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 2017, he earned his MFA in Studio Art, with a Graphic Design emphasis, from The University of Utah. His work can be found in a wide variety of media, including children's books, magazines, advertising campaigns, theatre posters, and even snowboards. He has recently published a coloring book through Page Street Publishing, titled "The Search for the Lightbulb Burglar".
EXHIBITIONS
2017
"Be Somewhere (Ballroom Edition), Inaugural Exhibit for Red Finch Gallery, Orem, Utah.
"300 Plates", Group Show, Art Access, Salt Lake City, Utah
"Be Somewhere", solo MFA Final Show, Gittens Gallery, The University of Utah

MFA Interim Show, Alvin Gittens Gallery, University of Utah
"Be Somewhere", selected works, Eccles House, The University of 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

WORK
2008-Current
HABBENINK / Freelance Illustrator & Designer

2013-14
Wildworks Interactive / Marketing Illustrator

2012
Axis41 / Graphic Designer for Print & Interactive Media

2008
Chronicle Books / Children's Book Design Fellow

2007
Struck / Production Artist/Illustrator
TEACHING
2017
University of Utah /  Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Illustration and Digital Studio
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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