David Sackett is an artist born in Miami, Florida and currently living and working in the Charlotte, NC area. With a distinct interest in the object as a negotiation between concept and physicality, he creates work that embraces idiosyncrasy while questioning larger cultural contexts. David often collaborates with his partner Liliya Zalevskaya. David received a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia.
"It is within this syntax that viewers must locate these works' subjective significations... Despite the essential emptiness of Sackett’s visual signifers, their systemization and the viewer’s affective response thereto open the door to cognition, and thereby establish a reciprocal investment of meaning for the artwork and inner posture for its viewer." - Amy Malleck
Printed items are available through Printed Matter, Inc.
2012 - Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. (Fellowship Recipient)
2009 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. (Cum Laude)
Eighth Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Amelia Center Gallery, Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL.
The Hudgens 1st National Cup Exhibition, The Hudgens Center for the Arts
Home Grown, Cornelius Art Center, Cornelius, NC.
A Visual Harvest, Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Gaston College, Dallas, NC.
Fifty Years of Visual Excellence, Invitational, Rauch Gallery, Dallas, NC.
Parts and Labor, Rauch Gallery, Gaston College, Dallas, NC.
UNCC Short Film Festival, Best Experimental Short.
Multiplicity: 2013 Biennial Alumni Exhibition, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
Antipode Transportation System, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA.
Bang!, Power Plant Productions, Philadelphia, PA.
The Merger, Spare Room, Greensboro, NC.
America’s Children’s Home, Dugg Dugg, Charlotte, NC.
Southern Holiday, Dugg Dugg, Charlotte, NC.
Dysfunctional Family, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
A Visual Harvest, Rauch Gallery, Dallas, NC.
Annual Student Juried Exhibition, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
One Fine Day, Charlotte, NC, Installation on the campus of UNCC.
2015 - Present
Art Department and Gallery Technician, Davidson College, Davidson, NC.
Adjunct Instructor, Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC.
Adjunct Instructor, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC.
Adjunct Instructor, Gaston College, Dallas, NC.
2011 - 2012
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. (Fellowship Recipient)
2006 - 2010
Sculpture Studio Technician, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
2005 - 2009
Teacher of the Year Awards, Lincoln County Schools, Lincolnton, NC.
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