BIO

David Lloyd

(b. 1955, Los Angeles, California)
Lives and works in Culver City, California

David Lloyd graduated with a BFA from CalArts in 1985, and began his career with a series of intelligent, near-humorous abstractions, turning towards the incorporation of imagistic referents several years later. He has shown in California at Klowden Mann, Otis College of Arts and Design, Margo Leavin Gallery, Gallery Paule Anglim and the Orange County Museum of Art, along with many others, as well Metro Pictures, and Milk Gallery in New York. His work has been written about extensively, and he is included in the collections of the Orange County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and the Getty.

Education

1985 BFA, California Institute of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Time is taller than space is wide, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California, 28 December – 4 March
2016 Altered Artforum, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California, 10 September – 15 October
2014 New Paintings, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California, 25 October – 10 January
2013 David Lloyd, Da Vinci Gallery, LA City College, Los Angeles, California
Two Electric Desires, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California, 4 May – 8 June
2011 Monas Hieroglyphica, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California, October 22 – December 3
2010 David Lloyd, Pacific Surf Gallery, Cardiff-By-The Sea, California, 13 September- 17 October
2008 David Lloyd, The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, October
David Lloyd, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 12 January – 12 February
2007 David Lloyd, Gasoline, El Segundo, California, 24 March – 4 May
2006 Volcanoes, Sea Monsters and Secret Points, Pacific Surf Gallery, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California, 25 March – May
2005 Heavy Water, Gasoline, El Segundo, California, 17 August – 24 September
David Lloyd: El Paraiso Perdido, The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 16 July – 13 August
2004 David Lloyd, The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 21 February – 17 March
2002 Paradise Found: Surf Paintings and Limited Editions, Thing, Venice, California, 7 – 13 December
SuperKroma, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, California, 18 January – 23 February
2001 David Lloyd, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 5 April – 26 April
2000 David Lloyd, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 22 April – 20 May
1997 David Lloyd, Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 22 August – 27 September
David Lloyd, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 15 February – 30 March
David Lloyd, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California, 3 January – 1 February
1995 David Lloyd, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 10 April – 10 May
1994 David Lloyd, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California 10 September – 3 October
1993 David Lloyd, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California, 12 May – 12 June
1992 David Lloyd, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California 12 September – 3 October
1991 David Lloyd: New Paintings, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 23 February – 23 March
1990 David Lloyd: Etchings, Editions Ilene Kurtz, New York, 4 October – 12 November
1988 David Lloyd: Paintings, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, 15 October – 12 November
1987 David Lloyd: Recent Paintings & Reliefs, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 30 May- 27 June

Group Exhibitions

2017 Blue, Kamizake exhibition curated by Gary Brewer, PØST, Los Angeles, California (forthcoming)
Waterfalls and Volcanoes
, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica California
Unique & Singular
, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2016 UNTITLED, Klowden Mann, Miami Beach, Florida
Dig for Fire
, Eastside International, Los Angeles, California
2015 VOLCANO, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
MANA in Naples, Art 1307, Villa Di Donato, Napoli, Italy, 28 May – 20 June
2014 Endless Summer, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California
The Grinstein Artist Invitational: From Generation to Generation, Rosamund
Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2013 Miami Project, Klowden Mann, Miami, Florida
Texas Contemporary, Klowden Mann, Houston, Texas
ArtPadSF, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), San Francisco, California
Tapping the Third Realm, Ben Maltz Gallery, OTIS, Los Angeles, California
2012 Miami Project, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Miami, Florida
Art Platform – Los Angeles, gallery km (now Klowden Mann) and public installation project, Los Angeles, California
ArtMRKT SF, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), San Francisco, California
2011 Follow the Physical: from The Paper File, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California,  23 July –  27 August
2010 Swell, Metro Pictures, Nyhaus, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, New York, 30 June – 6 August
Abstract on Abstract: Charles Arnoldi, James Hayward, David Lloyd, Ed Moses, LA Contemporary, Los Angeles, California, 10 April – 15 May
2009 In A Different Light, Eric Phleger Gallery, Encinitas, California, 2 May – 6 June
2007 Wolfgang Bloch, Joe Curran, David Lloyd, The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 17 November – 14 December
The Happening, Milk Gallery, New York City, New York, 13 – 14 April
Wolfgang Bloch, Wade Koniakowsky, David Lloyd, Pacific Surf Gallery, Cardiff- By-The Sea, California, 17 March – 11 May
The Happening, Orange County Museum of Art, 19-20 January
2006 There Goes The Neighborhood Part Deux, Sixspace Gallery, Culver City, California, 2 December – 13 January 2007
The L.A. Scene, The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 29 July – 23 August
2005 The Big Show, Pacific Surf Gallery, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California, 12 November – 20 January
The Art of the Wave, Pacific Surf Gallery, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, California, 21 May- 25 June
Group Show, Gasoline, El Segundo, California, 5 March – 9 April
Green Room Festival, Yokohama, Japan
2004  [The Purple Haze Project], Square Blue Gallery, Costa Mesa, California, 9 October – 14 November
The Moonshine Festival, Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach, California
Mostra Internacional Da Arte Cultura Surf, Bienal Brasil, São Paulo, Brasil, 23 – 27 July
2003 Surf Odyssey, Universal Art Gallery, Venice, California, 2 August – 12 September
No Chaser; Straight Ahead Abstract Painting, Post, Los Angeles, California, 12 July – 9 August
SoCal Locals, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 14 June – 11 July
2002 Surf Culture, The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, 28 July – 6 October
Gallery Selections, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, California, 9 – 30 August
Gallery Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 2 – 30 August
2001 A Necessary Beauty, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, California, 19 October – 29 November
Hand Painted, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, California, 15 September – 28 October
2000 The Spurgeon Project, The Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana, California, 8 – 9 January
A Spot in the Mind, curated by David di Michele, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, 21 January – 29 February
1999 Forms of Thought, William Turner Gallery, Venice, California, 20 March – 17 April
1998 Ways and Means, Miller Durazzo, Los Angeles, California, 29 August – 26 September
1997 On Paper, Post, Los Angeles, California, 11 October – 8 November
March Six, Ikon LTD/Fine Art, Los Angeles, California, 6 – 27 March
1995 Six Roads to Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 14 October – 5 November
25 Years: An Exhibition of Selected Works, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California 23 September – 28 October, (catalogue)
Bumpy
, Post, Los Angeles, California, 10 September – 14 October
Painting Beyond the Idea
, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 9 September  – 21 October (catalogue)
Transatlantica, Museo Alejandro Otero, Venezuela, 5 July – 12 September (catalogue)
1993 Germinal Notations: a drawing show, Food House, Santa Monica, California, 10 – 27 November
East Coast-West Coast: Five Abstract Painters, Nancy Drysdale Gallery, Washington D.C., 12 January – 13 February
A Complete Hand of One Suit, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 11 January – 13 February
Fourth Newport Biennial Southern California, Newport Harbor Art Museum,
Newport Beach, California, 2 October 1993 – 30 January 1994, (catalogue)
1992 Abstraction for the Information Age, curated Irit Krygier, The Works Gallery
South, Costa Mesa, California, 10 December – 17 January 1993
American Drawings Since 1960: Selections from the Collection, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1 October – 31 December
Group Show, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, New York, 4 June – 3 July
1991 New Formalism, Busche Galerie, Koln, Germany, 11 October – 21 December
20th Century Collage, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, 12 January – 18 February
traveled to: Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico, 13 June – 25 August
traveled to: Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France, 11 October – 24 November
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 1 September – 6 October (catalogue)
Mel Kendrick, David Lloyd, John Torreano, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 17 February – 10 March
1990 The Ends of Paintings, The Edges of Abstraction, curated by David Pagel, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 1 September – 6 October (catalogue)
Mel Kendrick, David Lloyd, John Torreano, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles,     California, 17 February – 10 March
1986 A Southern California Collection, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2 December – 15 January 1987

Bibliography

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