David Hirschi

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"Cerulean blue on cobalt blue, no. 04.05"

"Manganese blue on cobalt blue, no. 04.01"

"Cerulean blue on cobalt blue, no. 04.05"

 

"Manganese blue on cobalt blue, no. 04.01"

 

"Prussian blue on cobalt blue, no. 04.08"

"Crimson on blue"

"Prussian blue on cobalt blue, no. 04.08"

"Crimson on blue"

"Manganese violet on blue, no. 04.13"

 

"Manganese violet on blue, no. 04.13"

 


David Hirschi's monochromatic paintings have been called 'quiet abstractions' by New American Paintings. A self-taught artist, Hirschi has spent the last decade simplifying his paintings. His most recent body of work, oil and wax on wood, is a distillation of his investigations into color and the repetition of a single stroke.

Born:     1952. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Resides:   Chimayo, New Mexico.

Selected Exhibitions

2004     "Paintings," Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.   

"Paintings," Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    "Insight Out," Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    "SITE Unseen," James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2003     "X-Treme Color," Rule Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

    "Peace Show," Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2002     "Collect," Plan B Evolving Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2001     "Beaux Arts Preview," James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico.   

    "Wallwork," Plan B Evolving Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1999     "Drawn to the Future," Conlon Siegal Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico.   

    "SITE Unseen," James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1998     Conlon Siegal Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    "Beaux Arts," Plan B Evolving Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1992     "Visions of Excellence VI," Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Juried.

1992     "The Exquisite Fax," collaboration with 330 artists, Focus Gallery, Gainesville,     Florida.

1991     "The Exquisite Fax," St. Paul, Minnesota.

1989     "Works in and of Paper," Live Art Gallery, San Francisco, California.

1988     Live Art Gallery, San Francisco, California.

Bibliography and Publications

2004     Tobin, Richard, "Insight Out: Reversing Vandalism," THE magazine, July 2004.

Fischer, Zane, "Sample Platter: Ten art picks worth tasting,"

Santa Fe Reporter , June 9, 2004.

Indyke, Dottie, "Wrecked Texts," Albuquerque Journal , June 4, 2004.

Insight Out: Reversing Vandalism , Center for Contemporary Art,

Santa Fe, Catalog 2004.

2003     Chandler, Mary Voelz, "Critic's Choice," Rocky Mountain News &

The Denver Post , November 29, 2003.

    Collins, Tom. "Peace & War," Albuquerque Journal , May 23, 2003.

2001     Collins, Tom. "Faux Fun," Albuquerque Journal , October 12, 2001.   

    Sharpe, Tom. "Art on the Wall," Santa Fe New Mexican , September 15, 2001.

2000      New American Paintings , No. 30 (Fall 2000).

1999      Arte magazine, Featured Artist, Fall 1999.

1998      THE magazine, Studio Visits, May 1998.

1988      Art/Life , Vol. 8, No. 9, p. 2. October 1988.

Art/Life , Vol. 8, No. 3, p. 4. April 1988.

Awards and Grants

1992     Juror's Award. "Visions of Excellence VI", Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque,

    New Mexico.

Education

1974     B.A., magna cum laude, University of Utah,

    Creative writing and contemporary art history.

1984/85   City College, San Francisco, California.

1985/87   Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California.

.  "Artist in the Community" workshop series, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California.