DAVID ATKIN

 

Telephone 347-432-5068

lastadaearl@gmail.com

www.davidatkinstudio.com

 

 

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, NS

Undergraduate Exchange, Parson’s School of Design, New York, NY

Undergraduate Exchange, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2015        Touch of Remembrance, ArtSpot.io, 103 Allen Street, New York, NY

2014        Faculty  Show 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 2013        Faculty Show 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 2012        Faculty Show 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

                 NYFA 2012 Bootstrap Arts Festival Exhibition, CSV Abrazo Gallery,                                     New York, NY

 2011        Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

                Signs On the Road, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

 2010        Black and White, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

 2009        Adoration/ Objectification, Shore Institute of contemporary                     Art, Long Branch, NJ

                Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 2008        Treasure Chest, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

                White Show, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

 2007        Punch Bowl, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

Radius, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

 2006        Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 2005        Faculty Show, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 2003        Appropriation c. 1976, 65 Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY      

 2002        GV/AS, Brooklyn, NY

 2001        Signs of New Life, Studio 450, New York, NY

 1999        Summer Show, Lake Galleries, Toronto, ONT

 1996        Looking Good Feeling Good, 680 Broadway, New York, NY

 1995        Survey of East Coast Painting, Studio 21, Halifax, NS

 1994        August Show, Green Lantern Building, Halifax, NS

Summer Sol, Lake Galleries, Toronto, ONT

 1993        Subject Matter: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture in                        Nova Scotia, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

 1992        David Atkin Paintings, solo exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

 1991        Gallery Artists Show, Other Art, Halifax, NS

 1990        Picture Window, 00 Gallery, Halifax, NS

 1988        A Long Sentence about Figures and Dwellings, Anna                                  Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Visual Arts Teacher, Avenues: The World School, New York, NY, 2016 - present. 

Teaching  Middle Grade Art Program.  Design lessons appropriate for students at various levels of experience and ability. 

·          Cover artistic fundamentals, including basic technique, composition, color theory, and perspective, with a process-oriented and hands-on approach.

Painting Instructor, 92nd Street Y Art Center, New York, NY, 2004–present

Teach a variety of painting and drawing courses, including introductory, advanced, figure and portrait classes to adult education students at a prominent cultural institution.

·          Design lessons appropriate for students at various levels of experience and ability.

·          Cover artistic fundamentals, including basic technique, composition, color theory, and perspective, with a process-oriented and hands-on approach.

·          Have garnered a following of students, many of whom have taken the class for several years.

·          Foster a congenial studio setting that is welcoming to new students and inspiring to returning ones; this positive atmosphere promotes learning through interaction among students via class discussions and critiques.

·          Incorporate examples from art history and the contemporary art world to reinforce concepts under discussion and develop visual awareness.

 

Adjunct Professor, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, fall 2008

Taught foundation-level two-dimensional design to freshman art students.

·          Designed a curriculum investigating the components of visual language and formal design, stressing the creation of non-objective images.

·          Covered color theory, spatial relationships, transformation through color, and form sequencing.

·          Evaluated and graded students based on participation, outside assignments, and class projects.

·          Gave lectures on contemporary and historical approaches to image-making.

 

Painting & Drawing Instructor, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Sitka, AK, summer 2007,2013,2014

 

Taught observational painting and drawing to both middle school and high school students at a National Endowment for the Arts–funded arts program.

·          Designed a rigorous and concentrated curriculum (classes met for three hours a day for twelve days) to accommodate students of varying ages, experience, and abilities.

·          Created a studio-like atmosphere that promoted focus, productivity, camaraderie, and lively dialogue.

·          Covered artistic fundamentals, including basic painting and drawing techniques, composition, color theory, and perspective, with a process-oriented and hands-on approach.

·          Encouraged students to explore the possibilities inherent within their materials, to integrate new skills and information, and to resolve their artwork according to their own ideas.

·          Used examples from art history to inspire learning, illustrate specific concepts, and spark conversation.

 

Painting & Drawing Instructor, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, NS, 2005

Taught intermediate painting to undergraduate students.

·          Designed a rigorous 9-credit course that encouraged investigation of classic techniques as well as more experimental ones.

·          Led students through a series of exercises designed to foster independence in terms of imagery, ideas, and approach.

·          Led class discussions and regular critiques that encouraged students to discuss their own work as well as that of others.

·          Lectured on contemporary art, art history, and principles, which sparked students’ interest in possible directions for their own work.

 

Painting & Drawing Instructor, The School of the Art institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1994

Taught several multilevel undergraduate painting and drawing classes

·          Designed a demanding curriculum in multi level and advanced painting and drawing classes that emphasized fundamentals of drawing, methods and techniques in painting.

·          Presented both contemporary and historical approaches and concepts to students through lectures and lively discussions.

·          Conducted weekly critiques and final portfolio reviews.

 

Painting & Drawing Instructor, Continuing Education Department, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, NS, 1990–1993                

Taught multiple ten-week adult courses in painting and drawing at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels

·          Introduced beginning students to methods and materials of painting and drawing.

·          Introduced principles of description, perspective, color, composition to students.

·          Created a lively atmosphere for discussion and critique of work.

·          Lead and taught several landscape painting workshops in and around Yarmouth, NS, through the same program.

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

President, Brooklyn Painting Company, Brooklyn, NY, 2004–present          

Own and manage a small house and decorative painting company.

 

Gallery and Curatorial Assistant, Franklin Parrasch Gallery Inc., New York, NY, 1997–2003  

Assisted owner of a contemporary ceramics gallery. Helped to curate shows. Installed work, sold work, and handled most administrative duties. 

 

Artist’s Assistant, New York, New York, 1995–1997     

 

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Canada Art Bank

Nova Scotia Art Bank

William and Sheila Leventhal Foundation

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

New York Foundation for the Arts Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, 2011

Nova Scotia Talent Trust Award, 19TK

Liquitex Award, Binney and Smith Corporation, 19TK

Centennial Scholarship, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, 19TK

John D. Londerville Award in Fine Arts, 19TK

Etobicoke Arts Award, Etobicoke School of the Arts, 19TK

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY                                                      

Metcalf, Robin, Subject Matter: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture in Nova Scotia, Exhibition Catalogue, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1992.

Murchie, John, “Subject Matter: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture in Nova Scotia,” Canadian Art Magazine, Fall, 1992.

 

 

 

 


























































































































































 





































































































































 
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