21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2013 | David Shingler

David Shingler, Utah Moab #2, oil, 21 x 27.

David Shingler, Utah Moab #2, oil, 21 x 27.

Colorado/North Carolina

Art Education: Bachelor of fine arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH. I studied sculpture as a major and minored in glassblowing.

Style: Contemporary, impressionistic, abstract, painterly.

Creative Spark: Driving across the country.

Second-Choice Career: Glassblowing, making Venetian-style goblets.

Other Passions: Fly-fishing.

One Thing Most People Don’t Know About You: For my undergraduate studies, I created a series of drawing machines, both mechanical and robotic, that responded to forces in nature. For example, I made a bird-drawing machine. It responded to two live birds in a cage. When the birds chirped or moved, different parts of a stylus would draw a large-scale spiral graph on a piece of paper. It was a scientific representation of the sounds and movements. I showed it at various galleries in Ohio, New Jersey, and Michigan. I also created a wind-drawing machine and a water-drawing instrument.

David Shingler, City Park, Denver, Colorado, oil, 30 x 48.

David Shingler, City Park, Denver, Colorado, oil, 30 x 48.

Best Advice Received: Wherever you are, be all there.

Biggest Fear: Spiders.

Pet Peeve: Making small talk at social gatherings.

Favorite Studio Music: MGMT, Eddie Vedder, Bon Iver, and bluegrass music.

Favorite Work by Another Artist: LA PRIMAVERA (THE ALLEGORY OF SPRING) by Sandro Botticelli.

Future Goals: I want to continue making art full time and be able to provide for my family doing it.

Price Range: $300 to $17,000.

Representation: Abend Gallery, Denver, CO; Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK; davidshingler.com.

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