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"I am an American artist and I was educated at Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco Art Institute and Massachusetts College of Art. My 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 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, MA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
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
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2003 New Paintings, South LaBrea Gallery, Inglewood, CA
1996 Digitalogue Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Faces in the Crowd, Avenue 50 Studio gallery, Los Angeles, 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 Show, Fringe 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
LECTURES / TEACHINGS
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
Lectured about Computer Art series to Journalism Department at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 1993
SELECTED BOOKS, PRESS AND REVIEWS
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.
Choice Cycle :
I created over a hundred paintings for “Choice Cycle,” my monumental mural designed specifically for my Virtual Reality experience.
Since it is in a virtual room without a roof, you can fly up to a virtual 46’ foot+ height and look down over the work from the very top. That’s a foot taller than the Last Judgement fresco painted in the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo-
Each section was painted in my studio, then scanned into the computer, depicting a diverse cross-section of humanity.
I assembled the composition with the computer to make this virtual 40’ by 46’ foot quilt-like composition. Using the headset and hand gear, you can levitate (or “fly”) and hover at any level to study the details within arms reach of the work.
You “fly” by raising your arms to maneuver up and down and, left and right, you can effectively get at “touching” reach to the composition to see it exactly as each section was painted revealing the layers and surface textures.
I created each , 40” by 54” inch section, with paint on canvas and board, working by layering over previous sections, painting a gestural abstract painting, overlaid with bicycles over that, and then with babies over the bicycle layers and repeated. Most of the paintings, over 90 of the individual works, only exist now exist in this Virtual Art Work setting. But, I’ve saved 10 of the best original paintings which could be displayed in a gallery setting alongside the interactive virtual reality headware and hand gear used to view and experience the work.
The title “Choice Cycle” is in reference to our lives of free will and is the first of a suite of murals produced to be specifically incorporated into my virtual environments.
A dropbox link of the VR experience file is available in HTC VIVE format for preview and purchase as well as an intro video on my youtube channel and at www.davidglynn.com/text
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