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David Stern
Born 1956 in Essen, Germany.
Emigrated to New York in 1995. Naturalized in 2000

EDUCATION
1980-82 Düsseldorf Art Academy, Düsseldorf, Germany
1975-79 F.H. Dortmund Art School, Dortmund, Germany
1973-75 High School for Design (Fachoberschule für Gestaltung), Essen
1971-73 Apprenticeship as Sign Painter at FA Munsteiner, Essen, Germany


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010
The Big Draw Flash Mob: Lunch Break with David Stern, electronic drawing sessions at the World Financial Center, The Drawing Center in association with Arts World Financial Center, New York, December 13-17
Visiting Artist at The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, South Carolina

2009
Workshop with High School for Art and Design, New York on February 6, 2009

2008
Donald Feagin Visiting Artist at the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Visiting Artist at the New York Studio Program, New York

2007
Juror of graduating student’s work at the New York Studio School

1999
Visiting Artist at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, South Carolina

1983-88
Painting Lecturer at F.H. Dortmund Art School, Germany

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2011
David Stern: Five Paintings, Messineo Art Projects/Wyman Contemporary, New York, January 27 - March 13

2010 -12
David Stern: The American Years (1995-2008) national traveling exhibition curated by Karen Wilkin,William Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC, October-December 2010 and other venues nationally

2009
David Stern: New Work, Galerie Brennecke, Berlin
David Stern: Selections from "One Hundred Simple Things", Messineo Art Projects/Wyman Contemporary, New York, May 14 - July 16

2008-09
David Stern: The American Years (1995-2008), national traveling exhibition curated by Karen Wilkin, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, September 18, 2008-February 8,

2009
Alexander Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, October 30-November 28
2005-06 David Stern at the Starrett-Leihigh (project 1740), NYC presented by Claudia Carr, November 15-December 20

2004
David Stern: Braces and Shadows, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, April 28-June 3

2002
David Stern: The Gatherings, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, October 10-November 16

2001
David Stern: Common Ground, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, April 25-May 26

2000
David Stern: Recent Pantings, Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, April 27-June 3
1999 David Stern: Random Cycles, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, October 12-November 13
David Stern: Recent Work, William Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston, SC, September 2-25

1998
David Stern: New Paintings, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, April 28-May 30

1997
David Stern, Galerie Joachim Blüher, Cologne, Germany

1996
David Stern: Skypieces and Portraits, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC, September 11-October 19

1995
David Stern: Drawings and Paintings, Synagogue for the Arts, NYC, May 10-June 11
David Stern, Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany

1994
David Stern, Kunstverein, Gütersloh, Germany, November 20 – December 11
Identity and Relationship: Recent Paintings by David Stern, National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC, December 15 - January
David Stern: Bilder, Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany, October 14 – November 19
David Stern: Malerei, Galerie X Sadie Bierl, Munich, Germany

1993
David Stern: Malerei, Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany,
January 23 – March 6

1992-93
David Stern: Tanulmányok egy útról (Study for a Way), Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, November 26, 1992 – January 7, 1993
David Stern: Malerei, Kunstsammlung der Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, March 15 – April 26

1992
David Stern: Malerei, Galerie Welz, Salzburg, Austria, September 4 – September 29
David Stern: Paintings, Martin Ainscough Gallery, Liverpool, England, October 3 – November 2

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010
Works On Paper. Julia Nitsberg, David Stern, Sylvia Schuster, Messineo Art Projects and Wyman Contemporary, New York, May 13 - July 15

2008
National Juried Competition: Works of Art on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, June 21 – July 14

2006
New American Figurative Art. David Stern. Nicholas Straube, Thomas Williams Fine Arts, London, October 10-November 10

2003
Skin: Contemporary Views of the Body, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL, May 2-August 3 (with Magdalena Abakanowicz, Tony Oursler and others)

2002-03
CorpoRealities. Contemporary Figurative Painting, Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL, October 18-December 1 (with Eugène Leroy, Frank Auerbach and others )

2002
Portraits. David Stern and Edvins Strautmanis. Drawings and Monoprints, Spokane Falls Community College Art Gallery, Spokane, WA, February 11-March 15

1998
7th Biennal National Drawing Invitational, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK, May 7-June 21
Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany

1997
About Face, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC
One of a Kind, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC

1996
Galerie Joachim Blüher, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany

1993
Fritz Ascher – David Stern. Two Abstract-Figurative Painters, International Monetary Fund Art Forum, Washington, DC, March 30 – May 21
Galerie Seippel, Cologne, Germany

1989
Der Name der Freiheit. Ein Kölner Symposion zur 200-Jahr-Feier der Französischen Revolution in der Kölner Philharmonie am 29. April 1989, Cologne, Germany

SELECTED EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
2008
David Stern: The American Years (1995-2008), catalogue accompanying the national traveling exhibition curated by Karen Wilkin; New York: Yeshiva University Museum; Tulsa, OK: Alexandre Hogue Gallery; Charleston, SC: William Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

1999
David Stern: Recent Paintings, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NY

1994
David Stern, Identity and Relationship, National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC

1992
David Stern, Study for a Way, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
David Stern, Malerei, Kunstsammlung der Universität Göttingen (Germany)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2009
Charles Ruas, “David Stern,” ARTnews, January 2009, p. 112

2008
Joel Silverstein, “David Stern at Yeshiva University Museum,” artcritical.com, December 2008
Teel Sale and Claudia Betti, Drawing. A Contemporary Approach, 6th edition, Belmont, CA 2008, p. 34, no. 2.12

2007
Monica Strauss, “David Stern. Rituelle Gesten,” Aufbau, September 2007, p. 10

2005
Lonnie Pierson Dunbier (Editor), The Artists Bluebook. 34,000 North American Artists. 16th Century to March 2005, Scottsdale (Arizona), 2005, p. 479
2004 David Grosz, "Human Figures, Broken and Restored, In the Work of
One Artist," Forward, March 19, 2004, p. 11

2003
Karen Wilkin, "At the Galleries," Partisan Review, Winter 2003,
pp. 116-17

2002
Blake Eskin, “A Passion for Impasto,” ARTnews Summer 2002,
pp. 122-124
Monica Strauss, "Revisiting those stunned evenings," Aufbau,
September 2002

2001
Monica Strauss, "Figurative Paintings and Abstract Means. Paintings
and Drawings by David Stern at Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art,"
Aufbau 10 (May 10), 2001, p. 15
Mario Naves, “Waving to the 20th Century en Route to the 19th,” The New York Observer , May 20
Karen Wilkin, "At the Galleries," Partisan Review, Summer 2001

2000
Lance Esplund, "David Stern at Rosenberg & Kaufman", Art in America, June 2000, pp. 124-25

1999
Mitchell Cohen, "David Stern's Cosmos", Dissent, Fall 1999, pp. 64-67Frank Martin, "Stern's art like a thrill ride of texture, color and imagery", The Post and Courier, September 18, 1999, p. 2D

1998
Lance Esplund, "Working the Paint," Modern Painters, Spring 1998,
pp. 116-18
R. S., "Die Mystik der Wirklichkeit," Aufbau 11, 1998, p. 10
Townsend Wolfe, "David Stern," in 7th Biennal National Drawing
Invitational, exh. cat. (Little Rock: The Arkansas Arts Center), pp. 57-59,
nos. 38-43

1997
Hearne Pardee, "David Stern," ARTnews, January 1997, pp. 119-121

1996
Dominique Nahas, "David Stern," Review, October 1, 1996, p. 16
Jeanne C. Wilkinson, David Stern," Review, September 15, 1996,
p. 28
R.S., "Die Kraft der Erscheinung," Aufbau 19 (September 13), 1996,
p. 16

1995
Sascha Brodsky, "Artist looks beyond Abstract Expressionism,"
Downtown Express, May 16-29, 1995, p. 27

1994
Rolf Birkholz, "Das Ringen der Geschlechter," Gütersloher Tagesblatt,
November 20, 1994, p. 994
"Ausstellungsrundgang," Tagesspiegel Berlin, November 5
C.J. "Tobende Farben," Süddeutsche Zeitung, October 7, 1994

1993
Christina Wendenburg, "Wie sich aus einem Krater Gesichter
herausschälen," Berliner Morgenpost, February 2, 1993
Prof. Dr. Karl Arndt, "On David Stern's Paintings – Observations and Thoughts" in Fritz Ascher – David Stern. Two abstract-figurative painters, exh. cat. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund Art Forum
Feature, Sonntagsgespräche with Karl L. Wolff, WDR Television

1992
Jürgen Kisters, "Vom Zauber der Erfahrung. Der Kölner Maler David
Stern bereitet eine Ausstellung in Budapest vor," Kölner Stadt-
Anzeiger, October 16
Peter Krüger-Lenz, "Aufgeworfen, schrundig. Malerei von David
Stern in der Uni-Kunstsammlung", Göttinger Tageblatt, March 1992
Cornel Wachter, "Die Schichten der Erscheinungen durchdringen."
Göttinger Tageblatt, March 11, 1992

1991
Jürgen Kisters, "David Stern – Portrait eines Künstlers," Kunst Köln, 4, 1991, pp. 34-37
Jürgen Kisters, "David Stern," Kunstforum, September 1991, p. 366

1990
Wim Cox, Kölner Künstler im Portrait, Cologne, pp. 200-203

1989
Franz Xaver Ohnesorg, "Der Name der Freiheit. Ein Kölner Symposion zur 200-Jahr-Feier der Französischen Revolution in der Kölner
Philharmonie am 29. April 1989," KölnMusik Edition 1, Köln, 1989, pp. 40-41
Künstler in Köln, Artothek der Stadtbücherei Köln, Cologne

1988
Feature, Aktuelle Stunde, WDR 3 Television

COLLECTIONS
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden, Germany
National Museum, Poznan, Poland
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Dresdner Bank, Köln, Germany
Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, Florida
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York
Kunstsammlung, Universität Göttingen, Germany
Shor Yoshuv Institute, Lawrence, New York
Yeshiva University Museum, New York
US Embassy, Vienna, Austria
Private collections in the United States, Europe and Asia




018
David Stern
2008
Ink on Paper
9 x 7 inches



Lyn Ainsworth | Antonio Carreño | Celeste Fichter | Jason Florio | Jim Knight | Jill Nathanson | Julia Nitsberg | Kerstin Roolfs | Andrea Sanders | Sylvia Schuster | David Stern | Robert Stivers | Phyllis Trout | Paul Vickery


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