- Biography -

 

David Stanger is a painter and educator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He received a BFA in painting from Syracuse University, studied painting and Renaissance art history in Florence, Italy and earned an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Stanger moved back to Pittsburgh in 2005 and served as the Director and Curator of the American Jewish Museum until his return to teaching in 2008.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Seton Hill University.

His work is exhibited internationally at such venues as the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Mattress Factory, the Butler Institute of American Art and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, as well as Manifest Gallery, Seraphin Gallery, and the University of North Carolina at Asheville.  Stanger's work can be found in many private collections and is most notably in the collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art.


- Curriculum Vitae -

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Education

2003    
M.F.A.  Maryland Institute, College of Art
Hoffberger School of Painting

1998      
B.F.A.   Syracuse University - Painting

1997                     
Syracuse University - Florence Center, Italy


Honors/Awards

2017                             

Finalist – BP Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London, England

2016   

Finalist – 12th International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center

Finalist – Portrait Category, 33rd Annual Painting Competition, The Artist’s Magazine

Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2015    

Finalist – Portrait Category, 32nd Annual Painting Competition, The Artist’s Magazine

Henry and Elise Hillman Award, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 104th Annual

Nancy Bernstein and Robert E. Schoen Award, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 104th Annual

2014
     
Herbert and Rosetta Bohnert Memorial Award, 88th Annual, Hudson Valley Art Association

Finalist – Portrait Category, 31st Annual Painting Competition, The Artist’s Magazine

Finalist – Still Life Category, 31st Annual Painting Competition, The Artist’s Magazine

Jack Buncher Award, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 103rd Annual

Second Prize, 8th International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery

2013      

Finalist – Portrait Category, 30th Annual Painting Competition, The Artist’s Magazine

Residency, Jerusalem Studio School, Civita Castellana, Italy         

Artist Opportunity Grant, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Al Camurati Memorial Award for Drawing, 87th Annual, Hudson Valley Art Association

Juror’s Choice Award, 4th Drawing Discourse, UNC Asheville – Juror, Susan Hauptman

2011      

First Prize, The Figure Now, Fontbonne University – Juror, Michael Grimaldi

2003      

Finalist, International Young Art (IYA) - Artlink in collaboration with Sotheby’s

Finalist, Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship - Maryland Institute, College of Art

2000      

Purchase Award, Carnegie Museum of Art - AAP 89th Annual Exhibition


Exhibitions

2017

National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Award 2017, London, England
        Traveling Exhibition will also be presented at:
         +  Exeter City Art Gallery, Exeter, England
         +  Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburg, Scotland
         +  Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland, England

2016     

Manifest Gallery, 7th International Painting Annual – Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati, OH

Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 105th Annual, Pittsburgh, PA
Juror – Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer (Exhibition Catalog)

Manifest Gallery, 6th International Painting Annual – Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati, OH

2015     

Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Faculty Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA

Butler Institute of American Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 104th Annual, Youngstown, OH
* Bernstein/Schoen Award & Hillman Award; Juror – Dr. Louis Zona (Exhibition Caltalog)

Future Tenant Gallery, Bedtime Stories, Pittsburgh, PA

Manifest Gallery, 5th International Painting Annual – Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati, OH

2014     

Manifest Gallery, Face First – Contemporary Portraiture, Cincinnati, OH

Manifest Gallery, Loosing Your Head – The Skull in Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Peddling Personalities, Greensburg, PA

Greater Latrobe School District – Art Trust, Annual Art Gala and Exhibition, Latrobe, PA

Salmagundi Club, Hudson Valley Art Association - 82nd Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
* Herbert and Rosetta Bohnert Memorial Award

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 103 Annual, Greensburg, PA
* Jack Buncher Award; Juror – Barbara Jones (Exhibition Catalog)

University of North Carolina Ashville, 5th Annual Drawing Discourse, Ashville, NC
Juror – Tim Lowly (Exhibition Catalog)

Manifest Gallery, 4th International Painting Annual – Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati, OH

2013     

Manifest Gallery, Fresh Paint, Cincinnati, OH (Exhibition Catalog)

Manifest Gallery, Vista, Cincinnati, OH (Exhibition Catalog)

Hudson Valley Art Association, 81st Annual Exhibition, Old Lyme, CT (Exhibition Catalog)
* Al Camurati Memorial Award for Drawing

MW Fine Arts, Conversations: 5:10, Pittsburgh, PA
Curator: Graham Shearing

Manifest Gallery, 8th International Drawing Annual – Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati, OH
* Second Prize Award for Drawing

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 30:2 Invitational, Pittsburgh, PA
Curators:  Stacy Weiss & Adam Welch

Fontbonne University, The Figure Now, St. Louis, MO

University of North Carolina Ashville, 4th Annual Drawing Discourse, Ashville, NC
* Juror’s Choice Award;  Juror - Susan Hauptman (Exhibition Catalog)

Manifest Gallery, 3rd International Painting Annual – Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati, OH

2012     

Manifest Gallery, The Nude, Cincinnati, OH (Exhibition Catalog)

Manifest Gallery, 7th International Drawing Annual – Exhibition in Print, Cincinnati, OH

Butler Institute of American Art, National Mid-Year Show, Youngstown, OH

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Annual Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
Jurors: Linda Benedict-Jones, Murray Horne, Michael Olijnik,  

2011     

Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Faculty Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA

Manifest Gallery, The Observed, Cincinnati, OH (Exhibition Catalog)

Brew House Association, Alumni Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA

Fontbonne University, The Figure Now, St. Louis, MO
* First Prize;  Juror - Michael Grimaldi

2010     

Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists Centennial Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
Curators: Donald Miller and Al Miner

2008     

Spool Mfg. Gallery, DOC., Binghamton, NY

Space 101, Brew House Members Show, Pittsburgh, PA

Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, Faculty Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA

Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, Mid-Atlantic Annual Exhibition, Newcastle, PA
Curator: Douglas Fogle                      

American Jewish Museum, Making Hope Happen, Pittsburgh, PA (Exhibition Catalog)

2006     

Seraphin Gallery, Out of Line – Contemporary Drawing, Philadelphia, PA

SPACE, Pinch Hitters, Pittsburgh, PA

Artscape, Up Periscope, Baltimore, MD         

Artist’s Upstairs Gallery, Art Up in Context, Pittsburgh, PA

Sub-Basement Gallery, On the Verge, Baltimore, MD

2005     

Artist’s Upstairs Gallery, The Figure: Philip Rostek, David Stanger, Pittsburgh, PA

2003     

Mattress Factory, Gestures, Pittsburgh, PA
Curators: Michael Olijnyc and Graham Shearing

Maryland Institute, College of Art, Master of Fine Arts, Thesis Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

 2002

Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Self-Portraits Exhibition, Annapolis, MD
Curator: Carolyn Carr, PhD  

Butler Institute of American Art, 66th National Midyear Show, Youngstown, OH
Juror:  Jerry Berger

Maryland Institute, College of Art, War, Baltimore, MD
Curator:  John Yau              

2000     

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Paramnesia, Two PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA

American Jewish Museum, Neither Seed nor Flower, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 89th Annual Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
Curator: Duane Michaels

1998     

Syracuse University, The Mist and the Mountain - B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Syracuse, NY

1997     

Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 87th Annual Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
Juror:  Madeline Grynsztejn


Public Collections and Commissions

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Jewish Family & Children's Services, Pittsburgh, PA

Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Site-specific work commissioned for Gestures


Publications

Upcoming    

Catalog, BP Portrait Award 2017, National Portrait Gallery, London

Exhibition in Print, 7th International Painting Annual, Manifest Gallery

Catalog, 12th International ARC Salon, Art Renewal Center

The Artist’s Magazine, 33rd Annual Painting Competition, Finalist – Portrait Category

2017            

Exhibition in Print, 6th International Painting Annual, Manifest Gallery; February

2016                      

Catalog, 105th Annual Exhibition, AAP, Carnegie Museum of Art; May               

Exhibition in Print, 5th International Painting Annual, Manifest Gallery; April

2015          

The Artist’s Magazine, 32rd Annual Painting Competition, Finalist – Portrait Category; December

Catalog, 104th Annual Exhibition, AAP, Butler Institute of American Art; June

Exhibition in Print, 4th International Painting Annual, Manifest Gallery; March

2014          

The Artist’s Magazine, 31st Annual Painting Competition, Finalist – Portrait & Still Life Categories; December

Catalog, 82nd Annual Exhibition, HVAA, Salmagundi Club, NYC; September

Catalog, 103rd Annual Exhibition, AAP, Westmoreland Museum of American Art; June

Exhibition in Print, 8th International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery; August

Exhibition in Print, 3rd International Painting Annual, Manifest Gallery; April

Catalog, Drawing Discourse – 5th Annual, University of North Carolina; February

2013          

The Artist’s Magazine, 30th Annual Painting Competition, Finalist – Portrait Category; December

Catalog, Fresh Paint, Manifest Gallery; October

Catalog, Vista, Manifest Gallery; October

Exhibition in Print, 7th International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery; May

Catalog, Drawing Discourse – 4th Annual, University of North Carolina; February

2012                

Catalog, The Nude, Manifest Gallery; August

Catalog, 76th National Midyear, Butler Institute of American Art; June

2011         

Catalog, The Observed, Manifest Gallery; November

2010                        

Catalog, 100th Annual Exhibition, AAP, Carnegie Museum of Art; July

2008            

Catalog Essay, Making Hope Happen, American Jewish Museum; February

2007                

Catalog Essay, Of the Painted Image - Cabessa, Cohen, Rostovsky, American Jewish Museum


Professional Experience

2015- Present       
Associate Professor of Art, Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, PA

2011 - 2015           
Assistant Professor of Art, Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, PA

2008 - 2011          
Visiting Professor, Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, PA

2008                    
Adjunct Faculty - Drawing, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Adjunct Faculty - Drawing, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA

2005 - 2008          
Director and Curator, American Jewish Museum, Pittsburgh, PA


Professional Affiliations

2012 - Present     
Board Member, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2007 - 2010         
Board Member, Brew House Association, Pittsburgh, PA

2005 - 2008         
Advisory Committee, Heinz History Center, Rauh Jewish Archives, Pittsburgh, PA

Advisory Committee, Holocaust Center, Pittsburgh, PA