David Withers

b. 1993 Virginia


Degree in Painting and Printmaking. 2016.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Virginia Commonwealth University , Richmond, VA. 2012-2016.

Department of Painting and Printmaking graduation May 2016

VCUQatar Artist in Residence Program
Doha, Qatar

Teaching Assistant at VCUQ Professional Studio
Digital Fabrication Monitor


Anderson Gallery , Richmond VA, “Juried Student Exhibition”, Lisa Freiman, ICA, juror. 2013

Space.88 , Richmond VA, “YOU: Stepped on a great artist like civilized human beings without getting accused”, John Stavas and Maxwell Runko , curators. 2013

Space.88 , Richmond VA, “I Observe Myself Observing What I Observe”, John Stavas and Maxwell Runko , curators. 2013

Anderson Gallery , Richmond VA, “Juried Student Exhibition”, Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA , juror. 2014

Yellowzone , Richmond VA, “FAT BRISKET” , Lindsay Hawk, curator. 2014

Fellowship Studios , Richmond VA, “I Think I Have to Agree with Myself”, Ron Johnson, curator. 2014

Fish Bowl , VCU Department of Painting and Printmaking, Richmond VA “Interaction 46”, Reni Gower and Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas , jurors. 2015

Anderson Gallery , Richmond VA, “Juried Student Exhibition”, Dean Daderko, Curator of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, juror. 2015

Yellowzone , Richmond VA, “Nicole Lee + David Withers”, Lindsay Hawk, curator. 2015

Portland State University , Portland OR, “Greatest Hits” a Merit Studio group exhibition exchange U-Haul public art show , Richmond VA, “Free Delivery” a Merit Studio group exhibition. 2015

VALET, Richmond VA, “Leap Year”, Artist run/Collaboration. 2016

Makeout Point, Richmond VA, “FOOLS”, Artist run/Collaboration. 2016

Depot Gallery and Anderson Gallery , Richmond VA, “Juried Student Exhibition”, Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Menil Collection, Houston, juror. 2016

Fish Bowl, Fine Arts Building VCU Department of Painting and Printmaking, Richmond VA “Senior Show Exhibition”, Sally Bowring and Ron Johnson , curators. 2016

VCUQatar Gallery, Doha Qatar, “Common Ground”, Rhys Himsworth. 2017

VALET, Richmond VA, “Hippie Hole”, Artist run/Collaboration. 2017

Academic Experience

2014-2015 Gallery Assistant, Anderson Gallery Gallery maintenance and art handler

2015 Artist Assistant for Myron Helfgott , Virginia Commonwealth University, Acting Chairman and Professor, Sculpture Department

2015  Completed preparatory work and installed exhibition for “An Inventory of My Thoughts” January 16-March 8, 2015, Anderson Gallery

2016  Artist Studio Assistant, Eric Diehl

2017  VCUQ digital lab monitoring

2017 Camp Echo Lake Art Specialist/Instructor


2014  VCU Academic Achievement Award Christopher Bell Memorial Scholarship

2014 Painting donation for the American Cancer Society Art Auction Fundraiser

2015  VCU Summer Studio Program

2016 VCUQ Artist in Residence Faculty Research Grant Award


2015 Interaction 46, exhibition catalog,

2015 Simultaneity: Shared Spaces exchange with UNCA

2017 COMMON GROUND catalogue, Carolina Aranibar-Fernandez and David Withers

2017 Dialogue Richmond Issue No. 4