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David Hornung Works Biography

“I work improvisationally with color, shapes, and emblems to make pictures that, I hope, embody my sense of wonderment at the mystery and uncertainty of existence.”

-David Hornung

 

Biography

David Hornung was born in 1950 at Chester, Pa. He is a painter and collage artist whose art has been widely exhibited throughout the US and abroad and is the author of Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers (Laurence King Pub Ltd.). This textbook, currently in its third edition, has been translated into six languages and is used in art schools and private studios around the world. Since 1976 David has held professorships at Indiana University, Skidmore College, The Rhode Island School of Design and Adelphi University. He lives and works in Woodstock, NY.

 

EDUCATION:

M.F.A Painting University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

M.A. Art 1974 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

B.A. Art 1973 University of Delaware, Newark, DE

One-year study abroad 1970-71 St. Martin’s School of Art, London

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

The International Quilt Museum, Lincoln Nebraska. June-September 2021

Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock (Shady) NY, June 2019

Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, June 2017.

The John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, April 2015.

Adelphi University, University Art Gallery, February 2014.

The John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2013  May-June 2013.

The Gallery Goteborgs Konstforening, Sodra Vagen, Gotenburg, Sweden, November 2012.

The John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2011.

The Ace and Lion Gallery, London, UK, 2010.

The John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2009.

The John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2008.

Adelphi University Art Gallery, Garden City, NY, 2005.

Long Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, 2005.

St. Georges Academy Art Gallery, Newport, RI, 2004.

Adelphi University Art Gallery, Garden City, NY, 1992.

Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY, 1990.

Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY, 1989.

Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY, 1986.

Lucy Scribner Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1985.

West Chester State University Gallery, West Chester, PA, 1984.

West Chester State University Gallery, West Chester, PA, 1977.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Maine, July 2021.

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Maine, July 2020.

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Maine, July 2019.

Delaware Art Museum, “Intimate Visions”, Wilmington De, Sept-Jan 2018.

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Maine, July 2018.

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Maine, July 2017.

The Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London UK, November 2016

The Byrdcliffe Legacy Exhibit, Woodstock, NY, September 2016

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Maine, July 2016.

Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, NY, October 2015.

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Maine, July 2015.

Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, December 2014.

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Maine, July 2014.

Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill Maine, July 2013.

Celia Purcell Fine Arts, London, England, November, 2010.

Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, June-July, 2010.

Konsthallen Hishult, Hishult, Sweden 2008.

Kleinart-James Art Center, Woodstock, NY, 2005. Passionate About Art.

Kleinart-James Art Center, Woodstock, NY, 2003. Spring Selections.

Exhibition Space, 156, Brooklyn, NY, 2001. Three Painters.

The Gallery at Hastings on Hudson, Hasting on Hudson, NY, 1991.

Jan Weiss Gallery, New York, NY, 1991. Honor the Land.

Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY, 1991. Entr’ Acte.

Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY, 1989. Approaching Landscape.

Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY, 1989. The Third Anniversary Group Exhibition.

Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY, 1988. Reviews and Previews.

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1989. Group Exhibition.

Centre Des Arts Visuels, Montreal, Quebec, 1985. Five Americans.

First Street Forum Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1982. Group Exhibition.

Rockwell Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 1981. Group Exhibition.

Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago IL, 1978. Reviews and Previews.

 

TEACHING:

2018 and 2019

Visiting Professor

Rhode Island School of Design

 

2004 –2020 (retired Sept. 2020)

Professor

Department of Art and Art History

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

 

2000- 2003

Visiting Assistant Professor

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

 

1987-2004

Adjunct Professor

The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

2003

Adjunct Professor

The New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY

 

1996-97

Adjunct Professor

The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

 

1987-88

Adjunct Professor

The Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

 

1982-85

Assistant Professor

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

1979-82

Assistant Professor

The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

1976-79

Visiting Assistant Professor

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

BOOKS AND CATALOGUES:

Cloth Constructions (2020) Catalogue for exhibition at the International Quilt Museum, Lincoln Neb.

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers (Third Edition) Hornung D. (2019). Laurence King Publishing Ltd., London and Chronicle Books, San Francisco, Ca.

Handmade Light (2019) Catalogue for solo show at the Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY.

Twice Blessed (2019) Collaboration with the poet Steven Tarlow.

Intimate Visions (2018) Catalogue for three-person show at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, De.

These Numbered Days (2017) Catalogue for solo show at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY.

Distant Psalms, Cold Rain (2017) Collaboration with the poet Michael Glover.

Shadow and Substance (2015) Catalogue for the May 2015 exhibition at John Davis Gallery.

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers (Second Edition) Hornung D. (2012). Laurence King Publishing Ltd., London and Chronicle Books, San Francisco, Ca.

The Theatre of Manufactured Landscape (2010) Collaboration with the poet Michael Glover.

Corona (2008) Collaboration with the poet Susan Sindall.

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers (First Edition). Hornung D. (2004) Laurence King Publishing Ltd., London and McGraw-Hill Publishing, New York, NY. (Book designed by author.)

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