David Hovan is a multidisciplinary artist with a career that spans over four decades. Initially, David worked in professional theatre as an actor; first, in Lebanon, subsequently the United States and finally, in Canada where he performed in mainstream professional theatres across the country. From theatre, he refocused his efforts to film and television performance. Inspired to create his own work, David has since distinguished himself with many awards as an independent filmmaker in experimental cinema and video arts.
In the midst of his artistic life, David took a break to provide for his family including working as a senior executive at Brightlight Pictures in Vancouver, BC. Once again fully immersed in the creative, David has turned his attention to the visual arts. His abstract works are now held in private collections in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Berkeley and Mexico City.
David holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU Dallas, Texas and has studied at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
2019 North Van Arts, Juried group exhibition, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
2018 Hive-Social Impact. Group exhibition, by invitation, , Vancouver, BC, Canada
2018 The Beaumont Studios. Fall juried group exhibition. Vancouver, BC, Canada
2018 Midsummer Art Show. Juried group exhibition. Richmond Arts Council, Richmond, BC, Canada
2018 In My Mind ART-ION group exhibition, Vancouver, BC Canada
2018 The Beaumont Studios. Summer juried group exhibition. Vancouver, BC, Canada
2016 & 2017 Private studio showings, Vancouver, BC, Canada
AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
2018 Apero Art Catalogue, October, November and December issues.
2018 Third prize, Contemporary Abstract, Richmond Arts Council, Richmond, BC, Canada
2018 Contemporary art technique studies at Salt Water Studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2017 General Fine Arts studies, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1983 Postgraduate studies in Theatre and Film at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, Illinois, USA
1975 Master of Fine Arts, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES
2018 Dutch River Art Tour and studio practice, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Over 46 privately held artworks in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Berkeley, Mexico City.
b. Beirut, Lebanon
Lives and works in Vancouver, BC, Canada