DAV I D M I T C H E L L
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D av i d M i t c h e l l David Mitchell, born in 1964 in Brighton, UK, began his career as a photographer in the early eighties in London, Florence and Milan. In 1991 he moved to Hong Kong where he found instant success shooting for prestigious fashion labels including Christian Dior and Laura Biagiotti. He worked almost exclusively in black & white, creating a unique signature style with conscious echoes of Jacques-Henri Lartigue. His international reputation growing quickly, Mitchell was engaged to shoot editorial for international fashion magazines Vogue and Elle. He was the first successful foreign photographer on the dynamic Thai fashion scene, shooting extensively for top publications. His work became recognized by the advertising industry and he continued to expand commercially building a roster of esteemed clients such as Singapore Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, Sony, Hong Kong Bank, Ericsson. Adult onset of Left Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (LTLE), a diagnosis made over a decade ago, made it increasingly difficult to work commercially, and provided the window to self-discovery as a fine artist. Auras (a type of seizure) produce prolonged déjà vu experiences, conjuring emotional affiliation with places and things. Mitchell makes large, luminous abstractions that look like stained-glass windows designed by a color-field painter. Created with found materials, such as fabric, paper, tape and sheets of colored plastic, he creates collages that juxtapose blocks of hot, cool, and sugar-sweet colors (the spectrum veers from fauve to Necco wafer). The pictures are Mitchell’s attempt to give form to the auras he experiences as a result of his Left Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Mitchell has been the subject of two solo exhibitions at Jim Kempner Fine Art. Lyle Rexer, the author of The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography, wrote the essay for the catalogue which accompanied his second show. His photographs are in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
ABBREVIATED RESUME SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 David Mitchell: Boundaries, The Dryansky Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2014 David Mitchell: A Five Year Look, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC 2013 The Dog Must Howl: New Large Scale Photographs by David Mitchell, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC 2012 David M. Mitchell, Of Form: A Solo Exhibition, Amelia Johnson Contemporary David Mitchell: Photographs Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC 2011 David Mitchell: Works Curated from the Janusian Collection, Chemtura Corpo ration, Philadelphia, PA Concretism: David Mitchell - Abstracts 2011, RMA Institute,Bangkok, Thailand 2010 Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand David Mitchell: Amorphous, Surface Library -The Viewing Room, NYC SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017 David Mitchell & Christopher Beane, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC 2015 Member’s Show, Perkin’s Center for the Arts, NJ Five Photographers, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC Inspection: The Poetry of Space, The Drawing Room, CT 2014 Aperture Foundation Inaugural Juried Summer Show, Juror: Chris Boot, Exec utive Director 5th Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photographic Arts, Philadelphia, PA Annual Viewfind Group Exhibition, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA 2012 3rd Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photographic Arts, Philadelphia, PA Photography, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA 2011 Conversations in Post Minimalist Abstraction, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC Launch Celebration, NYDC Highland Park 1stDibs Showroom, NYC Post Architectural Digest Studio Show, Surface Library-The Viewing Room, NYC Photography 30, Perkin’s Center for the Arts, NJ 2010 Gallery 2010 Retrospective, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA RVS Gallery, Southampton, NY Divergence: Five photographers’ Views on the Changing Medium of Photogra phy in the 21st Century, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Salon Show of Gallery Artists, June Bateman Fine Art, NYC Annual Member’s Show, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY 2009 Textures, Surface Library Gallery, East Hampton/Springs, NY 2004 The American Club, Singapore PUBLICATIONS 2015 “David M. Mitchell,” published by Lynn Dunham 2014 “David M. Mitchell – Photographs AB 2014: Strange and Interesting Games,” published by Lynn Dunham 2012 “David M. Mitchell Abstracts,” published by Lynn Dunham “David M. Mitchell Abstracts 2,” published by Lynn Dunham
ART FAIRS 2017 The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC 2014 Miami Projects, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Miami, FL IFPDA Print Fair, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC Downtown Art Fair, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC 2013 IFPDA Print Fair, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC Art Southampton, The Contessa Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY Art Hamptons, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY 2012 Art Miami, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC Art Miami, The Contessa Gallery, Miami, FL IFPDA Print Fair, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NYC Art Platform LA, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA SeaFair Art | Greenwich, The Contessa Gallery, Greenwich, CT Art Southampton, The Contessa Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair, Baltimore Museum of Art, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Baltimore, MD 2011 Art Miami, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Miami, FL The 27th Annual Print Fair, Fine Art Print Fair, The Print Club of Cleveland Museum of Art, an Affiliate Group of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Cleveland, OH 2010 Architectural Digest Home Show: “MADE” NY, NYC 2009 Boutique Design, NYC NEOCON, Chicago, IL SELECTED CLIENTS AND COLLECTIONS Deloitte and Touche LLP, Washington, D.C. Momentum Design Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria Epson Banyan Tree Hotels: Bangkok, Phuket, Maldives Proskauer Rose LLC The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY The British Museum, London, England Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, NY San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Honolulu, HI Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ JP Morgan Chase, New York, NY Fidelity Investments, New York, NY Werner Kramarsky, New York, NY Harvey Shipley Miller, New York, NY Edward Albee, New York, NY
ABNC 02, 2016. Archival pigment print on canvas. 58 x 52â€?. Edition 2.
ABNC 03, 2016. Archival pigment print on canvas. 58 x 52â€?. Edition 2.
ABQ 021, 2015. Archival pigment print. LARGE: 66 x 58” Edition 1. SMALL: 51 1/4 x 45” Edition 2.
ABQ 027, 2015. Archival pigment print. LARGE: 69 x 58” Edition 1. SMALL: 53 1/2 x 45” Edition 2. AB 028, 2010. Archival pigment print. 32 x 32”. Edition 7.
ABQ W 05, 2015. Archival pigment print. LARGE: 58 x 67” Edition 1. SMALL: 45 x 52” Edition 2.
ABQ 02, 2015. Archival pigment print. LARGE: 66 x 58”. Edition 1. SMALL: 51 1/4 x 45”. Edition 2.
ABQ 036, 2015. Archival pigment print. LARGE: 58 x 70” Edition 1. SMALL: 45 x 54 1/4” Edition 2.
ABQ 025, 2015. Archival pigment print. LARGE: 58 x 73 1/2” Edition 1. SMALL: 45 x 57” Edition 2.
ABQ 01, 2015. Archival pigment print. LARGE: 58 x 70” Edition 1. SMALL: 45 x 54 1/2” Edition 2.
ABQ 035, 2015. Archival pigment print. LARGE: 58 x 67” Edition 1. SMALL: 45 x 52” Edition 2.
AB 047, 2010. Archival pigment print. 32 x 32â€?. Edition 7. AB 015 2010. Archival pigment print. 32 x 32â€?. Edition 7.
AB 047, 2010. Archival pigment print. 32 x 32â€?. Edition 7. AB 015 2010. Archival pigment print. 44 x 44â€?. Edition 5.
ABQ 042, 2015. Arxhival pigment print.
ABQ 07, 2015. Archival pigment print. LARGE: 69 x 58” Edition 1. SMALL: 53 1/2 x 45” Edition 2.
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