Dave White is a contemporary British Artist who dedicates his work to celebrating popular culture and interpreting emotive issues.
White graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) at Liverpool John Moores University. He has enjoyed success from the inception of his career with selection for the Northern Graduates exhibition at the Royal College of Art in 1994, then exhibiting his initial animals series. A highlight of this period was exhibiting at Sotheby’s London to celebrate the Blue Cross centenary and international art fairs.
White has continued to reflect popular culture and in 2002 he pioneered the 'Sneaker Art' movement with the execution of pop art inspired sneaker portraits. This has led to a long term collaborations with Nike and Brand Jordan.
International exhibition career highlights include the People’s Square Exhibition Hall (Shanghai), Dia Art Centre (New York), Centre for Arts (Rotterdam), Art Basel Week (Miami), Truman Brewery (London), Liverpool International Biennial of Contemporary Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) on the Project on Creativity with Chuck Close, Hospital Club Gallery (London) and the Goss Michael Foundation (Dallas) for MTV RE:DEFINE with The Future Tense.
The Aquatic series was released in 2013 with solo exhibitions in London and Copenhagen. White’s first retrospective ‘Sold Out’ with Loughran Gallery, was also held in London, detailing a limited edition back catalogue since 2010. Other notable highlights include : a collaboration with MTV to customise an EMA Award for a charity auction in London, launching the Staple Clothing (NY) colab collection, BT ArtBox (London), a feature on The Brit List courtesy of Shortlist Magazine and Harpers Bazaar special art edition (Asia).
2014 has brought a debut solo exhibition with the ‘Apex’ collection at Gusford | los angeles, to coincide with this a collaboration with Tim Bessell, led to the launch of a Bessell & White Surfboard. More recently the 'Albion' collection launched with Loughran Gallery in London. It was described by fadwebsite as one of the top five exhibitions to see during Frieze week. One of the highlights of this exhibition was a customised E-Type Jaguar which was a hand painted commission, as featured on London Live television.
2015 saw international group exhibitions, such as with Joseph Gross Gallery in New York and the launch of the 'Critical' collection in the latest London solo exhibition with Loughran Gallery. Please see the 'Exhibitions & Projects' page for details. Online press for these events is in the 'Press' section.
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