Reader in Fine Art
David Osbaldeston is known for working with combined forms of media to produce installations which are often connected by the presence and manipulation of printed matter. His interests in structures of human behaviour and organisation are often realised through reiterative processes of making which unfold in repeating sequences or multiples.
Educated at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam. Manchester, and Sheffield. His work has been exhibited in solo representations at Matt's Gallery, London. The ICA as part of Nought to Sixty, & the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh. He is currently Reader in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University and lives in the UK.
His works are in a number of private and public collections including the Tate Collection, The British Council, Contemporary Art Society, and the Whitworth Art Gallery.
David is represented by Matt's Gallery, London.
David Osbaldeston is a member of the Art Research Group.
A selection of recent research outputs.
Osbaldeston, D., 2018. The Serving Library V David Osbaldeston, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, 1/11/2018.
Osbaldeston, D., 2017. Drawing Biennial 2017, The Drawing Room, 02.03.17-26.04.17.
Osbaldeston, D., 2016. The Practice of Theories, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
Osbaldeston, D., 2015. Modern History Volume 1, 2, & 3 curated by Lynda Morris, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Bury Art Gallery, Manchester.
Osbaldeston, D., 2015. The Top & Bottom of It, Mechanism For a Future Reference, Matt's Gallery, London, 2015.
Osbaldeston, D., 2014. Annals of the Twenty Ninth Century, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
Osbaldeston, D., 2014. The Measure Of All Things, The City Dome, Collective Gallery, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.
Osbaldeston, D., 2013. Living Matter - Inflection Sandwich, Piper Keys, London.
Osbaldeston, D., 2012. Marbled Reams, The Modern Institute, Glasgow.
Osbaldeston, D., 2010. A Model of the Serving Library (Diagram For A Search Engine), Amsterdam Kunstverein, Artists Space, New York 2011-12, Banff Centre, Canada 2011, Tate, Liverpool 2014.
Osbaldeston, D., 2010. Rijksakademie Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.
Osbaldeston, D., 2008. Another Shadow Fight, International Project Space, University of Central England, Bourneville.
Osbaldeston, D., 2008. The Pleasure of Your Company, ICA Galleries, Nought To Sixty, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Osbaldeston, D., 2006. Your Answer Is Mine, Matt's Gallery, London.
Osbaldeston, D., Holder, W., 2015. 'David Osbaldeston: Inflection Sandwich'.
Osbaldeston, D, 2007. 'A Trade Double, Matt's Gallery Portfolio', A2 Folded Lithographic Ltd Edition Artwork. Made alongside 12 other national & international artists, designed by Phil Baines Professor in Typographic Design Central St Martins School of Art. Commissioned and produced by Matt's Gallery, London., Contemporary Art Society, Tate Gallery, British Council Collection, Leeds College of Art & Design, 2007-10.
Hunt, A & Osbaldeston, D, 2008. 'Another Shadow Fight: David Osbaldeston in conversation with Andrew Hunt', International Project Space, University of Central England, Birmingham.
Osbaldeston, D., 2004. 'On communication', Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Osbaldeston, D., 2018. 'The Serving Library Annual 2018/19'. In The Serving Library Annual, Roma Publications.
Osbaldeston, D., 2004. 'The Pen'. In Put about A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing, Book Works.
Osbaldeston, D., 2015. 'Manifesto For a Photocopier, Art Papers', ARTPAPERS, may/June 2015, 6.