David Faithfull is an artist, printmaker and curator based in Edinburgh and on the Isle of Mull. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee and then lived in Copenhagen for 8 years working as an artist and illustrator. He currently lecturers at the University of Dundee and publishes Artists Books, Prints and Multiples under the Semper Fidelis imprint.
His practice involves a broad range of processes, from installation and site interventions to large-scale drawings and murals. Current themes include investigating landscape and the etymology of place names, shifting geological planes and environmental issues. Much of his landscape-based work includes collaborations with writers and poets including JURA with TS Elliot Poetry Prize winner John Burnside, ‘CENTUM with Ken Cockburn and OAKS SOAK KAOS with nicky melville. He is also part of the Mull Artists Collective 6°W.
Recent exhibitions include ‘OAK’ at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern art as part of Print Festival Scotland and Leviathan at Summerhall in Edinburgh. He also curated the 'Dark Matters’ project, with artists collaborating with astronomers, coinciding with the total solar eclipse in 2015.
He was on the board of Edinburgh Printmakers from 2008-2017 as part of their exhibition team and is currently on the board of ASCUS (Science and Art) and the SSA, the Society of Scottish Artists.
He has work in collections collections including Tate Britain, the V&A in London and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.