922 Oak Street
3440 Eva Jane
San Antonio, Texas
/ Collage, Conceptual Art, Drawing, Mixed-Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Public Art
Art TrainingGraduate School
Like the modern primitivists of early 20th century, I hope to consider the aesthetics of objects and seek new and meaningful ways of visually reinventing and structuring forms. I am exploring a reinterpretation of the process of historical constructions, such as the formal construction of Calder and Smith, to the tactile forms of primitivism, from artists like Picasso and Henry Moore.
Both my 2D and 3D work seeks to shift the focus between the object and the image. Discarded items can become sculpture; something flat can become dimensional; the mundane can become extraordinary.
David Medina was born in San Antonio, Texas. He received an MFA from the University of Houston in 2002 after studying sculpture as an undergraduate at both the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He has studied as the studio assistant to Luis Jimenez (Hondo, New Mexico) and Joseph Havel (Houston, Texas).
His work has been shown in many exhibitions, including a solo show at Devon Borden Gallery in conjunction with PrintHouston; and group exhibitions at Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas; Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas; and the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas. Additionally, Medina’s work is included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the City of Houston’s public art collection. He has been on faculty at the Glassell School of Art and was Department Head of Sculpture from 2016-2019.
He currently lives and works in the Texas Hill County.