David Kelso - Draw, 2011

David Kelso

United States 1948

Printmaking

David Kelso
David Kelso
Male
United States
1948
December 25, 2015
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David Kelso is an American artist, born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California in 1948. He sees print as a medium for original expression, and works as an intaglio printmaker. He has been a professional printer since 1971.

Art by David Kelso

David Kelso - Float, 1993 - Mockingbird, 1995 - Wheel, 2007
David Kelso – Float, 1993 / Mockingbird, 1995 / Wheel, 2007

David Kelso received his diploma in English Literature with high honors in 1969 from University of California, Riverside, CA, and attended graduate studies in Victorian English Literature in 1970 at U.C. Berkeley, CA. His artistic education includes special studies in art with James Strombotne at U.C. Riverside in 1968-69, instruction in intaglio printmaking with Kathan Brown at U.C. Extension, Berkeley, CA in 1971, and apprenticeship in intaglio printmaking with Jeanne Gantz at El Dorado Press, Berkeley, CA in 1972-73. Kelso’s artworks are part of several public collections, like Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, or McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX.

Art by David Kelso

David Kelso - Catch - Closing - Watch, 2015
David Kelso – Catch / Closing / Watch, 2015

During years, Kelso has worked with a number of artists, including Joseph Goldyne and Frank Lobdell. Unlike other collaborators, Kelso always wanted to create strong work relations with his fellow artists, which could last for months, even years if necessary. Printmaking is seen as a way, a possibility to express yourself, not only a method for reproduction. The artist’s extensive knowledge allows him to project his thoughts in the printing medium. Collaborations are improving Kelso’s own art by making him realize what the artists are going through in the process of creation, and of course, they are making him a better collaborator.

Art by David Kelso

David Kelso - Waethering, 1998 - Rank - Sept, Morn
David Kelso – Waethering, 1998 / Rank / Sept, Morn

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

David Kelso lives and works in Oakland, California.

All images courtesy of Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014IFPDA Ink Art FairMiami Beach, FLGroup
2014IFPDA Print FairPark Avenue Armory, New York, NYGroup
2007Ten Years—a Retrospective Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005The Print Center Annual ExhibitionLincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2005Impressions: Matrix and ImageAlameda Art Center, Alameda, CAGroup
2005Intaglio editions from made in CaliforniaDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Made in California Intaglio EditionsB. Sakata Garo, Sacramento, CAGroup
2003Newer Genres: Twenty Years of the Rutgers Archives for Printmaking StudiosZimmerman Museum, New Brunswick, NJGroup
2002Collaboration: East Bay Presses/Oakland ArtistsOakland Museum of California, Oakland, CAGroup
2002Bay Area PrintmakersSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2001James D. Phelan Awards in PrintmakingKala Institute, Berkeley, CAGroup
2000Made in California: Limited Edition Intaglio PrintsSpokane Falls Community Colllege, Fine Arts Dept., Spokane, WAGroup
1999Prints from made in CaliforniaMendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CAGroup
1999Ashland University Printmaking Invitational ExhibitionCoburn Art Gallery, Ashland, OHGroup
1996Made in CaliforniaSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1995Made in California Intaglio Editions--A Fifteen-Year SurveyMulligan-Shanoski, San Francisco, CAGroup
1995California AbstractionsZimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, Newark, NJGroup
1994UnknownOffice of Mayor Jeffrey Leiter, Berkeley, CAGroup
1993Ink & ClayHolmes Gallery, San Jose, CAGroup
1993Exhibition of Bay Area Fine Art PressesOffices of Mayor Frank Jordan, San Francisco, CAGroup
1993Bay Area PrintsAmerika Haus, Stuttgart, GermanyGroup
1992Directions in Bay Area Printmaking: Three DecadesPalo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1991UnknownOlga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1991Made in CaliforniaStanford University Faculty Club, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1990Made in California: a Ten-Year SurveyVilla Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CAGroup
1990Intaglio Printing in the 1980'sZimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, Newark, NJGroup
1989Made in CaliforniaStanford University Faculty Club, Palo Alto, CAGroup
1989UnknownThe Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1988Made In CaliforniaRichard Hanson Fine Arts, Fresno, CAGroup
1988Recent Etchings from made in CaliforniaThe Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1987UnknownBank of America Concourse Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1987Inaugural ExhibitArt Focus, Los Altos, CAGroup
1986California ArtistsYoung Gallery, Saratoga, CAGroup
1986Process/PrintsRichmond Art Center, Richmond, CAGroup
1986UnknownBluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1985UnknownBluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1985Selections from the Rutgers ArchivesThe Grolier Club, New York, NYGroup
1985Printers as ArtistsHelen Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, CAGroup
1985Bay Area Fine Art PressesWalnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1984UnknownBluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1983UnknownBluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1978Six PrintmakersSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
1975Bay Area PrintmakersBrentano's Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1974Bay Area PrintmakersBrentano's Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1974UnknownAmes Gallery, Berkeley, CAGroup
1974UnknownCinemix Corporation, Berkeley, CAGroup
1973UnknownAmes Gallery, Berkeley, CAGroup
1973UnknownPsyche & Symbol Gallery, Berkeley, CAGroup
1972UnknownCollege of Marin, Berkeley, CAGroup
1971Eye of the UniverseSan Jose State University Student Union exhibit, San Jose, CAGroup
1970Student exhibitU.C. Berkeley, CAGroup
1969Student exhibitU.C. Riverside, CAGroup