David Skillicorn's life as a visual artist began with extensive work with video in the late 1970's, leading to an earlier career as a multiple Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker. His visual vocabulary deepened through those years while filming more than a million images across a wide spectrum of cultures and landscapes in more than forty countries. His intensive experiences filming the textures of culture, color and landscape throughout the world have had a lasting impact on his visual sensibilities and inform the unique visual language he has brought to his work as an abstract painter for the past twenty years.
Skillicorn shows his work regularly at galleries on both coasts, and has exhibited in a number of solo and juried group exhibitions. His paintings are now part of public and private collections throughout the country, including Fidelity Investments, Marriott, MIT and Mass General Hospital.
Curators who have selected Skillicorn’s paintings for inclusion in juried exhibitions include:
Carl Belz, Director Emeritus The Rose Art Museum Brandeis University
Ian Berry, Curator Tang Art Museum Saratoga Springs NY
Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
Mim Brooks Fawcett, Director Attleboro Arts Museum
Adrian Tio, Dean of College of VIsual Arets Umass Dartmouth
Jessica Roscio, Curator of the Danforth Art Museum
Beth Urdang, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston
Leonie Bradbury, Director of Art and Creative Initiatives - HUBweek Boston
Rosemary Tracy Woods, Art for the Soul Gallery