B 1988 Edinburgh · Edinburgh College of Art 2006 - 2010 · Currently working in Scottish Borders
From the Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul & the National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome, to Mansion House and the Royal Academy in London, David Cass has exhibited in a wide range of multidisciplinary venues and festivals. Parisian author and historian Roger Rotmann comments that ‘in order to comprehend the true core of Cass’ work – the tension, the voltage that runs through it – one must observe it in the flesh’. Cass creates three-dimensional wall-based artworks depicting real & imagined sea, land & city-scenes using exclusively antique materials. He recently received Winsor & Newton’s top award at the Royal Watercolour Society in London for his original contemporary projects in the watercolour medium. Cass is represented chiefly by The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, where he has held three solo exhibitions since graduating in 2010 from Edinburgh College of Art. His next exhibition with The Scottish Gallery is slated to take place this coming January (2017) during the gallery's 175th anniversary celebrations.
Upon graduation David received a Royal Scottish Academy scholarship to Florence, Italy. This event had great influence on his practice – his current projects still make reference to the city. Furthermore, since those first weeks spent working abroad as a newly graduated artist, Cass has made travel a key component of his practice, as well as his exhibition activities. He has participated in projects worldwide, and has artworks in many important collections. Exhibition, project, event & award details can be found by exploring the above menu.