David Humphrey, born in 1955, received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and an MA from New York University. He lives and works in New York City and is represented by Sikkema Jenkins and Co. His first show was with the Mckee Gallery in 1984 and he has since been exhibiting nationally and internationally ever since. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Carnegie Institute and the Boston Museum among others. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA, and two New York Foundation Grants. He has been writing about art for various journals since 1990, a collection of which, Blind Handshake, will be published by Periscope Publishing in fall 2009.