David Brown graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 1992. He has a 25+ year award-winning career in the international art and design industry. In 1996 David was honoured by Toronto’s Design when his work was included in Type Culture, an exhibition of top designers chosen for their pivotal influence on Canadian Typography. David Brown taught Industrial Design at OCADU from 1996 to 2006 while also operating a successful product design studio. David is the founder and managing director of Toronto’s SpeakEasy Events, creating networking opportunities for established and emerging artists since 1996. In 2013 he initiated the Five Star collective aimed at facilitating member participation in international art opportunities that have included Aqua Art Miami, Clio Art Fair, and Fountain NYC.
David’s abstract encaustic paintings have been shown at numerous galleries and museums across Canada and the U.S. Recently he mounted a solo exhibition at The Painting Center in Chelsea NYC. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections in North America, Europe, and Asia. The products he designed have been sold across North America, and his work has been published in books and magazines throughout Canada and the United States, such as Azure, Canadian Art, Style at Home, and The Toronto Star to name a few.