about the artist

David Brodsky is internationally known award-winning graphic designer and photographer. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, David graduated from the Kiev Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design in 1974. He started his professional journey in the field of Graphic Design, working as a Graphic Designer and Creative Director in the Soviet Union, Italy and the United States.

David’s passion for photography developed into a full obsession about a decade ago. The heart of his photographic work is a search for the soul of things. The images in David's photos are sometimes contemplative and sometimes funny, while at other times carrying an uncanny mood and striking poeticism.

Ansel Adams said once: “You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” This is what drives David’s work – a lifetime of experiences that allows him to capture telling moments that shed light on truth, emotion and humanity.

“Art is not what you see, 
but what you make others see.” 

― Edgar Degas


Perceptions. Solo exhibition, 2017
The David Strawn Art Gallery, Jacksonville, Illinois

Art St. Louis XXXIII, The Exhibition. Juried exhibition, 2017
Art St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

Tell Me A Story. Juried exhibition, 2017
The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri

100 Expressions of 100 Days. Group exhibition, 2017
NPR Illinois. Springfield, Illinois

Through a Jewish Lens. Group exhibition, 2017
Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois

Moodscapes. Solo exhibition, 2016 
Sangamo Club, Springfield, Illinois

From the Land of Lincoln. Group exhibition, 2016 
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, Illinois

Culture of Images. Juried exhibition, 2016
Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois

Translations. H.D. Smith Gallery, 2016 
SAA Collective (Featured Artist) Springfield, Illinois

Moments. Solo exhibition, 2015 
Sangamo Club, Springfield, Illinois

Venezia. Solo exhibition, 2013 
Café Andiamo, Springfield, Illinois

2014-2017 Various member exhibitions 
SAA Collective at the H.D. Smith Gallery, Springfield, Illinois

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