Davy Fiveash - Bio


Davy Fiveash is an artist originally from southern Georgia. His work introduces a fresh, contemporary look at the Vanitas, or the Dutch Still Life genre of painting which presents themes of the impermanence of life, and man’s vain attempts at self-gain and importance.

This work deconstructs the traditional religious and sociological symbolization of the subject matter, in favor of a purely aesthetic presentation, focusing on the intricate qualities of the physical objects themselves and their external, visual qualities.

Davy currently lives and works in Sacramento, California.



2009        San Francisco Art Institute, MFA
2007        The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Diploma  
2003        Georgia Southern University, BFA

Solo Exhibitions
2014        Asterisk Gallery, Serenade, San Francisco, CA                        
2010        The Cottage Industry Painting Salon, San Francisco, CA
                SOMArts Cultural Center Ramp Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006       The MALE Center, Boston, MA
2005       Hildegaards, Valdosta GA
                Borrell Creek Landing, St. Marys, GA
2004       Radial, Atlanta, GA
                Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014       Asterisk Gallery, The Colors that Shape Us, San Francisco, CA
2013      Campfire Gallery, Touch, San Francisco, CA
               Artworks Downtown, Drawing, San Rafael, CA
2012       Studio 17, selected group exhibition, San Francisco, CA
               M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, Annual Juried Staff Art Show, San Francisco, CA
2011       Incline Gallery, Quality of Line, San Francisco, CA
               M.H deYoung Memorial Museum, Annual Juried Staff Art Show, San Francisco, CA
2010       The Cottage Industry Painting Salon, Tales from the New Lot, San Francisco, CA
               Treehouse Gallery, Under 100, San Francisco, CA
               The Victoria College, Translations, Victoria, TX
               Soap Gallery, Graphic Nature, San Francisco, CA
               Treehouse Gallery, Tiny Wonders, San Francisco, CA       
2009      Studio Gallery, Tiny, November, San Francisco, CA
               Verge Gallery, Magic Window, November, Sacramento, CA
               George Krevsky Gallery, Summer Exhibition, July, San Francisco, CA
               SOMArts Cultural Center, Threads, June, San Francisco, CA
               Fort Mason Herbst Pavillion, Vernisage, May, San Francisco, CA
               Diego Rivera Gallery, Dig, May, San Francisco, CA                                                  
2008      Swell Gallery, Composing Biology, San Francisco, CA    
               Diego Rivera Gallery, Drawing, San Francisco, CA
2007      The 42 Longshot Society, Jonestown, Boston, MA
               SMFA, Annual Juried Drawing Show, Boston, MA
               SMFA, Boston, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Boston, MA
2006      SMFA, Boston, Close Proximity, Boston, MA
               SMFA, Boston, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Boston, MA
2004      he B Complex, Vice, Atlanta, GA
              Mountain View Arts Center, Celebrate the Figure, Atlanta, GA
2002      Contemporary Art Center, Macon, GA

Benefits and Shows
2012        Studio 17, Artspan Annual Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
                111 Minna St. Gallery, Sketch Tuesday, San Francisco, CA
2011         Fenwick and West L.L.P., Pride Law Fund Art Auction, San Francisco, CA
2009       Root Division, Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA
                Space Gallery, Tweaker With an Axe- Film Benefit, San Francisco, CA
2008       West Bay Conference Center, Art For Kid's Sake, San Francisco, CA
                SOMArts Gallery, Big Deal, San Francisco, CA
                The Stud, Sychronium Films Benefit, San Francisco, CA
2006       Lowe Gallery, Georgia Lawyer's Association Benefit, Atlanta, GA
2004       Project Open Hand, Annual Art Benefit, Atlanta, GA
2003       City Hall East Gallery, Art Papers Annual, Atlanta, GA
2002       Ballroom Studios, Annual Benefit Auction, Atlanta, GA



2014       Serenade, A Series of Portraits by David Fiveash, Jeremy Joven, The New Asterisk    Magazine, June/July, The Food Issue
2014       Aver, San Francisco Design Collective Inaugural Issue, Summer 2014
2006       MALE Center Gets Artsy, William Henderson, IN Newsweekly, July 26, Issue 15

Collections of note
              Dr. Richard Marshall, Boston, MASS Art College of Art and Design, Board Member            
              Gina Shock, San Francisco, The Go-Go’s