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David Remfry studied at Hull College of Art from 1959 to 1964.
Remfry had his first solo show in London in 1973 and has since had more than 50 international solo exhibitions.
His first show in the United States was at the Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles in 1980. He has exhibited regularly since then at galleries in New York, Los Angeles and Florida and in 2002 had a solo exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, Museum of Modern Art affiliate, which was curated by Alanna Heiss and Daniel Marzona.
Solo museum shows in England include the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, (1975 and 2005) Middlesbrough Art Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He has exhibited many times at galleries in Holland and Germany.
An international touring retrospective of his DANCERS paintings opened in 2002 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida and at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH in March 2004. The exhibition toured to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England in May 2005 and the Ferens Art Gallery in November 2005. An extensive catalogue of the DANCERS series has been published by the Boca Raton Museum of Art to coincide with its tour and includes essays by Dore Ashton, Edward Lucie-Smith and Carter Ratcliff and an interview with Alanna Heiss.
He was appointed the Eranda Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy Schools in 2016. David Remfry lives and works in London and New York.
Recent Solo Exhibitions include:
National Portrait Gallery 1992
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, Museum of Modern Art affiliate 2001
Neuhoff Gallery, New York City 2001
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida 2002
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida 2002
Victoria and Albert Museum, London ‘Fashion Into Art: David Remfry Drawings for Stella McCartney’ 2003
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio 2004
Neuhoff Gallery, New York City 2004
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England 2005
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, England 2005
Carol Craven Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, Maine 2006
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida 2007
Bass Museum of Art, Florida
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida
British Museum, London
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Contemporary Art Society, London
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Middlesbrough Art Gallery, England
Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul
National Portrait Gallery, London
New Orleans Museum of Art
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida
Museo Rayo, Roldanillo, Colombia
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
The Museum at Florida International University, Miami, Florida
The Royal Collection, Windsor, England
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England