David Brinley

Associate Professor
008B Recitation Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm

M.F.A., University of Hartford Art School, 2010

B.F.A. with Distinction, Art Center College of Design, 1998

B.F.A., University of Delaware, 1994

David is the Foundations Coordinator of the UD/Art Department. He currently teaches as Lead Instructor of Foundations Drawing and Design as well as Illustration Methods and Topics in the Visual Communications program. David is an industry award winning painter and illustrator represented by NYC agency Gerald & Cullen Rapp. An artist member of the Society of Illustrators, David has lived in Los Angeles and New York City. His characteristic work has been showcased by leading national publishers such as TIME, Newsweek, GQ, GQ London, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and the New York Times magazines to name a few. Numerous personal and editorial works have been selected and published in contemporary Illustration industry annuals including Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators New York and Los Angeles, 3x3 and American Illustration.

A graduate with distinction from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and the University of Hartford Art School (MFA under direction of Murray Tinkelman), David also exhibits gallery works which include past group and solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York. Recent works were exhibited at Robert Berman gallery in Los Angeles and upcoming personal portrait works will be exhibited at the Silpe Gallery in West Hartford, Connecticut and the Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington, DE.


  • 2010 3x3 Illustration Annual #7
    American Illustration Chosen 25, 26, 27, 28
  • 2010 - GQ
  • 2010 - Billboard
  • 2010 - Harper's magazine and Forbes, among others.
  • 2009 - National editorial Illustrations for TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential issue
  • 2009 - Rolling Stone record review
  • 2009 - Entertainment Weekly yearend double issue


  • 2012 - Delaware Division of the Arts: 2012 Individual Artists Fellowship
    Juried award
    Visual Arts: Painting - Established category
    Solo exhibition February 2013 Mezzanine Gallery, Wilmington, DE
  • 2012 - Biggs Museum of American Art Award Winners XII
    Biggs Museum of American Art, July 6 - October 23, 2012 Dover, DE
  • 2012 - Hartford Art School Alumni Juried Exhibition
    Silpe Gallery, West Hartford, CT
    Guest Juror: Sarina Basta Independent Curator
  • 2012 - Society of Illustrators 54th Annual Exhibition
    Society of Illustrators Museum, Uncommissioned and Sequential:
    January 2012 New York, NY
  • 2011 American Illustration Juried Annual 30
    Selected for exhibition in book - 316 selected out of 7,000+ entries
    Csaba, (Personal/Gallery)
  • 2011 Society of Illustrators 54th Annual
    Hugh Stout, (Personal/Gallery)