David Glynn Bio


American artist David Glynn was educated at Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco Art Institute and Massachusetts College of Art. Glynn’s paintings, prints and digital works are in various permanent collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK) in addition to many private collections such as Todd Stevens and Janet and Gil Friesen. 


In the 1990s, Glynn exhibited digital works in Los Angeles as part of a pioneering group of artists known as “The Digilantes”, which included artists Michael Wright, Michael Masucci, Victor Acevedo, and others. Since then, Glynn’s works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in cultural centers and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including Torrance Art Museum (Torrance, CA); The Computer Museum (Boston, MA); University Art Gallery of New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM); Retretti Art Centre (Punkaharju, Finland); Spectra Digital Arts Gallery (New York, NY); Vibrant Gallery (New York, NY); Pharmaka Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); Revisited Gallery (Los Angeles, CA); Digitalogue Gallery at Bergamot Station (Santa Monica, CA) and South LaBrea Gallery (Inglewood, CA). Additionally, Glynn has been featured in many books and publications including The New Yorker and The New York Times, and was "Pick of the Week" in L.A. Weekly for his mural size print "4096: Trust Time".


Glynn has taught Digital Art in the Digital Media Department at Otis College of Art and Design and has given lectures on Computer Art at the University of Southern California. He is the recipient of the "Excellence Award in Art Education" for teaching Advanced Painting at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and continues to teach Portfolio Preparation and Painting to local students. Glynn lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. 


Born 1961, Boston, Massachusetts

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California



1981-1982     Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1980-1981     San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1979-1980     Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI



2003     New Paintings, South LaBrea Gallery, Inglewood, CA

1996     Digitalogue Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 



2016    New Work, Perimeter Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015    Dark Matter, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA

2013    Untitled Projects, Art Copenhagen, Denmark

2011    Mysterious Objects: Portraits of Joan Quinn, Curated by Cheryl Bookout & Amanda Quinn Olivar, Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA 

2009     Faculty Show, Curated by Max Presneill, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA 

2008    Group showFringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2007    Faculty Show, Curated by Kristina Newhouse, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA 

Small Wonders III, Juried by Holly Meyers, Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006    Inauguration 3, Gallery Revisited, Los Angeles, CA 

2005    Portraits, Bamboo Lane/Revisited, Los Angeles, CA 

    Table of Contents, Modern Art Downtown LA gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004     Signified, Orlando Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003    SIGGRAPH ’03, Juried by Michael Wright, Convention Center, San Diego, CA

    Architech: Alone in a Naked City, EZTV at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

2000    New Group Show, Spectra Digital Arts Gallery, New York, NY

1999    Digital Spectrum, Spectra Digital Arts Gallery, New York, NY

1998    Colors, Vibrant Gallery, New York, NY

1997    Through the Looking Glass: Artist Self-Portraits, Curated by Betty Disney, Cypress College, Cypress, CA

1995    Vital Signs, Curated by Noel Korten and Margaret Lazzari, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Hollywood, CA

Digital SITE, Art / Computer Interface, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

1994    SIGGRAPH '94, Juried by Barbara London, Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Digital L.A., Curated by Michael Wright and Patric Prince, Sam Francis Gallery at the Crossroads School for Art and Science, Santa Monica, CA

1993    A Digital Dialog, Curated by Betty Disney, Cypress College, CA

But Is It Art? Currents in Electronic Imaging, Pacific Lutheran University Gallery, Tacoma, WA

1992    Silent Partners, Curated by Patric Prince, Los Angeles New Art Foundation, Cyberspace Gallery at EZTV, West Hollywood, CA

1991    El-Art: An Exhibition of Electronic Arts, Curated by Anti Kari, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland 

The Computer Art Show, Curated by Karen R. Mobley, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM


1990    SIGGRAPH '90, Curated by Patric Prince,Convention Center, Dallas, TX

Traveling Show (featuring selections from SIGGRAPH '90), Computer Museum, Boston, MA

Hard Copy by Verbum Magazine, Curated by Michael Gosney, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA



Anna Nicholas, Los Angeles, CA

Claudia Cron, Essex, CT

Janet and Gilbert Friesen, Los Angeles, CA

Joan A. Quinn, Beverly Hills, CA 

John and Susan Joyce, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Kristiane and Niels Janeke, Berlin, Germany

Mark Costello and Gregory McSparron, West Hollywood, CA

Sherri and Howard Kaufman, Los Angeles, CA

Tim Christian and Matthew Eastus, Los Angeles, CA

Todd Stevens, Los Angeles, CA

Victor Sherman, Los Angeles, CA

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK



Excellence Award in Art Education, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, 2002





Taught classes on digital media at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 2001

Taught Advanced Painting class at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA 2002

Taught classes on figure drawing, oil painting, and portfolio prep at Torrance Cultural Center, Torrance CA 2003- 2010


Gave a lecture on my Computer Art atthe Univ, So. Cal , Journalism Dept. 1993



2015    Poets and Artists: Figural Movement. Curated by F. Scott Hess. Laguna, CA: Didi Menendez, 2015.

2007     Not What I Expected: The Unpredictable Road from Womanhood to Motherhood. Edited by Donya Currie Arias and Hildie S. Block. Arlington, Virgina: Paycock Press.

2003    McNamara, Mary. “The Muse Steps off the Pedestal”. Los Angeles Times, Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2,13 April 2003. 

SIGGRAPH 2003: Electronic Arts Catalogue (exhibition catalogue and CD-ROM). Juried by Michael Wright, illustrated.

2001    The Fun of It: Stories from the Talk of the Town (The New Yorker). Edited by Lillian Ross. New York: The Modern Library, 2001. 

2000    Hershenson, Roberta. “Through an Office and into the Deep”. The New York Times, Footlights section, 10 December, 2000.

    Singer, Mark. “Nudie Pix Redux”. The New Yorker, Pg 70, 19 June 2000. 

1999    Cavuoto, James.  “David Glynn—Expressing the Divine” MicroPublishing News, June 1999.

1996    Chobert, Laurent. “David Glynn—Huge Digital Prints at Digitalogue Gallery”. Art Review, June 1996.

1995    Frank, Peter. “Art Pick of the Week: Vital Signs”. L.A. Weekly, October 1995.

Vital Signs (exhibition catalogue). Curated by Noel Korten and Margaret Lazzari.  L.A. Municipal Gallery.

1994     “Digital L.A.” Venice Magazine, July 1994.

SIGGRAPH 94: Visual Proceedings Catalog (exhibition catalogue and CD-ROM). Juried by Barbara London, illustrated.

1991    The Computer Art Show (exhibition catalogue). Text by Karen Mobley. University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Cover, illustrated. 

1990    SIGGRAPH 90: Visual Proceedings Catalog (exhibition catalogue). Curated by Patric         Prince, illustrated.

To view more works by the artist, please view the following links:

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David Glynn with an upper left section, to scale, of the image "Resolution"

David Glynn with an upper left section, to scale, of the image "Resolution"