David Konigsberg

David Konigsberg is a conceptual realist who works across media and painting genres to portray transitional spaces, metaphoric moments and alternative histories. A long-time member of the Gowanus and Red Hook artist communities in Brooklyn, he is now based in Hudson and employs the area's landscapes as the setting and sometimes subject of his work.

2022 Artist Statement:

In this, the most isolating era of my life, one aspect has remained unaffected: my penchant for frequent, solitary wandering, whether in the region around me, in coastal New England, or the microenvironments I cultivate in my own backyard. The natural world has long been the backdrop and source of my narratives, and this present body of work is clearly no exception. The paintings in this show were all produced in the past year and a half. Composed of three distinct movements, they derive from both memory and photographic record—and of course the tenor of the moment in a time of profound events and challenging moods.

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My Own Backyard - 2022 Exhibit


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SOLO SHOWS

Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Kent CT/LarchmontNY

• Recent Work (Scheduled November 2021)

• Heaven and Earth (May 2019)

• Idyll Gaze (2016)

• Nigh Season (2014)

• Troposphere (2012)

• Largo Arenula (2008)

Allen Sheppard Gallery, NYC

• New Work (2009)

• Overland (2005)

• Jump (2004)

• At Rest/In Motion (2002)

Weber Fine Art, Scarsdale NY

• Recent Work (2004)

• Recent Work (2003) Fetherston Gallery, Seattle

• Recent Work (2006)

• Recent Work (2004)

• The Crossing (2002)

TWO- AND THREE-ARTIST SHOWS

Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont NY

• All Gone To Look for America (2021)

• Recent Landscapes (2018)

• Summer of Love (2017)

• Memory is a Metaphor (2011)

• Icing on the Cake (2011)

• Still Life Show (2011)

• Another Fine Day (2007)

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

• Recent Work (2021)

• New Landscapes (Nov 2019)

• New Work (2017)

• Radical Inventions (2015)

• The Man Show (2013)

• New Paintings (2010)

• New Paintings (2006)

• Almost Real (2005)

• Poetry in Motion (2003)

• Narratives (2003)

GROUP SHOWS

The Painting Center, NYC

• Grand Allusions (2006)

Weber Fine Art, Chatham NY

• Floating Dreams and Flying Machines (2005)

• Recent Work, with Shawn Dulaney (2004)

Santa Monica Museum

FreshstART (2004-2005)

Hofstra Museum, Hempstead NY

• Where the Island Begins (2003)

Weber Fine Art, Scarsdale NY

• Artists’ Choice (2002)

Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn

• 4Sight, Realism to Abstraction (2002)

• 9-11/Artists Respond (2001)

• Small Works, (2001)

David Findlay Jr. Contemporary, New York

• Contemporary Realism (2000)

• Private Visions (1999) Radix, New York, various (1996-1997)

Bixler Gallery, New York, various (1994-1995)

G R A N T S AND PUBLICATIONS

• Artist in Residence, MacDowell Colony (1998)

• Thrive Global Journal: Art as a Reflection of Global Culture and the Human Condition (2017)

• Book of the Cat, Laurence King Publishers, London UK (2017)

• Roleplay, Poems by Juliana Gray, Dreamhorse Press (2012)

• Chronogram, The Future of Illusions, by Beth E. Wilson, 2008

• New York Times review, Where the Island Begins, Hofstra Museum, by Helen A. Harrison (2004)

• New York Times review, Artist’s Choice, Weber Fine Art, by D. Dominick Lombardi (2002)

• New American Paintings (1999) • Brooklyn Journal review, 4Sight, by Carl Blumenthal (2003)