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David FrenchSculptor
 
Statement
Originally taking the ‘urban environment’and the ‘City’ as my starting point of reference,
I try to nurture visual sensations that one experiences with respect to this context.
 
Making use of the casting process, I have attempted to articulate the simultaneous
effect of both growth and decay within the city. I use my intuition during the mold-making
process and the material concrete, itself, has become both subject and object of my art.
I have a bias toward making work that is placed out doors and am
particularly versed in the concept of Site Specific Sculpture.
 
I thrive on the Commission Process and I welcome new sites, both in and out of doors,
which often call for new materials and consequently new ways of thinking.
For the past few years, I have also been involved in the Movie industry,
and have made sculptural works for numerous music videos, commercials
and films. To see some of this work click on the link below:
 
http://www.home.earthlink.net/~davefrench/
 
Biography
DAVID FRENCH - SCULPTOR
 
RESIDES - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
TELEPHONE - 213 427 0145

EDUCATION

1991-1992 MA-FINE ART
MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

1987-1991 BA-FINE ART
MANCHESTER POLYTECHNIC,
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

COMMISSIONS

1998 “REACTION’’ Private Commission for the Lehrer
residence, Belair, California.

1997 “A New Perspective” Site Specific Sculpture
commissioned by LBI International, Chatsworth, California.

1996 “Fluke” Commission for Mrs. Edie Waxenburg - Founder
Member of the Directors Forum of The Museum of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles, California, and member of the Presidents Circle
of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

1996 Sculptural restoration of “La Virgin Negrita” Statuette of
Religiouse Significance to the Government of Costa Rica.
 
1994 “The Will To Grow” - Commissioned piece for
Santa Monica College, as part of residency.

1994 “Binomial Expression” and “Hulme’s Turn” -
Sculptural installations for Manchester Royal Infirmary, Whitworth,
Manchester, England. Project Commissioned by ‘Hospital Arts,
A nonprofit organization.
 
1993 “Snake and Gateposts” Public Play Sculptures
for children's playground in Bacup, County, Rossendale, Cheshire,
England. Project commissioned by Projects Environment,
a nonprofit environmentally conscious organization.
 
TEACHING
 
1992 Coventry Polytechnic, Coventry, England
1994 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
1994 Acadamy of Art College, San Francisco, California
 
RESIDENCIES
 
1994 Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California
1989 St. Margaret Mary's RC School, Moston, Manchester, England
1988 Eccles Hall School Norfolk, England
 
EXHIBITIONS
1994 Manchester Royal Infirmary, Solo Permanent Installation
1993 British Young Contemporaries, Group Show
1993 Manchester Public Arts Issue, Group Show
1992 Baron’s Court, Wilmslow Art Festival, Group Show
1992 Fresh Art London, Group Show
1992 Discovering Sculpture Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Group Show
1991 Fresh Art London, Group Show

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