Varda Artists Residency, 2016
David Colosi was born in Fairport, NY. After starting his education in Fisheries and Wildlife, underperforming in both Chemistry and Zoology and finally misidentifying lobster sperm through a microscope, he decided to shift to a macro lens. He turned to the funnels of Art and Literature, practice and theory, and received a BA from SUNY Plattsburgh (1989), an MFA from CalArts (1991) and an MA from NYU (2006). After finishing graduate school in 1992 he fled from Los Angeles and moved to Valdez, Alaska for three months to process Salmon, then to Tokyo for two years to improve his English and finally settled in Brooklyn where he has continued to experiment with Three-Dimensional Literature since 1994.
His work has been featured in New York at Cueto Project and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; in Brussels at Galerie Catherine Bastide; in Switzerland in Art Statements at Art Basel; in Los Angeles at Highways Performance Space Gallery; and Tokyo at the Proto Theater. He has been an artist-in-residence in New York at Pioneer Works and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Art Center on Governors Island; in Florida at the Fountainhead Residency and Atlantic Center for the Arts; and in France at Le Centre Du Monde in Belle-Ile-en-mer. He is the author of the novel Miss Pumpernickel Bread; the essay Towards a Three-Dimensional Literature, Part 1; a collection of poems, Laughing Blood; the exhibition documents Imaginary Numbers and Other Calculated Fictions and The Life and Thoughts of a Retired Apostrophe and started The Center for Three-Dimensional Literature (3DLit.org). In 2009 he received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.