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 – Chocolate Ice Cream Cone

David Gilhooly
Chocolate Ice Cream Cone, 1981
Ceramic
10 X 3.5 X 3
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Kuro

David Gilhooly
Kuro, 1981
Ceramic
3 X 6 X 6
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Ice Cream Sundae

David Gilhooly
Ice Cream Sundae, 1983
Ceramic
11.5 X 4.5 X 5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Andeu

David Gilhooly
Andeu, 1981
Ceramic
3 X 7 X 9
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Andrea

David Gilhooly
Andrea, 1987
Ceramic
3 X 7 X 9
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Christmas Frog

David Gilhooly
Christmas Frog, 1979
Ceramic
4.5 X 12 X 5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Chocolate Beaver

David Gilhooly
Chocolate Beaver, 1979
Ceramic
6 X 3 X 4
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Kuno

David Gilhooly
Kuno, 1981
Ceramic
2.75 X 8 X 7
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Spotted Brown Dog

David Gilhooly
Spotted Brown Dog, 1984
Ceramic
4.5 X 5 X 8
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Five Frog Dagwood

David Gilhooly
Five Frog Dagwood, 1991
Ceramic
20 X 8 X 8
SOLD

David Gilhooly – Untitled Arc, c. 1980

David Gilhooly
Untitled Arc, c. 1980
Ceramic
11 X 7 X 9
SOLD

David Gilhooly – Neo Greek Urn IV, 1982

David Gilhooly
Neo Greek Urn IV, 1982 (painted in 1983)
Ceramic
11.5 X 14 X 9
SOLD

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