David JP Hooker
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  • Winfield, IL
  • United States
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Art Interests
Art Criticism, Ceramics, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Moving Images, Performance, Sculpture, Theology
Artist / Personal Statement
My current work explores structures I find in my life–physical, cultural and social. I am interested in how I shape and use these structures; and how they, in turn, shape and confine me. My work seeks to examine and understand these structures as well as the forces that create and perpetuate them. It is my hope to use ritual, labor, humor and relational art as a means to examine, understand and potentially combat these structures, both for myself and for culture at large.

These structures are not unique to me or to our time and place. I often reference artworks from other times and places to help make this point. I make no claim that I, as an individual, or we, as a society, are unique or special. On the contrary, it is because we are so ordinary that we are interesting.
Accomplishments / CV
Graduated from Kent State University with an M.F.A. in Ceramics, Furman University with a B.A. in English

Currently Associate Professor of Art at Wheaton College

Permanent Collections: SC State Museum; Greenville County Museum of Art; Fist Charter Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina

Exhibitions include: Packer-Schopf Gallery; Hodges-Taylor Gallery; Virginia Tech; Loyola University; and Milliken University

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