David Chatfield

Artist + Educator in Denver, CO


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The University of the Arts,
MFA in Studio Arts Philadelphia PA, 2011
Knox College,
BA in Studio Art Galesburg, IL, 2000
New York Studio School,
Drawing Marathon Intensive, New York, NY 1997

Classes Taught

2-D Design
Art Appreciation
Art History I, II, III
Computer Illustration (Adobe Illustrator)
Desktop Publishing (Adobe InDesign)
Digital Imaging (Adobe Photoshop & Photography)
Drawing I, II, III
Figure Drawing I, II
Graphic Arts I, II
Intro to Computer Arts
Topics in Color


Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Foundations Adjunct, 2023 – Present

Arapahoe Community College, Adjunct Instructor, 2022 – 2023

Community College of Aurora, Lead Art Faculty, 2021 – 2022

Aims Community College, Adjunct Instructor, 2018 – 2021

Community College of Aurora, Adjunct Instructor, 2017 – 2021

Lincoln University, Adjunct Instructor, 2013 – 2017
Chaperone, the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, 2014 – 2017

Cumberland County College, Adjunct Instructor, 2012 – 2017
Art History Study Abroad program, Rome & Florence, Italy, 2017
Art History Study Abroad program, Paris, France 2016
Art History Study Abroad program, Rome & Florence, Italy, 2015
Chaperone, Art & Design Club, New York City 2015 to 2017

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Where Are They Now? From the Great Depression to the Gig Economy
Kinder-Padon Gallery, Crested Butte, CO, April 2024
Included Educational Outreach Program at the Crested Butte Community School (ages 11 – 16)

Tomb of the Unknown Worker (Solo Installation),
Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia PA. 2012–2013

Group Exhibitions

Rose Show
Group Exhibition, Lumenati Productions, Denver, 2024
On Edge
Group Exhibition, Edge Gallery, Denver, 2023
The Bread Show
Group Exhibition, Bell-Projects, Denver, 2023
Missing Objects: Honoring the Legacy of Hassan Sharif
Group Exhibition, The Flying House, Dubai, UAE. 2017
12 th Annual Juried Exhibition
Group Exhibition, Off the Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2016
Faculty Exhibition
Ware Fine Arts Center Gallery, Lincoln University, PA. 2016
Faculty & Student Show
Guaracini Fine & Performing Arts Center Gallery, Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ. 2016
Community Juried Show: How Would You Save the World?
Off the Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2016
Plan A: Artist Adjuncts in Academia,
Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, PA. 2015
Clock In,
Gallery 224, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 2011
LOCALS ONLY: A Few Good Men,
President’s Gallery, University of the Arts,Philadelphia, PA. 2011
Workshop Show,
The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA. 2011
Emirates Fine Art Society’s 29th Annual Exhibition,
Sharjah Museum of Art, Sharjah, UAE. 2011
Deja Vu,
Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2010
Alumni Show,
Knox College, Galesburg, IL. 2010
Philadelphia Sketch Club 150th Anniversary Exhibition,
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philaelphia, PA. 2010
Future Excavations: Artists’ Remnants and Relics,
Gallery 224, Philadelphia, PA. 2010
Black and White
The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA. 2009
Small Works
The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA. 2008


Michele Grant, Esq., Philadelphia, PA.
Joshua Robnett, Esq., Colorado Springs, CO.
Kathryn & Curtis Coughlin, Denver, CO.


Certificate in Effective Instruction. 2020
Association of College and University Educators (ACUE).
This certificate signifies my completion of a 25-module course in effective teaching practices requiring the implementation of evidence-based instructional approaches. The credential is co-issued by the American Council on Education and distinguishes faculty for their commitment to educational excellence and student success.

Certificate in Online Course Design. 2020
CPD-207 (Aims Community College)
This certificate focused on Backwards Course Design in an online environment,
as well as how to organize a D2L course shell for  best student navigation

Certificate in Engaging Students Online. 2020
CPD-276 (Aims Community College)
This certificate focused on engaging students online through multiple modalities, including through introductions, personalized feedback, and discussion boards.

Awards & Grants


Awards, Grants, & Public Service

Colorado Open Education Resouce (OER) Course Design Grant Recipient: Designed and implemented Open Resource Art Appreciation course, where I collected and curated free/public domain educational content for Community College of Aurora, 2021

Best in Show, How Would You Save the World?
Community Juried Show, Off the Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, PA., 2016


Downtown Aurora Visual Arts Center 

  • Former Board member, Events and Fundraising Committee chair, and liaison between the non-profit arts organization and the Community College of Aurora.


Aristonish Magazine (pp 50) (2021)

MFA Thesis, or, What’s with the Cubicle? (2011) (pdf)

Helvetica 11: Interviews, Reviews, & Essays (2010) (pdf)