BFA, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1982
David Moreno Gallery Art
Feature Inc., New York, NY
Raices Taller 222, Tucson, AZ
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Neuberger Berman Art Collection, New York, NY
The artist David Moreno takes a madcap approach to rule-based art, making works that follow specific geometries but at the same time rebel against them, straining towards a spirit of anarchic disorder. Inspired by the movies of David Lynch, Moreno early in his career worked with photography and film—mounting a 16mm movie camera on a rotating pedestal and spinning it around, for instance—but he is best known for his obsessive drawings, which he sometimes renders freehand, sometimes with draughtsman's tools.
A favorite of curators and critics (and sometimes both: he was included in a 1990 show co-curated by Jerry Saltz), Moreno was featured in such exhibitions as MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2005, Modern Starts: The Raw and the Cooked (2000) at the Museum of Modern Art, and the survey Revelations: David Moreno at the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase.