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David FeBland

London, United Kingdom

1 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

New York City, USA

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Works by David FeBland

Little Monster


Paintings , Oil

91 x 122cm


David FeBland was born in London, UK and has received degrees from The University of Virginia, USA and The University of Manchester, UK. A self-taught artist, FeBland pursued careers in Landscape Architecture and Communication Design as well as hosting jazz radio programs before turning his attention to painting in the mid-1980’s. Since 1984, he has bicycled through 55 countries around the world, often using his observations as inspiration for his painting.

FeBland’s work considers issues of privacy, conflict and isolation in contemporary urban life, employing a colorist’s eye and a strong sense of formal compositional structure. He describes the interaction between man and his physical universe through a series of invented truths, a sleight of the facts as it were, inspired by observations of everyday life throughout the world. His paintings, drawing upon experiences over a wide range of geographical locations, are driven by a conviction that certain behavioral responses to ones environment are universal. 

Critics describe his paintings as such: “These images are disarmingly involving. His ability to instill strongly emotive elements into his work also hints at the more graphic work of Ben Shahn and Diego Rivera. It suggests an evolution of socially conscious realism that both Ashcan artists and Shahn flirted with, a very modern response to the Soviet socialist movement that embraces its more expressive elements…. {this is} a quality that gives the movies of Spike Lee their poignancy, and it’s a spirit that FeBland’s works achieve better than his contemporaries.”

An internationally recognized artist, FeBland shows extensively throughout Europe, the UK and the US, where he is represented by galleries in Los Angeles, New York, London, Frankfurt & Berlin. He has participated in over 70 solo and group shows and has been reviewed or featured in Art in America, The New York Times, American Artist Magazine, PBS Television, New American Paintings, The Spectator (UK), and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany). He is represented at many art fairs worldwide.

FeBland has held a number of academic posts, most recently as Adjunct Professor of Architectural Drawing at City University of New York.  His work is held in many corporate collections including American Express, AT&T, Chase Bank, Citibank, IBM, Esprit, Exxon-Mobil, Wassall USA, Inc. and Roland-Berger, GMBH, and he is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York. His solo museum shows include The Museum of the Southwest (Texas) and the upcoming Kunstverein Weinheim (Germany). A documentary film of his work and methodology will be produced early in 2016 by The Artist’s Archive Productions.



Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany "New Works" (solo &    catalogue) . February 28 - April 6th.                                                            Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC "Stories, Red & Blue" (solo).    March 23rd - April 21st.                                                                                    Art New York (with Galerie von Stechow), Pier 94, NYC. May 3rd-6th, 2018    AAF/NY, NYC, NY (with Panter & Hall, London) March 21-26th, 2018 .  McLarry Modern, Santa Fe, NM  "Beauty, Space & Time", (solo) July 20th-    August 5th.


Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin, New York “From NYC with Love; Part 2” (solo & catalogue)                                                                                    Museum Kunstverein Weinheim, Weinhein, Germany (solo and catalogue) .  Art Center of Highland Park, Chicago, IL “Unseen Stories – An exploration of the Unnoticed” (solo) .                                                                                George Billis Gallery NY, NY“New York Values” (solo) .                                    Art Karlsrühe, Germany, Galleri Franz Pedersen (feature) .                                Art Miami/Context, Miami, FL Galerei Barbara von Stechow (feature)


Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany "Travel Inside" (solo & catalogue)
Art Herning, Herning, Denmark (feature)
Art Copenhagen, Denmark (feature)


Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin, New York “From NYC with Love” (feature)
George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA“Four Days in LA” (solo),


Panter & Hall Gallery, London, UK"Spring & Greenwich" (solo & catalogue)
Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany "City Secrets" (solo & catalogue)


George Billis Gallery, NYC, NY“Bringing it Home” (solo & catalogue)
Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin, Germany“I love New York”   (solo)


Hidell-Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC - "Introduction 5" (feature)
George Billis Gallery, NYC, NY “Buildings of New York” (feature)
Kunst Karlsruhe Art Fair, Germany (feature)
AAF Contemporary, NYC, NY (feature)


Panter & Hall Gallery, London, UK - "Roads Taken & Not" (solo & catalogue)
Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, GA (feature)
Mason Murer Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA - "Fun-O-Rama" (solo)
Gallery Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany - "Searching for Paradise" (solo)


Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
George Billis Gallery, NYC, NY “Summer in the City” (feature)
Glave-Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA (solo)
Mayer Fine Art, Norfolk, VA (solo)
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX (feature)


AAF Contemporary, NYC NY
Galeri Franz Pedersen, Horsens, Denmark
Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL (feature)
Künstlerverein Walkmuhle, Weisbaden, Germany “Fluchten”
Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
Santa Fe Art Fair, Santa Fe, NM (feature)
Bondonio Gallery, Alba Italy (solo)
Panter & Hall Gallery, London England, (solo & catalogue)
Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany, (solo)


Art 21 Cologne, Germany (feature)
Grey McGear Modern, Los Angeles, CA “What Dreams May Come” (feature)
AAF Contemporary, NYC, NY (feature)
Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX “Away from Home” (feature)


AAF Contemporary, NYC, NY (feature)
Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC, “collide-A-scope” (solo)


Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf, Germany, (solo)
Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany, (solo)
Chelsea Art Fair, London, England (feature)


Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany, “New York Unbound” (solo & catalogue)
Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC, “Foreign Subjects” (solo)


Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, “Streetwalkers” (solo)
Art / 2003, Cologne, Germany (feature)
Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX, “Moving Pictures” (solo)


Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
Lawrenceville /Hutchins Gallery, Princeton, NJ (solo)
Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA "Urban Dynamics" (solo)


Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX "Contemporary Artist Series" (solo)
Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
Woodward Gallery, NYC; "Still/Life" (2-person)
Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond Museums (VA), "Twist & Shout" (solo installation)


Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University (solo)
Bender Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA "Urban Aesthetic" (2-person)
Carnegie Visual+Performing Arts Center, (KY) (solo)
Valley House Gallery, Dallas,TX; "Introductions" (feature)



Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin, Germany
In & Out (May-June ’14)
Summer Breeze (July-August ’14)


Art Köln, Cologne, Germany


George Billis Gallery, NYC “Buildings of New York” (feature)
Kunst Gegenwart, Köln, Germany


Red Dot Art Fair, NYC
George Billis Gallery, NYC “New York Memories”
Toronto International Art Fair (Projects Gallery)
Boston Art Fair (Fraser Gallery)


Portsmouth Museum of Art, “The Art of the Motorcycle”. Portsmouth, VA
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
Art Copenhagen, Denmark
Boston International Fine Art Show
Art Karlsruhe, Germany
Red Dot, Miami
Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD “Winter Group Show”


Santa Fe Art Fair, Santa Fe, NM
AAF Contemporary, NYC NY
Galeri Franz Pedersen, Horsens, Denmark
Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
Künstlerverein Walkmuhle, Weisbaden, Germany “Fluchten”


Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX “Holiday Show”
Art 21, Cologne, Germany


Kunst Zurich Art Fair, Zurich, Switzerland


Arnot Art Museum, NY “Invitational Exhibition”


Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC, “New Figurative Paintings” (feature)
Galerie Barbara Von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany, “New York Impressions”
Art/UK 2004, London England, (feature)
Works on Paper/ Art Dealers Association Fair, NYC, NY


Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
The Art Show / Art Dealers Association Art Fair, NYC, NY
Pringle Gallery, Princeton, NJ


Woodward Gallery, NYC "Hit and Run"
New York Mercantile Exchange, NYC "Life Links"
Philadelphia Contemporary Art Fair, 2001, Philadelphia, PA
Woodward Gallery, NYC "After the Fall"
Pelham Arts Center, NY "The City and Its Pulse"
Butler Institute of American Art, OH “Midyear Exhibition”
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA Biennial Exhibition


Katonah Musuem, Katonah, NY “Art as Spectacle”
Pasadena Arts Center, Pasedena, CA “American Artist Magazine Emerging Artists
University Gallery, St. John’s University, NYC
Aljira Center for Contemporary Art; Newark, N.J
Gallery on 2nd; NYC .”Figurative Show”
Hera Educational Foundation, Providence, RI; “Family Portraits”
Lamar University / Dishman Art Gallery; Beaumont, TX
Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Nassau County Museum of Art
National Art League, Douglaston, NY
Nicolet College/L.R.C. Gallery; Rhinelander, WI “Northern Arts Council Invitational”
Sage Junior College / Rathbone Gallery; Albany, NY “The Contemporary Figure”
Salmagundi Club, NYC,N.Y.
Salisbury State University/Fulton Hall Gallery; Salisbury, MD “Thunder & Lightning”
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan,CT. “48th AONE”
The Governor’s Mansion, Jefferson City, MI
Westbeth Exhibition Space, NYC, N.Y “Mass Medium”


Art In America “David FeBland at Fraser Gallery” by Joe Shannon, (review & reproduction), February, 2000

American Artist Magazine "The Observable World: Paintings of David FeBland", by Elizabeth Forst (Feature article & reproductions), September, 2000

Antiques & Arts Weekly. “City Stories” - David FeBland at Caelum Gallery” (review & reproduction), March 13, 1998

“Running Commentaries” - David FeBland at Caelum (review & repro), January 25, 1999

Cincinnati Horizons "A Brush With the Wild Side" (feature story & reproductions), by John W. Bach, October, 2000

Brainard, Shirl. A Design Manual Prentice Hall Publications (credit & reproduction) 1st Printing, 2002

Bucher, Kristin. "Best of the West" SouthwestArt Magazine (review & reproductions), June, 2000

Buchenauer, Claudia. "Realismus verkauft sich gut" Frankfurter Allegmanie (Germany) (review & repro) June 10, 2002

Byrd, Cathy. "Street Scenes: Bender's Urban Aesthetics Reflects City Life" Creative Loafing Magazine, (review), July 10, 2000

Capital District News, “David FeBland at Fulton Street Gallery”, September 30, 1998

Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Exhibition Catalogue, June, 1997

Butler Institute of American Art, Exhibition catalogue and reproduction, June, 1999

Campello, F. Lennox. “David FeBland” (feature & reproduction), Art Calendar, April, 2000

Campello, F. Lennox Old Town Crier, May, 2001

Cullum, Jerry. "New York Life, Through Two Painters' Eyes", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (review & reproduction), August 2, 2000

Daily, Novi Sad, Serbia; “Views of Voivodjina”; article & reproduction, August 12, 2006

Dan, Sharon Jaffe. “Art, Collectibles & Galleries” Home & Design, September, 2004

Daniel, Michael. "Artistic Greeting" Dallas Morning News (review & reproductions), April 28, 2000

Dawson,Jessica "David FeBland at Fraser Gallery" The Washington Post (review & reproduction) May 30, 2001

Donaldson, Douglas. “Easel Rider” Bicycling Magazine (article & reproduction). September, 1998

Donohoe, Victoria. ?David FeBland at Rodger Lapelle Gallery? The Philadelphia Inquirer (review & repro). May 18, 2012

Dorsey, Catherine. “Art Lovers’ Tradition Carries on at Chrysler” Portfolio Weekly (review & repro) July 7, 1998

Drumming, Neil. Review of “Fantasy” exhibition, Fraser Gallery Washington City Paper, May, 1999

Erickson, Mark St. John. “Fresh Matches at Chrysler Exhibit” Norfolk Daily Press (review & repro) July 26, 1998

Exhibition Catalogue: "David FeBland/New York Unbound", Galerie Barbara Von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany; February 2004

Exhibition Catalogue: “50th Anniversary Catalogue”, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX; February 2004

FeBland, David. “Interview with Ritchard Rodriguez” Resolve40 February 10, 2007

Gazetta D’Alba (Italy) “David FeBland at Bondonio Galleri” (review & reproduction) July 8, 2008

Genesio, Emmanuella EXIBART.COM (review) July 12, 2008

Gibbs, Linda Jones. “The Art of David FeBland” Catalogue Essay, September, 1997

Gliick, H.I. ,publisher New American Paintings, Regional Exhibitions in Print (reproduction) Feb, 1998

Holahan, Jane. “Review of Lancaster Museum of Art” (review), Lancaster New Era, June 19, 1997.

Jacobson, Louis. “City Lights”, Washington City Paper, (review) August 17, 2005

Jennings, Kate F. “AONE Packed with Surprises”(review), The Darien News-Review, May 15, 1997

The Jewish Week. “David FeBland at Caelum Gallery” (review), March 13, 1998.

Kalm, James. "City Rhythms at Pelham Art Center" (review), NY Arts Magazine, April, 2001

Kampel, Traci. “David FeBland: Art as Delivery System for Ideas”, (feature article & reproduction), The Villager, March 25, 1998

Kaye, Joyce Rutter. “Ink Slot: David FeBland, Featured Artist” (feature article & reproduction), Creativity Magazine, April, 1994

Kirkland, J.T. “David FeBland at Fraser Gallery” Thinking of Art. Blogs (review & reproduction) September 19, 2006

Kordesh, Barbara. “Trends: Originals with an Afterlife” (feature article & reproduction), Art & Design, June 1994

Korotkin, Joyce. "David FeBland at Woodward Gallery, NY Arts Magazine, (review & reproduction), May, 2001

Knight, Andrew. “Hidden Masterpieces”, Cincinnati.Com; March 2, 2000

Krasdale Corporation, Exhibition Catalogue, June, 1999

Lombardi, Dominick J. “Reviving Painting as a Viable Medium” (review), The New York Times, Sept 12, 1999

Longaker, Mark. The Georgetowner. "Gallery Views: Fraser Group Show" (review), August 10, 2000

Lord, Jo“David FeBland Brings Unique Perspective”, Richmond-Times Dispatch (rev & reproduction) April 26, 2009

Martin, Courtney. Washingtonian Magazine (review & reproduction), April, 2000

Masello, David. “The City as his Canvas” Catalogue Essay December, 2011

McCabe, Bret. "City Lights: David FeBland Stands Out at Valley House Gallery", The Met, (rev& repro), May 24,2000

Moss, Eileen. David FeBland at Glave-Kocen GalleryUrge Magazine (review & reproduction) May, 2009

McMullen, Patrick. New York Social Diary (repro) February 7, 2010

Murialdo, Bruno “David FeBland at Bondonio Galleri”, La Stampa (review & reproduction) July 9, 2008

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Exhibition Catalogue; November 1997

National Public Radio. (Richmond, VA affiliate) "Arts Wire" Broadcast, "This week in the Arts" aired January 17, 2001

Next Monet; Feature Artist; August, 2000

The New Yorker Chelsea Short List (listing) March 23, 1998.

The Open Studios Guild; Publicity Mailer (reproduction) May 1998

Osborn, Jim; “At th Gallery” (review & reproduction); The Kentucky Post; March 10, 2000

PBS Television “Around Town” Broadcast, “David FeBland at The Arts Club of Washington” (feature story and exhibition review) aired Thursday, February 4th,1999, Washington, DC.

Pizzaro, Max. “David FeBland’s “Splitting Atoms” at Fraser Gallery (review), Georgetown Courrant, Sept.22,1999

Phillips, Renee. “Artists Showcase Award Winners” (reproduction), Manhattan Arts, Summer, 1997

Pill, Steven. ?New York State of Mind?, Artists & Illustrators Magazine (UK); (cover, feature article & repro) April, 2010

Ponce de Leon, Carolina. Chrysler Museum of Art Award- Winners Catalogue (reproduction & essay), June, 1998

Protzman, Ferdinand. “Three at Fraser” (review & reproduction), The Washington Post, November 5, 1998

Protzman,Ferdinand. “David FeBland at Fraser Gallery – ‘Splitting Atoms”, The Washington Post, Oct 7, 1999

Public Access Television, Washington, DC, The VU4U Show: “Interview with David FeBland aired March 15, 2003

Public Access Television, Washington, DC, The VU4U Show: “David FeBland at Fraser Gallery, aired Oct 10, 2002

Raynor, Vivien. “A Sense of the Spectacle and Its Place in Society” (review), The New York Times, May 10,1998

Richmond Times-Dispatch. (review & reproductions) "David FeBland at University of Richmond Museums" January 15, 2001

Riekers, Angela. “Art Showcase” Harper’s Magazine June 1998, August 1998

Roberts-Pullen, Paulette“Peep Show” “David FeBland at Glave-Kocen Style Magazine (review & repro) April 9, 2009

Rouse, Scott F. Interview with David FeBland; Exhibit Magazine December,1999

Scott, Whitney. “Must Picks of the Weekend - Must Museum” (reproduction), The New York Post, June 21, 1997

Sears, Jonathan. “David FeBland at Mayer Fine Art” Collect Creative. (review & Repro) June 22, 2009

Serbia Television Channel 25 / Novi Sad, Serbia (feature interview) aired August 6, 2006

Shinn, Phoebe “A Springtime for Artists” The Weekly Press (review) May 16, 2012

Society of Illustrators 40th Annual of American Illustration, June 1998

Southwest Art Magazine, March 2001

Sozanski, Edward J. “A city in Motion” (review) The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 18, 2002

Strauss, R.B. “Fresh Autumn” (review & reproduction) The Philadelphia Weekly Press, October 2, 2002

Taplinger, Maurice. "At 515 Greenwich Street" (review) Gallery & Studio, January/February, 2001

Temple, Georgia. "Seeing the World Through an Artist's Eyes" (review & reproductions) Midland Reporter, Dec 2, 2001

Tyler, Betty, “Review of Silvermine AONE” (review), The Hour, Norwalk, CT, May 8, 1997

Weinberg, Joel. “David FeBland at Valley House Gallery” (review & Reproduction) Artlies, Summer 2000

WNET Television “City Arts” broadcast, “Tour through the Museum of the City of New York”, Oct 15, 1999

Wolters, Von Dierk Frankfurter Neue Presse "Süchtig nach dem schnellen Großstadtleben" (review) May 10, 2008

Youens, Rachel. “Gotham City Counterpoints” (review), Cover Magazine, March 15th,1998

Zimmer, William. “ A Different Perspective: Critic as Judge” (reproduction), The New York Times, June 8,1997;

“A Certain Coherancy for 115 Works” (review & reproduction), The New York Times, May 11, 1997;

“An Exhibition for Fairfield” (review & reproduction), The New York Times, October 6, 1996.


First Prize, 34th Irene Leach Memorial Exhibition, Chrysler Musuem of Art
Second Prize, Tri-State Juried Exhibition, Katonah Museum


Mary Vann Hunter Award for Painting, Silvermine Artists Guild, Ann. NE USA Exhibit
Eileen L. McCarthy Award, The Salmagundi Club, 20th Annual Open Show
Winner, Open Studios 1997 Northeastern Competition
Honorable Mention, Art Calandar Magazine, Thunder & Lightning Juried Exhibition
Honorable Mention, Fraser Gallery International Competition
Academic Artists Association Endowment for Oil Painting
Leo Brooks Memorial Award, National Art League
Rhinelander Telecommunications Award, Nicolet College


Joseph S. Isador Memorial Medal for Figurative Composition, Nat’l Academy Museum
RSVP National Self-Portrait Competition
The Visual Club of New York, Award of Excellence