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David Gilbert

David Gilbert is a discerning scavenger of poignant and beautiful things. He composes ephemeral vignettes from simple materials such as fabric, yarn, and cardboard and then photographs them. The resulting photographs capture moments of true spontaneity and accident paired with a studied airiness and grace. The images, evocatively lit, become a theatrical record of the transitory scenes Gilbert constructs in his studio.

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Museum Exhibition

David Gilbert Solo Exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

David Gilbert: Flutter, a solo exhibition surveying David Gilbert's career thus far, opens at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC. On display in this exhibition - Gilbert's first institutional show - are photographs ranging from 2011 through 2023, revealing several themes and motifs the artist has returned to throughout his robust 12 year career. The exhibition opens April 18 and will run through August 18, 2024.

Outside exhibition

David Gilbert at Marciano Foundation

David Gilbert has photographs included in Transmissions: Selections from the Marciano Collection, curated by Hannake Skerath and Douglas Fogle. The exhibition is currently on view and will run into 2025.


'In the Way of Stars' by Wayne Koestenbaum

From the February 2019 print edition of Artforum Magazine, Koestenbaum writes about David Gilbert’s practice and his show “House & Garden” at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.

Catalog for Purchase

David Gilbert Heaven and Earth, 2023

David Gilbert Heaven and Earth (2023), a catalog produced on the occasion of the artist’s solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is available for purchase! The catalogue consists of 24 pages in full color.


David Gilbert, Gone Girl, 2018

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has acquired Gone Girl, 2018 for its permanent collection through the LENS Photography Council.


Goings on About Town: David Gilbert, Angels

“Angels,” David Gilbert’s solo show at the gallery was reviewed in The New Yorker magazine.


David Gilbert’s ‘The Secret Garden,’ Photography as Dreamscape

David Gilbert reviewed in the New York Times


David Gilbert, Coming of Age

Emily Hall review’s David Gilbert’s 2013 solo show.


Photographer David Gilbert’s Tableaux Give Studio Detritus an Air of Drama and Glamour

Matt Sussman reviewed David Gilbert’s 2019 solo show Painted Ladies.


Goings on About Town: David Gilbert

David Gilbert’s solo show at the gallery was reviewed in The New Yorker magazine.