Dave Channon is a multi-media artist who began his career with an apprenticeship to Joseph Cornell when he was 17. He worked for 25 years in fine art printmaking, collaborating with many important living artists including Red Grooms, Peter Max, Keith Haring, Phillip Guston, Ralph Fasanella, Ron English and Robert Indiana. He also worked for the estates of Pablo Picasso, Erté and Alphonse Mucha.
Channon studied at The Art Student’s League with Robert Beverly Hale, Pratt Institute, SUNY Buffalo BFA graduate. He worked in fine art printmaking, collaborating with many
Channon’s first show was in 1979 at Franklin Furnace, an alternative art space in lower Manhattan. His sculpture has been favorably reviewed in the New York Times (Grace Glueck), the New Yorker, The Village Voice, Art in America, and New York magazine. During the 1990s, Channon focused on video art and had 250 inventive programs on Manhattan Cable TV, satellite broadcast, included in a Venice Biennale, and screened in museums, clubs and galleries. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in The New School, The Brooklyn Museum, Ft. Pierce Art Museum, and galleries in Manhattan and Brooklyn. His paintings have been used to illustrate ecological themes in Mother Earth News and other magazines and web venues.
Since moving to Shandaken in 1999, Channon has exhibited at the Rockefeller Stone Barns in Westchester, the Catskill Mountain Foundation Fine Arts Gallery in Hunter and the Erpf Gallery at the Catskill Center. His sculptures have been shown at Westbeth gallery, Wards Island and Governors Island in NYC, West Point, Leonia NJ Art Walk, Collaborative Concepts outdoor sculpture show in Garrison, 49A Sculpture Park at the Galli-Curci Mansion in Highmount and the Catskill Visitor Center in Mt. Tremper, NY. His work has been in three Kingston Biennials, CCAN outdoor shows in Red Hook, NY and North Bennington Vermont. Channon has exhibited in the 4th and 5th Wilderstein Sculpture Biennials. Visit Channon’s new scrapture installations at Rail Explorers Train Station next to the Emerson Resort, and at the Woodstock Art Exchange on Rt 28.