Dave White

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Dave White is a contemporary British Artist who dedicates his work to celebrating popular culture and interpreting emotive issues.


White graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) at Liverpool John Moores University. He has enjoyed success from the inception of his career with selection for the Northern Graduates exhibition at the Royal College of Art in 1994, then exhibiting his initial animals series. A highlight of this period was exhibiting at Sotheby’s London to celebrate the Blue Cross centenary and international art fairs. White has continued to reflect popular culture and in 2002 he pioneered the 'Sneaker Art' movement with the execution of pop art inspired sneaker portraits. This has led to a long term collaborations with Nike and Brand Jordan.


International exhibition career highlights include the People’s Square Exhibition Hall (Shanghai), Dia Art Centre (New York), Centre for Arts (Rotterdam), Art Basel Week (Miami), New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) on the Project on Creativity with Chuck Close and the Goss Michael Foundation (Dallas) for MTV RE:DEFINE with The Future Tense.


The Aquatic series was released in 2013 with solo exhibitions in London and Copenhagen. White’s first retrospective ‘Sold Out’ with Loughran Gallery, was also held in London, detailing a limited edition back catalogue since 2010. Other notable highlights include a collaboration with MTV to customise an EMA Award for a charity auction in London, launching the Staple Clothing (NY) colab collection, BT ArtBox (London), a feature on The Brit List courtesy of Shortlist Magazine and Harpers Bazaar special art edition (Asia).


2014 brought a debut solo exhibition with the ‘Apex’ collection at Gusford | los angeles. To coincide with this was a collaboration with Tim Bessell, leading to the launch of a Bessell & White Surfboard. More recently the 'Albion' collection launched with Loughran Gallery in London. It was described by fadwebsite as one of the top five exhibitions to see during Frieze week. One of the highlights of this exhibition was a customised E-Type Jaguar which was a hand painted commission, as featured on London Live television.


2015 brought a series of international group exhibitions, ending with his most recent solo show ‘Critical’ at Loughran Gallery. ‘Critical’ - which was recommended by The Mail on Sunday, and featured in Tatler’s November Diary, on a hot list of 8 not-to-miss events - explored the theme of critically endangered species. A logical next step from the celebrated Natural Selection exhibition, focussing on wildlife whose existence is becoming increasingly perilous in the natural world.


This year the artist continues to exhibit internationally, a recent collaboration with Original Penguin saw his work hung amongst the billboards in New York’s iconic Times Square; White reimagined the latest Penguin fragrance to mark its release, transforming the glass bottle into an abstract yet intricate work of art, the billboard marked the launch of the campaign. 





Solo Exhibitions

2015     Critical, Loughran Gallery, London

2014     Albion, Loughran Gallery, London
2014     Apex, GUSFORD, Los Angeles, USA
2013     Aquatic, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London
2013     Sold Out, A Limited Edition Retrospective, Loughran Galley, London
2013     Monochrome, Galleri Jules Julian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012     Natural Selection, Galleri Jules Julian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012     Natural Selection, The Hospital Club Gallery, London
2011     Americana, Galleri Jules Julian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011     Americana, The Coningsby Gallery, London
2010     Size X, The Air Gallery, Dover St, London
2010     Forgotten Alchemy, Liverpool International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool 2010 Project on Creativity (Installation) All Things Digital, Los Angeles, USA
2009     Sweethearts and Sirens, Gallerie Jules Julian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009     New Works, Galerie Wild, Frankfurt, Germany
2008     Planes, Tanks and Automatics, Truman Brewery, London
2008     The Original Seven, Seksan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2007     The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Art Basel Miami, USA
2007     The Court's a Battlefield, Iguapop Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
2006     Breaking Boundaries, Contemporary Art Centre, Budapest, Hungary
2006     A Few Of My Favourite Things, Compound Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
2004     Latest Works, Claska Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004     Cars, Liverpool International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool
2003     Clash of the Titans, Exposure Gallery, London
1997     Aeroplanes, Park Gallery, Liverpool
1997     Recent Works, Ainscough Gallery, London
1995     David's Zoo, Stockport Art Gallery, Manchester


Select Group Exhibitions

2015     Winter Group Show, Loughran Gallery, London

2015     Summer Group Show, Loughran Gallery, Belgravia London
2015     Loughran Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2015     Jealous Take Over at The Cock n' Bull Gallery (Tramshed), London
2014     This is Jealous, Jealous Gallery, London
2014     Hang Up Collections - Volume I, Hang Up Gallery, London
2014     Mix, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London
2014     Sprung Loughran Gallery, London
2013     Loughran Gallery, Shoreditch London
2012     RE:DEFINE Goss-Michael Foundation curated by The Future Tense, Dallas, USA 2012 BT Art Box Trafalgar Square, London
2012     CNNCTD+100 New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
2011     Dunkeys Evolve with Coolrain, Imazoo Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2011     Mixed Up, Gallerie Jules Julian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011     15 Artists Interpret South Park, curated by Ron English, Opera Gallery, New York, USA 2010 Forgotten Alchemy, Art Copenhagen c/o Galleri Jules Julian, Denmark

2010     Project on Creativity, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York 2009 Kunst Zurich c/o Galerie Wild, Switzerland
2009     Rising Stars, Seoul Art Museum, South Korea
2009     EISZEIT, Galerie Wild Zurich, Switzerland

2008     Amerikanische Kunst & Pop Art, Galerie Wild, Frankfurt, Germany
2008     Be True, Pop Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2007     Unveiling Cherry Coke curated by The Strategic Group, Dia Arts Centre, New York, USA 2006 New Works, Eyestorm Gallery, London
2006     Sneaker Pimps, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, USA
2005     Jordan 21, People's Square Urban Exhibition Hall, Shanghai, China
2004     Fresh Still Life curated by Wink Van Kempen, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, Holland
2003     In the Summertime, Galerie Wild, Frankfurt, Germany
2001     Crows Having Fun, Raw Gallery, London
1998     Chicago Art Fair, c/o Connaught Brown, London
1997     Group Show, Connaught Brown, London

1996     Paris Art Fair, c/o Connaught Brown, London

1997     Animals in Art, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston (hosted by Earl & Countess of Derby, curated by Dr Lindsay Stainton); travelled to Royal Pavilion, Brighton; and Sotheby's London (hosted by Lord Hartington)
1994     Northern Graduates, Royal College of Art, London


1997     "Best Young Artist", Animals in Art, Blue Cross Centenary at Sotheby's, London (presented by Lord Hartington)
1993     Painting Residency, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1992     "Best Newcomer in Visual Arts", Daily Post, (cat. foreword by Lord Palumbo, Arts council of Great Britain)

1991     Natwest Prize for Art (shortlisted) 1991 Royal Overseas League (shortlisted)



2012     The Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, USA
2010     Size X, The Air Gallery Dover St, London
2010     All Things Digital, Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, USA 2010 CEP Studios, Los Angeles, USA
2008     Seksan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2005     People's Square Exhibition Hall, Shanghai
2004     Center for Visual Arts, Rotterdam
1995     Stockport Art Gallery
1993     Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool