David Gurman, San Francisco
Eureka Fellowship Awardee 2011
David Gurman is an installation artist who makes memorials that are digitally connected to conflict zones. Using real-time data feeds he brings those of us who live in “safe zones” into closer contact with events in “conflict zones” that we hear about in mass media but never witness. His work has shown in San Francisco at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco Art Institute’s Walter and McBean Galleries, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Swarm Gallery and Headlands Center for the Arts. In 2008 he was selected to join a small cadre of artists representing the United States in Artisterium, Tblisi, Georgia. Reviews of his work have appeared in the Salt Lake City Weekly, San Francisco Weekly, Make Magazine and Wired. He is the recipient of a Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant (2010), the Headlands Center for the Arts Graduate Fellowship (2007) the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (2007) and is currently a TED Global 2010 Fellow. He received his BFA in Intermedia Sculpture from the University of Utah (2003), and his MFA in Media Arts from California College of the Arts (2007). David is currently developing a project that will be shown in the fall of 2011 at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco.