Professor David's aim is to challenge each student until they realize their full artistic potential.
Professional Title: Professor, Chair of Fine Arts Department
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Fine Arts: Painting and Printmaking
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Fine Arts Department Chair
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Senior Studio I/II; Color and Composition; Monotype I/II
Education: MFA, Painting, Boston University (1980); BA, Fine Arts, Brandeis University (1977); Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1981)
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Exhibitions:
100 Boston Painters, Schiffer Press (2012); Paintings. Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston, MA (2010); Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Catalog) (2009); New Work, George Billis Gallery, NY (2005); Works from Provincetown, Pepper Gallery, NY (2004); Field Paintings, George Billis Gallery, NY (2004)
Fun Facts: Born in Boston, one of ten children; Attended classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as a teenager; Graduated Norwood High School; First teaching job at Worchester Art Museum (Later at the MFA, Boston University, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown); 30 One-Person Exhibitions to date (Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco); 11 Massachusetts Art Awards in Painting, Drawing or Printmaking; 9 Museum Collections; 2 Residences (Boston and Provincetown); 1 Cat.
I am not interested in creating disciples of my philosophy and work, but to help each individual student discover their own. I will encourage you, support your interests, challenge your ideas, push your expectations, expand your knowledge, question your decisions and applaud your successes.
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Stephanie Pierce, BFA, Painting and Printmaking '96 - “Lesley University gave me the time and space to learn, grow, and develop, and to pay attention to the language of my medium and make it my own.”
Danielle Kelly '13, Fine Arts“When you become engaged in a project, professors and other students become engaged alongside you. That’s the nature of Lesley University. People rally around you.”