David Gardner



David Gardner (b. 1987, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK).

Lives and works in London. 

Faculty of Royal Drawing School, London.


Royal Drawing School, MA Postgraduate Drawing Year, 2019.

Central Saint Martins, BA Womenswear Fashion Design, 2011.

Central Saint Martins, Professional Studies at Louis Vuitton Atelier, Paris, 2010.

Central Saint Martins, Professional Studies at Hussein Chalayan Studio, London, 2010.

Newcastle Art College, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, 2006.

Residencies and Awards:

Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, Italy. 2023.

ACS Studio Prize Winner. 2022.

Delphian Open Call Winner. 2022.

Borgo Pignano Residency, Tuscany, Italy. 2019.

Colin Barnes Drawing Award. 2011.


Haunted by Paradise, Wilder Gallery & Delphian Gallery, London. 2024.

Venus as a Boy, Maison Bertaux, London. 2021.


Al Dente; Feast for the senses, Berntson Bhattacharjee, London. 2023.

Shipping Address, Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy. 2023.

Disrupted Harmony, Public Service Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. 2023.

Group Commission for Hauser & Wirth Somerset for the Art Farm Shop Mayfair, London. 2023.

Papier, Delphian Gallery, France. 2023.

ACS Winners Group Show, Gurr Johns, London. 2023.

Ralph Lauren Group Show, Mayfair Flagship Store, London. 2023.

Wild Things, Hexum Gallery, Vermont, USA. 2023

Paint Talk Group Show, VO Curations, London 2022.

Delphian Open Call Winner’s Show, Unit1 Gallery, London. 2022.

African Fashion Exhibition, V&A, London and touring internationally. 2022.

Emergence, Hew Hood Gallery, London. 2022.

Missing you, Windsor Castle, Windsor. 2022.

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, London and national tour. 2022.

I’ll be your Mirror, Boisdale, London. 2022.

Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize. 2021.

Maison Bertaux Summer Show, Maison Bertaux, London. 2020.

Best of the Drawing Year, Christies, London. 2019.

Royal Drawing School Show, Royal Drawing School, London. 2019.

Royal Drawing School - Drawing Year Open Studio Show / Space Studios Hackney, London. 2019.

Residency Group Show, Borgo Pignano, Tuscany, Italy. 2019.

Maison Bertaux Summer Show, Maison Bertaux, London. 2019.

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, London and national tour. 2016.

Graduate Show, Central Saint Martins, London. 2011.


Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Sir Paul Smith Collection.

Sir Mike Moritz Collection.

Private collections in Africa, Europe, UK and USA.

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