David Moss is a native of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. He continues to live and work in Lancaster, but also spends several months each year working at his home and studio in rural New Mexico. He has been a professor of painting at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design since 1983.
Moss holds an MFA in Painting from Syracuse University, a Diploma in Fine Art from York Academy of Art, and attended Millersville State University of Pennsylvania to study Liberal Arts. His work has been exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and in the central Pennsylvania area. His work has been placed in private and public collections including Whitacker Center for Science and the Arts, Susquehanna Bancshares Corporation, Lebanon Valley College, and Appalachian State University. He is a past recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship Grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
I am interested in an intimate but elusive image; one that is experienced through an entanglement of memory, visual invention, and the immediately sensual. These images are found through an improvisational process that intentionally courts an ambiguous dialog between both random and systemic structures, humor, flux, and a sense of forms slowly unfolding an uncertain identity and a tenuous order.
Meaningfulness presents itself in small fleeting moments of intuition. It is a recognition of a specific state of order, always on the periphery, a phase transition from thought to feeling and back again, a transient state of equilibrium and understanding. These small moments are ultimately the subject and ambition for my work.