About David Bruce McLeod

b. 1984

David Bruce McLeod is a painter and materials artist. His work is collected by contacting the studio.

"I'm trying to get people to bring their real identity to bear, in front of themselves to see. Even mine."

-David [basic website version]

Selected Press & Awards

2017 Portrait Society of America. International Portrait Competition. Exceptional Merit, Untitled Hologram of Time.
2017 WhiteHot Magazine. Donald Kuspit on Contemporary Physiognomists.
2017 American Art Collector. Human Psyche feature.
2017 Arrested Motion. Previews: Psychological Realism at Booth Gallery.
2012 Oil Painters of America, Regional Exhibition in Bennington, VT. Human, Award of Excellence.
2012 Art Renewal Center. ARC 2011/12 Salon Finalist. Refraction”.
2011 American Impressionist Society, 12th Annual Exhibition in Carmel, CA. Reticence, finalist.
2010 Portrait Society of America, Member’s Only Competition. Blair, 2nd Place.
2010 Southwest Art Magazine. 21 Under 31: Top Emerging Artists
2010 Nashville Scene. Best Visual Artist.

"All these works suggest the power of the internal over the external—of the unconscious over the conscious—but nowhere is its power more evident than in David McLeod’s Untitled Hologram of Time, 2016 and Portrait of a Spinning Man, 2015. McLeod’s portrait literally spins—it’s attached to a device that makes it spin and quiver—suggesting the power of the unconscious to make one’s head spin. In the hologram his face fragments as it moves through time, suggesting the power of the unconscious to fragment the self."

- Donald Kuspit, Whitehot Magazine, 2017

Curriculum Vitae

2017 Paintguide NYC. Group show. Booth Gallery, New York, NY.
2017 Psychological Realism. Group show. Booth Gallery, New York, NY.
2016 UBIQUITY. Solo show with 10 works in oil on glass. Woodlawn, Alabama.
2016 Portraits, Inc.: Portraits and Florals. An exhibition of portraits and still lifes. Birmingham, Alabama and New York, New York.
2014 The Art of the Portrait. Group Show. Haynes Galleries. Thomaston, Massachusetts, and Nashville, Tennessee.
2003-2007. Vanderbilt University. Bachelors of Arts (Studio Art), Bachelors of Science (Engineering Science). Graduated with honors (magna cum laude).
2003-2007. Apprenticeship with artist Michael Shane Neal.