David Andrew Nishita Cheifetz

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David Andrew Nishita Cheifetz

ARC Associate Living Master TM

American 21st Century Realist

Born 1981

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Website:
https://davidcheifetz.com

David is an internationally acclaimed and collected artist. A former architect, David began learning to paint in 2007 at the classical Schuler School of Fine Art and in 2009 made the transition to full time art. David and his family live in Seattle.

"Reflecting the language of dreams, these dark, hyperrealistic tableaux suggest bizarre and intriguing narratives. Cheifetz paints alla prima, an oil painting technique in which wet paint is applied to previous layers of wet paint. He works without detailed underpainting or studies, creating atmosphere through prominent, expressive brushstrokes and strong chiaroscuro."
-Artsy.net

Solo and Major Exhibitions:
2016 Three Person Exhibition: Cheifetz, Shevlino, Wolfson, Gallery 1261
2015 UN|REALISM, A Special Exhibition
2014 Solo Show, R.S. Hanna Gallery
2013 Catch A Rising Star, R.S. Hanna Gallery
2013 Solo Show, STUDIO Gallery
2012 One Man Show, R.S. Hanna Gallery
2011 One Man Show, Carmen's Gallery

Awards, Publications, and Group Exhibitions:
2016 International Guild of Realism "11th Annual International Juried Exhibition" Gallery 1261
2016 International Guild of Realism (IGOR) Member
2016 "100K Exhibition" Gallery 1261
2016 "John Dalton's Gently Does It..." Podcast Episode 53 The Art of Now with David Cheifetz
2016 "Figurative II" Gallery 1261
2016 WIDEWALLS
2016 "Group Exhibition XIII" Gallery 1261
2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition, May, Finalist
2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition, April, Finalist
2016 American Art Collector "Destination Texas" April 2016
2016 American Art Collector "All-Encompassing Exhibition" February 2016
2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition, January, 2nd place
2015 American Art Collector "Hip To Be Square" December 2015
2015 American Art Collector "Discovering Miniatures" December 2015
2015 Southwest Art Magazine "Artistic Excellence" December 2015
2015 "25th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show" Abend Gallery
2015 "The Renaissance of Realism" Gallery 1261. An exhibition in two parts, presented in collaboration with Windows to the Divine, Collectors for Connoisseurship, and Shannon Robinson
2015 "Hip To Be Square" RS Hanna Gallery
2015 Art Renewal Center Salon Travelling Exhibition / MEAM Barcelona / Salmagundi Club New York
2015 "Small Works" Gallery 1261
2015 Artsy Editorial "Unfurl Gives Artists Permission To Paint Outside Market Constraints"
2015 "Unfurl" Gallery 1261
2015 "Edge of Realism" Abend Gallery
2015 "The Object of Objects" Gallery 1261
2015 Raymar Art Annual Competition $1k award "Backed Into A Damn Corner"
2015 Southwest Art Magazine "Finding Hidden Beauty" July 2015
2015 Art Renewal Center Salon Honorable Mention in Still Life: "Backed into a Damn Corner"
2015 Art Renewal Center Salon Honorable Mention in Still Life: "The Fat Of The Land"
2015 Fine Art Connoisseur "Making More Connoisseurs" April 2015
2015 "Contemporary Figuration" Abend Gallery
2015 Fine Art Views Artist Spotlight Interview
2015 "Figurative One" Gallery 1261
2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition, February, Best of Show Award
2015 American Art Collector Magazine "Expressive Figures" #114 Apr
2015 American Art Collector Magazine "The Art Lover's Guide to Collecting Fine Art in Texas" #114 Apr
2015 "Modern (Still) Life" Abend Gallery
2015 "Group Exhibition XII" Gallery 1261
2014 RayMar Art Annual Painting Competition, December Finalist
2014 "tiny", STUDIO Gallery
2014 RayMar Art Annual Painting Competition, October Finalist
2014 "The Edge of Realism" Abend Gallery
2014 Lines and Colors Blog
2014 American Art Collector Magazine "New Territory" #108 Oct
2014 "Urban Aspect" Principle Gallery
2014 "Contemporary Realism" Gallery 1261
2014 "Delicious", STUDIO Gallery
2014 "City Streets", STUDIO Gallery
2014 "1641 Debut", STUDIO Gallery
2014 "Group X-2" Gallery 1261
2014 Artsy Editorial, "Figurative Harmony in X-2"
2014 Fine Art Connoisseur, "More Is Better at Gallery 1261"
2014 Southwest Art Magazine, Gallery 1261 "X-2" ad
2014 Art Renewal Center Salon, Honorable Mention Still Life
2014 Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist Still Life (2), Finalist Imaginative Realism
2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition, March 2nd Place
2014 ArtistsNetwork, April Artist of the Month
2014 RayMar Art Annual Painting Competition, $1k Award Winner
2014 Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Exhibit, Best In Show $2500 Award
2014 "Small Works" Gallery 1261
2013 RayMar Art Painting Competition, November Finalist
2013 "Tiny" Group Show, STUDIO Gallery
2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition, October 2nd Place
2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition, August Finalist
2013 RayMar Art Painting Competition, August Finalist
2013 "Waterfront" Group Show, STUDIO Gallery
2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition, July Finalist
2013 American Art Collector (Sept.), Artist Focus
2013 Judge for Richeson75 International Figure & Portrait Competition
2013 RayMar Art Painting Competition, April: Best of Show
2013 "94109" Group Show, STUDIO Gallery
2013 "City Streets" Group Show, STUDIO Gallery
2013 RayMar Art Painting Competition, March: Best of Show
2013 "Delicious" Group Show, STUDIO Gallery
2013 Artists On Art (#5 Winter Quarter)
2012 Judge for Boldbrush Painting Competition, December
2012 The Artist's Magazine (Dec.), Annual Competition, 2nd place Still Life
2012 The Artist's Magazine, Online Still-Life Tutorial
2012 "Tiny" Group Show, STUDIO Gallery
2012 Southwest Art (Sept.), One Man Show Preview
2012 American Art Collector (Sept.), One Man Show Preview
2012 "Waterfront" Group Show, STUDIO Gallery
2012 RayMar Art Painting Competition, June Finalist
2012 "City Streets" Group Show, STUDIO Gallery
2012 Informed Collector by Fine Art Views, July 5th
2012 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Evergreen Fine Art
2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition, May: 3rd place
2012 RayMar Art Painting Competition, May Finalist
2012 RayMar Art Painting Competition, March Finalist
2012 "Delicious" Group Show, STUDIO Gallery
2011 Informed Collector by Fine Art Views, November 21st
2011 Annual Holiday Small Works Show, Legacy Gallery
2011 Grand Opening, R.S. Hanna Gallery
2011 RayMar Art Painting Competition, August Finalist
2011 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Devin Galleries
2011 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, The Legacy Gallery
2010 RayMar Art Painting Competition, October Finalist
2010 RayMar Art Annual Painting Competition, $1000 Finalist
2010 Southwest Art Magazine, 21 Under 31
2010 BoldBrush Painting Competition, July Finalist
2010 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio TX

Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence
2009 RayMar Art Painting Competition, November Finalist
2009 Artist's Magazine 26th Annual Competition, 1st Place Student Portrait
2009 Artist's Magazine 26th Annual Competition, 1st Place Student Still-life
2009 Interviewed by artist/author John Paul Thornton.
2009 Zoll Studio Student and Faculty Exhibit
2009 Foxhall Gallery Christmas Showcase
2009 Roby King Galleries Annual Invitational Miniature Show
2009 Informed Collector Newsletter, Issue #135, Issue #268
2009 American Artist Cover Competition, Finalist, June Issue
2008-2011 Schuler School of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition
2008-2014 Schuler School of Fine Arts Holiday Exhibition

Teaching Experience:
2012-2014 Ongoing studio classes. Palo Alto, CA

Workshops Held (Still Life Composition and Painting unless otherwise noted):
2/8/2014 - 2/10/2014 Private Venue - Herndon, VA
7/5/2014 - 7/6/2014 Artist Studio - Seattle, WA
9/23/2014 - 9/25/2014 Private Venue - Purcellville, VA
9/26/2014 - 9/28/2014 Private Venue - Herndon, VA
2/20/2015 - 2/23/2015 Killaby Fine Art School & Studio - Lindale, TX
3/18/2015 - 3/21/2015 Jack Richeson School of Art & Gallery - Kimberly, WI
4/24/2015 - 4/27/2015 Killaby Fine Art School & Studio - Lindale, TX
5/23/2015 - 5/24/2015 Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio - Langley, WA
6/1/2015 - 6/3/2015 Private Venue - Purcellville, VA
10/22/2015 - 10/25/2015 Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio - Langley, WA
11/4/2015 - 11/7/2015 Killaby Fine Art School & Studio - Lindale, TX
1/27/2016 - 1/29/2016 Fort Smith Regional Art Museum - Fort Smith, AK
3/9/2016 - 3/12/2016 Jack Richeson School of Art & Gallery - Kimberly, WI
5/2/2016 - 5/5/2016 Gallery 1261 - Denver, CO
5/25/2016 - 5/28/2016 Killaby Fine Art School & Studio - Lindale, TX
Upcoming:
11/5/2016 - 11/8/2016 Debra Keirce Home Studios - Ashburn, VA
2/3/2016 - 2/6/2016 Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio - Langley, WA

Representation:
Gallery 1261
RS Hanna Gallery

Education:
Schuler School of Fine Arts, Fall 2007- Spring 2010
University of Washington, College of Architecture 1999-2004

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