David Gista

David was born and raised in Paris, and now divides his time between France and the United States, having established his artistic career on both continents. He combines his classical fine arts training with his keen-eyed examination of modernity, creating a running commentary on contemporary life expressed in a variety of media.


ëcole Nationale Suprieure des Beaux-Arts


Painting, drawing, mixed media



Exhibition highlights:

  • Triptych International Workshop Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine - 2018
  • "The Right to be Lazy," Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL - 2017
  • "Figures absentes," Musee de Vendome, Vendome, France - 2017
  • Galerie Laurent Potier, Vendome, France - 2017

David's teaching style:

He emphasizes both the creativity of his students and their acquisition of skills and believes that mixing experience levels in his classes allows students to grow together and progress faster.  He values the search of personal voice in his students and encourages them to take risks and do research.

David loves EAC because . . .

It is a real community with a human quality where people respect and trust each other and are able to work together.

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geometric black and white drawing
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