about the artist

Bio

David Paul Kay is a New York City based American contemporary artist & muralist.


Originally from Eastern Europe David moved to New York City in 2008 where soon after he developed and became known for his new unique black and white signature style.


Using vibrant lines David transforms walls, canvas, paper, fabric and other mediums into intricate kinetic surfaces. 


Artist's commissions and collaborations include two murals at Equinox Orchard street on Lower East Side NYC, mural at PayPal New York, Cadillac live car art piece developed during ArtBasel Miami, TWO12 rooftop mural at a luxury residential building in Williamsburg Brooklyn, G Lounge & Gallery 5000+ sq ft original interior mural in Chelsea Manhattan, East Village Mural at Ideal Glass Gallery, Several murals on Lower East Side in collaboration with 100 Gates Project, rooftop piece "HK52" in Midtown Manhattan, original interior piece at Innovation Dan in Coeur d'Alene and more. 


David has hosted several solo exhibitions and his work has been included in numerous group shows in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Dubai. David’s work is included in private collections in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia.


Galerie-Kontakthof, Paris

Visual Artists Group, Los Angeles

Kipton Art Advisory, New York / Los Angeles

Danielle Wohl Art Advisory

TWYLA

Statement

Curiosity is where my work is born. I ask questions and I try to answer them while I create. Anything is a medium and anywhere is a gallery. I discovered my code, my individual language through which I calibrate my thoughts and translate them my work. 


Art, just like life, starts with nothing and has an opportunity to turn into anything, everything. I chase those opportunities. Creating is my way of challenging time. I decapitate my thoughts, my feelings and then recreate them by following my own chaotic yet organic system of impulses. How I paint is how I see and understand the universe, she is intricate, unpredictable yet so easy to understand and navigate through.


I observe, I feel, I process and I always come to the same conclusion that everything is simply complicated

Exhibitions / Collaborations

  • ​2018 - BADESSI x KAY at SPG Architects, NYC
  • ​2018 - DEMONS OF THE GARDEN Perry Street Salon, NYC
  • 2018 - ABSTRACT FIGURATIVE groups show, Gallery 104, NYC
  • 2018 - CIRCLE OF TIME solo exhibition, Soho House West Hollywood
  • 2018 - MONOCHROME Prime Gallery, Curated by Raritan Gallery, Jersey City
  • 2018 - RENDERING LIKENESS group exhibition, LaBodega Gallery, Brooklyn
  • 2017- UNFRAMED OFF FIFTH group exhibition, NYC
  • ​2017- THINK BIG FESTIVAL  The Innovation Den, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • 2017- ARTBRIDGE  Annual Art Auction, NYC
  • 2017- Kontakt n°3, galerie Kontakthof, Paris, France
  • 2017- GLAAD Annual Art Auction, NYC
  • 2017 - Where is the Afterparty, Group Exhibition, NYC
  • 2017 - SEVENxSEVEN, Artist Residency, Solo Exhibition, VAG, Los Angeles
  • 2016 - Perry Street Salon Show, West Village, NYC 
  • 2016 - Animamus Art Salon group show, West Village, NYC 
  • 2016 - Rooftop Pop-Up group show, Tribeca, NYC
  • 2016 - kontakthof gallery goes bouquiniste, group exhibition, Paris, France
  • 2016 - Public Factory / Soho Grand, Solo Exhibition, Soho, NYC 
  • 2016 - Ideal Glass Gallery - Exhibition / mural presentation, East Village, NYC ​
  • 2015 - Emerging Artists Awards Group Show / Sofitel Dubai  
  • 2015 - Conception Art, group exhibition, Varick Room, Tribeca, NYC 
  • 2015 - Dacia Gallery, group exhibition, Lower East Side, NYC 
  • 2014 - Madison Fire Island, solo exhibition, Fire Island Pines, NY 
  • 2013 - GLAAD Annual Art Auction, group exhibition, Chelsea, NYC 
  • 2013 - West End Gallery, group exhibition, West Village, NYC 
  • 2013 - Greenspoint Gallery, Spring group show, Brooklyn, NYC 
  • 2012 - 286 Spring Gallery, first inaugural group show, Soho, NYC 
  • 2010 - Leslie Lohman museum, group exhibition, Soho, NYC
  • 2017- EQUINOX showroom mural, Lower East Side, NYC
  • 2017- The Innovation Den mural, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • 2016 - Ideal Glass mural "East Side Orgy" - Eeast Village, NYC
  • 2016 - BBL "Art In Transit" mural on wheels, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2015 - Art Basel / Pulse Miami Beach live art event for Cadillac. Miami Beach.
  • 2015 - Stage 158 rooftop mural, short dance film collaboration. Harlem, NYC
  • 2015 - 100 Gates Project, Lower East Side mural, NYC
  • 2015 - UP&OUT dance film collaboration, NYC
  • 2014 - Block6Films "Poets in last" short film, NYC
  • 2013 - G Lounge & Gallery  5000+ sq. ft. original art installation, Chelsea, NYC
  • 2013 - Live art at GLAAD annual art auction, Chelsea, NYC