David Sheldon  


1984        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
1990        Master of Fine Arts, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


2018        Tointon Art Gallery, Greeley, CO. "Murmuration", showcasing painting series: "Field Guide to the Birds of North America",
               and  "Falling Apart / Coming Together : Portraits".
2016        High Point University, Loft Gallery, "Ascension", paintings and sculpture, High Point, NC.
2015        Satellite Gallery,  " Dreams and Structures ",  paintings and sculpture, Asheville, NC.
2014        Mountain Area Health and Education Center,  Asheville, NC, paintings.
2006        HMS Gallery,  “Above, Below and Beyond”, paintings, Brooklyn, NY.
1997        Troyer, Fitzpatrick, Lassman Gallery, “Zoologica Mysterium”, paintings and sculpture, Washington, D.C.
1993        Dumbarton Gallery, “Paintings”, Washington,D.C.


2019        Asheville Area Arts Council, "Beyond Knowing", a multi-media exhibition, curated by David Sheldon.
2018        Asheville Area Arts Council, Juried Members Show, Juror: Candace Reilly, Blue Spiral1, Asheville, NC
2017        Ciel Gallery, "Build", sculptural installation, Charlotte, NC.
2015        Grovewood Gallery, Sculpture, Asheville, NC.
2013        Faculty Show, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC.
2011        Faculty Show, Brevard College, Brevard, NC.
2010        Faculty Show, Brevard College, Brevard, NC.
2010        Art at the Airport, Asheville Regional Airport, Exhibition of paintings and sculpture,
2008        Henderson County Arts Council, “Bring Us Your Best”, Hendersonville, NC.
2006        HBS Gallery, “Group Painting Show”, Brooklyn, New York.
1998        American Public Power, Washington, D.C.
1995        Ellipse Art Center,  “Tributaries”, mixed-media sculptures, Arlington,VA.
1995        Maryland Art Place, “Critic’s Picks Show”, Juror, Faye Hirsch, New York art critic, Baltimore, MD.
1994        Arlington Arts Center, “Annual Juried Show”, Juror,Howard Fox, curator LACMA, Arlington,VA.
1982        Center for American Studies, Naples, Italy.


2019      "Orion",  Salmagundi 23, one year  exhibition, Rocky Mount, NC.
2019      "Oracle", Elmwood Park, "Roanoke Rising"  two year exhibition, Roanoke, Virginia.
2018      "Mars Cutter", Madison County Manufacturing Art Park, Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC.
2017      “Alpha Centauri”, Uptown Tree Project, Greeley, Colorado. 20’ high sculptural “tree”.
2016      “Birds of Different Feathers”, Uptown Tree Project, Greeley, Colorado. 20’ high sculptural “tree”.
2007      “A New Day”, Balfour Education Center, mural, Hendersonville, NC.
2006      “Atlantic Reef”, Team Ecco Alliance, mural for aquarium center, Hendersonville, NC.


2015        HGTV Urban Oasis Home Give-Away - Two "Graffitus Naturalis" paintings included in the collection.
2010        Regional Artist Project Grant, awarded by the Arts Council of Henderson County and the North Carolina Arts Council.
1995        Awarded First Place, “Tributaries”, group sculpture show, Arlington, VA, by juror, Lee Fleming, art critic for the Washington Post.
1991        Maryland State Arts Council Grant, Individual artist award.
1990        Smithsonian Institute, Internship awarded to the model making department.
1982        European Honors Program, RISD, one year of study in Rome, Italy.


2008– 2013        Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, North Carolina. Instructor of Art : Painting, Art Appreciation, Drawing I,
.2008– 2011        Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina. Instructor of Art: Drawing I, II, and Life Drawing.
2010-2012           Painting Coordinator, The Green River Preserve, Cedar Mountain, North Carolina


1992-94  Artist Assistant to sculptor, painter,  William Calfee, originating chairman,
   George Washington University Art Department.

1989-90   Sculptor’s Assistant to James Sanborn, specifically,“Kryptos”, sculptural installation
    on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, VA.

    More on "Kryptos" :   

Buncombe County Government
Madison County Government
Sallie Mae Corporation
American Public Power Association
The Cousteau Society
Private Collections, nationally and internationally.


David Sheldon is the  author, illustrator  of

Into the Deep, The Life of Naturalist and Explorer,  William Beebe
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2009.
A Junior Library Guild Selection for 2010.
"A fine offering for would-be explorers." - Kirkus Reviews
Awarded "Outstanding Science Trade Book", National Science Teacher's Association,  2010.
Selected as one of the "Best Books of 2010" by the Bank Street College of Education.

Barnum Brown, Dinosaur Hunter
Walker & Company Publishing, 2006.
"...rich in specific details...as well as a fine gallery of
toothy fossils and fleshed - out reconstructions..." -
Kirkus Reviews
"..a fun picture book biography...with strong child appeal" - School Library Journal
An American Library Association Booklist starred review.
Awarded "Outstanding Science Trade Book", National Science Teacher's Association,  2007

Monster Halloween, by Quentin (aka David Quentin Sheldon)
Harper Festival, Harper Collins Publishers, 2006.

David Sheldon is the Illustrator for

Highlights Hidden Picture
Eagle Eye and Super Challeng
e, Vol. 1-12
Highlights for Children, 2015 -2017.
Contributing Illustrator.

Matzo Frogs
By Sally Rosenthal, Illustrated by David Sheldon
New South Books,Inc. 2014.
“The story’s amusing arc with its altruistic message culminates with a
sculpted matzo-ball frog left as a floating clue in the soup, prompting
one more mitzvah in grateful acknowledgment. A Jewish audience will
appreciate the overall significance of the concept and context; Gentiles
will get a kick out of the kind frogs.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Way Down, Below Deep
By Nancy Raines Day, Illustrated by David Sheldon
Pelican Publishing Compnay,Inc. 2014.

Bible Critters: Bugs!
Written by Pat Matuszak, Illustrated by David Sheldon
Zonderkids, Zondervan Publishing, 2004.

Bible Critters: Spiders!
Written by Pat Matuszak, Illustrated by David Sheldon
Zonderkids, Zondervan Publishing, 2004.

Guess Who?
written by Diane Namm, illustrated by David Sheldon
Scholastic/ Grolier.

The Snowman Mystery
Written by Kathryn Cristaldi, Illustrated by David Sheldon
Hello Reader Chapter Book
Scholastic, 2004.

David Sheldon is the creator of

The Freaky Flipsters
Currently in development for children’s television
In association with Bejuba! Entertainment
and Suppertime Entertainment.