David Row

About This Project

David Row (Portland, 1949), lives and works in New York.

He received his BA and MFA from the Yale School of Art, where he studied under Al Held. Moving to New York during the mid-1970s, Row was part of that generation of abstract painters that included Peter Halley, Ross Bleckner and Mary Heilmann.


He has been awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Painting (1987) and the Isaac N. Maynard Prize for Painting from the National Academy Museum, New York, in 2008.


He exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in prominent American and international galleries.

He has been teaching in several Institutions like The Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, Fordham University, and he is now a teacher at The School of Visual Arts in New York.


His works are in the permanent collections of, among others, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

The Portland Museum of Art Maine has recently acquired one of his large paintings, which is exhibited at the entrance of the museum.  In 2020 the Rockland Center for Maine Contemporary Art new building designed by Toshiko Mori will open the first stage of a traveling exhibition, hosting David Row’s works in the main exhibition space.


Solo exhibitions:

2019 metroquadro, Torino, Italy

2018 Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

2017 Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016 Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2014 Loretta Howard Gallery, New York

2013 McClain Gallery, Houston TX

2011 Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas

2010 Galerie von Bartha, Basel

McClain Gallery, Houston TX

2009 Rosenbaum Contemporary Art, Boca Raton FL

2008 Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick ME

2006 Von Lintel Gallery, New York

2005 White8 Galerie, Villach

2004 Von Lintel Gallery, New York

2002 Galerie von Bartha, Basel Von Lintel Gallery, New York

2001 The MAC (McKinney Avenue Contemporary),

Dallas Numark Gallery, Washington DC

Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita

2000 Galerie Brandstetter & Wyss, Zurich

Galerie von Lintel & Nusser, Munich

Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City

1999 Galerie von Lintel & Nusser, New York

Galerie Brandstetter & Wyss, Zurich

Betsy Senior Gallery, New York

Numark Gallery, Washington DC

1998 Turner + Runyon Gallery, Dallas

1997 Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich†

1996 André Emmerich, New York 1995 André Emmerich, New York

Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich

Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

1994 Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York

1993 John Good Gallery, New York†

1992 Ascan Crone Gallery,

Hamburg Katy Block Fine Art, Boston

1991 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris†

Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago†

John Good Gallery, New York†

Fujii Gallery, Tokyo†

1990 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

1989 John Good Gallery, New York†

Cava Gallery, Philadelphia

1988 Ascan Crone Gallery, Hamburg†

1987 John Good Gallery, New York†

1984 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York

1982 State University of New York, Purchase Art Galaxy, New York † denotes exhibition catalog.