David Carlson works as an artist, teacher and community activist. As an artist and abstract painter his works are considered 'in the words' of Kristen Hileman, curator of contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art, a painter's painter.
His paintings are represented in numerous collections both private and corporate, national and international. He has participated in artist exchanges with Central Asia, West Africa, and North Africa and Europe. He has had 25 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows since 1986. His works have been shown in the Pretoria Art Museum, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Ludwig Forum, John Cabot University, Korean Embassy Cultural Service, Yacine Art Gallery, Asilah Arts Festival, Musee Des Tapisseries, Tutun Deposu, Arlington Arts Center, McLean for the Arts, and the Washington Project for the Arts. Numerous works are included in local, national and international collections.
Since 2000, he has collaborated with composers, artists and dancers for video projects that embrace humanistic and environmental concepts that are international in scope. Carlson has shown his digital videos and video collaborations in venues from Uruguay, France, Senegal, Egypt, Belgium, South Africa, Turkey, France, and various venues in the United States.
He has collaborated with artists to create two non-profit organizations, the Central Asian Cultural Exchange and Take Me to the River both based in Washington, DC.
He is represented by:
Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX.
Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD
Boston Art, Boston, MA