David Chow was born in Hong Kong and educated at California Institute of the Arts where he received his BFA and MFA degrees. He was represented by Amy Lipton Gallery. He lives and paints in New York City and teaches drawing and painting at School of Visual Arts. He is also a Chinese Calligrapher and was a disciple student of Leon Chang for twenty five years.


Artist Statement

As a Russian Orthodox Christian and a painter, I see and experience the world as the Creation of God. My painting is always figurative because the outer most layer of things, which distinguishes one thing from another, is the most profound and is the manifestation of their essence. The subjects in my paintings also have a certain corporeal reality to them. This physicality is the material in which the Divine is shown through. The world is portrayed as a bearer of Light through color and paint. I try to paint it with thankfulness to praise this Beauty.