'OFF-KILTER' at 601Artspace

88 Eldridge St, NYC

Apr 24 - May 30, 2021
gallery hours Thurs - Sun, 1-6pm

Group exhibition curated by David Howe, Sara Shaoul, Robert Blake, Jennifer Dalton, and Marie-Noële Guex

Shay Arick
Peter Cain
Maurizio Cattelan
Luigi Ghirri
Ellen Harvey
Min Jung Kwak & Kwang Min Kim
Mernet Larsen
Gracelee Lawrence
Christian Marclay
David Opdyke
Gabriel Orozco
Charles Ray
Andreas Rentsch
Simón Vega


A Conversation with David Opdyke, Catherine Chalmers, James Prosek, Lauren Redniss, and Lawrence Weschler

Hosted by Mana Contemporary

archived here  

THE BROOKLYN RAIL, The New Social Environment #188

This Land: A Conversation with David Opdyke, Lawrence Weschler, and Maya Wiley

archived here  

'This Land' book

with Essay and Commentary by Lawrence Weschler
and an afterward by Maya Wiley, who is now running for Mayor of NYC...
The Monacelli Press, a division of Phaidon

buy it here  

see it here  

THIS LAND at Mana Contemporary

Oct 15, 2020 - Jan 15, 2021
by appointment only, with occupancy limits per CDC guidelines

NATURAL DISCOURSE presents David Opdyke at Levy Art + Architecture

Oct 3 - Nov 11, 2020
2501 Bryant St
San Francisco CA

Animations, postcards, and flags
curated by Shirley Alexandra Watts


First, check out my latest scripted web animation 'electable' (in works > 2020)
If you like it... and want your own standalone copy (no browser needed)...

download it [Windows]
download it [Mac]

Mac version is untested: please report any feedback


'This Land' on view at Weinberg/Newton Gallery
Nov 3, 2019 - Jan 30, 2020

Presentation and talk with Josh Mogerman, National Media Director for the NRDC.
Columbia College Chicago. Nov 3, 2019.
Full video below. Josh comes in at 18:30


Kunsthal Rotterdam, NL
Feb 7 - May 26, 2019

[this piece disappeared into the ether in 2006. I got paid, which was great, but I had no idea where the work went. Now I know: the KRC Collection  
So it's great to see that it is out in the world, and not in a crate, in a warehouse, in New Jersey]


'In Hundreds of Vintage Postcards, Americana Meets the Apocalypse'  
by Patrick Rogers. April 23, 2019

ARTICLE -- Adventure Journal

'David Opdyke’s Americana Postcards Contain an Environmental Twist'  
by Justin Housman. Apr 25, 2019

REVIEW -- Hyperallergic

'Seeking Beauty as the World Falls Apart'  
by Sarah Rose Sharp. Feb 22, 2019

REVIEW -- Detroit Art Review

by Ryan Standfest. Feb 9, 2019  


The University of Michigan Institute of Humanities Gallery

Ann Arbor MI
Jan 25 - Feb 27, 2019

A panel discussion starring Lauren Sandler  
Jan 25, 4pm
A conversation with the inestimable Lawrence Weschler  
Feb 22, 1pm

But also, the premiere of this thing...

This Land

REVIEW -- The New York Times

'Dismal Future? Do Something'  
by Lawrence Weschler. Arts and Leisure Section, D15. Jan 21, 2019

Florida Film Festival

Another screening of 'Clean Slate'
Maitland FL
April 12-21, 2019

Florida Film Fest logo

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Second screening of 'Clean Slate'
Ann Arbor MI
March 26-31, 2019

AAFF logo

NYFA Fellowship, Painting 2018

Excited to get this for my hand-modified postcards!

Full list of 2018 Awardees  

2018 Sidewalk Film Festival

Screening of 'Clean Slate'
My first film festival!
Birmingham AL
August 20, 2018

Sidewalk logo

NYTimes Sunday Review cover

Great graphic design gig!
Sunday Review, April 5, 2017

NY Times Sundeay Review illustration


Hardcover book with images of 92 hand-modified postcards  
36 copies, $45 each.
order: david@davidopdyke.com


Sept 9 - Oct 22, 2016
reception: Sept 8, 2016

Magnan Metz Gallery
521 West 26 St
New York, NY

window view



Apr 25 - May 31, 2014
reception: April 24, 2014

Magnan Metz Gallery
521 West 26 St
New York, NY

window view

view the night before the opening (more images coming soon)

Paris Photo

Grand Palais, Paris, France
Nov 15 - 18, 2012

Expo Chicago 2012

Navy Pier, Chicago IL
Sept 20 - Sept 23, 2012



Ola Kolehmainen, Edward Burtynksy, Alan Rath, David Opdyke, Ingo Günther

June 12 - July 20, 2012
reception: Thursday, June 12 6-8pm

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 West 24 St
New York, NY

the 2%

This is honestly the shortest and sweetest take on my work I have ever read: www.thetwopercent.com

PHOTO ESSAY by Justin Lane:

Making of a New York gallery show

- Images by Justin Lane



Press Release

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 West 24 St
New York, NY


Kunsthal KAdE (Amersfoort, the Netherlands)
Sept 23, 2011 - Jan 8, 2012

Short List: Amy Bennett, Olivier Boberg, Michael Borremans, Sonja Braas, Eelco Brand, Balthasar Burkhard, James Casebere, Gregory Crewdson, Croy & Elser, Cao Fei, Miklos Gaal, Naoya Hatakeyama, Willem van den Hoed, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Krijn de Koning, Martin Luijendijk, Otobong Nkanga, Miyuki Okuyama, Hans Op de Beeck, David Opdyke, Jan Ros, Frank van der Salm, Michael Samuels, Joel Sternfeld, Thomas Struth, Luc Tuymans, Ulrich Vogl, Robert Voit, Hans Wilschut, Edwin Zwakman


Sept 22 - Nov 13, 2011

Curated by Peter Scott. A re-presentation of an exhibition at Momenta Art in 2002

Nancy Chunn, Barbara Cliffe, Jody culkin, Ken Freedman, Komar and Melamid, Ruth Liberman & Andrew Weinstein, Ligorano/Reese, David Opdyke, Sante Scardillo, Christy Rupp, Thomas Sherrod, Heidi Schlatter, Michael Wilson

carriage trade
62 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013


Coverage of "FIGURE IT OUT"
Aired July 25-29, 2011

Five video segments on art in NYC public schools
My piece is highlighted in parts 1 and 5 [UPDATE: the videos are no longer archived online with NY1. Sorry]

Yaddo Artist Residency

July 1 - 24, 2011
Saratoga NY


Peter Campus, Adam Cvijanovic, Joe Fig, Malia Jensen, Simon Lee, David Opdyke

June 23 - July 29, 2011
reception: Thursday, June 23 6-8pm

Cristin Tierney
546 W 29th St
New York, NY 10001


an installation on the lobby ceiling of the

Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities
2 Columbus Circle, NYC
June 7 - Sept 18, 2011


Including: Matthew Albanese, Amy Bennett, James Casebere, Mat Collishaw, Bethany de Forest, Thomas Doyle, Gregory Euclide, Joe Fig, Peter Feigenbaum, Patrick Jacobs, Kim Keever, Frank Kunert, Ji Lee, Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz, Didier Massard, Charles Matton, Michael McMillen, Lori Nix, David Opdyke, Liliana Porter, Jonah Samson, Charles Simonds, Michael Paul Smith, Tracey Snelling, Paolo Ventura, and Alan Wolfson, among others.


ADAA Art Show

March 2-6, 2011

Park Avenue Armory, Park Av at 67th St.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Booth A23
Wed-Sat 12-8, Sun 12-6



A permanent installation at a new Public School: PS163 Bath Beach, Brooklyn

Commissioned by the NYC Department of Education and the NYC School Construction Authority Public Art for Public Schools Program, in collaboration with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program

Many thanks to Richard Humann for his installation help

Richard and me hanging airplanes

Grace from the SCA, Kelly from Percent for Art




A permanent installation at Niskayuna High School, Niskayuna NY

[Completed September 2010]

Made in collaboration with the students of NHS

Many thanks to: Scott Walroth, District Director of Art Education for Niskayuna Central Schools, and: Richard DeSimony, who sourced the steel and whose Fabrication Lab students cranked out the plywood cleats



Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC

May 15 - June 26, 2010
reception: Saturday, May 15 6-8pm

A collaboration with Creative Capital

A large-scale group exhibition of more than fifty artists whose works are based on a recycling of the past and bold transformation.

Udi Aloni, Eleanor Antin, Cory Arcangel, Ina Archer, Kenseth Armstead, Conrad Atkinson, Brandon Ballengeé, Guy Ben-Ner, Sanford Biggers, Chris Burden, Luca Buvoli, Nick Cave, Gordon Cheung, Sue Coe, Liz Cohen, Brody Condon, Keith Cottingham, Chris Doyle, eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger), Alessandra Exposito, Roy Ferdinand, Terry Fox, Yishay Garbasz, Rico Gatson, George Gittoes, Leon Golub, Brent Green, Jane Hammond, Kelly Heaton, Christine Hill, Shih-Chieh Huang, Junky Styling (Kerry Seager & Annika Sanders), Peggy Jarrell Kaplan, Suzanne Lacy, Deborah Lawrence, Jae Rhim Lee, Ellen Levy, Jane Marsching, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, David McDevitt, Lori Nix, David Opdyke, Pepón Osorio, Sarah H. Paulson, Frank Perrin, William Pope L, Erika Roth, Christy Rupp, Jason Salavon, Alan Scarritt, Dread Scott, Andrew Sendor, Marie Sester, Paul Shambroom, Todd Siler, Eve Sussman with Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, Mark Tribe, Mark Wagner, Carrie Mae Weems, Hannah Wilke


China Blue, Lars Chelberg, Solange Fabião, Heide Hatry, Brian Knep, David Opdyke, Roxy Paine, Osmo Rauhala

Curated by Richard Humann

May 4 - May 29, 2010
reception: Wednesday, May 5 6-8pm

580 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: 212.354.7333

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program

Michael Berryhill, Rhona Bitner, David Brooks, Benjamin Dowell, Kate Gilmore, Michael Greathouse, Josephine Halvorson, Jaya Howey, Sangram Majumdar, David Opdyke, Nathlie Provosty, Claire Sherman, Jenny Snider, Rob Swainston, Michael Waugh, Ishmael Randall Weeks, Karla Wozniak

Fri, April 23: 6-9pm
Sat, April 24: 2-6pm
..Phong Bui in conversation with David Levi Strauss 1-2pm..
Sun, April 25: 12-5pm

20 Jay Street, Suite 720
in DUMBO, Brooklyn NY

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program

Sept 1, 2009 - August 26, 2010
Brooklyn NY

Yaddo Artist Residency

June 29 - July 19, 2009
Saratoga NY

Themes and Variations:
On the Use of Repetition in 21st Century Art

A guerrilla exhibition curated by Cristin Tierney: Joe Fig, Robert Lazzarini, Ryan McGinness, David Opdyke, Catherine Ross, Eve Sussman, and Mark Dean Veca

548 West 28 St, 2nd floor
New York NY

May 8 - June 15, 2009
reception: Friday, May 8, 6-8 pm

Special Editions Residency

Lower East Side Printshop
New York NY

2,191 Days and Counting

site-specific installation  Freedom?

Benefit exhibition for Iraq Veterans Against the War
PowerHouse Arena
32 Main St, DUMBO, Brooklyn NY

March 5 - 22, 2009
reception: Saturday, March 7, 6-8 pm
(performance from 8-10 pm)

David Opdyke: Land of Plenty

Wright Museum of Art
Beloit College, Beloit WI

February 13 - March 29, 2009
reception: Friday, February 13, 6-8 pm

David Opdyke: Manifest Destination

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC

September 6 - October 11, 2008
reception: Saturday, September 6, 6-8 pm


Art From Anxious Times

The Art Students League of New York

October 1 - 27, 2008
Reception: Thursday, October 2, 6-8 pm

including Maya Lin, Jean-Pierre Roy, David Opdyke, Joan Fontcuberta,
Dozier Bell, Robert Selwyn and others.

Who Gets What: a political show

David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago IL

September 5 - October 18, 2008
reception: Friday, September 5, 5-8 pm

Artists and War:

Siah Armajani, Hanna Hannah, Daniel Heyman, David Opdyke, Minguel Angel Rojas, Adrienne Noelle Werge

North Dakota Museum of Art
Grand Forks, ND

February 10 - March 30, 2008

David Opdyke: Plan C

University Art Museum
University at Albany, Albany NY

February 5 - April 6, 2008

reception Tuesday February 5: 5-7pm
Artist talk Monday March 3, 7pm

2 sculptures, 15 drawings, and an installation: "Mixed Messages"

Visions of Concern:

Tara Donovan, Maya Lin, David Opdyke and Margaret Wertheim

curated by Lawrence Weschler
in association with the Chicago Humanities Festival

David Weinberg Collection
Chicago, IL

October 26 - December 29, 2007


Roebling Hall, NYC

May 4 - May 26, 2007
reception: Fri, May 4, 6-8 pm

Installation from "Models as Muse" exhibition lands in New York.

Models as Muse:

Roderick Buchanan, Christine Hiebert, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, and David Opdyke

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA

January 27 - March 18, 2007
reception: Fri, January 26, 5:30-7:30 pm
artists talk at 5 pm


University Art Museum
University at Albany, Albany NY

January 18 - April 1, 2007
reception: Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 5-7 p.m.

including Bill Adams, Yasser Aggour, Melanie Baker, Jesse Bercowetz and Matt Bua, Geoffrey Chadsey, Enrique Chagoya, Chuck Close, Robert Colescott, James Esber, Llyn Foulkes, Wayne Gonzales, Jonathan Herder, Diango Hernández, David Humphrey, Komar and Melamid, Andrew Lenaghan, Kerry James Marshall, Rachel Mason, Dave McKenzie, David Opdyke, Greta Pratt, Justin Richel, Peter Saul, Martin Schoeller, Robert Terry, Brian Tolle, Jeffrey Vallance, Andy Warhol, Phil Whitman, and Martin Wilner

The Virginia Quarterly Review

"Miniature Monuments: The Sculptures of David Opdyke"
by Lawrence Weschler

Winter 2007 issue, p. 136-143