David Gilhooly, also known as David James Gilhooly III (April 15, 1943 - August 21, 2013), was an American ceramicist and printmaker.
Life and work
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 things out of lumber, fur, neon lights and asbestos shingles.
In 1969, Gilhooly met Regina ceramist Victor Cicansky at Davis and, at his suggestion, took a teaching position at the University of Saskatchewan in Regina, Canada. He followed this with seven years at York University, in Toronto, Canada.
In 1982, Gilhooly started exploring the media of Plexiglas, but still produced a multitude of ceramic pieces.
In 1995 Gilhooly moved to Oregon with his second wife Camille Chang.
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), 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.
- Performing Frogs (1982)
- "David Gilhooly dies at 70; a leader of Bay Area funk art movement". latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
- Gilhooly, David. "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- "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.