David "HABBENINK" Habben is an artist, illustrator, and educator, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He received his BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University in 2006 and was a Children's Book Design Fellow at Chronicle Books in 2008. In 2015, he entered the MFA Studio Art program at the University of Utah, from which he'll graduate this spring.
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EXHIBITIONS
2017
MFA Interim Show, Alvin Gittens Gallery, University of Utah
"Be Somewhere", selected works, Eccles House, The University of Utah
"Be Somewhere", solo MFA Final Show, Gittens Gallery, The University of Utah
"300 Plates", Group Show, Art Access, Salt Lake City, Utah

2016

"ONWARD!", Solo Show, God Hates Robots Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
Holladay City Fine Arts Show, 2nd Place in Drawing, Holladay, Utah
MFA Interim Show, Alvin Gittens Gallery, University of Utah
“Honoring Utah Artists”, Alpine Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2015  
“Honoring Utah Artists”, Alpine Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
“LCS Showcase 100”, Juried Group Show, The Framers Gallery, London, England
“Before the Fall”, A-Frame Concert, Provo, Utah
2014  
Moto Matic”, Group Show, FICE, Salt Lake City, Utah
2013  
“Proskuneo”, Two-person show, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
"35x35, Artists of Utah", Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2012 
“Shapes of Conscious”, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2009 
Three Person Show, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
“Paper Pushers”, Gallery1988, San Francisco, California
“Box, Paper, Scissors”, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
“Annual Small Works Juried Show”, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
 2008  
“Paper Pushers”, Gallery1988, San Francisco, California
“Beyond the Page”, Gallery1988, San Francisco, California
2006  
“Live from La La Land”, Solo Show, W Communications, Salt Lake City, UT
“Annual Juried Student Show”, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah


TEACHING
2016
Kimball Arts Center
Instructor, Children’s Book Design, Sketchbook, Digital Art

University of Utah
Graduate Instructor, Illustration for Graphic Designers
2015
University of Utah
 Graduate Instructor, Illustration for Graphic Designers
2014
Brigham Young University
Adjunct Instructor, Professional Practices for the Illustrator
La Europa Academy
Private Instruction
2011
Brigham Young University
Adjunct Instructor, Editorial Illustration/Acrylic Painting
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