December 2019 Residency and Exhibition

Moby Dick - The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

at M. David & Co.

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An immersive experience in Critical Thinking and Professional Practices with Michael David

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 through Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Opening Reception Friday, December 13th
Artist Talk; TBA

show continues through Sunday, December 22nd

at M. David & Co.

*The focus of this residency will be an immersive experience in Critical Thinking and Professional Practices. Michael will be working with participants one-on-one via Skype, Facebook video or Facetime in advance of the Residency to studio visit, dialog and produce the work in preparation for the residency exhibition. The work will be then transported to the gallery for install.

*We will go to as many openings as possible and see as many shows as possible.

*During the Residency, Michael will be discussing your work with you individually and as a group, helping you to think more critically about your work, helping to prepare you for your talk and presentation and targeting specific Professional Practices which best apply to your trajectory.

*During the day we will go to artist studios, Galleries, The Dia Foundation and have guest critiques from distinguished critics and artists TBA.

*The artists will do a PowerPoint presentation about their work and their practice to the group

*There will be an artist talk by the participants with an invitation going out to the public along with a facebook event invitation

*The residency will include approximately 8 artists with approximately 2 works each in the exhibition


The goal of these residencies is to provide you the time to focus on your work away from the distractions of day-to-day routines and to participate in the shared energy of like-minded artists as you take your work to new levels and prepare for your exhibition at M. David & Co.  

Theme: TBA


The cost of the residency is $1500, no application fees

Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodations and can find reasonable rates via the many nearby Airbnbs..


M. David & Co., 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206


Admission to this program will be done by a digital portfolio and website review.

Please submit via email to Michael David at: the following:

a. 6 to 8 images of your work 72dpi x 1200pixels on the longest side

b. A statement on what you hope to get out of the residency and thoughts on work you would like to develop

c. Website

d. Resume

e. Contact info

Further follow up will be done with Michael David at


It is advised to get your submission in early

Notifications by email or phone, as your portfolio is reviewed

RSVP / confirmation required upon acceptance into the Residency and payment options will be provided. This residency needs to be paid in full upon acceptance.

This residency will include approximately 8 artists. If your submission is not accepted this go round, it will be considered for future dates. The vision for each residency is unique and your submission may very well be more fitting for another date. The residency has proven to be an important life changing experience for participants.


Please reach out to Bonny Leibowitz, Residency Director with questions at Further follow up will be done with Michael David at

About Michael David

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Michael David has been exhibiting internationally since 1981, first with the historic Sidney Janis and then with M. Knoedler & Co. for over three decades. Exhibiting widely throughout the United States and Europe his work has been the subject of much curatorial and critical acclaim. 
A Guggenheim Fellow, his work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Houston Museum Of Contemporary Art, The Denver Museum of Contemporary ART, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum of Art in NYC ,The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others and was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the Aspen Museum in Colorado.

His work can be found in numerous prominent private collections as well.
During  the last decade David established the Fine Arts Workshop in Atlanta creating an immersive educational program, teaching on a one to one basis while building communities of artists helping them to develop their individual voices and sharpen their professional practices.  

Since 2014 David has established, directed and curated two of the most successful Galleries in Brooklyn; Life On Mars and M. David & Co. The gallery’s programming focuses on exhibitions featuring the inter-generational relationship between artists, a residency program, artist talks and has become an extension and deepening of David's painting practice and his life as an artist, curator and educator.

M. David & Co. - 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Michael David, Director -

Bonny Leibowitz, Residency Director -