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Biography . CV . Charities . Poster Artist . Awards


David Vincent Gonzales was born on February 3, 1971, on a U.S. Air Force Base in Wiesbaden, Germany.  He grew up in Santa Fe, N.M., enjoying the benefits of belonging to a large, close-knit extended family.  His family has been well-rooted in the area for 5 generations, which include many well-known artists, such as wood carver Ben Ortega and weavers Jose and Pedro Rodriguez from the Canyon Road District.  “As far back as I can remember, I have been working with art materials to create something based upon my observations.” (David Vincent Gonzales)

​It was evident in his youth that Gonzales was a gifted and talented artist.  He attended St. Catherine’s Indian School in Santa Fe and began exhibiting his work at the young age of 12.  By the time he was 17, his work was displayed in the Smithsonian and simultaneously received the New Mexico Governor’s Award.  These accolades led to his art being featured in the Washington Tunnel in D.C. and the Governor's Mansion in Santa Fe, N.M.  He was chosen by the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation to attend a two-week intensive creative program, which shaped Gonzales' decision to become a practicing artist.  After high school, Gonzales received a full scholarship to the San Antonio Art Institute.  A few years later, he attended the  Kansas City Art Institute.  It was at this time, in 1993, that David’s abstractions were chosen to be in an exhibit that included works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Rauschenberg, and many other famous artists.  His works have been included in several National Museum Traveling Exhibits and an International Exhibit where his art was displayed with the work of Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who are famous for their contribution to the Pop Art Movement.

Throughout David's career, his artwork has received numerous prestigious awards, and he has been awarded as the official artist for several national and international festivals and sporting events.  He has collaborated with Olympian World Cup alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, Tour de France legend Greg LeMond, and Warren Miller film star, writer, director, and philanthropist Chris Anthony to help raise money for inner-city youth. The Tiger Woods Foundation commissioned David to paint Tiger winning the 2019 Masters.

David's early work reflects his heritage, rich in Native American and Hispanic Cultural Traditions, but quickly expanded to include many styles and a multitude of mediums.  Using oils, acrylics, watercolor, pencils, pastels, wood, and bronze, He has created 2 and 3-dimensional pieces ranging from photo-realism to abstract.  He masterfully expresses his fascination with relative objects moving through space and time.  It is this movement of related things that unifies his diverse body of work.  It is what makes his art unique and easily recognizable.  His work is not a static representation of a single moment in time; rather, they are more like living entities with a past, present, and future, ever moving and unfolding.  David Vincent Gonzales is the culmination of the artistic talent that has moved throughout his family for generations. 

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1990-1995 . Bachelor of Fine Arts

San Antonio Art Institute, TX

Kansas City Art Institute, MO

University of Southern Colorado, CO

Public and Private Collections:

Indian Arts Research Center . Santa Fe . NM

United States Bicycling Hall of Fame . Davis . CA

El Paso County Courthouse . Colorado Springs . CO

Manitou Springs Public Library . CO

Fountain Public Library . CO

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum . CO

Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce . CO

Slovenia Embassy Art Collection . Washington DC


PBS Roadtrip Television . CO

Fox 21 News Colorado Springs . CO

KRQE News 13 . Albuquerque . NM

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Listed below are various organizations where I have 

donated artwork to help raise funds for various causes.


Foundations that empower people of all walks of life

Tiger Woods Foundation

Lindsey Vonn Foundation

Isha Foundation  

Khushii NGO .  For Child Welfare

Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Program  

Breckenridge Outdoor Educational Center

Northstar Team Foundation  

Team Summit Colorado

The Art of Love . Jackson Hole, WY

Jackson Hole Quick Draw + Art Auction

Animal welfare and sanctuaries

​National Mill Dog Rescue  

Luvin' Arms Animal Sanctuary 

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center

Teller County Regional Animal Shelter

Charities & Non-Profits

Local, National, and International
Official Poster Artist

Sporting and Festival Events

. USA Pro Challenge .

. Lindsey Vonn Foundation .

. 29029 Everesting .

. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta .

Pikes Peak USA Cycling Hill Climb .

. Pikes Peak Marathon + Ascent International .

. National Reparatory Orchestra .

. Vail Film festival .

. Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships .

. Colorado Labor Day Lift Off .

. LOTOJA - USAC-Sactioned Bicycle Race .

. Breckenridge Ullr Fest .

. Colorado Association of Transit Agencies .

. Team Summit  Colorado .

. Colorado Classic Bicycle Race .

. Breck Epic Cycling Race.

. Garden of the Gods 10 K .

. Colorado Springs Business + Art .

. Primal Colorado Bike Expo .

. Vision Relay Bicycle Race .

Manitou Springs Visitor's Guide Cover .

. Manitou Springs Coffin Races .

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Awards & Distinctions

Environmental Impact Art Exhibit . Dow Chemical . Smithsonian . New York Academy of Arts and Sciences . 1987

New Mexico Governor's Award . 1987

Best Raw Artist .  Awarded by the Pure Living Expo.

Thousand Oaks, CA . 2014

A Top Award Winner .  Endowed by Plein-Air Magazine at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Jackson, WY . 2016

Awarded as “1 of the Top 10 Artists of the Year” through

Redwood Media Group . OH . 2016 

21 st Annual Quick Draw Artist. Sale and Auction. Fall Arts Festival.

Jackson Hole, WY . 2017. 2018

Awarded Best Commemorative Poster by the International Festivals & Events Association . 2017

Featured Artist of the Year. Selected by the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC and Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region .  2021

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