Dave White

Graduating from Liverpool John Moores University, Dave White is a contemporary British Artist who dedicates his work to celebrating popular culture and interpreting emotive issues. In 2002 White pioneered the Sneaker Art movement by executing a series of Pop Art inspired sneaker portraits leading to a long-term collaboration with Nike. International exhibition career highlights include Shanghai, New York, Rotterdam, Miami and includes a residency at the the Goss Michael Foundation for MTV RE:DEFINE with The Future Tense. While White has pursued many subject matters over the last 20 years, for the last decade he has been focused on environmental issues by promoting endangered species with his signature expressive portraits.

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DAVE WHITE BIOGRAPHY

 

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 and has enjoyed success from the inception of his career, with selection for the Northern Graduates exhibition at the Royal College of Art in 1994, while also debuting at Sotheby’s London and international art fairs.

White pioneered the ‘Sneaker Art’ movement in 2002, with the execution of pop art inspired sneaker oil portraits, leading to long-term collaborations with Nike and Brand Jordan which continue to this day. White is one of a handful of artists to have his own signature Jordan releases. In 2016 White collaborated on an international signature sneaker project with Size? x Nike for the Air Max 95 DW, depicting both the Rabbit and Fox artworks from the Albion collection. This was released with Size? in the UK, Beams Tokyo and Kith, New York with a bespoke T-shirt collaboration project. Phillips New York celebrated this project in its Tongue + Chic sneaker exhibition in 2018, hand picking 20 artists to celebrate, including KAWS, Hirst and Murakami. This exhibition recently went on to Phillips Hong Kong and Shanghai (at K11).

International exhibition career highlights to date include the People’s Square Exhibition Hall (Shanghai) | The Harris Museum | Stockport Art Gallery | Dia Art Centre (New York) | The Walker Art Gallery | Centre for Arts (Rotterdam) | Art Basel Week (Miami) | Truman Brewery (London) | Liverpool International Biennial of Contemporary Art | New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) on the Project on Creativity with Chuck Close | Hospital Club Gallery (London) and the Goss Michael Foundation (Dallas) for MTV RE:DEFINE with The Future Tense | Solo exhibitions in London, Copenhagen and Los Angeles.

Other notable highlights include: a collaboration with MTV to customise an EMA Award for a charity auction in London, launching the Staple Clothing (NY) collaboration collection, BT ArtBox (London), a feature on The Brit List courtesy of Shortlist magazine and Harper’s Bazaar special art edition (Asia). Loughran Gallery exhibitions include the ‘Albion’ collection, featuring a customised E-Type Jaguar (a hand-painted commission), as featured on London Live television. FAD website described it as one of the top five exhibitions to see during Frieze week. The ‘Critical’ collection was the largest scale sell-out London solo exhibition to date.

While White has pursued many subject matters over the last 20 years, for the last decade he has been focused on environmental issues by promoting endangered species with his signature expressive portraits. With charitable collaborations and donations of work, he has supported Virunga National Park, Tusk, Rainforest Foundation UK and WildAid.

White created a hand-painted rhino for Tusk, which was installed for a month on New Bond Street in London and auctioned at Christie’s alongside works by Harland Miller, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk and the Chapman Brothers. Most recently White was included in MTV RE:DEFINE Gala Auction at the Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas and had his debut solo exhibition in Tokyo with an accompanying collaboration with Atmos, Japan. Last year saw White’s work displayed at Christie’s Education Rooms during Frieze week with a subsequent auction at Christie’s in aid of WellChild.

 

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EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2019 New Works, Atmos, Sendagaya, Tokyo, Japan
2017 New Works, Padstow & Salcombe
2017 Paradise, London
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, Chelsea, 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

 

Awards

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)

 

Residencies

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

 

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