David Gilhooly

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‘The Windshield Sam Francis’, hand-colored etching and aquatint by David Gilhooly, 2001

David Gilhooly, also known as David James Gilhooly III (April 15, 1943 - August 21, 2013), was an American ceramicist and printmaker.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Auburn, California, he graduated from the University of California, Davis with a BA in 1965 and an MA in 1967.


Gilhooly, together with Robert Arneson, Peter Vandenberge, Chris Unterseher and Margaret Dodd, working together in TB-9 (temporary building 9) were what was later to be called, The Funk Ceramic Movement of the San Francisco Bay Area. David left TB-9 for one semester to become Manuel Neri's assistant and started making art out of lumber, fur, neon lights and asbestos shingles.

In 1969, Gilhooly met Regina, Saskatchewan ceramicist Victor Cicansky at Davis and, at his suggestion, took a teaching position at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He followed this with seven years at York University, in Toronto, Canada.[2]

In 1995 Gilhooly moved to Oregon with his second wife Camille Chang.[1]


Gilhooly died of complications related to cancer on August 21, 2013 at his home in Newport, Oregon.[1]

Public collections[edit]

The Arizona State University Art Collections (Tempe, Arizona), the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Francisco, California), the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey), the Little Rock Art Center (Little Rock, Arkansas), the Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Canada), the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, Florida), the Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, California), the Palm Springs Desert Museum (Palm Springs, California), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), the San Antonio Museum of Art (San Antonio, Texas), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, California), the San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose, California), the Anderson Collection at Stanford University (Palo Alto, California),[3] the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands), the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City) are among the public collections holding works by David Gilhooly.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "David Gilhooly dies at 70; a leader of Bay Area funk art movement". latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  2. ^ Gilhooly, David. "Curriculum Vitae". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  3. ^ http://anderson.stanford.edu/collection/hoarding-my-frog-food-by-david-gilhooly/
  4. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2013.


  • Baker, Kenneth, David Gilhooly, With Tony Williams, John Natsoulas, Terry Ann Tafoya. Davis, California: John Natsoulas Press, 1992.

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