David L. Deming has enjoyed a successful career both as a sculptor and as a teacher and arts administrator.  He has exhibited his sculpture in over 100 competitive and invitational exhibitions nationally and internationally with over 50 one and two-person exhibitions.

His sculpture is in over 100 public and private collections including:

  • The Columbus Museum of Art (Ohio)
  • The Arkansas Art Center (Little Rock)
  • The San Antonio Museum of Art (Texas)
  • Utah State University (Logan)
  • The David E. Davis Sculpture Park (Cleveland)
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland)
  • Ashland University (Ohio)

One of his outdoor works was included in “American Sculpture Exhibition” at the White House in Washington, DC, in the First Lady’s Garden.

Most of Mr. Deming’s sculpture ranges from garden size to large outdoor abstraction in metal.  However, since he began his career, his portrait work has paralleled his success as an abstract artist.  These often very classic portraits represent corporate and political leaders like:

  • Jerry Sanders – Advanced Micro Devices
  • Anthony Rossi – Founder, Tropicana Fruit Company
  • Patric Parker – Co-founder, Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Barbara Jordan
  • President George Bush
  • Winthrop Rockefeller
  • Jake Pickle – U.S. Congressman, Texas

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1967 – 1968  Boston University
1970 – 1972 University of Texas (El Paso)
1972 – 1998  University of Texas (Austin)

ADMINISTRATION
Department Chair, Department of Art and Art History
University of Texas Austin (1992-1996)

Dean of College of Fine Arts
University of Texas Austin (1996-1998)

President
Cleveland Institute of Art (1998-2010)