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At two years old, David's mother and father sold the family business, an iconic "bowling alley diner" located in Oak Lawn, IL.  They packed the family wagon and moved to Tucson, AZ. As a displaced family living in the heat of southern Arizona, his mother took care of the family unit, while his father sold insurance. Thirteen years later, his parents separated. David with his identical twin brother and mother moved to the surf laden culture of San Diego, CA., while his older brother and father stayed in the desert. This was the start of a back-and-forth affair between Tucson and San Diego.

As time passed, David finally obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Arizona. After a few years of working in milieus such as juvenile courts and psychiatric hospitals he moved to Flagstaff, AZ., where he earned a Masters of Arts in Sociology from Northern Arizona University. Although his focus was on Sociology, David was always taking art classes, which he put to use and completed a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from NAU. The idea of merging Sociology with Art interested him, so he moved to Washington State, where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Central Washington University. Currently, David resides in Seattle, WA., where he works from his downtown studio applying Semiotics to an Art Aesthetic.


David E. Weed

2518 32nd Ave W. #203

Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 605-3152




Art Studio

2008-Present, David & James Weed Studio, Seattle, WA

Artist Member

2023-Present, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA


2008 MFA in Painting, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

2001 BS in Art Education, K-12, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 

1995 MA in Sociology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

1991 BA in Sociology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Teaching Experience

2022-Present, Interagency Teacher, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA

2008 Adjunct Art Professor, Drawing ll, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

2005-2008 Art Instructor of Record, Drawing l, Design I, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

2001 Student Art Teacher, Department of Defense Education Activity, Ramstein, Germany


2018 Jurors Award of Merit, Fletcher Exhibit, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN

2007 Ned Behnke Graduate Fellowship, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

2006 Best 3-D in Show Award, Juried Art Exhibition, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

Juried Exhibitions

2024 Reputed, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

2023 Aurora, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

2023 Barnstorm, Punch Projects, Ellensburg, WA

2023 Words on Printed Page, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

2023 Climate Art Collection, Berlin, Germany

2023 Full Bodied, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

2023 Text/Message, Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2023 ID:EALS (Information and Democracy: Education, Access, Libraries, and Society), Institute for Information Literacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2023 35th Annual Valdosta National, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

2022 15th Annual Juried Exhibit, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

2022 Green/Light, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

2021 Score, San Fernando Valley Arts Cultural Center, Encino, CA 


2020 Right to Vote, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI 

2020 Fear, Pool Art Center Gallery, Drury University, Springfield, MO

2020 Intergalactic, Shockboxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2020 Access and Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion, Pollock Gallery, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 

2019 Social Justice in the Misinformation Age, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA 

2019 Combined Talents, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2019 The 47th Annual International Exhibition, Brownsville Museum of Art, Brownsville, TX 

2018 The Fletcher Exhibit, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 

2018 Clickbait, Dab Art/H Gallery, Ventura, CA 

2018 Power, California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA

2018 Creativity Persists, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

2017 The Weed Brothers, The Bakeree, Seattle, WA

2017 Barnstorm, Punch Projects, Ellensburg, WA

2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

2006 Third Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 

2006 Kittitas County Juried Art Exhibit, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA


2018 Dab Art, "Clickbait" Political Art Publication, 2018.

2018 Reina Flynn, "POWER" California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, CMATO catalog, 2018. 14.

2017 Diana Gaston, "Volume Thirty-Five" Studio Visit Magazine, 2017. 111.

2016 Rebia Naim, "The Best of 2016" IEAA Book, 2016. 104.

2014 Trevor Richardson, "Volume Twenty-Six" Studio Visit Magazine, 2014. 210.


John Kvistad, Seattle, WA

Nina Zingale, Seattle, WA


1998 Art Mural, Casa Franciscana, Guaymas, Mexico

1997 Americorps, Native American Community Action (NACA), Flagstaff, Az


Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, England, South Korea, Paraguay, Mexico 

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