David O’Brien is an artist currently living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was born in Washington D.C. and raised in rural southern Maryland. Between 2005 and 2014 he lived in Los Angeles and maintains close ties with the city. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Virginia Tech with a minor in Industrial Design and often draws on his experience in the field of architecture when developing new works and techniques.
David has held solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Berlin and Santa Fe. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including shows at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles) and recently spoke at the 2014 SXSW Conference on the intersections of art, technology and poetry. His current practice makes use of video, photography and hybrid forms of printmaking and drawing. David travels extensively and primarily documents found natural phenomena in unexpected ways. His work questions traditional views of archeology, waste, nature, human intervention in the landscape and the passage of time.