« FACULTY / David Eckard
Chair of Sculpture, Associate Professor in Foundation and Intermedia
1988 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Sculpture)
My practice as a visual artist includes fabricated objects, drawings and prints, installations, and performances.
Through these various approaches and presentational strategies, I fabricate residual, fictive artifacts, create biomorphic, sexualized schematics, assemble arrested moments, and orchestrate transient theatrics and temporary monuments for incidental audiences in civic spaces.
Futility, authority, theatricality and persona enter into my creative explorations as notions to investigate, critique, utilize, and exploit.
David Eckard is an artist, educator, and performer based in Portland, Oregon. He recently exhibited at Atelier Dado in Cetijne, Montenegro, and at the Centre International D’Art Contemporain in Pont-Aven, France.
Solo shows include Kim Foster Galley, New York; Fassbender Gallery, Chicago; Consolidated Works, Seattle; and Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland. He performed at PICA’s TBA Festival in 2004, 2006 and 2011, and for Northwest New Works at On The Boards, Seattle, in 2005.
His work has been written about and reviewed in The New York Times, Flash Art, Art in America, ARTnews, and Sculpture.
Eckard was awarded the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship for 2010, was one of the inaugural recipients of the Hallie Ford Fellowship in Visual Arts for 2010, and was a Juror’s Award recipient at the 2006 Oregon Biennial.