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David Kring

David Kring

David Kring's complex surfaces, inspired by music, literature, and history, convey stories and tall tales. Themes of duality, supernatural and dark humor come naturally for David, an illustrious graduate of small vampire college in Kentucky.

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David Kring at MudFire

Gallery group show Pirates vs. Zombies, April 2012

 

David Kring Artist Bio

Raised in Frankfort Kentucky, David graduate from the liberal arts college Transylvania University in 2009 with a BA in studio arts focused in ceramics and mixed media. Upon graduation David realized he was screwed for majoring in ceramics during a depression and only receiving a BA from a small vampire college.

David has been employed by the "Dirty Girls" at Kentucky Mudworks for the past year where he also keeps his studio. At Mudworks he works in sales, production of "dirty girl pottery tools," and teaching youth ceramic classes.

 

David Kring Artist Statement

In my artwork, I focus on the figure using the outlets of ceramics and mixed media. My art offers an emotional charge through gestures, facial expression, and painting techniques. My surfaces are extremely worked; I rely on bends, folds, and crevasses to create depth and character in my work. I tend to work metaphorically, narratively, and autobiographically with the inspiration I find in various styles of music, literature, and history. Raised in a small family owned men's work wear business, I became obsessed with the stories people would trade with each other. Because of this exposure, my work tends to convey themes of the disturbed and delusional personality, the duality of good and evil, the supernatural form of being, and dark humor. I name each one of my pieces in order for them to retain a unique personality. The goal of my work is to provide a narrative, offering the viewer with a chance to connect with the characters I depict.



David Kring Artist Resume

Education:
2009, Bachelor of Arts, Studio Arts/ Ceramics, Mixed Media: Transylvania University
Professional Experience:
2011-Present, Kentucky Mudworks, LLC youth instructor, sales, dirty girl pottery tool production
2009-10, Post Graduate Studio Assistant, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
2008, Gallery Intern, Betty Rymer Gallery and Sullivan Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (June-August)
Exhibitions:
2012, "Duality" Awesome Inc, Lexington, KY (April)
2011, "The Neighborhood Series" Tuska Gallery Lexington, KY (September)
2009, "Boomslang" Buster's Billiards and Backroom, Lexington, KY (October)
2009, "Completely Kentucky" Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, KY (August)
2009, "Lost and Found" Transylvania University, Lexington, KY (May)
Awards:
2009, "Art Student Puts a Good Face on it." The State Journal business section (December)
2008, Winner of the Abott Art Award, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY