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DAVID HOLLAND




Cloud Study - Warm Colors

5" x 7" oil on panel
$300



Clouds Study - Cool Colors

5" x 7" oil on panel
$300



A Walk Among Giants

18" x 24" oil/canvas
SOLD



The Character of a Cloud

14" x 11" oil on panel
SOLD



Thundercloud Canyon

19" x 27" oil pastel on paper
SOLD



The Blessing

30" x 40" oil on canvas
SOLD



Cloud's Play

9" x 12" oil on panel
SOLD



The Blue Storm

15" x 19" oil on panel
SOLD



The Waiting Game

30" x 40" oil on canvas
$3300


David Holland is a visual artist living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Born in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1959 to an Army family, by the time he graduated from high school he lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Okinawa Japan, Idaho, Maryland, and Arkansas. At the age of 7 while in Moscow, Idaho his mother enrolled him in an art class at the University of Idaho that sparked his interest in creating art. His travels with this family exposed him to a broad range of people and communities. Always the outsider, he became an observer of everything around him.

After moving back to Oklahoma in 1977, he graduated from John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City. He began to study art at Oklahoma City University in 1981 and graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in 1983. While at OCU he had the opportunity to enter a juried competition of artwork by members of the Oklahoma Museum of Art. His highly detailed pencil drawing of the interior of a log cabin and a watercolor of an ancient bristlecone pine tree in a rocky landscape were accepted into the member’s exhibition. The log cabin drawing was so realistic that it was mistaken as a photograph and labeled as such.

He had the opportunity in 1983 to work as a gallery manager for the Green Gallery, owned by art collector Courtland Green, in Oklahoma City (see article).and got to see the “art world” from the inside. His senior art exhibition was held at the Green Gallery in the spring of that year.

As an adult traveler David has had the good fortune of four trips to Europe where he toured countless art museums and got a sense of the infinite variety, value and longevity of art. Photographs taken while in those museums led to one of his series he calls the “Torso Series” where he depicts ancient broken Roman marble torsos in vivid colors. The bright contrasting colors give them a hyper three dimensional appearance. Three dimensional depictions are very important to him because he lost sight in his left eye in 1983 from a work accident while working at a stained glass studio and is now only able to see in two dimensions.

The Oklahoma Museum of Art played another role in his growth as an artist when in 1995 his large format pencil drawing of a downtown Oklahoma City scene reflected in one of the mirrored columns at Leadership Square won best of show at an exhibition hosted by OMA. He has been an artist exhibitor at Oklahoma City’s downtown Festival of the Arts in 2000, 2001 and 2005. His work has also been exhibited in the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) “Painting and Drawing Biennial” of 1999, 2001 and 2005 where three of his works received top honors in the 2001 exhibition.

In 2006 OVAC awarded David an opportunity to attend Creative Capital’s Professional Artist Development Retreat and he took away from that weekend a new understanding of how a career in art can be developed through a commitment to professionalism and the business end of art. He now gives talks to fellow artists and art students on topics related to the career development of artists.

In March of 2010 in his hometown Lawton, Oklahoma, he had the pleasure of exhibiting 35 pieces of his current series “Modern Life”, at the Leslie Powell Foundation and Gallery. This work visually depicts in a wryly humorous, colorful way, the societal consequences of technology on the individual and how the pace of change that it brings about impacts them psychologically.


1959 born: Lawton, Oklahoma
1984 BA: Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Acosta Strong Fine Art – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Howell Gallery – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017 Mainline Gallery, “Cloudology” Tulsa, OK
2016 Omniplex Science Museum Oklahoma, “Scattering Light” Okla. City, OK
2015 Myriad Gardens, “Interpreting Clouds” Okla. City, OK
2015 Oklahoma State Capitol, Governor’s Gallery, “Thunderheads” Okla. City, OK
2015 Southwestern Medical Center, “Cloudscapes and Modern Life” Lawton, OK
2014 Univ. of Science and Arts of Okla. Nesbitt Gallery, “Thunderheads” Chickasha, OK
2014 Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery, “Portrait of a Thunderhead” Lawton, OK
2010 Leslie Powell Foundation Gallery, “Juggling Time” Lawton, OK
2000 Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, “David Holland Current Work” Okla. City, OK
1995 Kirkpatrick Center, Gallery for Oklahoma Artists, “Of Mind and Matter” Okla. City, OK
1989 Norick Art Center, Hulsey Gallery, Oklahoma City University Okla. City, OK
1985 Glasshaus Studio Okla. City, OK
1983 John Porter Gallery Ponca City, OK
1983 Green Gallery Okla. City, OK

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 “National Weather Center Biennale” international juried exhibition Norman, OK
2016 Exhibitor and Festival Poster Artist , Festival of the Arts Okla. City, OK
“Small Works Great Wonders”, Nat’l Cowboy & Western Htg. Museum Okla. City, OK
“OVAC 12×12 Exhibition” invitational Okla. City, OK
2015 “National Weather Center Biennale” international juried exhibition Norman, OK
Festival of the Arts exhibitor, juried, Okla. City Arts Council Okla. City, OK
Indivdual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery, “Elaborate Collaborate” Okla. City, OK
“OVAC 12×12 Exhibition” invitational Okla. City, OK
Okla. City Univ. “Landscape Painting”, invitational Okla. City, OK
Rusty Gables Gallery “Spring Stampede” , juried Okla. City, OK
2014 “New West” Featured Artist, Acosta Strong Fine Art Okla. City, OK
“OVAC 12×12 Exhibition” invitational, VIP Gallery Okla. City, OK
“The Manly Show” invitational, Istvan Gallery Okla. City, OK
“Shine” ART NOW Exhibition, juried, Oklahoma Contemporary Okla. City, OK
Festival of the Arts exhibitor, juried, Oklahoma City Arts Council Okla. City OK
“Artini Deco” Allied Arts auction invitational Okla. City, OK
2013 “Small Works” Acosta Strong Fine Art Okla. City, OK
“7 State Biennial” USAO regional juried, Nesbitt Gallery and Goddard Center OK
National Weather Festival, Univ. of Okla., National Weather Center Norman, OK
“OVAC 12×12 Exhibition” invitational Okla. City, OK
“First Friday” September Gallery Walk, JRB Art at the Elms Okla. City, OK
Beaver Creek Arts Festival exhibitor, juried Vail, CO
2012 “Oklahoma Centerfold” national juried exhibition, Leslie Powell Gallery Lawton, OK
“OVAC 12×12 Exhibition” invitational Okla. City, OK
Oklahoma Art Guild Members Annual juried exhibition Okla. City, OK
National Weather Festival, Univ. of Okla., National Weather Center Norman OK
2011 “7 State Biennial” regional juried show, USAO Gallery and Goddard Center OK
“Evolve” juried show, Individual Artists of Okla. Gallery Okla. City, OK
“National Weather Festival” exposition, National Weather Center Norman OK
2010 “Heart and Soul of the Great Plains” invitational, Great Plains Museum Lawton, OK
“National Weather Festival” exposition, National Weather Center Norman OK
“The Mission” invitational, Okla. City Univ. Norick Art Center Okla. City, OK
2009 “National Weather Festival” exposition, National Weather Center Norman OK
“The Mission” invitational, Okla. City Univ. Norick Art Center Okla. City, OK
2008 “Our Town” City Arts Center invitational. City Arts Center Okla. City, OK
“National Weather Festival” exposition, National Weather Center Norman OK
“Town and Country” , Invited Artists Gallery curator Clint Stone OKC, OK
2007 “Heart and Soul of the Great Plains” invitational, Great Plains Museum Lawton, OK
“The Mission” invitational, Okla. City Univ. Norick Art Center Okla. City, OK
“National Weather Festival” exposition, National Weather Center Norman OK
2006 “Small Works” invitational, JRB Art at the Elms Gallery Okla. City OK
“National Weather Festival” exposition, National Weather Center Norman OK
2005 Painting and Drawing Biennial Okla. Visual Arts Coalition juried show, Okla. City, OK
JRB Art at the Elms Gallery Okla. City OK
Festival of the Arts artist exhibitor, juried Okla. City OK
2004 “OVAC’s 12×12 Exhibition” invitational Okla. City, OK
2003 “OVAC’s 12×12 Exhibition” invitational Okla. City, OK
2002 “OVAC’s 12×12 Exhibition” invitational Okla. City, OK
“Biting the Apple” juried, Individual Artists of Okla. Gallery Okla. City, OK
2001 “OVAC’s 12×12 Exhibition” invitational Okla. City, OK
Painting and Drawing Biennial Okla. Visual Arts Coalition juried show, Okla. City, OK
2000 Festival of the Arts artist exhibitor, juried Okla. City, OK
1999 Painting and Drawing Biennial, Okla. Visual Arts Coalition juried show, Okla. City, OK
1997 “24 Works on Paper” juried traveling exhibition, Individual Artists of Okla.
“Oklahoma Centerfold” national juried, Leslie Powell Gallery Lawton, OK
1995 “Downtown OKC-Depictions and Dreams” Okla. City Museum of Art Okla. City OK
1994 “U.S. Landscapes” Muse Gallery Kansas City, MO
1984 Oklahoma Art Guild Annual juried exhibition Okla. City, OK
1981 Oklahoma Museum of Art Annual Juried Exhibition Okla. City, OK

AWARDS AND HONORS
2012 2ND PLACE IN LANDSCAPE CASH AWARD Okla. Art Guild Members Annual Exhibition
2010 GRANT Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition Professional Artist Development Grant
2000 AWARD OF MERIT Oklahoma Painting & Drawing Biennial, $1500 Award of Merit, OVAC
1995 BEST OF SHOW CASH AWARD “Downtown OKC – Depictions, Impressions and Dreams,”Okla. City Museum of Art
1993 PURCHASE AWARD Ponca City Fine Arts Festival, 1st National Bank of Ponca City
1984 2ND PLACE IN PAINTING CASH AWARD Okla. Art Guild Annual Exhibition Okla. City
1983 OUTSTANDING SENIOR ART STUDENT AWARD Oklahoma City University
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Oklahoman, “Capitol Shows Offer Mix of Works” article with image January 7, 2015
Oklahoma Gazette, “Shining Through” feature article with image January 22, 2014
Art FOCUS Oklahoma, magazine “Between Nature and Chaos” Okla. Visual Arts Coalition, 2014
The Sunday Constitution, “Gallery Exhibit” article and images, daily newspaper March 9, 2014
Oklahoma Gazette, “Men at Work” June 11, 2014
Oklahoma Humanities Magazine, 2 images, quarterly magazine 2013
Oklahoma Humanities Magazine, 5 images, quarterly magazine 2012
SLICE Magazine “An Unrestricted Palette” article with images, monthly magazine, Nov. 2010
The Lawton Constitution, “Opposites Attract”, article and image, daily newspaper 2010

SELECTED ARTS RELATED EMPLOYMENT
2016 Art Preparation and Installation, OVAC Momentum and OVAC 12×12 Okla. City, OK
2016 Art Preparation and Installation, 21C Museum Hotel Okla. City, OK
2017-2014 Gallery Advisor and Artist in Residence, Acosta Strong Fine Art Okla. City, OK 2014 Oil Painting Demonstration, Arts Council of Okla. City, Devon Tower Okla. City, OK
Oil Painting Demonstration, Arts Council of Okla. City, Okla. City Museum of Art
2012 Art Demonstration Myriad Gardens Okla. City, OK
Art Demonstration, Taos Inn Taos, NM
2012-1989 Graphic Design, Art Director; Holland Hill Design Inc. Okla. City, OK
2010 Speaker on Portfolio Development, Cameron University Lawton, OK
Art Demonstration, Chesapeake Energy, ”Fall Festival” Okla. City, OK Art Workshop Instructor, Mustang Public Library Mustang, OK
2009 Art Workshop Instructor, City Arts Center Okla. City, OK
2006 Artist Strategies Symposium Speaker, Okla. Visual Arts Coalition Okla. City, OK
1980-1985
Designer, Technician, Instructor; Glasshaus Studio Okla. City, OK
1982-1984
Gallery Manager, Green Gallery Okla. City, OK

ARTS EDUCATION
2006 Creative Capital, Professional Artist Career Development Retreat Quartz Mtn., OK
1983 BA, Oklahoma City University Art Major Okla. City, OK