David studied at Ipswich School of Art, Brighton Polytechnic and the Slade School of Fine Art where he studied Sculpture.
During his early career he worked firstly as a photographer in Rome after which he was invited to be Visiting Artist and then Art Master at Harrow School. For many years until recently he was Head of Fine Art at the University of Suffolk.
Trained originally as a sculptor, David makes work in a range of media. He is currently engaged in the production of a series of short animations derived from the possibility of drawing as a spontaneous yet sustained process; not necessarily reliant on the depiction of object or need for subject.
He has worked for the Arts Council, the QAA and the Czech Government as well as being External Examiner for the University of Gloucester. In 2017 he became the first Director of the Aldeburgh Arts Academy. In 2018 he will be visiting the Universities of Duhok and Erbil in Iraq to establish dialogue and exchanges with Kurdish artists.
David has been Commissioning Agent for a number of major public art installations and has curated several ambitious exhibitions as well as initiating residency programmes.
1980 - HDFA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London
1978 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture, Brighton School of Art, Brighton
2016 - Landscape & Light, Letheringham Lodge, Suffolk
2016 – Four Who Draw, Centre for Graphic Art, Duhok, Iraq
2015 - Experimental Village, Lempa, Cyprus
2014 - Contemporary British Painting, Crypt Gallery, London (Curator)
2014 - East to East – from Aldeburgh Beach to Landguard Fort
2013 - SNIP.it, Venice Biennale, Venice
2013 - SNIP, Aldeburgh Festival, Snape
2013 - Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition, Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh
2011 - New Work, The Laundrette, Saxmundham
2002 - Light & Space, Bridgewater Arts Centre, Bridgewater
1999 - Christmas Show, Red Dot Gallery, Ipswich
1996 - Vjugovey, Victory Park, Moscow, Russia
1995 - The Scarecrow, Christchurch Park, Ipswich
1995 - Icon and Effigy, “Forefront”, Ipswich
1983 - Two Person Show, Minories Gallery Colchester
1983 - Sculptors of Suffolk, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
1983 - Some Sculpture Now, Sallis Benney Gallery, Brighton
1982 - All that Glitters, Eton College, Eton
1981 - Sculpture in East Anglia, Robert Cross Gallery, Ipswich
1980 - New Contemporaries, ICA Gallery, London
1978 - New Contemporaries, ICA Gallery, London
1996 - Moscow World Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival – Prize for Innovation
1983 - Eastern Arts Association Award for Sculpture
1980 - New Contemporaries Prize for Sculpture
1978 - New Contemporaries Prize for Sculpture