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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Sold Archive

David Gilhooly – Neo Greek Urn #6, 1982

David Gilhooly
Neo Greek Urn #6, 1982
Ceramic
12.5 X 14.5 X 9
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Whirlpool, 1979

David Gilhooly
Whirlpool, 1979
Ceramic
19 X 12 X 12
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Beans & Weenies, 2007

David Gilhooly
Beans & Weenies, 2007
Ceramic
5 X 8 X 6
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Frog A La Mode Green

David Gilhooly
Frog A La Mode, Green, 2008
Ceramic
4 X 4.5 X 4.5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Snail, 1973

David Gilhooly
Snail, 1973
Ceramic
5.5 X 4.5 X 3
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Frog & Pearl, 1982

David Gilhooly
Frog & Pearl, 1982
Ceramic
4 X 4.5 X 4.5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Mac & Cheese

David Gilhooly
Mac & Cheese, 1993
Ceramic
8 X 16 X 8.5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Wheat Chex & Mega Fruit

David Gilhooly
Wheat Chex & Mega Fruit, 1991
Ceramic
5.5 X 7 X 7
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Breakfast Variety Pack

David Gilhooly
Breakfast Variety Pack, 1989 – #12
Ceramic & Box
3.5 X 11 X 11
SOLD

David Gilhooly Wolffrog, 1971

David Gilhooly
Wolffrog & Hathor, 1971
Ceramic
8 X 2 x 2 ea
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Strawberry Shortcake, 1982

David Gilhooly
Strawberry Shortcake, 1982
Ceramic
7 X 3.5 X 3.5
SOLD

Gilhooly, David – Puppy

David Gilhooly
Puppy, 1966
Ceramic
16 X 12 X 5
SOLD

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