Born in Washington D.C.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Residencies / Fellowships

Sept. 2013 - SIM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
July 2011 - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (Artists Grant)

Solo Exhibitions

"Disc Paintings" and "Contested Ground", installed permanently at Jett Hall on the campus of NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

"In the Garden of Externalities, CCA (Center for Contemporary Art) Santa Fe, NM

"My Pet Doppelgänger", Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"Curiosity", Janine Bean Gallery, Berlin, Germany
"Explosions in a Mental Sky", Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"2d Culture", Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

Dreaming of A..., Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Modernism, pop-up w/ Show Gallery LA, Palm Springs, CA

The Other Art Fair LA, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Mirror Box, Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Long Echo, Curated by Strangers Collective, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

Narrows, Curated by Strangers Collective, Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Cabin Fever, Curated by Strangers Collective, Caldera Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

El Zaguan Salons, (multiple group shows and events) Santa Fe, NM
Group Show, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Via Negativa, The Transcendence of the UnReal, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, LA, CA
Hand Pulled Prints, The Current Practice in Printmaking, Site:Brooklyn, NY, NY

(screening) Sphæræ at AXS Arts Festival, Pasadena Arts Council, Pasadena, CA
(screening) VOLUME LA, in conjunction with Aki Onda Sound Art Performance, Los Angeles, CA
A Picture is Worth 500 Words, Curated by Martina Dolejsova, Hollywood, CA
21 - The Beginning of an Era, Prohibition Gallery, Culver City, CA

MAS ATTACK 3, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Til, SIM Artist Space, Reykjavik, Iceland
Pixilated Drift, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
Wider Than a Postcard, BreezeBlock Gallery, Portland, OR
ArtPad SF Art Fair w/ Johansson Projects, San Francisco, CA
HAPPENING - Benefit Auction at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, CA

MOCA FRESH, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show @ Google HQ LA curated by Richard Heller, Los Angeles, CA
Space//Form, BreezeBlock Gallery, Portland, OR
Art Platform, via. Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Install WeHo, West Hollywood, CA

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Benefit Pop-Up Show, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
VSC Group Show, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Summer 2011, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Manifest Equality, Hollywood, CA
Art of Elysium, Pieces of Heaven, (charity event sponsored by Christie’s,) Los Angeles, CA

Plus 2, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Culver City ArtWalk, selected works at Cerasoli Gallery, Culver City, CA
Scion Installation 5, The Self Portrait (on tour) - Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis, New York, San Jose, Philadelphia, Portland, Los Angeles

Aqua Art Fair (part of the Art Basel Miami Fair,) Miami, FL
Splash, Summer Selections 2008, Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Culver City ArtWalk, selected works at Cerasoli Gallery, Culver City, CA
Fresh, Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Open House, Untitled Gallery, Sausalito, CA
GP Group Art Show, Gehry Partners Architects, Los Angeles, CA

Articles and Publications

Review of ‘Narrows’ in THE Magazine, by Jon Carver, July 2016                                                                                                                                                                              Review of ‘In the Garden of Externalities at CCA’ by Jordan Eddy in Visual Art Source, January 2016
Via Negativa Show Catalog by James MacDevitt, November 2015
Form Equals Friendship: The Human Entropy Project, January, 2013
Beautiful Decay, artist feature, December, 2012
(cover) Morpheme Magazine, summer 2012
Indigo / Premiere Vision - Influences, Paris 2011
"Heaven", Shephard Fairey / Art of Elysium, 2010
Interview, artist feature, +81 Magazine, Issue 47, Pattern Graphics, Tokyo, Spring 2010
(Cover) David O’Brien, Manipulating Organism Through Art, Redefine Magazine, February 2010
David O’Brien Artwork, interview and article by Stephanie Nahas, Yatzer, August 2009
(Cover) David O’Brien Artwork, Interview and Artist Feature by Leah Turner, 
Color Magazine, Summer 2009