David Sheldon  

EDUCATION

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


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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        White Space,  Asheville, NC, paintings and sculpture.
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.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016        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.

PUBLIC ART

2017      “Alpha Centauri”, Uptown Tree Project, Greeley, Colorado. 20’ high sculptural “tree”, made of one
            half inch thick, aluminum forms.
2016        “Birds of Different Feathers”, Uptown Tree Project, Greeley, Colorado. 20’ high sculptural “tree”,
            made of one inch thick, painted aluminum forms.
2007     “A New Day”, Balfour Education Center, mural, Hendersonville, NC.
2006     “Atlantic Reef”, Team Ecco Alliance, mural for aquarium center, Hendersonville, NC.


HONORS

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.


TEACHING

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

RELATED EXPERIENCE

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

1990        Sculptor’s Assistant to James Sanborn, spec. “Kryptos”, sculptural installation
on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, VA.


COLLECTIONS

Sallie Mae Corporation
American Public Power Association
The Cousteau Society
Private Collections