David B. Kraisler

 born 1940

David B. Kraisler

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1940         Brooklyn, New York


1970-1971    Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles (studied art – emphasis on sculpture and anatomy)
1961-1966    University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma–Bachelor of Architecture (mentors: Goff & Greene)
1960-           Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Spring Green, Wisconsin; Scottsdale, Arizona


1999 –          Moved to North Idaho, continuing to paint, sculpt, exhibit and play music.
1977-1999    Moved back to Arizona, continuing to paint, sculpt and exhibit.
1974-1976    Owned and operated bronze foundry in Los Angeles, CA.
1966-1972    Worked as an architect Phoenix, Arizona and Los Angeles, California.


2004 North Idaho College-Corner Gallery, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho
2001 Victoria Boyce Galleries, Tucson, Arizona
1998 Ann Marie Stillion Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona
1996 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1994 ’92 ’85 ’82     Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
1992 Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
1990 ’82 Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1989 ’88, ’87 Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Palm Springs, California
1984 ’83, ’82 Kirk DeGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1983 Yuma Fine Art Center, Yuma, Arizona
1982 Tempe Fine Art Center, Tempe, Arizona
1981 Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
1981 Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona – Special Exhibition
1976 Lonny Gans Gallery, Los Angeles, California


2005 Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, Washington
2001 Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT 1992 Seattle Art Fair
1991 Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles
1991 Art Miami ’91, Miami Convention Center, Miami, Florida
1990 ’89,’88,’87     Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
1990 The Best of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Center for the Arts,Scottsdale, Arizona
1989 ProArts Invitational, Palm Springs, California
1989 ’88,’87,’86     L.A. International Contemporary Art Fair,L.A. Convention Center
1988 “The I-40 Connection,” Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
1987 “New West,” Gensler and Associates, Los Angeles, Calif.
1987 Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ 1987 “Artists of the Western States Exhibitions,”
1987 Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Palm Springs, CA 1987″Fine Art For Fine Causes,” AZ
1986 Third Western States Exhibition, sponsored by the Western States Arts Foundation.
1986 Art Aid Auction and Exhibition, Sotheby’s, New York, New York
1986 Amnesty International Exhibition and Auction, Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
1986 Autumn Auction,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
1985 “Masks For Modern Living,” Phoenix Art Museum, Phx., AZ
1985 “Architype III,” loan to Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1983 “Summer Group Show,” Kirk DeGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1982 ‘80  Yuma Invitational, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, Arizona
1982 Arizona Invitational, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
1981 Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix, Arizona
1980 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
1980 Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona
1980 Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix, Arizona
1979 Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona


Shenkar College, Ramat Gan, Israel, sculpture
Arizona State University, Nelson Fine Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, sculpture.
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California, painting, sculpture.
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, sculpture
Runnymede Sculpture Farm, Woodside, California, sculpture.
Inn at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona, painting.
Westamerica, Scottsdale, Arizona, paintings.
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida, sculpture.
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, painting.


1999  Boise State University, Boise, ID
1998  The New Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ
1998  The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1993  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, North Bethesda, MD
1992  Triad Office Park, Lake Success, New York
1991  American Republic Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa
1991  The Baldwin Company,  San Diego, California
1987  Cactus Park, Scottsdale, AZ – Destroyed
1986  Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
1985  Kiwanis Park, Tempe, AZ – Destroyed
1983  Yuma Library, Yuma, AZ
1982  City Government Building, Lake Havasu City, AZ
1982  Tucson Art Center, Tucson, Arizona
1981  Temple Solel, Paradise Valley, AZ
1981  Westridge Shopping Center, Phoenix, AZ
1979  City of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ



2002 “Public art’s debut set for Sandpoint” The Spokesman Review, July 2002
2001 “Local Talent Shines in Exhibit” The Spokesman Review, April 2001
2000 “David Kraisler:  The Architecture of Painting, Bonner County New August 2000
1995 “The Advantages of Ferro-Cement,”  Maquette, December 1995, pp.12-13
1992 “Commissions,” Sculpture (March/April 1992), p. 72.
1991 Hiller, Liz, “Aufbruch Nach Santa Fe,” Madame, no. 6, June 1991, pp. 82-103,cover ill.
1991 “The Theater,” Headquarters Happenings, vol. 3, issue 1, pp.14-15, illus., cover illus.
1990 “David Kraisler: Sculpture 1980-1990,” essay & intro by museum curators: Scott & Kotik
1990 Waldron, Joy, “David Kraisler, Artist,” The Santa Fean, August,1990, pp. 34-36.
1988 Bailey, Patricia. “David Kraisler: Icons of Inner Space,” Art Today, Winter 1988-89.
1988 “Brushstrokes,” Scottsdale Magazine, Winter 1988-89.
1988 ’85   Art Talk
1987 Art and Antiques
1985 Rigberg, Lynn R. “David Kraisler,” Arts, January, 1985, p.86.
1985 Cortright, Barbara. Southwest Profile, Nov.-Dec., pp. 31-34.
1985 Scottsdale Progress
1985 Arizona Republic
1985 City Life, Phoenix, Arizona
1984 Sunset, review, January 1984, p.32.
1984 ’83’82 Los Angeles Times, reviews.
1983 Public Art Connection, Washington D.C.
1983 Art Scene, Los Angeles, California
1982 Cone, Claribel, Artspace, Winter, pp. 36-37. review.
1982 Kotrozo, Carol, Artforum, April p.85. review.
1981 Arizona Arts and Lifestyles (Summer)
1981 Artweek (January)
1981 Portfolio
1981 Art News
1981 Lake Havasu City Sun
1981 Lake Havasu City Herald
1981 ARTnews, Summer, 1981. review.
1981 Scottsdale Progress Weekend (Nov.)
1980 Scottsdale Progress Weekend (Nov., Feb.)
1980 Art Voices South
1980 Arizona Arts and Lifestyle
1980 Phoenix Magazine
1980 ARTnews
1980 Scottsdale Magazine (Spring/Autumn)
1980 Arizona Arts and Lifestyles (Fall/Winter)
1980 Phoenix Gazette
1979 Artweek
1979 Arizona Republic
1979 Arizona Republic
1979 Scottsdale Progress Weekend (Feb., Dec.)
1979 Black Mountain News

David B. Kraisler's Public Art in Greater Des Moines

  David B. Kraisler

 1991  |  Long-Term Collection
  American Enterprise Art Park