Artists



Bird Pyramid
Album covers, resin, wood
2016
12.5 x 35 x 12.5 inches
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Born 1971, Raleigh, North Carolina

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

1994 BFA, Cooper Union, New York, NY

AWARDS

New York 2011 PULSE Prize, New York, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Margulies Collection

The Deutsche Bank Collection

Saatchi Collection

Hadley Martin Fisher Collection

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013

Hudson River Alley at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2012

Go West curated by Joshua Liner Gallery at Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011

True Value at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

PULSE New York with Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Mola Salsa at New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Constant Flow at New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

Oxblood at Webb’s, Auckland, New Zealand

2008

Hopewell (Walter Gropius Series) at Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV Curated by Cate Hammond.

Oh-oh, at Country Club, Cincinnati, OH. Curated by Christian Strike

Dozens at Roebling Hall, New York, NY

2006

Dawn’s Early Light at Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Curated by Matthew Mascotte.

Motion Paintings at Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, Philadelphia, PA

Conversation at Rice University Gallery, Houston, TX

2005

Orchestrion at Jessica Murray Projects, New York, NY

2004

Boars Head/ Wars Head at Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Beat Box/ A Painting is a Drum at 222 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003

Request Line at Agnes B. Homme, New York, NY

2002

Like the Motion of Water at Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

David Ellis at Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ

Paint on Trucks in a World in Need of Love at Tidal, Osaka, Japan

Roots, Branches, and Leaves at Gas/ Dyezu Experiment, Tokyo, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Recollected Forms, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

10 Years, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2017

PULSE Art Fair with Joshua Liner Gallery, Miami, FL

2014

Objectified: Sculpture Today at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Spirit Animal at Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Wreck the Walls at Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Compost at Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2013

Texas Contemporary Art Fair with Joshua Liner Gallery, Houston, TX

2012

Summer Group Exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery

2011

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair with Joshua Liner Gallery, Miami, FL

Summer Group Show at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2010

Viva La Revolución at Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

Barnstormers at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2008

Inner/ Outer Space at Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated by Dara Meyerss-Kingsley.

Transformers at Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003-2008 at Publico, Cincinnati, OH

2007

Rubicon Sun: David Ellis and Doze Green at Fifty24 SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA

NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL (with Roebling Hall)

Zoo Art Fair, London, UK (with Roebling Hall)

Heap (with Swoon and Monica Canilao) at Black Rat Press Gallery, London, UK

Animated Painting at San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA. Curated by Betti-Sue Hertz.

Ensemble at Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA. Curated by Christian Marclay

50,000 Beds at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT. Curated by Chris Doyle.

Brodeo at New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

BMG Artists’ Annual ‘07 at Black Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Burning House (with Swoon and Faile) at New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Faile.

Doodle Crush (collaborations with Kiku Yamaguchi) at Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Curated by Bill Thelen.

10 Curators (10th Anniversary) at Colette, Paris, France

Music Show II at Publico and Shake It Records, Cincinnati, OH

Graffiti Stories at MIAM (Musée des arts Modestes) Séte,France.

Graffiti Stories at Abbaye d’ Auberives, France

50,000 Bed at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT

Elevator Mural Project (with Doze Green), 30 Bond St. New York, NY.

2006

Music Show at Publico, Cincinnati, OH

Good & Thuggy at Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Salvage + Assemble at Space Gallery, Portland, ME

Live Scores at Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

Motion Barn at South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC

Casita at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Letter to the President at ResFest International Film Festival

2005

Greater New York 2005 at P.S. 1/ MoMA, Long Island City, NY. Curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Robert Nickas, Amy Smith-Stewart.

GADGET: Mechanics and Motion in Contemporary Artat Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. Curated by Matt Distel; Orchestrion installation exhibited alongside Fernand Léger and George Antheil’s Ballet Mexhanique 1923-24

Digital Cotton at Savannah Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Urban Edge at SPAZIO P4 Milan, Italy

360 at Atlantic Avenue Artwalk, Brooklyn, NY

2004

Paint on Trucks in a World in a Need of Love at MoMA QNS, New York, NY

Barnstormers Selected Fims at AIGA Move Conference, New York, NY

NADA Art Fair at Miami, FL (under the auspices of Jessica Murray Projects)

The Barnstormers at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2004 Studio Aritsts: 9X at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Psych-Opus, a B-Stormers Mural at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

Motion Paintings at South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC

III Communication at Urbis Museum, Manchester, UK

Grotto 2 at Jessica Murray Projects, New York, NY

Beautiful Losers at Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

Compost, Doze Green, and David Ellis at Studio Number 1, Los Angeles, CA. 2003 Unseen Messages at Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Hive Mind Sound System at Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, NC

Smudge Good at CWC Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

NYC Now at Galerie Du Jour, Agnes B., Paris, France

Bazaar at Cuchifritos, New York, NY

Coast to Coast at Punch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Letter to the President at Res Fest International Film Festival

Apostrophe at Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2002

Live Painting with John Ellis Quintet at Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

Art Nights at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Streetwise One at Apart, London, UK

Grotto at Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Final Modification at Ex’Realm, Tokyo, Japan

Painting Is Dead…Or Is It? at Lance Fung, New York, NY

2001

One Planet Under a Groove at Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

No Condition is Permanent at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Rappers Delight at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

The Art of Breaking at Downtown Arts Festival, New York, NY

Clocktower Show at P.S. 1, Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY

Vox at Kent Gallery, New York, NY

2000

Cirk and Watching Paint Dry at Downtown Arts Festival, New York, NY

PUBLIC PROJECTS

2006

We People The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, VA

Hive Mind Sound System Miss Rockaway Armada, Mississippi River

It’s Yours Deitch Projects Arts Parade, New York, NY

Su Atlantic Avenue Art Walk, Brooklyn, NY

2005

Bound Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2003

Altoids Sponsored Wall of Fame, Brooklyn, NY

2002

The Number 9, The Letter O, and Zero Sesame Street

Mother Mural London, UK

2000

Mural and Gourd-Speaker Installation at GSSA, Osaka, Japan

1996

Mural at Village Vanguard, New York, NY

Ongoing

The Spitune Juice Project Walls and trucks throughout the greater New York area

Barnstormers Barn Painting Project Cameron, NC

B-Boy Floor Mat Roto-Relief and Video Project Bronx, NY

RESIDENCIES

2010

Animal The University of Texas, Austin, TX

2008

David Ellis-Flyway Theory Icon Project, New York, NY

The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA

Metal, Liverpool, UK