About the Artist

David Bonagurio is a figure painter who was born in Houston, Texas in 1987 and currently lives and works in Utica, New York.

He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2009 and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Syracuse University in 2014.

David's work has become primarily drawing and painting, in which he uses figurative imagery to address personal and larger social issues which affect perspective and perception.



•Syracuse University, 2011 - 2014, MFA, Painting

•Maryland Institute College of Art, 2010 - 2011, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art

•Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2005 - 2009, BFA, Drawing



•Edith Barrett Gallery, Utica, Ny 2018 (solo)

•Triangle Lab, Utica, Ny 2017 (solo)

•A Collection of Unconnected Noises Made on a Single Subject - Anthem Gallery, San Antonio, Tx 2017 (solo)

•Manifest Gallery - Magnitude Seven, Cincinnati, Oh 2017

•CAE Faculty Show - SOA Gallery, Utica, Ny 2016

•Interactive Lines - Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, Nc 2015

•This Way Out NYC - Rouge Space Gallery, New York, Ny 2014

•This Way Out - SU Art Gallery, Syracuse, Ny 2014

•Kingdom Animalia - Dodds and Eders Gallery, Sag Harbor, Ny 2013

•Art Hamptons - Bridgehampton, Ny 2012

•Inherent Abstractions - Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse, Ny 2012 (solo)

•Modus Operandi - Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany 2011

•ART SD - San Diego, Ca 2011

•MyHouse Opening Night - Hollywood, Ca 2009



•Matcovsky, Samantha (2017), Gravity, Turbulence and a Shift of Reality: The Graphite Work of 

David Bonagurio, Huffington Post, link to article

•Travers, Julia (2017), David Bonagurio: “To Stay in a Place Where I Can Continue to Make Work on my Terms.”, Ask Artists, link to article

•Vogl, Sydney. “Capturing Fluidity: The Intricate Work of David Bonagurio.” Art of the Times, 29 Nov. 2017, 

pp. 50–51. link to article

•Webster, Andrew (2017), Depth, Design, and David Bonagurio, Fine Art Today, link to article

•Zinderman, Carly (2017), Artist David Bonagurio’s Path to Unconventional Canvases and Identity Through Graphite,  JustLuxe, link to article

•Welden, Dan. The art of solar plate. Sag Harbor, Ny: Watson-Guptill, . Print. 

(not yet released) Contributed a solar plate etching entitled “Cattle” 2012




•Artist’s League Studios, Minneapolis, Mn   7/2009 - 7/2010



•PrattMWP - Utica, Ny 2016, Adjunct Professor: Light, Color, Design

      College Prep - Foundations


•Kirkland Art Center - Clinton, Ny 2016,  Instructor: Portrait Painting


•PrattMWP - Utica, Ny 2015, Instructor: Screen Printing


•4A Arts Enrichment, Dr. Weeks Elementary, Syracuse University - Syracuse, Ny  2014

  Associate Instructor: Arts Enrichment Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5


•Syracuse University - Syracuse, Ny  2011 - 2014

  Instructor of Record: Figure Drawing, Drawing and Painting for Non-Art Majors



Other Positions:

•Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College - Clinton, Ny 7/2015 - present