David Douglas has been creating art for over thirty-five years. He lives with his wife and two children at Episcopal High School, a boarding school in Alexandria, Virginia, where he teaches painting, drawing, and photography. He received his B.A. in painting from Virginia Intermont College in 1981 and his M.F.A. in painting from James Madison University in 1984.

David Douglas’s work is held in numerous public, private, and corporate collections, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Chrysler Museum, the Academy Art Museum,and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. His work has been shown in various group exhibitions with Chuck Close, Robert Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, Lee Friedlander, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, among others.

 

Lives and works in Alexandria, VA

 

Education

1984      MFA Painting, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

1981       BA Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016      Moving Through, The McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2013       These Places That I Know, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

2013       Selected Works, Gallery One, Nashville, TN

2013       Selected works from These Places That I Know, Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2009     Made in Virginia, Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2003     Recent Digital Prints, Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD

2002     Selected Works, T. Rowe Price Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2001      Large Digital Prints, Washington Gas Company, Washington, DC

2001      Digital Prints, Slayton House Gallery, Columbia, MD

2000     Interiors & Exteriors, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD

2000     New Works, The Cultural Center at the Palace of le Granja, Segovia, Spain

2000     Selected Works, A&A Gallery, Baltimore, MD

1996      Selected Works, Stewart Gallery, Alexandria, VA

1995      Influences, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

1994      Selected Works 1984-1994, David Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC

1992      Selected Works, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

1991       Selected Paintings, White & Case Law Firm, Washington, DC

1990      Selected Works, Courthouse Place, Arlington, VA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017       Garden Week Celebration, Governor’s Mansion, Richmond, VA

2016      Two-person exhibition with William Mebane, Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Alexandra, VA

2014      New Year, New Artist, Long View Gallery, Washington, DC

2012       Circa 1839, Pride Fine Art, Alexandria, VA

2011        The Fleeting Glimpse: Selections in Modern and Contemporary Photography from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA

2010      The Fleeting Glimpse: Selections in Modern and Contemporary Photography from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Elanor Wilson Museum, Roanoke, VA

2010      Portraying a Nation: American Portrait Photography, 1850-2010, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

2009     New Works, Gallery One, Nashville, TN

2008     Juried exhibition, The Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA

2007     Equus Curatio, Aliya Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2007     New Works, Gallery One, Nashville, TN

2007     Inspired By, Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2007     New Works, Elm Tree Gallery, Franklin, TN

2006     Selected Works, Aliya Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2006     The Africa Works, Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2005     New Works, Aliya Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004     New Works, Aliya Linstrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004     Incidents and Accidents/Hints and Allegories, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2004     Differences in Common, Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2003     Art on the Digital Edge, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD

2002     The “Pencil of Nature” in Our Digital Age: Photoimagery in Recent Art, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2002     Heaven, Hell, and the Garden, Howard County Center for the Arts

2002     The Art of the Print, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

2000     Art Making 2000: David Douglas & Lynn Myers, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD

2000     Baltimore Exposure, Baltimore, MD

2000     Connections, Stewart Gallery, Alexandria, VA

 

Selected Bibliography

Jenkins, Mark. “In the galleries: Finding new ways to take in the natural world,” The Washington Post, January 2017

Norusis, Lynn. “Buzz,” Northern Virginia Magazine, January 2017

Trompeter, Brian. “Works by local photographer feature haunting, moody landscapes,” Inside NOVA, December 27, 2016

Jenkins, Mark. “New Year New Artist,” The Washington Post, January 31, 2014

McCoy, Mark. “Academy Arts Museum Hosts David Douglas,” Chesterfield Spy, September 30, 2013

Jones, Michelle. “Artist meshes memories,” The Tennessean, August 23, 2009

McCaslin, John. “Gift of Africa,” The Washington Times, May 19, 2006

Cullum, Jerry. “Artist’s Layers Create Patina of Nostalgia,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, November 6, 2005

O’Sullivan, Michael. “Digital Doings On The Eastern Shore,” The Washington Post, March 14, 2003

McNatt, Glenn. “New realms of possibility,” The Sun, November 19, 2002

Giuliano, Mike. “Reality Bytes,” Baltimore City Paper, November 20, 2002

Giuliano, Mike. “Surrealism Blooms in This Garden,” Columbia Flyer, February 14, 2001

Giuliano, Mike. “Slayton House offers Dueling Visions,” Columbia Flyer, January 18, 2001

Massoni, Carla. “Processes of art making explored in Chestertown,” Art Matters, Philadelphia, PA, September 2000

Mazariegos, Jesus. “La (re)presentacian de lo (i)rreal,” El Norte de Castilla, June 27, 2000

 

Selected Collections

Academy Art Museum

Bishop Mark Andrus

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art

Episcopal High School

Gray Rust St. Amand Moffett Brieske LLP

James Madison University

Marriott Corporation

NewMarket Corporation

Shepherd Center

The Washington Post

Virginia Intermont College

Virginia Museum of Fine Art

White and Case

 

His most recent project brings him to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. These large scale pieces explore the unique beauty and haunting landscape of this special place. This latest work has been exhibited in major galleries in Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, and Alexandria, VA. In August of 2013 several of these large scale works were exhibited in These Places That I Know, Douglas’ first solo museum exhibition at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland.