David Konigsberg

David Konigsberg was born in Warren PA and lives and works in Brooklyn NY. His rural and urban experience play out in a love for both landscape and conceptual narrative, genres he often travels between and sometimes combines.  Konigsberg’s work has been exhibited in galleries and art centers throughout the United States.

David Konigsberg travels between  rural and urban landscapes in his life and in his paintings, exploring and combining his love of the natural landscape with conceptually oriented narrative scenes.

Mr. Konigsberg works in series or chapters, as if providing his imaginative motifs with an infinite horizon.  There is often a dreamy or atmospheric feeling in his paintings, and there are manifold  references to motion and time . . .   As the artists states:  “The major theme of my work seems to be cycles of movement and rest.  Though the characters are ephemeral, the cycles are perpetual, and this suggests an existential truth that is both comforting and unsettling.”

 

solo Exhibitions

 

~ Kenise Barnes, Larchmont NY

            New Work (Scheduled Spring, 2016)

            Nigh Season (September 2014)

            Troposphere (Sept 2012)

            Largo Arenula, (2008)

 

~ Allen Sheppard, NYC

            Recent Work (2009)

            Recent Work (2007)

Overland (2005)

            Jump (2004)

            At Rest/In Motion (2002)

 

~ Fetherston Gallery, Seattle WA

            Recent Work (2008)

            Recent Work (2006)

Recent Work(2004)

Recent Work (2003)

The Crossing (2002)

 

~ Weber Fine Art, Scarsdale NY

            Recent Work (2004)

Recent Work (2003)

 

Selected Two-Person and Group Shows

 

~ Kenise Barnes, Larchmont NY

            Memory is a Metaphor, with Deborah Brown, Don Pollack and William Steiger (2011)

            Another Fine Day, January, 2007

~ Carrie Haddad, Hudson NY

            New Work (Scheduled November 2015)

            The Man Show (2013)

New Work (2011)

Almost Real (2006)

~ Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown MA

            Summer 2013, 14, 15

~ Fetherston Gallery, Seattle WA

            Backroads (2010)

            Recent Work (2009)

~ The Painting Center, NYC, Grand Allusions (2006)

~ Hofstra Museum, Hempstead NY, Where the Island Begins, curator (2004)

~ Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica CA, FreshstART (2004,2005)

~ Weber Fine Art, Scarsdale/Chatham NY

            Floating Dreams and Flying Machines (2005)

            Recent Work (with Shawn Dulaney (2004)

             Artist’s Choice (2002)

 

 

~ Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook, 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)

~ Mixed Monotypes (curator), Brooklyn Brewery ArtSpace, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2000)

~ Brooklyn on the Block (curator), Cindy Kelly/Mixed Media, Block Island RI (2001)

~ Radix, New York (1996-1997)

~ Bixler,  New York (1994-1995)

~ Contemporary Figurative Work, national exhibition, Hammond Gallery, Lancaster OH (1992)

~ Art Imitates Baseball, juried by Ivan Karp, Mid Hudson Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY (1992)

~ Works on Paper, juried by Wolf Kahn, Windham Gallery, Brattleboro VT, (1991)

~ Small Works, juried by Linda Konheim-Kramer, Amos Eno Gallery, New York (1990)

~ Works on Paper, juried by Dominique Nahas, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo (1990)

~ Delaware Valley Art Center (1989, 1990)

 

Grants & Residencies

 

~ Artist in Residence, MacDowell Colony (1998)

 

Publications

 

~ Chronogram, review of Almost Real, by Beth E Wilson (2006)

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

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

~ New American Paintings (1999)

~ Brooklyn Journal review, 4Sight, by Carl Blumenthal (2003)

~ American Artist (1995)

 

 

Gallery Affiliations

 

~ Kenise Barnes, Larchmont NY’

~ Carrie Haddad, Hudson NY

~ Eisenhauer Gallery, Edgartown MA