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 basic nuclear 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


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    Certificated Substitute 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

2003                 Art Teaching Assistant, Arts Corps, Seattle, 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


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 Gallery, 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, Ellensburg, WA

2006                Third Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 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


2018               Art Project, Catherine Blaine School, Seattle, WA

2016               Art Project, Catherine Blaine School, Seattle, WA

1998               Art Mural, Casa Franciscana, Guaymas, Mexico


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