BIOGRAPHY

David Whittaker was born in Cornwall and is currently based in Newquay. He is self-taught, has exhibited widely and won the first prize at The National Open Art Competition in 2011.

In 2011 Whittaker was also an invited artist at ‘The Discerning Eye’ Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. He has also shown with The St Ives Society of Artists, The Lock Up, London, in The House of Fairytales at Millennium, in an NSA Exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy, at the Hyde Park Gallery, London and in 2005 he was selected to show at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Whittaker was elected a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists in 2009 and in 1998 he was listed in the ‘Dictionary of Arts in Britain since 1945’ by David Buckman.


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Born in 1964. He is self taught.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
A Bird In The Mammal House, Millennium, St Ives

2011
A Beautiful Kind of Certainty

2009
Brief Moment In The Exposure

2008
If This Life, Goldfish, Penzance

2001
Gallery Excalibur, Stressa, Italy

2000
Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall

1998
Open Studio, St Ives, Cornwall

1997
Open Studio, St Ives, Cornwall

1996
Open Studio, St Ives, Cornwall

1992
Hyde Park Gallery, London


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
Mixed Summer, Millennium, St Ives
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington
Mixed Winter, Millennium, St Ives

2011
The National Open (TOWRY First Prize Winner)
Minerva Theatre, Chichester
Pallant House, Chichester
The Discerning Eye (invited artist), Mall Galleries
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
Mixed Winter, Millennium
The Lock Up III, Red Bull Studios, London
Unchartered Landscape, NSA at St Ives Society of Artists

2010
The House of Fairy Tales, Millennium, St. Ives
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington

2009
The Lock Up, London
Mixed Exhibition, Millennium
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington
NSA Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Mixed Exhibition, Goldfish, Penzance

2008
Winter Exhibition, Millennium
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington
Mixed / No Theme, Goldfish, Penzance
Winter Exhibition, Goldfish, Penzance
Summer Exhibition, Goldfish, Penzance

2007
Winter Exhibition, Goldfish, Penzance
Move, Goldfish at Vyner Street, London
A Fine Line, Artonomy, Truro

2005
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London

2004
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

2003
Debut Show, Gallery One O Two, London
Inaugural St. Ives Festival Show, The Mariners Gallery, St. Ives

2002
Christmas Show, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

2001
Show for Reuters, Britart, Brick Lane, London

2000
One Foot Two Show, Mafuji Gallery, London

1999
Hidden Art (collaboration of workshops and studios in London)
Millennium Exhibition, Mafuji Gallery, London
Summer Show, Wimbledon Art Group, London
Selected Artists, Raw Art Gallery, London
Gallery Show, New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

1998
Summer Show, Highgate Fine Art, London

1994
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, USA

1993
Gallery Show, Salthouse Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall


PUBLICATIONS

2012
Bird In The Mammal House catalogue, published by Millennium

2011
A Beautiful Kind of Certainty catalogue, published by Millennium

2009
Brief Moment In The Exposure catalogue, published by Millennium

2008
If This Life catalogue, published by Goldfish, Penzance

2007
Move catalogue, published by Goldfish, Penzance

2006
Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945, David Buckman