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.

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Gilhooly, David – Cream Pie

David Gilhooly
Cream Pie, 1977
Ceramic
3 X 6 X 6
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Happy Birthday Frog Fred

David Gilhooly
Happy Birthday Frog Fred, 1979
Ceramic
6 X 10 X 10
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Frog Cheeseburger On Kaiser Roll

David Gilhooly
Frog Cheeseburger On Kaiser Roll, 1977
Ceramic
5 X 4 X 5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Frog A La Mode

David Gilhooly
Frog A La Mode, 1987
Ceramic
6 X 5 X 5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Frog Fudgsicle

David Gilhooly
Frog Fudgesicle, 1978
Ceramic
2 X 3 X 8
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Frog Cupcake, Yellow

David Gilhooly
Frog Cupcake, Yellow, 1978
Ceramic
3.5 X 3 X 3
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Frog Cupcake, Blue

David Gilhooly
Frog Cupcake, Blue, 1978
Ceramic
3.5 X 3 X 3
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Frog Eclair

David Gilhooly
Frog Eclair, 1975
Ceramic
4 X 2.5 X 5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Chocolate Donut

David Gilhooly
Chocolate Donut, 1971 (6 quantity)  |  1974 (1 quantity)
Ceramic
1.5 X 3 X 3
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Frog Burger

David Gilhooly
Frog Burger, 1982
Ceramic
5 X 3.5 X 3.5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream Cone

David Gilhooly
Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream Cone, c. 1980
Ceramic
8 X 3 X 3
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Grape Frogsicle

David Gilhooly
Grape Frogsicle, 1971
Ceramic
3 x 4 X 7.5
SOLD

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