David Shull (b. 1978, Fountain Valley, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist and musician. His work in sculpture, painting, collage, assemblage, video, and song confront a wide array of topics including death, inequality, sexuality, sentimentality, war, and incarceration using distinct and intuitive codified language. Shull’s serial practice explores modernist art historical themes as iconography in a sociological narrative that confronts bias surrounding ideas of beauty.
Shull earned a MA in biology from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2001, and an MFA in painting from the Pratt Institute in 2004. For the next 12 years, he remained in New York, during which time Shull exhibited and performed in numerous artist-run project spaces, music venues and apartment galleries. Notable group exhibitions include David Hammons, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles (2019); Richard Telles Window Project, Los Angeles (2018); Language curated by Adam Marnie, Oscar Tuazon Studio, Los Angeles (2018); and Mending Wall curated by Alexis Rose, The Pit, Los Angeles (2014).