Dave Hebb - Polaroid Selfie, 2013
Dave Hebb is a US based artist working with photography and installation. His work explores the metaphysical relationship between self and environment and how external surroundings can both shape and reflect inner states of being. His subjects are both existing and staged confrontations between natural and human-made objects and settings. The relationships between humans and their surroundings are often used as metaphors for a personal search for meaning and connection as well as struggles with anxiety, depression and rage.
His work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally, most notably at Art Laboratory Berlin, The Dorsky Museum of Art and the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. His work has been included in publications by Subjectively Objective, Aint-Bad, and STRANT Magazine and has also been featured online through numerous outlets including Another Place, Empty Stretch, and The American Guide. His grants and awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to Iceland, various visiting residencies and the NYFA MARK program. He holds a BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University and an MFA in Painting/Installation Art from Montana State University. He has taught at several colleges, universities and online from 1995-2019.
He also likes to make cocktails.