David Jester

David Jester

Palm Springs, CA, United States

About David Jester

born in Palm Springs, CA (1960) and raised in San Diego, I have always had a California esthetic. I moved back east to get my BFA from VCU and my MFA from Rutgers at Rutgers. While in grad school my work was focused on queer life, particularly in the time of AIDS. This current work leans more heavily on subtle metaphor while tackling serious issues. Of course,the viewer always brings their own meanings to the work, which is why I love Art.


MFA Rutgers University 1996
BFA Virginia Commonwealth University 1994



2019, October, Bogoss, France
2019, September, Jack the Lad UK
2019, April Stories from Dab Art, catalog added to permanent catalog LACMA Balch Art Research Library
2019, April, War on Masculinity Zine
2019, January, Advocate online feature
2019, January, Hammer, UK
2018, December, GLIMP, Netherlands
2018, December, The Skinned Knee Collective, UK
2018, October, Advocate (online)
2018, October, Mooiman 2019 Calendar, Netherlands (7 days in tear out calendar)
2018, June, Artnet, top 10 shows to see this week (Home featured image)
2018, June , Metrosource New York
2018, May, San Diego Voyager
1996, Winter, The Archive Project


2019, November, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Group Show
2019, October, Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Art Fair
2019, October, Our Community Standards, Los Angeles, CA, Group show
2019, August, Love Bizarre, Los Angeles, CA, Solo Show
2019 July, Pride+, Studio Door, San Diego, CA, Group Show
2019 June, In Gallery, San Diego, CA, Group Show
2019 June, Decadence and Desire, Gallery 114, Portland, OR, Group Show
2019 June, Outloud Long Beach, CA, Group Show
2019 May, Breda Art, Breda, Netherlands, Group Show
2019 April, STORIES | Dab Art Quarterly online exhibition and catalog
2019 April, Woodman Shimko Gallery Palm Springs, CA and Provincetown, MA
2019 March, Glenn Dallas Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, Blue , Group Show
2019 February, Postcards from the Edge ,Bortolami , New York, NY
2019 February, Superfine LA, Los Angeles, CA, Group Show
2019 January, Amsterdam First Art Fair, Netherlands, Group Show
2019 January, Art Fort Lauderdale 2019, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Group Show
2018 December, Art Gaysel Miami, FL, Group Show
2018 October, Art Share LA, Group Show
2018 June, “Home” accepted by The Leslie Lohman Museum, NY, NY
2018 June, Reclaiming My Pride. World Trade Center, NY, NY First Prize winner
2018, April, Legends group show, San Diego, CA, , Group Show
2017 January, The Studio Door - 3 Up group show, San Diego, CA , Group Show
2017 December, Brick, Solo Show