David Snyder


Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture


BA, Bard College; MFA, UCLA


David Snyder’s sculpture, video, installation, and image-based work engages the unstable and mutable potential of objects, language, imagery, physical space, and social relationships.  Through the distortion and reconfiguration of familiar material and rhetorical constructs, the work addresses persistent, under-contended assumptions that contribute to the formation of economic and social value, cultural hierarchies, and divisive polemics.

His work has been featured in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including the inaugural Made in LA: Los Angeles Biennial at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA, Michael Benevento Gallery, Los Angeles, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, Clifton Benevento Gallery, NY, The Bergen Biennial, London, 798 Arts District, Beijing, and MOMAT, Tokyo.

David’s work has been profiled in The New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesArt AgendaContemporary Art DailyArt ForumFrieze, and Sculpture Magazine, among other publications.  Prior to his appointment at BU, David was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bowdoin College, and a Visiting Critic at Cornell University within the BFA and MFA programs.