Biography . CV . Charities . Poster Artist . Awards
David V. 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 and closely-knit extended family. His family has been well rooted in the area for 5 generations, which include many well-known artists. “As far back as I can remember, I have been working with art materials to create something based upon my observations.” (David V. Gonzales)
It was evident in his youth that Gonzales was a gifted and talented artist. By the time he was 17, his work was on display in the Smithsonian, the U.S. Capitol Congressional Tunnel, and the Governor's Mansion in Santa Fe, N.M. This has led to his works being included in several national and international museum traveling exhibits. Throughout Gonzales' career, his artwork has received numerous prestigious awards and has been awarded as the official artist for several national and international festival and sporting events.
Gonzales’ 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, Gonzales 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 V. Gonzales is the culmination of the artistic talent that has moved throughout his family for generations.
1990-1995 . Bachelor of Fine Arts
San Antonio, TX . Kansas City Art Institute, MO . USC, 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
Listed below are various organizations where David has donated artwork to help raise funds for various causes.
Foundations that empower people of all walks of life
Tiger Woods Foundation
Lindsey Vonn 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
Passionate about helping others
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 Coffin Races .
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