David Guinn

  • Born March 21, 1973 in Philadelphia to Mike and Judy Guinn
  • Grew up in Center City Philadelphia
  • Attended McCall elementary, Masterman junior high and Central High School
  • Graduated from Columbia University in New York in December 1993 with a BA,
    majoring in Architecture.
  • Spent summer of 1993 painting landscapes on t-shirts in Greece for
  • Moved to a farmhouse outside of Springfeild, Missouri July 4 1994
  • Worked as a laborer on a constuction site and later as a draftsman for a home. Began painting in a more serious way. Gained the idea that I could be an artist
  • Returned to New York 1995. Worked for N2K, an internet company, making for the web. Quit N2K to pursue painting. Ran out of money. Worked as bike messenger in February 1997.
  • Moved home to Philadelphia in March 1997. Got job doing faux painting with
    Jonathan Cohen
  • First work with the mural arts program was as an assistant to Jonathan
    Cohen on the Civil engineerís mural located on the Schuykill Expessway at
    the Spring Garden Street bridge in April 1998.
  • First solo mural was an indoor mural at the Cruise Ship Terminal in the
    Philadelphia Navy Yard. Completed 9/98
  • Attended Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for 1 semester in the fall of
    1998 in the Post Baccalaureate program.
  • Left The Academy to focus on mural painting
  • Living currently in West Philadelphia
    Mural Arts work:
  • Cruise ship terminal Mural, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 9/1998
  • Assistant to Peter Pagast, tribute to Peaches mural, 9th and indiana,
  • Goodfellas mural, 12th and Federal, 3/99
  • Early one Morning in the 20th Century (Bookbinders mural), 2nd and
    Walnut, 6/99
  • Crystal snopwscape, 10th and Bainbridge, 12/99
  • Spring, 13th and Pine,8/00
  • Fall, 9th and Bainbridge,6/01
  • 2000 Project Room, Solo Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000 Off the Wall Gallery, Group Show, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000 Exhibitions at the Airport, Mural Show, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000 Manna Show of Hands Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1999 Dundalk Community College, Still Life Group Show, Dundalk, MD
  • 1999 Vox Populi Summer Invitational, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1999 Resugam Gallery, Juried group show, Baltimore, MD
  • 1998 Tzigane Fine Arts, Juried group show, Baltimore, MD
  • 1998 Calvert Street Fine Arts Annual, Baltimore, MD
  • 1996 Soho Rep Summer Showcase, New York, NY
  • Spin Magazine, profile, 12/2000
  • Philadelphia Daily News, 12/2000 Stu Bykofskyís column
  • Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2001, review of Project Room show
  • Philadelphia Weekly, January 2001, review of Project Room show
  • Inquirer Sunday Magazine, Mural Article, August 2000
  • ABC World News Tonight, segment on Mural Arts
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