerland
                       Luscious Too, Zolla/Lieberman, Chicago, IL
2001             Fhuh..., Fishtank Gallery, New York, NY
                       Self Made Men, DC Moore Gallery, NY
2000            Objects that Flicker, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA
                       Exit Art, New York, NY
                       Rapture, Janet Phelps, New York, NY
                       The Figure, Another Side of Modernism, Snug Harbor Art Center, NY (catalogue)                                                                      Collaborations, Bucknell University Art Gallery, Lewisburg, PA
                       Toys, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY

1999             Drawing in the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, NY
                       Body Parts, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1998             The Mind Is a Beast, The Work Space, NY
                       Road Show, dfn Gallery, NY
1997              La Tradicion, Performance Painting, Exit Art, New York, NY
                       Lubiana Biennial, Lubiana, Slovenia (catalogue)
                      Drawn & Quartered,  Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY
                      Hair-Do, Curated by Nancy Brett, The Work Space, New York, NY
1996            Thing,  Deven Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
                      Photographism (in painting), Pratt Galleries, New York, NY
                      Face, One Great Jones, New York, NY (catalogue)
                      Some Friends In My Apartment, Barbara Pollack, New York, NY
                      Psycho-Morphing, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
                      True Bliss, LACE, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
1995           Crystal Blue Persuassion, Feature, New York, NY
                      Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at                                                                            Greensboro, Greensboro, NC (catalogue)

                      Internal/External, Foster Goldstrom Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)    
                      More Than Real, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago,  IL
                      On Target, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, NY
                      Arresting Images, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
1994            Digressions, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
                      Flooding Camera, The Work Space, New York, NY
                      Family Values, Russet Lederman Productions
1993            Art in the Age of Information, Wood Street Galleries and 808 Pennsylvania Modern, Pittsburgh, PA                              (catalogue)        
                     Pittsburgh Collects, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA    
                     Appraising the Preternatural, Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (organized by Sue Spaid and                              Michael Anderson)  
                     Psychological Impact, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA (curated by Rhonda Wall)
                     Robert Morrison Gallery, New York
                     Personal Imagery, Chicago/New York, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY  
                     43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, The Corcoran Galleryof Art,                                                                      Washington, D.C. (catalogue) 
1992            Dysfunction in the Family Album, Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY, (curated by David Humphrey)
                       Underthings, Bliss, Pasadena, CA
                       (Drawing) Pictures, Four Walls at P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY, (organized by Amy Sillman)        
                       Hair, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, W I
1991              Personal Portrait, Annina Nosei Gallery, NY
                       Mute, Solo Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Susan Tallman)
1991              Expressive Visions and Exquisite Images:  Two Aspects of Art of   the 80's From The Richard Brown                                Baker Collection, Meadowbrook Art Gallery, Oakland University, CA (catalogue)
                       Landscape as Stage, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (organized byMeyer Raphael                                                                  Rubenstein)
1990             Prints & Monotypes, Pelavin Editions, New York, NY
                       Faces, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                       The Unique Print: 70's into the 90's, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA (catalogue)     
                       Selected Writings by David Humphrey

2012              Pastoral with Pets, Lux Institute
2010              Blind Handshake, Periscope Publishing ltd. Selected writing 1989-2008, 240 pages, full color
2005             "Hi, My Name is Artwork," M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online #1, University of Pennsylvania,                                                                       Philadelphia, PA
1996             “DescribableBeauty,” New Observations #113.
                       “On the Fantastic,” Tema Celeste.

1993             “Telepathy” (a collaborative artists' book project with Bill Jones).
1990             "Hair Piece," Art issues, February.
                       "Stained Sheets/Holy Shroud," Arts Magazine, December
                       "The Abject Romance of Low Resolution," Lusitania, Vol. 1 #4.
                       "The Dictator's Body," Stanford Italian Review (drawings)

 Exhibitions Curated

 2010            In a Violet Distance, Zurcherr Studio, NY
2007      Horizon, EFA Gallery, New York, NY
2006            19 Penis’ thebody.com/visualaids/web_gallery
2005            Life and Limb, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
2004            When I Think of You I Touch Myself, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2002            Hello to Handmade Words, K.S. Art, New York, NY
2001             Fhuh, Promiscuously Subarticulate Paintings, Fishtank, New York, NY
1997             Normotic, One Great Jones, New York, NY

1992             Dysfunction in the Family Album, Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY
1990             Stained Sheets: Holy Shroud, Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA

Selected Reviews and Publications

2012               Interview with Phong Bui in The Brooklyn Rail
                        Hilary Harkness, the Huffington Post
                        David Brody, Art Critical
                        Ara Marjian, Artforum.com
                        Raphael Rubenstein, Art in America
2010      Karen Rosenberg, New York Times, 7/9
                       TJ Carlin, Time Out, 2/9
2007      Bors, Chris, www.artinfo.com/articles/story/26151
2006      Bors, Chris, Snowmen in Harlem, Artnet. com
2005      "Artist of the Week," Edward Winkelman Blogspot, January 10.
2004      Kalm, James. "David Humphrey," Brooklyn Rail, May.
                        Pepe, Sheila. " What's in a Game?" Gay City News, April 22-28.
2003             Green, Elliot. "David Humphrey, " Bomb, Fall.
                        Rubinstein, Raphael. "David Humphrey: Correlative Kitsch," Art in America,                                                                               November.
2002      Johnson, Ken. “Tricky Adios,” New York Times, June 7
2000      Cullum, Jerry. “ Poodles, Ice Cream and the Way We Live,” Atlanta Journal-                                                                                Constitution, March 22
                       Feaster, Felicia. “Kitsch on Quaaludes,” Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA
2000     Diehl, Carol, “David Humphrey at McKee Gallery,” Art In   America, June.                         
                        Chambers, Christopher, “The Splice of Life,” D, Art, Fall.

                        Wiken, Karen, Partisan, Spring.
1999      “A Conversation with Catherine Howe,” NY Arts, February.
                        “A Conversation with Scott Weiland,” NY Arts, July/August.
                        DiMaggio, Anthony.  Review, June 15.
1998      Camper, Fred. Chicago Reader, April 17.
                        Cone, Jon. Art Byte, December-January.
1995      Plagens, Peter. "A Painter's Pixel Palette", Newsweek, February 27.
                        Stein, Jerry. "Family photos take role in artist's paintings", The Cincinnati Post, April 8.
                        Findsen, Owen. "Mysterious narratives enter new art dimension",
                        The Cincinnati Enquirer, April 11.
                        Heisler, Eva. " Computer Gargoyoles", Dialogue, September/October.
                        Hirsch, Faye. “On Paper,” September/October.
1994      Cameron, Dan. "Art for the New Year," Art and Auction, January.
1993      Weiner, Daniel. "Studio Visits," (interview with David Humphrey ) Artspace, March/April.
                        Miller, Donald. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 13.
                        Sanchez, Annette B. "Art in the Age of Information: Thought-  Provoking,"  New                                                                         Pittsburgh Courier, April 17.
                        Richard, Paul. "What's Wrong with this Picture," The Washington Post, October 31.
                         Hagen, Charles. "David Humphrey," The New York Times, November 26.
                         Shirley, David. Option Magazine, October.
1992       Hagen, Charles. "Dysfunction in the Family Album," The New York Times, January 31.

                         Homes, A.M. "Dysfunction in the Family Album," Artforum, May.
                         Scarborough, James. "David Humphrey at Patricia Shea," Artweek, October 8.
1992               Weisman, Benjamin. "David Humphrey - Patricia Shea Gallery," Artforum,                                                                                    November.
                         Wye, Pamela. "David Humphrey: Adjusting the Picture" Sulfur 30, Spring.          
                         Anderson, Michael. "David Humphrey," Art Issues, November/December.
1991                Lading, Sara. "Artist Illustrates Relationship Between Anatomy,                                                                                                        Emotion," Valley Sun, January 31.
                         Baker, Kenneth. "David Humphrey: Walk on the Weird Side," San Francisco Chronicle, February 9.
                         Bartlett, Mark. "David Humphrey," Art issues, April/May.
                         Rubinstein, Meyer Raphael. "David Humphrey at David McKee,"

                         Art in America, July.
                         Cyphers, Peggy. Arts Magazine, September.
                         "David Humphrey," Journal of Comtemporary Art, Vol. 4, #2, Fall/Winter.
1990       Spector, Buzz. "Stained Sheets/Holy Shroud," Art issues, September/October.
                         "David Humphrey," The New Yorker, April 23.

Private and Public Collections
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Chemical Bank, New York, NY
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, OH
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Exxon Corporation, New York, NY
First Bank Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
McCrory Corporation, New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA
The Progressive Corporation, OH
Prudential Insurance Corporation, Newark, NJ
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN