David Bennett

Biography

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012 Mulvane Crafts National, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS
2012 LaGrange National XXVII, Lagrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
2011-12   CraftForm 2011 International, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2011        Inside & Outside The Box, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                Hot Tea!, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010        Erie Art Museum Spring show, Erie, PA
2007        Erie Art Museum Spring show, Erie, PA
2005-07   Westonbirt Festival of Trees, Tetbury, England
2001        La passion du bois, Grenoble, France
1997        Timber & Working With Wood Show, Brisbane, Australia
1995        Timber & Working With Wood Show, Melbourne, Australia
1987-91   Mystic International Maritime Exhibit, Mystic Maritime Gallery- Mystic, CT


SELECTED AWARDS

2010        Erie Art Museum Spring show, Juror’s Award, Erie, PA
1989 Mystic International Award of Excellence, Mystic, CT

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2008         March Woodcraft Catalog: “Acer Ulmus Contorta”.
2003         Wood Carving Magazine: “The Master of Falls Run”, GMC Publications,
                        East Sussex, England
2002        Book – Authored: “Step By Step, Relief Carving”, Fox Chapel Publishing
1997        Woodcarving Illustrated. East Petersburg, PA 
1991        ASMA (American Society of Maritime Artists) Annual Catalog, Mystic Seaport
           Publishing
1990        National Wood Carvers Association News, May-June
1989        National Wood Carvers Association News, March-April

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

Bio

David Bennett began his career in woodcarving while studying for his bachelor of fine arts degree at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a concentration in furniture design and sculpture. The years after graduating from Edinboro were spent in the fields of boatbuilding and sail making. In 1986, he established Falls Run Woodcarving, primarily as a custom carving shop and woodcarving school. The school was based on principles and techniques he had developed for his maritime relief carvings (1985-1991). The classes spawned a how-to videotape and later a supplemental book that are still distributed today.

In 1991, Bennett along with his student Rich Reimers began experimenting with new carving tool designs and in 1993 David successfully launched what became the Flexcut Tool Co. Inc., for manufacturing and marketing these innovative new tools, worldwide. David has exhibited and demonstrated internationally. In 2005, after a 15-year hiatus from carving, he has redefined his style and subject matter, challenging the way we perceive wood as an artistic media.