David Grossmann, photo by Kent Meireis

 
Artist Bio

David Grossmann’s evocative landscapes blur the edges between reality, memory, and imagination. Grossmann was born in Colorado but grew up in Chile, and his adventures as an artist have taken him to many parts of the world. He now lives in Colorado again, where he and his wife Kristy find endless inspiration in the surrounding landscape.

Art has been an important part of Grossmann’s life for as long as he can remember, and his first lessons as a young artist came from his mother and grandmother. He was more formally educated through the Colorado Academy of Art in Boulder, as well as with renowned landscape artist Jay Moore.

Grossmann sees painting as a heartfelt way of connecting both with creation and with people. “When I paint the landscape, there is something in me that comes to life that doesn’t happen any other way. I hope to capture some of that spark and to convey it through my paintings so that others can also share in that profound sense of beauty and peace.”

Merging techniques from centuries ago with a contemporary aesthetic, Grossmann’s work bridges the gap between old and new, tradition and abstraction. He works on hand-made panels which become the base for luminous layers of pigment and intricate surface textures that he meticulously develops in his studio paintings. It is a time-consuming, meditative process that Grossmann balances with his frequent treks outdoors to paint directly and spontaneously from nature.

Grossmann’s work has received wide recognition from critics and collectors through exhibits across the United States and in Europe. His many awards include the Artists Choice Award and the Southwest Art Award of Excellence at the Coors Art Show. Grossmann’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Artists and Illustrators, American Art Collector, Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, and the Royal Academy Magazine.

Artist CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019, Inward, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2019, Paintings Inspired by Crested Butte, Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO

2019, In Motion, Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY

2018, Haven, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London, UK

2018, Autumn, Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY

2018, Through Earth and Sky, Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2017, In Search of Stillness, Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY

2016, David Grossmann Feature Show, Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO

2014, Into Quiet Places, Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019, Coors Art Show,  Denver, CO

2019, Summer Small Works, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019, Sunset, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019, Eiteljorg Museum, Quest for the West, Indianapolis, IN     

2018, Coors Art Show, Denver, CO

2018, LA Art Show, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018, Summer Small Works, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018, Eiteljorg Museum, Quest for the West, Indianapolis, IN

2018, American Masters Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2017, New Year, New Art, Jonathan Cooper Gallery, London, UK

2017, Coors Art Show, Denver, CO

2017, Summer Small Works, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017, About Process, Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO

2017, Small Works, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2017, Eiteljorg Museum, Quest for the West, Indianapolis, IN

2017, Small Works, Great Wonders, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

2016, Nuevas Visiones: New Works by David Grossmann and Travis Walker, Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2016, Coors Art Show, Denver, CO

2016, The Sporting Art Auction, Lexington, KY

2016, Small Works, Great Wonders, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

2016, New York Art and Antiques Show, Jonathan Cooper Gallery Booth, New York City, NY

2016, Grand Canyon, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA

2016, LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair, Jonathan Cooper Gallery Booth, London, UK

2016, Large Works, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2016, Maynard Dixon Country Camp Out, Carmel Junction, UT

2016, Romancing the West: A Legacy of American Images, California Lutheran University, Los Angeles, CA

2016, Under the Sky: Jared Sanders, September Vhay, and David Grossmann, Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY

2016, BADA Fair, Jonathan Cooper Gallery booth, London, UK

2015, Rhythms in Nature: David Grossmann, Jivan Lee, and David Michael Slnonim, Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2015, Coors Art Show, Denver, CO

2015, Monument Valley, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, CA

2015, Wandering the West: James Pringle Cook, David Grossmann, Jivan Lee, and Marshall Noice, Altamira Fine Art, Jackson, WY

2015, Under the Same Sun: Colorado and Russia, Ulrich Gleiter and David Grossmann, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2015, Group Exhibit XII, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2015, Representing the West, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO

2015, The Sporting Art Auction, Lexington, KY

2015, Old Traditions, New Frontiers, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2014, Through Changing Skies: David Grossmann and Jared Sanders, Altamira Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2014, Small Works Invitational Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA

2014, Art for the Sangres, Fundraiser for the San Isabel Land Trust, Westcliffe, CO

2014, Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational, Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO

2014, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

2014, Art for Life: Benefiting Project Angel Heart, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2014, Sangre de Cristo Art Invitational, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO

2014, Coors Show, Denver, CO

2013, Winter Landscapes, National Arts Club, New York, NY

2013, Art for the Sangres, Fundraiser for the San Isabel Land Trust, Westcliffe, CO

2013, Continental Divide Land Trust, Breckenridge, CO

2013, Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2013, Art for Life: Benefiting Project Angel Heart, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2013, Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2013, Representing the West, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO

2012, American Impressionist Society’s National Juried Show, Eckert and Ross Fine Art, Indianapolis, IN

2012, Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

2012, Estes Park Museum, Estes Park, CO

2012, Continental Divide Land Trust, Breckenridge, CO

2012, Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Wilder Nightingale Gallery, Taos, NM

2009, Artruism: Art Show to Benefit the American Red Cross, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2008, Paint the Parks Top 100, Various Locations

2008, Student Show, Colorado Academy of Art, Boulder, CO

SELECTED AWARDS

2016, Artist’s Choice Award, Coors Art Show

2016, Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence, Coors Art Show

2015, Allen Award, Plein Air Artists Colorado Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

2013, Best of Show, Continental Divide Land Trust Show

2013, Best of Show, March Bold Brush Painting Competition

2013, Best of Show, February Ray Mar Art Painting Competition

2012, Award of Excellence, American Impressionist Society’s National Juried Show

2012, Best of Show, Continental Divide Land Trust Show

2012, First Place, Associate Member, Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

2012, Artists Choice Award, Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

2011, Allen Award, Plein Air Artists Colorado National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale
2010, Mayor Award, Oil Painters of America Colorado Paint Out

2010, Park State Bank Award, Oil Painters of America Colorado Paint Out

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID

TCI Wealth Advisors, Denver, CO

Eleven Experience, USA and Europe 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2018, Art of the West Magazine, September/October Issue, Feature Article

2018, Artists and Illustrators Magazine, June Issue, “Fresh Paint” Feature

2017, “Ik spreek je aan,” Dutch Translation of Writings by Primo Levi, Cover Image

2017, Western Art Collector Magazine, September Issue, Feature Article

2017, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, June/July Issue, Feature Article

2017, Western Art and Architecture Magazine, June/July Issue, Feature Article

2016, “Painted Sky, Artists of the Rocky Mountain West,” by E. Ashley Rooney and Rose Fredrick

2016, Jackson Hole News and Guide, June 8, Show Review

2016, Pueblo Chieftain Newspaper, February 18, Feature Article

2015, “Painters of Grand Teton National Park,” by Donna L Poulton and James Poulton

2014, Images West, Ones to Watch Article

2014, Jackson Hole Daily, July 31, Feature Article

2014, Southwest Art Magazine, January Issue, Feature Article

2013, Artists on Art Magazine, Summer Issue, Feature Article

2012, Southwest Art Magazine, December Issue, Artist to Watch Article

2012, American Art Collector Magazine, September Issue, Artist Focus Article

2012, Pueblo Chieftain Newspaper, September 6, Feature Article

2012, Plein Air Magazine, August/September Issue, Extreme Painting Article

2012, Summit Daily News, July 20, Feature Article

2012, Explore Summit Weekender Publication, July 20 – 26, Feature Article

EDUCATION

2010, Jay Moore Mentorship Program

2006-2008, Colorado Academy of Art, Boulder, CO

2002-2006, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Business Management & Spanish