David Kammerzell was born in Houston, TX but was raised and lives in Denver, CO. He attended Arizona State University and Metropolitan State College in Denver studying Fine Art. In the mid '80's he began a career as an illustrator. He had many clients including Coors, Playboy, and Keystone Ski Resort. In the early 90's he began working in television creating graphic animations for CBS Channel 4 in Denver. Three years later he moved over to Starz, a premium cable network that has more than 17 channels. David received many industry awards there including regional Emmys. He was promoted several times, eventually to the Department Head. During all of that time David painted on the side whenever time would allow. Early in 2013, after nearly 20 years at Starz, he left his position there to pursue painting full time.
Kammerzell paints objects, landscapes, figures, and collage-type imagery infused with a distinctly romantic air. He seeks to put the viewer in a time machine, but one where the boundaries of memory and longing are blurred. Is that the way it really was? Or do we wish to remember it that way?
All of his paintings are grounded in visually strong compositions and executed in vibrant colors. He is influenced by pop culture and the great illustrators of the early 20th century. Either overtly or subtly, these influences are usually prevalent. His work often includes the juxtaposition of natural and man-made environments.
Selected Exhibitions 2015 Old Traditions/New Frontiers, Abend Gallery - Denver, CO
2014 24th Annual Holiday Miniatures Group Show, Abend Gallery - Denver, CO
2014 small work-BIG TALENT Group Show, Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA
2014 Group Show, Dab Art - Ventura, CA
2014 All Colorado Group Show, Curtis Arts & Humanities - Greenwood Village, CO
2014 10x10x10xTieton Group Show, Mighty Tieton Warehouse - Tieton WA
2014 Absolutely Incredible Group Show, Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA
2014 Denver Overture Group Show, Blue Sage Center for the Arts - Paonia, CO
2014 Intersections Group Show, Redline Gallery - Denver, CO
2014 Solo Show, Von Tornow Gallery - Denver, CO
2013...it's...small... Group Show, Honorable Mention, Fredericksburg Center For Creative Arts - Fredericksburg, VA
2013 Bring Us Your Dead - Dia de los Muertos Group Show, Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA
2013 Small Works Big Talent Group Show, Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA
2013 All Things Considered Group Show, Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA
2013 4th Place Award for Painting Category, 5th Place Award for Top 10 Overall Winning Artists, Special Merit Award - Cityscapes Group Show, Light Space & Time - On Line Gallery
2005-2013 All Colorado Show, Curtis Arts & Humanities - Greenwood Village, Colorado - Juried Exhibition
2005, 2009 All Colorado Show Juried Exhibitions - Foot Hills Art Center - Golden, CO