David Giese has been living and working in Moscow Idaho since 1977 as a Professor of Art and Design, Department of Art and Design, at the University of Idaho. Giese has been exhibiting his work since 1966, logging more than 235 group shows and 24 one-person exhibitions. His work is in numerous private and some public collections in the North America and Europe.
Giese has developed the mythical “Villa Bitricci”, work in massive concrete laminated and mold-formed depictions of the “ruins” excavated from the villa. These “ruins” combine various period architectural detailing in humorous ways to represent the “rise and fall of taste” in design history.
In October 2010, Giese had his 10th one-person exhibition at the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York City, celebrating 20 years with Ivan Karp and the gallery. He credits a University of Idaho Research Office Seed Grant opportunity, along with the Boise Art Museum, with help in launching his work on the national stage.
In September 2010, Giese became the recipient of a 2010 Governor’s Award in the Arts in Idaho. He has been nominated for the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters’ Museum Purchase Program and twice nominated for the Awards in the Visual Arts. His web address is as follows:
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