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 David Stern  (1956 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / Germany      Known for: abstract street scenes, genre and portrait painting

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BIOGRAPHY for David Stern
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1956 (Essen, Germany)
 
Lived/Active
New York / Germany




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abstract street scenes, genre and portrait painting

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Biography from Metropolitan Museum of Art:
David Stern was born in 1956 in Essen, Germany.  He grew up as a single child, dropped out of a Catholic High School for boys at the age of 13, and began an apprenticeship as a sign painter.  While an apprentice, he got his High School diploma in an external exam and finished his apprenticeship in 1972.

From 1972 to 1975, he attended pre college classes in Essen, and in 1975 he went to the Dortmund Fachhochschule für Design and Art, a studio school, where he studied painting and graphic techniques such as lithography and etching.

Stern graduated from the school in 1980 and was accepted at the prestigious Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, where he stayed until 1982.

He moved to a small village near the town of Muenster, to develop his painting skills and to find his own language in an inexpensive setting.  In 1986, he moved on to Cologne, where he found his artistic voice.

Stern met his wife Rachel and in 1989, after the death of his paternal grandfather, he returned to his Jewish roots.  From 1987 on, Stern exhibited his work nationally and quickly entered the international scene in the early nineties, with shows in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium and Great Britain.

After showing in the US for the first time in 1992, Stern prepared to immigrate to New York with his wife and two children.  He immigrated in 1994 and became naturalized in 2000.  Since 1995, Stern had eight one man shows in New York City and numerous shows nationally.

The events of September 11, 2001, deeply affected Stern and threw him off his beaten path; he left his downtown studio in 2003 and moved to Chelsea, where he continues to work.  Since his 2006 show in London, Stern has enjoyed revived interest in his work in Europe and plans to show again in Berlin and Munich in 2009/10.

Stern lives and works in New York City.

EDUCATION

1980-82 Düsseldorf Art Academy, Düsseldorf, Germany
1975-79 F.H. Dortmund Art School, Dortmund, Germany

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008 Donald Feagin Visiting Artist at the Henry Kendall College of Arts and
Sciences at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma

2007 Juror of graduating student’s work at the New York Studio School

1999 Visiting Artist, William Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the
College of Charleston, South Carolina

1983-88 Painting Lecturer at F.H. Dortmund Art School, Dortmund, Germany

COLLECTIONS

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Yeshiva University Museum, New York, 15 West 16th Street, NYC 10011
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, Florida
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York
Kunstsammlung, Universität Göttingen, Germany
Dresdner Bank, Köln, Germany
National Museum in Poznan, Poland
US embassy in Vienna, Austria
numerous private collections in the United States, Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Poland, etc.), Great Britain, and Asia (Japan)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (Solo, except where noted)

2010-12  David Stern: The American Years (1995-2008) (cont.), national traveling exhibition curated by Karen Wilkin, Institute for Contemporary Art, Charleston, South Carolina, September – December 2010; Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona, January – April 2011

2010  David Stern: New Work, Thomas Williams Fine Arts, London

2009  David Stern: New Work, Galerie Brennecke, Berlin

2009  David Stern: Selections From One Hundred Simple Things, Messineo Art Projects/Wyman Contemporary, New York, May 14 – July 16

2008-09  David Stern: The American Years (1995-2008), curated by Karen Wilkin, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, New York, September 18, 2008 – February 8, 2009; Alexandre Hogue Gallery of the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 30 – November 28, 2008

2009 Galerie Brennecke, Berlin

2006 Thomas Williams Fine Arts, London

2005/06 "David Stern at the Starrett-Leihigh (project 1740)," NYC
presented by Claudia Carr

2003 "Skin, " Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL
(group, together with M. Abakanowicz, T.Oursler and others)

2002/03 "CorpoRealities," Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum
(together with LeRoy, Auerbach and others )

2002 Spokane Falls Community College Art Gallery, Spokane, WA (group)

1999 William Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art,  College of Charleston, SC

1998 7th Biennal National Drawing Invitational,
The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock (Arkansas) (group)

1998 Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany (group)

1996 Galerie Joachim Blüher, Cologne, Germany (group)

1996 Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany (group)

1995 Synagogue for the Arts, NYC

1995 Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany

1994 Kunstverein, Gütersloh, Germany

1994 National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC

1994 Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany

1994 Galerie X Sadie Bierl, Munich, Germany

1993 International Monetary Fund Art Forum, Washington, DC

1993 Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany

1992 Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1992 Kunstsammlung der Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

1991 Galerie Welz, Salzburg, Austria

1991 Martin Ainscough Gallery, Liverpool, England

1989 Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany (group)

SELECTED EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

2008  David Stern: The American Years (1995-2008), catalogue accompanying the national traveling exhibition curated by Karen Wilkin; Yeshiva University Museum, New York; Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1999 David Stern: Recent Paintings, exh. cat. New York: 
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art

1994 David Stern, Identity and Relationship, exh. cat. Washington, DC:
National Jewish Museum

1992 David Stern, Study for a Way, exh. cat. Budapest:
Hungarian National Gallery

1992 David Stern, Malerei, exh. cat. Göttingen (Germany):
Kunstsammlung der Universität Göttingen

SELECTED ARTICLES

2009  Charles Ruas, ARTnews, Jan 2009 “up now: David Stern at YU Museum”, p. 112

2008  Joel Silverstein, ArtCritical.com “Abstraction, Figuration and the Spiritual” David Stern at YU Museum, NY

2008 Teel Sale and Claudia Betti, Drawing. A Contemporary Approach, 6th edition, Belmont, CA 2008, p. 34, no. 2.12

2007 Monica Strauss, “David Stern. Rituelle Gesten,” Aufbau, September 2007,
p. 10

2004 David Grosz, "Human Figures, Broken and Restored, In the Work of One Artist," Forward, March 19, 2004, p. 11

2003 Karen Wilkin, "In the Galleries," Partisan Review, Winter 2003, pp. 116-17

2002 Blake Eskin, “A Passion for Impasto,” ARTnews Summer 2002, pp. 122-124

2002 Monica Strauss, "Revisiting those stunned evenings," Aufbau, Sept 2002

2001 Karen Wilkin, "At the Galleries," Partisan Review, Summer 2001

2001 Monica Strauss, "Figurative Paintings and Abstract Means. Paintings and Drawings by David Stern at Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art," Aufbau 10 (May 10), 2001, p. 15

2001 Mario Naves, The New York Observer

2000 Los Angeles Times

2000 Lance Esplund, "David Stern at Rosenberg & Kaufman", Art in America, June 2000, pp. 124-25

1999 Frank Martin, "Stern's art like a thrill ride of texture, color and imagery", The Post and Courier, September 18, 1999, p. 2D

1999 Mitchell Cohen, "David Stern's Cosmos", Dissent, Fall 1999, pp. 64-67

1999 Mario Naves, The New York Observer

1999 Karen Wilkin, "David Stern: Recent Paintings," in David Stern: Recent Paintings, exh. cat. New York: Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art

1999 Mitchell Cohen, "David Stern's Cosmos," in David Stern: Recent Paintings, exh. cat. New York: Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art

1998 Townsend Wolfe, "David Stern," in 7th Biennal National Drawing Invitational, exh. cat. Little Rock (Arkansas), The Arkansas Arts Center, pp. 57-59, nos. 38-43

1998 Lance Esplund, "Working the Paint," Modern Painters, Spring 1998, pp. 116-18

1998 R. S., "Die Mystik der Wirklichkeit," Aufbau 11, 1998, p. 10

1997 Hearne Pardee, "David Stern," ARTnews, January 1997, pp. 119-121

1996 Dominique Nahas, "David Stern," Review, October 1, 1996, p. 16

1996 Jeanne C. Wilkinson, David Stern," Review, September 15, 1996,  p. 28

1996 R.S., "Die Kraft der Erscheinung," Aufbau 19 (September 13), 1996, p. 16

1996 "David Stern," in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 13th edition, 1996

1995 Sascha Brodsky, "Artist looks beyond Abstract Expressionism," Downtown Express, May 16-29, 1995, p. 27

1994 Marc Scheps (Director, Ludwig Museum, Cologne), "David Stern: Earth and Flesh," in David Stern, Identity and Relationship, exh. cat. Washington, DC: National Jewish Museum, p. 5

1994 Dr. Avraham Ehrlich, "Reflektion on the nature of love," in David Stern, Identity and Relationship, exh. cat. Washington, DC: National Jewish Museum, pp. 49-53

1994 Ori Soltes, (Director, National Jewish Museum), "Identity and Relationship: Recent Paintings by David Stern," in David Stern, Identity and Relationship, exh. cat. Washington, DC: National Jewish Museum, pp. 7-19

1994 Rolf Birkholz, "Das Ringen der Geschlechter," Gütersloher Tagesblatt, November 20, 1994

1994 "Ausstellungsrundgang," Tagesspiegel Berlin, November 5

1994 C.J. "Tobende Farben," Süddeutsche Zeitung, October 7, 1994

1993 Christina Wendenburg, "Wie sich aus einem Krater Gesichter herausschälen," Berliner Morgenpost, February 2, 1993

1993 Prof. Dr. Karl Arndt, "On David Stern's Paintings – Observations and Thoughts" in Fritz Ascher – David Stern. Two abstract-figurative painters, exh. cat. Washington, DC: International Monetary Fund Art Forum

1993 Feature, Sonntagsgespräche with Karl L. Wolff, WDR Television

1992 Professor Dr. Karl Arndt, "Balancierte Spannungen. Gedanken zu den Bildern von David Stern" in David Stern, Malerei, exh. cat.
Göttingen (Germany): Kunstsammlung der Universität Göttingen

1992 Gudrun Meyer, "Lob der Grautöne. Ein Gespräch über den Zyklus der ‘Kraftwerk'-Bilder" in David Stern, Malerei, exh. cat. Göttingen (Germany): Kunstsammlung der Universität Göttingen

1992 Werner Schmalenbach, "Geleitwort" in David Stern, Study for a Way, exh. cat. Budapest: Hungarian National Gallery, p. 7
(engl. p. 7)

1992 Professor Dr. Karl Arndt, "Zu David Sterns Malerei – Beobachtungen und Gedanken" In David Stern, Study for a Way, exh. cat. Budapest: Hungarian National Gallery, pp. 19-24 (engl. "On David Stern's Paintings – Observations and Thoughts,"
pp. 30-35)

1992 Dr. Avraham Ehrlich, "Am Abgrund – oder von der Tragödie der Freiheit. Betrachtung zu David Sterns "4 Studien für eine Orgie," in David Stern, Study for a Way, exh. cat. Budapest: Hungarian National Gallery, pp. 97-99 (engl. "At the Precipice – or about the tragedy of freedom. Reflections on David Stern's '4 Studies for an Orgy," pp. 103-105)

1992 Jürgen Kisters, "Beispielsweise Gesichter" in David Stern, Study for a Way, exh. cat. Budapest: Hungarian National Gallery, pp. 125-35 (engl. "For example: Faces," pp. 174-83)

1992 Jürgen Kisters, "Vom Zauber der Erfahrung. Der Kölner Maler David Stern bereitet eine Ausstellung in Budapest vor," Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, October 16

1992 Peter Krüger-Lenz, "Aufgeworfen, schrundig. Malerei von David Stern in der Uni-Kunstsammlung", Göttinger Tageblatt, March 1992

1992 Cornel Wachter, "Die Schichten der Erscheinungen durchdringen." Göttinger Tageblatt, March 11, 1992

1991 Jürgen Kisters, "David Stern – Portrait eines Künstlers," Kunst Köln, 4, 1991, pp. 34-37

1991 Jürgen Kisters, "David Stern," Kunstforum, September 1991, p. 366

1990 Wim Cox, Kölner Künstler im Portrait, Cologne, pp. 200-203

1989 Franz Xaver Ohnesorg, "Der Name der Freiheit. Ein Kölner Symposion zur 200-Jahr-Feier der Französischen Revolution in der Kölner
Philharmonie am 29. April 1989," KölnMusik Edition 1, Köln, 1989, pp. 40-41

1989 Künstler in Köln, Artothek der Stadtbücherei Köln, Cologne

1988 Feature, Aktuelle Stunde, WDR 3 Television

Information provided by Rachel Stern, wife of the artist.

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