David Grainger

Email: david(at)david-grainger.com


Virginia Commonwealth University
     MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media

Penn State University
     BA in Integrated Arts, Focusing on Math and Art,
     Minor in Classics and Mediterranean Studies,
     Schreyers Honors College, Magna Cum Laude


Governor's Island Art Fair, NY, NY
Faculty Show, Hatton Gallery, CSU, Fort Collins, CO

Free Range, Directions Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Appetite for Destruction (Featured Artist), Wassaic, NY

Going Somewhere, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Menu for Mars: Pickled Tea Leaf Salad Workshop collaboration with Anna Dabney, Pierogi Boiler Space, Brooklyn, NY
Brick Layers, Workhouse Arts Center, curated by Jennie Shanker, Lorton, VA
Redux: Selected Featured Artist Projects Renewed, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

Featured Artist Project: SP Weather Reports (2008 - 2013), Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
Off the Wall, George Mason University Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA

Polarized Landscapes, The Foundry for Art, Design, and Culture, Cohoes, NY
10th Transformer Auction & Benefit, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Gesturing Into Consciousness, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA
Postcards From the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins and Co, NY, NY
Curate NYC, online exhibit selected by curators Betti-Sue Hertz (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), Hitomi Iwasaki (Queens Museum), and Christina Vasallo (Flux Factory)

Philly Residencies, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Strange Glue, Collage at 100, Thompson Gallery at Cambridge School of Weston, MA
It’s a Small, Small World, Family Business, New York, NY

Wassaic Project Summer Festival, Maxon Mill, Wassaic, NY
The Green Line, Vaudeville Park, curated by Brian Zegeer, Brooklyn, NY
An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY

video_dumbo, 112 Water St, Brooklyn, NY
Heed the Machine, Illustrious, St. Cecilia Convent, Brooklyn, NY

. . . For Lovers, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY
Our Gang, 50 Dobbin, Brooklyn, NY

InLight, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Funnel Vision, (VCU Thesis Exhibit), Temporary Space, Richmond, VA
sediment, University of Maryland Stamp Gallery, College Park, MD
Gray Area Stake Out, Crane Studios, curated by Ingrid Schaffner, Philadelphia, PA
VCU/Pratt, Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Fourplay, ÁREA Lugar de Proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Microphone Check, Go North Gallery, curated by Karlos Carcamo, Beacon, NY
Salon Selectives 2, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
Scope Miami, ADA Gallery, Miami, FL
In Praise of Physical Labour, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Looking Forward to Seeing it: The Discipline of Anticipation, The LAB, Juried by Susanne Cockrell and Reynold Pritikin, San Francisco, CA
Company Picnic, Metro Gallery, Richmond, VA
Commonwealth Bricoleurs, University of Virginia Off Grounds Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Us and Them, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA

Hecatombe, ÁREA Lugar de Proyectos, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Debate Team, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA
Winter Carnival, Fargo Theater, Fargo, ND
It Was Now, Plains Art Musuem Annex, Fargo, ND

Now Playing, Parasite Gallery, Beacon, NY


Wassaic Project Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY, 2016
Philadelphia Art Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
Wassaic Project Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY, 2011
Seven Below Arts Initiative A.I.R., 2010
ÁREA Projects, Caguas, PR, 2008

Artist Lectures

California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, 2017
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2016
Brick Layers Panel Discussion, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA, 2015
Foundry for Art, Design, + Culture, Cohoes, NY 2013
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Museo Arte Contemporaneo, San Juan, PR, 2008
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2008
University of Virgina, Charlottesville, VA, 2007

Curatorial Projects

Acting Out: Videos by VCU Sculpture, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2006
Quintin Rivera Toro:  Atmospherics, 280 Cubic Feet Gallery, Minnesota State University, MI, 2005
Rimbaud and Flowers, The Space, NY, 2001
Performance at The Space: Linda Draper, Christopher Morgan, The Space, NY, 2001

Published Work

Artists to Look Out For, Starry Night, Winter 2014
Daily Constitutional, Winter Issue 5, 2007
Curious, VCU press, 2007-08
500 Pitchers, Lark Press, 2005


Wassaic Project Grant, 2016
Wassaic Project Grant, 2011
Burlington City Arts Council Artist Grant, 2010
Vermont Studio Center Partial Fellowship, 2010
VCU Travel Grants, 2006 - 2008
VCU Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2006-2008
Ava Faltz-Miller Grant for Media Studies, 1998
Shreyer’s Honors College, Half Tuition Scholarship,1994-1999

Teaching Experience

Colorado State University, Visiting Artist, 2015 - 2016
    Instructor: Sculpture 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 3D Studio Foundations
Colorado State University, Sculpture Facilities Coordinator, 2015 - 2016

George Mason University, Adjunct Faculty, 2014 - 2015
    Instructor: Studio Fundamentals 1, Studio Fundamentals 2, Drawing 1

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Visiting Artist for Oscar Santillan, Sculpture, 2011

Pratt Institute, Visiting Artist for Mickalene Thomas, Figure Painting, 2010

MoMA PS1, Artist Lecturer, 2009 - 2010

Queens Museum of Art, Teaching Artist, Community Art Workshops, 2009

Virginia Commonwealth University, Adjunct Faculty, Time Based Art Studio, 2008
Virginia Commonwealth University, Teaching Assistant to Brian Tolle, Sculpture, 2007
Virginia Commonwealth University, Teaching Assistant to Stephen Vitiello, Media Survey, 2006
Virginia Commonwealth University, Teaching Assistant to Justin Lincoln, Sculpture for Non-Majors, VCU, 2006

John Tyler Community College, Adjunct Faculty, Visual Art Foundation, 2008

Penn State Summer Study Program, Penn State, Art Instructor, 1998


Art Amid Governors Island’s Architectural Decay, Hypoallergic, Sep. 24, 2017 Allison Meier
The Island of Emerging Art: Governors Island Nourishes Rising Talents With Its Latest Art Fair , ArtNet, Sep. 1, 2017 Sarah Cascone
Shore Leave, Haberarts, Sep. 29, 2017 John Haber
Appetite for Destruction Shows Artists’ Scope, Poukeepsie Journal, Sep. 7, 2016 Linda Marston-Reid
Wassaic Project’s Summer Show a Hit, The Millbrook Independent, July 15, 2016, Carola Lott
Wassaic Project Welcomes you to the Jungle, Rural Intelligence, June 11, 2016, Rachel Louchen
Best Kind of Supper Club Wonders What We'll Eat on Mars, The Huffington Post, July 23, 2015, Katherine Brooks, (images)
Monumental Exhibition for Collage, Art New England, January/February 2013, Alicia Faxon, p 16
Collage at 100 – Strange Glue (Traditional & Avant-Garde Collage), Artscope Magazine, November/December, 2012, James Foritano, pp 10 – 11
The Wassaic Project: Our Favorite Art from Summer Festival 2011,Village Voice Blog (Runnin Scared), August 2011, Steven Thrasher
Relations Matter, VCU MFA Thesis Catalog, Spring, 2008, Dominique Nahas
Looking Forward to Seeing It: The Discipline of Anticipation, Carmel.com, September 2007, (Image highlight)

Artist Assistant

Erwin Redl, 2002 - 2005
Jane Hammond, 2005
Melissa Chaney, 1998 - 2001