David Askevold was born on March 30th 1940 in Conrad, Montana. He studied art and anthropology at the University of Montana and in 1963 won a Max Beckmann Scholarship to study painting for a year at the Brooklyn Museum School of Art in New York. He enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1966 to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture. His artwork moved through a multi-disciplinary trajectory using text, photography, video, performance and most recently digital imaging. His media work relies on happenstance and collaboration with a sensitivity to the supernatural, the unexplained and the barely visible.
Beginning in 1968, David taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) where he developed and led the innovative Projects Class that involved international conceptual artists. This class was important in forging NSCAD’s reputation as one of the leading conceptual art schools in North America. In the late 70s and early 80s he taught at the Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, California, as well as at CalArts in Valencia and at UC/Irvine. David’s contributions as an artist and teacher influenced many artists through his active engagement with interdisciplinary media practices. He died on January 23rd, 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Artist Code: 269
2008, 93:58 minutes
2003, 25:30 minutes, colour, English
2002, 13:48 minutes, colour, English
1995, 17:00 minutes, colour
1994, 29:00 minutes, colour, English
1991, 11:00 minutes, B&W, English
1989, 22:00 minutes, colour, English
1987, 21:40 minutes, colour, English
1986, 06:49 minutes, colour
1986, 08:40 minutes, colour, English
1985, 04:30 minutes, colour, English
1985, 12:00 minutes, English
1983, 05:53 minutes, colour, English
1982, 06:50 minutes, English
1979, 06:30 minutes, colour, English
1977, 28:00 minutes, colour, English
1974, 14:54 minutes, B&W, English
1973, 05:30 minutes, B&W, English
1972, 03:30 minutes, B&W, English
1972, 20:30 minutes, colour, english
1972, B&W, English
1971, 16:27 minutes, B & W, English
1970, 03:21 minutes, B&W
1970, 08:00 minutes, B&W, English
1969, 02:30 minutes, B&W, English
18:00 minutes, colour, English
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