David George Andersen
(American, 1960-2017)

David George Andersen

My art has always been socially charged - a stream of consciousness narrative where I tell a story by combining loosely related ideas, components and language. It is both familiar/ambiguous, humorous/serious. My intent is to create work that allows viewers to question, ponder and sometimes chuckle.  

- David George Andersen

David’s life-long passion, education and career paths intersected in the field of art. Before working at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art as Exhibition Designer and Chief Preparator (2007-2016), he was the Exhibition Designer at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle and Cheney Cowles Museum (now Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture) in Spokane, Washington. Additionally, he taught at the Spokane Art School, the North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, and the University of Idaho. Due to his extensive design and exhibit talents, he consulted on projects with the Seattle Art Museum, the Columbia City Gallery in Seattle, the City of Seattle, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, and the Log House Museum in Seattle.

Andersen was an accomplished, original, and unique artist. His works garnered praise from other artists and many galleries. They were featured in numerous exhibitions, including the Bellingham National 2015 Art Exhibition at the Whatcom Museum, the Shine a Light and The Art of Communication at the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery in Salem, COCA Northwest Annual in Seattle, and galleries in Salem, Seattle, Spokane, Helena (Montana), Spokane, Boise State University, Cheney Cowles Museum and others. Many Northwest and California art collectors own his art, which focused on ceramics in his early years and sculptures in his later years, and featured photography and found objects, as well as artistic commentary on politics, religion, and issues of modern life, with sometimes humorous and sometimes piercing and thought-provoking perspectives, or both.

View an online gallery of Andersen's work today


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