David Willburn

Fantasy plays an important role in David Willburn’s studio practice, because it lends itself easily to abstraction and provides him with a basis for addressing the complex conversations of our time. Themes of making maps, reconstructing landscapes, building monuments, and references to structures and dwellings are central in the work. These things are negotiated within the intersection of fine art and craft as a way to democratize and navigate social and political ideas and histories.

David Willburn

Prunus Persica Chews Your Thoughts and Prayers for

Nest Building, 2021

acrylic, muslin, canvas on board

51 cm x 41 cm

Price Available Upon Request

© David Willburn

David Willburn

Mapping and Marking l, 2021

ink, archival inkjet print, acrylic on canvas on board

46 cm x 36 cm

Price Available Upon Request

© David Willburn

David Willburn

Mapping and Marking ll, 2021

ink, archival inkjet print, acrylic on canvas on board

36 cm x 46 cm

Price Available Upon Request

© David Willburn

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Artist Profile

David Willburn

Born 1970 in Fort Stockton, Texas, USA

Lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Education

MFA in Visual Art, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont, 2004

Solo Exhibitions


2021

Stories About Monuments and Landscapes, FLXST Contemporary, Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

2020

Eight Parts. Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA

 

2019

Rainbow Riot at the Snowflake Ball, Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas, USA

 


2018

The World is the Teapot and the Cup. Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA

 


2017

Queer the Materials! Fortify the Domestic! Stone the Hegemony!, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, Texas, USA

2016

Skadüchi: Dispatches from Make-Believe, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California, USA

 


2015

Curve of Forgetting, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, Texas, USA

Taking Things Apart, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

2011

The Overuse of Everything, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, USA

Group Exhibitions

2020

From Chaos to Order: Making Our Way in the New World of Covid-19, The Delaware Contemporary, Delaware, USA

 

2017

Diverge/Convene: Contemporary Mixed Media

curators: Ginger Shulick Porcella, Kate McNamara, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California, USA

 

2016

Texas Draws: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing

curator: Mary Mikel Stump, The Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas, USA

2015

Women’s Work: Masculinity and Gender in Contemporary Fiber Arts

curator: Ginger Shulick Porcella, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California, USA

53rd Annual International Show, juror: David A. Ross, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, USA

 


2014

The Artist’s Alphabet, juror: Jodi Hays, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Art in the Metroplex, juror: Sara-Jayne Parsons, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

2013

Object! Object!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, California, USA

 

2012

Town and Country, Brand10 Art Space, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Publications

2017

Maria Zemtsova, editor, Art Maze Magazine, “Editorial Selection of Works.” Summer, 2017

 

2016

Charissa M. Terranova, PhD., Peripheral Vision Arts,

“The Object-Oriented Ontology of David Willburn’s Embroidered Paintings.” September, 2016. 

Ekaterina Popova, Maria Zemtsova, Eds. Fresh Paint Magazine, Spring, 2016

 

2013

Lara Bullock, Lauren Lockhart. Object Object!: A Selection of Smaller Works. San Diego: Good Good Things, 2013

 

2009

Frédérique Joseph-Lowery, “Embroidery Goes Contemporary.” Art Press 352 Jan. 2009

 

2007

David R. McFadden, Pricked: Extreme Embroidery. New York City: Museum of Arts and Design

Works

David Willburn

Prunus Persica Chews Your Thoughts and Prayers for

Nest Building, 2021

acrylic, muslin, canvas on board

51 cm x 41 cm

Price Available Upon Request

© David Willburn

David Willburn

Mapping and Marking l, 2021

ink, archival inkjet print, acrylic on canvas on board

46 cm x 36 cm

Price Available Upon Request

© David Willburn

David Willburn

Mapping and Marking ll, 2021

ink, archival inkjet print, acrylic on canvas on board

36 cm x 46 cm

Price Available Upon Request

© David Willburn

Unless otherwise stated, artworks © The Artist. © 2021 London Paint Club

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