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Dave White is a contemporary British Artist who dedicates his work to celebrating popular culture and interpreting emotive issues. White graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) at Liverpool John Moores University and has enjoyed success from the inception of his career, with selection for the Northern Graduates exhibition at the Royal College of Art in 1994, whilst also debuting at Sotheby’s London and international art fairs.

White pioneered the 'Sneaker Art' movement in 2002, with the execution of pop art inspired sneaker oil portraits, leading to long term collaborations with Nike and Brand Jordan which continue to this day. White is one of a handful of artists to have his own signature Jordan releases. In 2016 White collaborated on an international signature sneaker project with Size? x Nike for the AM95 DW, depicting both the Rabbit and Fox artworks from the Albion Collection, which was released in the UK with Size?, Beams Tokyo and Kith, New York with a bespoke colab tee project. Phillips New York celebrated this project in their Tongue + Chic sneaker exhibition in 2018, hand picking 20 artists to celebrate, including Kaws, Hirst and MurakamI. This exhibition recently went on to Phillips Hong Kong and Shanghai (at K11).

International exhibition career highlights to date include the People’s Square Exhibition Hall (Shanghai) | The Harris Museum | Stockport Art Gallery | Dia Art Centre (New York) | The Walker Art Gallery | Centre for Arts (Rotterdam) | Art Basel Week (Miami) | Truman Brewery (London) | Liverpool International Biennial of Contemporary Art | New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York) on the Project on Creativity with Chuck Close | Hospital Club Gallery (London) and the Goss Michael Foundation (Dallas) for MTV RE:DEFINE with The Future Tense | Solo exhibitions in London, Copenhagen and Los Angeles.

Other notable highlights include : a collaboration with MTV to customise an EMA Award for a charity auction in London, launching the Staple Clothing (NY) colab collection, BT ArtBox (London), a feature on The Brit List courtesy of Shortlist Magazine and Harpers Bazaar special art edition (Asia). Loughran Gallery exhibitions include The 'Albion' collection featuring a customised E-Type Jaguar (a hand painted commission), as featured on London Live television. Fadwebsite described it as one of the top five exhibitions to see during Frieze week.

Whilst White has pursued many subject matters over the last twenty years, for the last decade he has been focussed on environmental issues by promoting endangered species with his signature expressive portraits. With charitable colaborations and donations of work, he has supported Virunga National Park, Tusk , Rainforest Foundation UK and Wild Aid.

1971 Born Liverpool
1994 BA (Hons) Fine Art ( Painting), Liverpool John Moores University
Lives and works in Dorset, UK

Select Solo Exhibitions:
2014 Albion, Loughran Gallery, London
2014 Apex, GUSFORD | los angeles, USA
2013 Aquatic, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London
2013 Sold Out, A Limited Edition Retrospective, Loughran Galley, London
2013 Monochrome, Jules Julian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Natural Selection, Jules Julian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Natural Selection, The Hospital Club Gallery, London
2011 Americana, Galleri Jules Julian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 Americana, The Coningsby Gallery, London
2010 Size X, The Air Gallery, Dover St, London
2010 Forgotten Alchemy, Liverpool International Biennial of Contemporary Art
2010 Project on Creativity (Installation) All Things Digital, Los Angeles
2009 Sweethearts and Sirens, Galerie Jules Julian, Copenhagen
2009 New Works, Galerie Wild, Frankfurt
2008 Planes, Tanks and Automatics, Truman Brewery, London
2008 The Original Seven, Seksan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2007 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Art Basel Miami
2007 The Court's a Battlefield, Iguapop Galeria, Barcelona
2006 Breaking Boundaries, Contemporary Art Centre, Budapest
2006 A Few Of My Favourite Things, Compound Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2004 Latest Works, Claska Gallery, Tokyo
2004 Cars, Liverpool International Biennial of Contemporary Art
2003 Clash of the Titans, Exposure Gallery, London
1997 Aeroplanes, Park Gallery, Liverpool
1997 Recent Works, Ainscough Gallery, London
1995 David's Zoo, Stockport Art Gallery, Manchester

Select Group Exhibitions:
2015 Loughran Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2015 Jealous Take Over at The Cock n' Bull Gallery (Tramshed), London
2014 This is Jealous, Jealous Gallery, London
2014 Hang Up Collections - Volume I, Hang Up Gallery, London
2014 Mix, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London
2014 Sprung Loughran Gallery, London
2013 Loughran Gallery Shoreditch London
2012 RE:DEFINE Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, USA curated by The Future Tense
2012 BT Art Box Trafalgar Square, London
2012 CNNCTD+100 New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
2011 Dunkeys Evolve with Coolrain, Imazoo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011 Mixed Up, Galerie Jules Julian, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011 15 Artists Interpret South Park, curated by Ron English, Opera Gallery, New York
2010 Forgotten Alchemy, Art Copenhagen c/o Galleri Jules Julian, Denmark
2010 Project on Creativity, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
2009 Kunst Zurich c/o Galerie Wild
2009 Rising Stars, Seoul Art Museum, Korea
2009 EISZEIT, Galerie Wild Zurich
2008 Amerikanische Kunst & Pop Art, Galerie Wild Franfurt; travelled to Galerie Wild Zurich
2008 Be True, Pop Art Gallery, Seoul
2007 Unveiling Cherry Coke, Dia Arts Centre, New York (curated by The Strategic Group)
2006 New Works, Eyestorm Gallery, London
2006 Sneaker Pimps, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
2005 Jordan 21, People's Square Urban Exhibition Hall, Shanghai
2004 Fresh Still Life, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam (curated by Wink Van Kempen)
2003 In the Summertime, Galerie Wild, Frankfurt
2001 Crows Having Fun, Raw Gallery, London
1998 Chicago Art Fair, c/o Connaught Brown, London
1997 Group Show, Connaught Brown, London
1996 Paris Art Fair, c/o Connaught Brown, London
1997 Animals in Art, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston (hosted by Earl & Countess of Derby, curated by Dr Lindsay Stainton); travelled to Royal Pavilion, Brighton; and Sotheby's London (hosted by Lord Hartington)
1994 Northern Graduates, Royal College of Art, London

1997 "Best Young Artist", Animals in Art, Blue Cross Centenary at Sotheby's, London
(presented by Lord Hartington)
1993 Painting Residency, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1992 "Best Newcomer in Visual Arts", Daily Post,
(cat. foreword by Lord Palumbo, Arts council of Great Britain)
1991 Natwest Prize for Art (shortlisted)
1991 Royal Overseas League (shortlisted)

2012 The Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, USA
2010 Size X, The Air Gallery, Dover St, London
2010 All Things Digital, Palos Verdes, Los Angeles
2010 CEP Studios, Los Angeles
2008 Seksan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2005 People's Square Exhibition Hall, Shanghai
2004 Center for Visual Arts, Rotterdam
1995 Stockport Art Gallery
1993 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Select Broadcasts:
2014 London Live Television
2013 Go' Morgen, Danmark
2011 'The Arts Show' BBC Radio 2
2008 All Asia Broadcast Company (radio interview)
2007 Miami Beach Plum TV (Art Basel Miami)
2006 Radio One Interview
2006 BBC2 Desi DNA (Art Documentary)
2005-7 MTV (Various worldwide interviews)
2005 ESPN It's The Shoes
2004 Tokyo Today
1997 BBC One and Radio 4 (Sotheby's Animals in Art)