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David M. Brinley is an award winning artist and illustrator sought out by leading publications such as TIME magazine, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Newsweek (US and International), Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, GQ (US and London), SPIN, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles and New York Times magazines. David’s work has been published for conceptual covers, portraits, editorial spreads and spot illustrations for most major publications in the US and abroad. His solutions bring a unique visual perspective to complicated concepts or subjects that are difficult to describe textually.  As an artist member of the Society of Illustrators NYC since 2004, David has participated as an exhibitor and juror for annual exhibitions and has collaborated with some of the best creative directors, art directors and designers in the field. David's personal, editorial and portrait work has been exhibited regularly in industry annuals including American Illustration (20 career images), Communication Arts, The Society of Illustrators New York, SILA Los Angeles and 3 x 3. His characteristic illustration and design collaborations with Tobias Forge of the Grammy award winning Swedish rock band GHOST can be seen on national and international world tour posters, albums, singles, and merchandising worldwide.

A graduate with distinction from Art Center College of Design and Hartford Art School’s prestigious MFA Illustration program (led by the late Murray Tinkelman), David is an Associate Professor of Art and Design at the University of Delaware.  He was awarded a Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship jury award in the Visual Arts for Painting: Established category in 2012. 

David has exhibited personal works nationally from New York to Los Angeles at the Society of Illustrators NYC, Gallery Nucleus, Creative Arts Center in Burbank, La Luz De Jesus Annual Juried Group Show, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery as well as Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles. Recent illustrations were jury selected and published in Creative Quarterly 100 best Annual, American Illustration 32, 34, 38, Communication Arts Illustration Annual 54, Communication Art Photography Annual 56, SILA 51, 3x3 #10 #11 #12,#16, Creative Quarterly #40, Society of Illustrators 57, and Phillustration #9 and #10. 

David is represented by Gerald & Cullen Rapp|Art Artist Representatives NYC.




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