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David King


David King’s work explores his profound interest in the metaphysical – the underlying or fundamental interconnectedness of things. In his abstract work, it is difficult to determine if the forms are to be read a microcosmic or macrocosmic; are we looking at a cell cluster or a planetary body? His narrative pieces are created to be visually beautiful, intellectually stimulating, and sometimes humorous. All of his collages are constructed in the traditional, cut-and-paste method and have an obsessive attention to detail.

David’s work has been shown in Europe and across the U.S., including venues such as Artist’s Space in New York, The Soap Factory in Minneapolis and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and The Lab in San Francisco. He has been the artist-in-residence at the San Francisco Dump, and at Ucross and Jentel, both in Wyoming. He is also the recipient of an artist’s grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He is currently represented by Hang Art in San Francisco. More information and images of his collages can be found at www.davidkingcollage.com.


David King

PO Box 301, Monte Rio, CA 95462




Solo Shows

2011 Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco

2010 Magnet Gallery, San Francisco

2009 The San Francisco Dump, San Francisco

2007 The Soap Factory, Minneapolis

2007 The Lab, San Francisco

2007 Ritual, San Francisco

2007 CIIS, San Francisco

2006 Visual Aid Gallery, San Francisco

2003 DAI Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany

1999 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco (Introductions)

1997 San Francisco Photography Center, San Francisco

Selected Group Shows

2012 Piece by Piece, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco

2012 Meaning to Glue, Eastern Oregon University, OR

2011 Uncommon Cosmos, Chandra Cerrito Gallery, Oakland, CA

2011 Contemporary Collage, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco

2011 Reclamation: New Trends in Collage, Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA

2011 Collage, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco

2011 Elysium, Visual Aid Gallery, San Francisco

2010 Chronotopia, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco

2009 Metaphysical Abstraction, Berkeley Arts Center, Berkeley, CA

2009 Regime Change, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009 I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood, Shepard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, NV

2008 Painting’s Edge, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2008 The Sparky Show, Romero/Winkelman Gallery Project Space, New York

2007 Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2006 K(art)ma, Lille Art Festival, Lille, France

2006 Collage, College of Marin, Marin, CA

2006 Tiny Fine Art Gallery, New York

2006 Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco

2005 Sweet 16, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
2004 The RAIN Event, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
2004 Body Commodities, WORKS/San Jose, San Jose, CA
2004 Rejectamenta, University Gallery, Northampton, England

2003 Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York
2003 Postcards from the Edge, Galerie Lelong, New York
2003 Inaugural Show, N-th Art, London
2003 Contemporary Collage, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
2002 Staff Show, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
1998 Cocktail Hour: New Imagery in the AIDS Era, SF Camerawork

1998 Uniforms, Phenomenon Arts Gallery, Los Angeles


2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation

2008 Black Rock City Arts Foundation

1997-2011 Visual Aid


Jentel Artist Residency Program, Wyoming, May 2012

Ucross Artist Residency Program, Wyoming, April 2012

San Francisco Dump, October 2008 – January 2009

Selected Publications and Reviews

2011 Lahman, Jason, What the Talisman Tells: Meditations on David King’s Latest Collages, Art21 Blog

2009 Huston, Johnny Ray, Round and Round, San Francisco Bay Guardian,

January 21-27

2006 Buckley, Annie, Between Earth and Sky: The Visual Language of David King, A&U Magazine, November, Issue 145

2003 Morris, Barbara, ‘Cut, Copy, Paste: The Art of Contemporary Collage’ at the de Saisset Museum, Art Week, July/August issue

1998 Noval, Trena, Cocktail Hour: Examining New Imagery in the AIDS Era, Camerawork: Journal of Photographic Arts, Volume 25, Number 1, Spring/Summer


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