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David Starr
Kewaunee, Wisconsin

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Attack & Release is part of a series, LIGER, of careful graphite drawings with digital color that display a vibrancy, cuteness, hyper violence, humor and pathos that you often find when watching a wild life documentary.

Drawing inspiration from mythologies, religions, science, parenting, I try to compose new and interesting narratives. I enjoy finding the beautiful and bizarre in the stories and images.

Drawing is the foundation for all of the visual arts. For me it was also it has been one of my favorite things to do since being a child, and being able to use a pencil to make something look "real" still gives me a thrill.





born: 1981, Algoma, Wisconsin


University of Wisconsin - Stout, BFA, 2004

selected awards/honors

Student Artist in Residency, University of Wisconsin - Stout, 2004
Emerging Artist Award, Peninsula Art School, 2006
ArtFUND Grant, Peninsula Art Association, 2007

selected solo or two-person exhibits

LIGER, Graphite Galleries, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013
Re+Myth | Familia, Graphite Galleries, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2010
David F. Starr Presents: Re+Myth, Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 2008
Where is My Soul: An Anatomical Study of the Body, Algoma Public Library, Algoma, Wisconsin, 2004

selected group shows

Emerging Artists 2005-2006, Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, Wisconsin, 2006
Where is My Soul: An Anatomical Study of the Body, Student Artist in Residency, UW-Stout Library, Menomonie, Wisconsin, 2004

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