Art and Art History Faculty

David Politzer, Professor

Fine Arts Building, Room 202A
Email | Website |  713-743-3221
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Education

Fine Art Photography Study Abroad Program, Glasgow School of Art
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
BS. Skidmore College
MFA. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Biographical Summary

David Politzer was born in Washington DC and holds an MFA from Syracuse University. David is the recipient of the 2011 Houston Center for Photography Carol Crow Fellowship Award. His work was shown recently at Vox Populi (Philadelphia), video_dumbo (Brooklyn), the Syracuse International Film Festival and in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Northern Arizona. He was an artist in residence at Yaddo, the Skowhegan School, Roswell Artist in Residence, and the Kala Art Institute. David is currently in residence at the Lawndale Art Center.

Politzer employs video, photography, performance and sculpture to discuss how mass media representations further confuse the vagaries of contemporary social interaction. Specifically, he is interested in portrayals of masculinity on the big and small screens, and the expectations they create. He uses an intimate and straightforward approach along with humor to address such topics as relationships, body image and self-confidence.

David was Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University prior to coming to Houston in 2010.