International Advisory Council

David Salle Artist David Salle

David Salle was born in Oklahoma, USA in 1952 and studied at the California Institute of the Arts. He has his first solo show in 1975, and has been exhibiting regularly throughout the world ever since. His work helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. Salle has had over 75 solo exhibitions in the US and abroad, and his work is included in numberous museum collections in America, Europe and Asia. In 1987 he had a mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York, which travelled to several museums in the US and Canada. In 1999 a retrospective exhibition opened at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam which travelled to the Museum Moderne Kunst, Vienna; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; and the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. He is a long time collaborator with choreographer Karole Armitage, designing sets and costumes for many of her dance productions. He also worked with Richard Foreman, and received a Guggenheim fellowhsip for theatre design in 1986. In 1994/95 he directed the feature film Search & Destroy, starring Griffin Dunne and Christopher Walken. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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