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David Welch is a fine art photographer based on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. His work explores social issues, using large-format photography steeped in conceptual influences from art history and economic theory. His work has been widely published and exhibited both nationally and abroad. David was named one of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward winners for 2012 and in 2011 he was selected as one of Photolucida’s Critical Mass top 50 photographers. David is a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned his MFA in photography. He lives on the island with his partner Trina and children Camden & Declan.

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2011  Masters of Fine Art, Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design. Savannah, GA
2002  BA Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Boston, MA



2016 Basalthraun
Feldman Art Space, Vineyard Haven, MA (Solo show)
2016 Aint-Bad: Vision to Reality
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA


2015 Material World
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
2014 Flash Forward 10
Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA


Centre culturel de Liege Les Chiroux, Liege, BE
2014 Material World
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY


2013 See Food
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
2013 The NightShop
Knokke, BE
2013 FIF – Internation Festival of Photography – Metro Installation
Belo Horizonte, BR (Solo Show)
2013 Consumption
University art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasent, MI
2013 Material World
Roman Road Project Space, London, UK (Solo Show)
2013 Flash Forward – Magenta Foundation Exhibition
Fairmount Battery Wharf, Boston, MA
2013 FORMAT 13 – Exposure Juried by Louise Clements.
Chocolate Factory, Derby, UK


2012 Flash Forward – Magenta Foundation Exhibition
Traveling Exhibition: Toronto, ON; London, UK; Portland, ME
2012 Open to Interpretation – Intimate Landscape Curated by Clare O’Neill.
Gordon Parks Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2012 With / Out: Untitled Cereal Group Exhibition
Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
2012 Photography at A
A Gallery Contemporary, Vineyard Haven, MA
2012 Simply Juried by Louise Clements.
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
2012 Critical Mass ’11 – Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness and Everything Else Curated by Darius Himes.
Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR; RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2012 SNAP! Curated by Maryann Camilleri.
National Ballet School, Toronto, ON
2012 MWCP Juried Exhibition. Juried by Linda Robinson.
Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS
2012 Parallax III AF. Curated by Chris Barlow.
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK
2012 New Directions. Juried by Susan Cross, Mass MoCA.
Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY


2011 Small Works. Juried by SCAD Exhibitions.
Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
2011 Other Possible Titles.
Grizzly Grizzly Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 1st Annual Juried Exhibition. Juried by Nancy Barr, Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Detroit, MI
2011 Unreal
1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Gift of Gift of, Juried by Natilie Zelt
Spacetaker, Houston, TX
2011 Paducah Photo, Juried by Karen Irvine, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Yeiser Art Center, Paducha, KY
2011 PhotoPlace Open, Juried by Alison Nordstrom, George Eastman House
Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
2011 Darkroom to Lightroom
Teacher’s Exhibition, Featherstone, Oak Bluffs, MA
2011 Material World
Oglethorpe Gallery, Savannah, GA (Solo Show)
2011 Silver & Ink, Juried by photography faculty at Savannah College of Art and Design
The River Club, Savannah, GA


2010 Agoraphobia / Claustrophobia
Desoto Row Gallery, Savannah, GA
2010 Silver & Ink, Juried by photography faculty at Savannah College of Art and Design
The River Club, Savannah, GA
2010 Art of Black and White Photography
Featherstone, Oak Bluffs, MA
2010 Art for Art Sake
Desoto Row Gallery,  Savannah, GA



2012 Open to Interpretation, “Intimate Landscape.” ISBN 978-0-9848064-1-6
2012 Martha’s Vineyard Arts and Ideas, Mid-Summer 2012
2012 GQ Magazine, January 2012
2012 Prism Magazine, Issue 3
2011 Art Takes Miami, exhibition catalog.
2011 Insight Magazine Issue 5 “Environment”
2011 De:Bug Magazine, December 2011: “Globalisierung: kollateral erschüttert”
2011 DOZE Magazine, Issue 8, Hyperbolsk
2011 UMTER Magazine, Issue 2
2011 AINT-BAD Magazine, Issue 1, We Are Here
2011 Hyde Park, Issue 1
2011 The Globe and Mail
2011 Silver & Ink, 2011, Juried publication, Savannah College of Art and Design



2011 edible Vineyard, Issue 12“Abandoned Abundance” November, 2011
2010 Little, Brown & Company, “The War Lovers” by Evan Thomas, Author Photograph
2009 Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, “The Vineyard’s Yankees Fans” September-October 2009
2009 Martha’s Vineyard Magazine Home & Garden, “A Welcoming Garden” Spring-Summer 2009
2008 Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, “Thrifty and Thriving” Winter 2008-2009
2008 Martha’s Vineyard Magazine Home & Garden, “Keeping Warm This Winter” Fall-Winter 2008
2008 Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, “A Recycled Garden” September-October 2008
2007 Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, “Talkin’ About a Revolution” September-October 2007
2007 NY Daily News, “Detox of the Town” September 30, 2007
2007 Baltimore Magazine, “Vineyard Vistas” June 2007



2013 “David Welch: Material World,” Hound Magazine
2012 “David Welch’s Material World,” AINT BAD Magazine
2012 “We’re Living in a Material World,” Get Addicted To
2012 “Parallax Art Fair 16-18 February 2012,”Creative Boom
2012 “75 Photos by 75 Photographers,” BOOOOOOM
2011 “Gift of Gift of 2011: Emerging artists reflect on their recognition,” Houston Culture Map
2011  Sgustok Magazine
2011  “Material World Series by David Welch,” Juxtapoz Magazine
2011  FeatureShoot
2011  Art Sponge
2011  Fecal Face
2011  oitzarisme
2011  manymany
2011  bumbumbum
2011  Laughing Squid
2011  Altfoto
2011 Adbusters’ Spine
2011  “eCommerce reconstructed through giant sculptures of consumption,” WIRED.CO.UK
2011  Geronimo Projects
2011  iGNANT
2011  PSFK.ORG
2011  “Material World: Arty Photo Study of Consumer Crap Piles,” ANIMAL NYC
2011  Beautiful Decay
2011  Redefine Magazine
2011  HUH Magazine
2011  Hey Hot Shot!
2011  “Material World,” Fubiz
2011  “David Welch’s Material World,” Untitled Cereal, Issue 3



2013  Martha’s Vineyard Center for Visual Arts, Grant Recipient
2012  Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward Winner
2012  Center for Fine Art Photography, Juror’s Selection – Simply Exhibition
2012  Center for Fine Art Photography, Blurb Book Award – Simply Exhibition
2012  CMYK Magazine, Top 100 New Creatives
2012  New Directions ’12, Honorable Mention
2011  Art Takes Miami, Finalist
2011  Critical Mass, Top 50 Finalist
2011  Hey Hot Shot!, Honorable Mention
2011  Paducah Photo 2011, 2nd place



2012 Artist in Residence: Black and White Photography. Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, West Tisbury, MA
2010 Workshop Instructor: Foundations in Photography Seminar. Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA



Savannah College of Art and Design, Department of Photography, Savannah, GA
2011  PHOT 220: Large Format Technique, Professor Rebecca Nolan
2011  PHOT 334: Platinum and Palladium Printing, Professor Craig Stevens
2010  PHOT 502: Graduate Photographic Technique and Signification, Professor Rebecca Nolan



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Quetzalcoatl Gallery, Seattle, WA
Private collections


Society for Photographic Education
College Art Association
American Society of Media Photographers
Photographic Resource Center at Boston University