David Gilhooly (1943 - 2013)

Biography

David Gilhooly was born in Auburn, California, and  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 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.

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Francisco, California), 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), Stanford University (Palo Alto, California), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands), the University of Arizona Art Collections (Tempe, Arizona), 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.

Gilhooly died of complications related to cancer on August 21, 2013.

David Gilhooly, Venus Of Frogendorf, 1979

David Gilhooly
Venus of Frogendorf, 1979
Ceramic sculpture
15 X 24 X 15
$3000 Now $2000

David Gilhooly, Drugstore Frogindian, 2006

David Gilhooly
Drug Store Frogindian, 2006
Ceramic sculpture
17 X 12 X 12
$2500 Now $1800

Exhibition Posters

David Gilhooly This Is Not Art Summer ’82

David Gilhooly
This Is Not Art – Summer ’82
Exhibition Poster
24 X 18
Unframed
$60

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David Gilhooly Witches’ Sabbath

David Gilhooly
Witches’ Sabbath, c. 1970
Ceramic
18 X 10 X 10

David Gilhooly, Giant Frog Burger

David Gilhooly
Giant Frog Burger, 1994
Ceramic
17 X 12 X 12

David Gilhooly, Unknown Title, c. 1970

David Gilhooly
Unknown Title, c. 1970
Ceramic sculpture
8 X 8 X 10
SOLD

David Gilhooly, Capt. Kidd, 1970

David Gilhooly
Capt. Kidd, 1970
Ceramic sculpture
5 X 5 X 8
SOLD

David Gilhooly, Untitled, 1980

David Gilhooly
Untitled, 1980
Ceramic
14 X 13 X 8
SOLD

David Gilhooly Untitled Pirate Frog, 1970

David Gilhooly
Untitled Pirate Frog, 1970
Ceramic
9.5 X 5.5 X 4.5
SOLD

David Gilhooly Mickey On The Cross

David Gilhooly
Mickey On The Cross, c. 2008
Ceramic and wood
26 X 20.5 X 5
SOLD

David Gilhooly Free at Last, Free at Last (Frog Demons Escaping the End of the World)

David Gilhooly
Free at Last, Free at Last (Frog Demons Escaping the End of the World), 2005
Ceramic
23 X 14 X 14
SOLD

David Gilhooly Frog Rock

David Gilhooly
Frog Rock, 1967
Signed: ‘ D. Gilhooly’ (middle top)
Ceramic
14 X 14 X 12
SOLD

David Gilhooly Tidal Wave

David Gilhooly
Tidal Wave, 1980
Ceramic
7.5 X 8 X 10
SOLD

David Gilhooly Title Wave

David Gilhooly
Title Wave, 1980
Ceramic
10 X 8 X 9
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Angry Odor

David Gilhooly
Angry Odor, 1977
Signed: ‘D. Gilhooly’ (underside of base)
Ceramic
16 X 8 X 21
SOLD

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