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Dave Glass Riddick

Seething through his youth, a Ritalin prescribed, ADHD, latchkey Catholic altar boy in the Carolinas, knelt at the altar of fear and lies and rang the sanctus bells - tolling for the black sheep of broken homes. Art and music has since remained an outlet for Dave Glass.

Un-tuned to the mainstream world, Dave found an escape discovering sub-cultures in the 1980's. Igniting his journey, teenage Glass began defacing school desks, book covers, skateboards, making stencil spray paint and marker T-shirts, and painting jackets. His work was majorly influenced from skateboarding culture, and drumming for punk/hardcore bands.

GLASS’ has illustrated album covers, posters, and t-shirts for numerous bands, such as GBH, The New York Rel-X, and Soundgarden, as well as designed for burlesque troupes, roller derby leagues, and tattoo conventions. In addition, he has hand screen printed licensed clothing and merchandise for boundless bands and events worldwide since 2003. Select clients have included AC/DC, GG Allin, Dead Boys, Ramones, The Plasmatics, and Blondie.

His current fine art work is centered in more traditional contemporary portrait painting and artisan forms of illustration with dark subject matter. His art has been exhibited in galleries and venues, published in books and magazines, from Philadelphia to the Netherlands.

DAVE GLASS ART relocated to Austin TX May 2021 with his photographer girlfriend Kristen Grundy, together as DAWN 1111, and Mr. Bugsy his black cat familiar.

Art Institute of Philadelphia. Associates, Visual Communications, 1995.

Solo Exhibitions:
2010 - Delicious Boutique, “A Decade Of Vice,” Philadelphia, PA. USA.
2006 - The Red Room, “Communion,” Wilmington DE. USA.
2005 - Aphrodite Gallery at Passional, “Guilty Pleasures,” Philadelphia, PA. USA.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 - Bok, "Darksome Art And Craft Market: Black Sheep Holidays," (vendor), Philadelphia, PA. US.
2019 - 63 Bluxome Street Gallery, "DAWN 1111 Collective Exhibit," San Francisco, CA. US.
2019 - Martha, "DAWN 1111 Collective Art Installation," Philadelphia, PA. US.
2019 - Mount Moriah Cemetery, "Darksome Art & Craft Market: Summer In The Cemetery," (vendor) Philadelphia, PA. US.
2019 - Tattooed Moms, "Tattooed Mom Turns 22," Philadelphia, PA. US.
2016 - Artworks, “Against the Grain Art of the Counterculture,” Trenton, NJ. US.
2014 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Lord Of The Flies,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2013 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Speaking In Tongues II,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2012 - Parlor Gallery, “Fun Is The Law,” Asbury Park, NJ. US.
2012 - Independence Seaport Museum, “Past To Present,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Black Vulture Gallery, “None More Blacklight,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - PAWS, “More Than Nine Lives,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Girls Are Evil,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Speaking In Tongues,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - James Oliver Gallery, “It Came From The Drawing Board,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Group Heart Show,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Femme Noir,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Exit Skate Shop, “Deck Heads III,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Digital Ferret, “Electronic Saviors Cancer Benefit,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2008 - Off The Wall Gallery, “Under A Hundred,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2008 - Rogue Buddah Gallery, “Jammers Blockers And Pivots,” Minneapolis, MN. US.
2005 - House Of Blues Disney World, “Ready Steady Destroy Art Of Modern Rock Poster Exhibit,” Orlando, FL. US.

Public Collections​:
Destroy Art Inc., Oakland, CA. USA. 2020 - Present
La Galerie Provocatrice, DP, Amsterdam. NL. 2011 - 2012.
Kymara Gallery, Biddleford, MN. USA. 2010 - 2013.
Artist In Residence, The Toothless Cat Gallery, Philadelphia. PA. 2009 - 2011

Publications and Media:
"Destroy Everything Fanzine." Destroy Art Inc. Issue 1. July 2021
"Plebeian Podcast." Episode 18. Dawn 1111 Collective. April 2020
"Feature Friday." Plebeian Magazine. March 2020
"Green." Numinous Magazine. Issue 22. March 2019.
“The Best Of.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 17. September 2017.
“Black And White.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 16. December 2016.
“The Nightmare.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 11. October 2015.
Tattoo Mania Magazine. Issue 115. Pages 40-41. December 2012. HU.
“Aphrodisia II Art Of The Female Form.” Aristata Publishing. 2006.
Punkrock!-Fanzine. Issue 2. 2006. DE.
Devolution Magazine. Issue 6. 2005. UK.
“Art Of Modern Rock Book.” Chronicle Books. 2004.
“Electric Frankenstein High Energy Poster Art.” Dark Horse Books. 2004
15th Precinct Magazine. Issue 7. 2002. AU.
Carbon 14 Magazine Issue 23. 2002.

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