David Gildersleeve was born on October 14th, 1968 in the great state of Texas. Through reading comic books in his childhood, he sparked his interest in art at an early age. After earning his MFA, he accepted a position as a teacher of sequential art at SCAD In Savannah, Georgia. David has had a successful career as a painter, illustrator, storyteller, and educator. His work has been featured in many art galleries across the country and has been published in several magazines as well including The Mac Monitor, Comic’s Pro Magazine, and Playboy. David’s other accomplishments include creating the artwork for the Williamsburg Jazz Festival and having his own TED Talk where he spoke about his artwork. Through his unique style- he is able to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.
David’s work is currently showing in galleries all around the country such as A.T. Hun Gallery in Savannah, GA, Art Mecca in Charleston, SC, The Green Room in Key West, FL, Kress Emporium in Asheville, NC, MedArt Galleries in Dunkirk, Maryland, and Quirks of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has also had various art shows at the Art Fusion Gallery in Miami, FL, Wilkes Art Gallery in North Wilkesboro, NC, Rocky Mount Art Gallery in Rocky Mount, NC, and Knoxville Emporium in Knoxville, TN.
David sadly passed away in October 2019. His positive, nostalgic artwork has continued to live on and leave a lasting impact on those who find joy in his work.