David Stern

New York, United States
born 1956 in Essen, Germany works and lives in NYC since 1995 David Stern is a figurative painter, whose work is rooted in the European figurative tradition and informed by American abstract expressionism. His artistic career spans 30 + years and the main theme/motive of his work has been the human condition. With the advance of touch screen technology in 2007, Stern started to adapt the technology for his expressive drawings. In 2002 he created the series "the gatherings", responding to the events of 9/11. These works are part of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in NYC. for more information: www.davidstern.us GALLERIES Messineo Art Projects/Wyman Contemporary, NY,NY Galerie Brennecke, Berlin EDUCATION 1980-82 Art Academy (Kunstakademie), Düsseldorf, Germany 1975-79 University of Applied Sciences and Art (Fachhochschule für Design und Kunst), Dortmund, Germany SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2010-12 David Stern: The American Years (1995-2008) (cont.), national traveling exhibition curated by Karen Wilkin, The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC, August 26-October 8, 2010 2011 David Stern: Five Paintings Messineo Art Projects/Wyman Contemporary, New York Jan 27 – March 19 2009 David Stern: Cold Cuts – The American Years, Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, October 24- December 3 2009 David Stern: Selections from “One Hundred Simple Things,” Messineo Art Projects/Wyman Contemporary, New York, May 14 – July 16 2008-09 David Stern: The American Years (1995-2008), national traveling exhibition curated by Karen Wilkin, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, September 18, 2008-February 8, 2009 Alexander Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, October 30-November 28 2005-06 David Stern at the Starrett-Leihigh (project 1740), NYC presented by Claudia Carr, November 15-December 20 2004 David Stern: Braces and Shadows, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, April 28-June 3 2002 David Stern: The Gatherings, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, October 10-November 16 2001 David Stern: Common Ground, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, April 25-May 26 2000 David Stern: Recent Paintings, Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, April 27-June 3 1999 David Stern: Random Cycles, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, October 12-November 13 David Stern: Recent Work, William Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, SC, September 2-25 1998 David Stern: New Paintings, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, April 28-May 30 1997 David Stern, Galerie Joachim Blüher, Cologne, Germany 1996 David Stern: Skypieces and Portraits, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, September 11-October 19 1995 Identity and Relationship: Recent Paintings by David Stern, National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC, David Stern: Tanulmányok egy útról (Study for a Way), Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, November 26, 1992 – January 7, 1993 David Stern: Malerei, Kunstsammlung der Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, March 15 – April 26 1992 David Stern: Malerei, Galerie Welz, Salzburg, Austria, September 4 – September 29 David Stern: Paintings, Martin Ainscough Gallery, Liverpool, England, October 3 – November 2 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2010 Works On Paper. Julia Nitsberg, David Stern, Sylvia Schuster, Messineo Art Projects and Wyman Contemporary, New York, May 13 - July 15 2008 National Juried Competition: Works of Art on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, June 21 – July 14 2006 New American Figurative Art. David Stern. Nicholas Straube, Thomas Williams Fine Arts, London, October 10-November 10 2003 Skin: Contemporary Views of the Body, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL, May 2-August 3 (with Magdalena Abakanowicz, Tony Oursler and others) 2002-03 CorpoRealities. Contemporary Figurative Painting, Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL, October 18-December 1 (with Eugène Leroy, Frank Auerbach and others ) 2002 Portraits. David Stern and Edvins Strautmanis. Drawings and Monoprints, Spokane Falls Community College Art Gallery, Spokane, WA, February 11-March 15 1998 7th Biennal National Drawing Invitational, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK, May 7-June 21 Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany 1997 About Face, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC SELECTED EXHIBITION CATALOGUES 2008 David Stern: The American Years (1995-2008), catalogue accompanying the national traveling exhibition curated by Karen Wilkin; New York: Yeshiva University Museum; Tulsa, OK: Alexandre Hogue Gallery; Charleston, SC: The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 1999 David Stern: Recent Paintings, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NY 1994 David Stern, Identity and Relationship, National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC 1992 David Stern, Study for a Way, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest David Stern, Malerei, Kunstsammlung der Universität Göttingen (Germany) SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 2009 Charles Ruas, “David Stern,” ARTnews, January 2009, p. 112 2008 Joel Silverstein, “David Stern at Yeshiva University Museum,” artcritical.com, December 2008 Teel Sale and Claudia Betti, Drawing. A Contemporary Approach, 6th edition, Belmont, CA 2008, p. 34, no. 2.12 2007 Monica Strauss, “David Stern. Rituelle Gesten,” Aufbau, September 2007, p. 10 2005 Lonnie Pierson Dunbier (Editor), The Artists Bluebook. 34,000 North American Artists. 16th Century to March 2005, Scottsdale (Arizona), 2005, p. 479 2004 David Grosz, "Human Figures, Broken and Restored, In the Work of One Artist," Forward, March 19, 2004, p. 11 2003 Karen Wilkin, "At the Galleries," Partisan Review, Winter 2003, pp. 116-17 2002 Blake Eskin, “A Passion for Impasto,” ARTnews Summer 2002, pp. 122-124 Monica Strauss, "Revisiting those stunned evenings," Aufbau, COLLECTIONS The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, New York, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden, Germany National Museum, Poznan, Poland Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Dresdner Bank, Köln, Germany Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, Florida Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York Kunstsammlung, Universität Göttingen, Germany Shor Yoshuv Institute, Lawrence, New York US Embassy, Vienna, Austria Private collections in the United States, Europe and Asia

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