Dave Glass

Dave Glass
 (b.1972) is an American illustrator and printmaker. His visual art encompasses imagery of strong women of subcultures, creatures, urban decay, struggles with addiction, and the human condition, intertwined with his signature hand drawn typography. His art has been exhibited in galleries and venues, and published in books and magazines, from Philadelphia to the Netherlands. 

Seething through his youth, a Ritalin prescribed, ADHD, latchkey Catholic altar boy in South Carolina, knelt at the altar of fear and lies and rang the Sanctus bells - tolling for the black sheep of broken homes. Art and music have since remained an outlet for Dave Glass.

Un-tuned to the mainstream world, Dave found an escape discovering sub-cultures in the 1980's. Igniting his journey, teenage Glass began defacing school desks, book covers, skateboards, making stencil spray paint and marker T-shirts, and painting jackets. His work was majorly influenced from skateboarding culture, and drumming for punk/hardcore bands.

After Relocating to the city of Philadelphia in 1992, GLASS’ has illustrated album covers, gig posters, and t-shirts for numerous bands, such as GBH, The New York Rel-X, and Soundgarden, as well as designed for burlesque troupes, roller derby leagues, and tattoo conventions. In addition, he has hand screen printed licensed clothing and merchandise for boundless bands and events worldwide since 2003. Select clients have included AC/DC, GG Allin, Dead Boys, Ramones, Plasmatics, and Blondie.

Dave Glass has worked in the prepress and screen printing industry since 1993. Over the decades he has honed skills as a professional printmaker/printmaster. His roots began initially xeroxing punk fanzines and flyers, to hand screen printing rock posters and licensed band merchandise plus much much more. 

Dave Glass relocated to Austin TX May 2021, living with his photographer girlfriend Kristen Grundy, his teenage son, and Mr. Bugsy, his black cat familiar.


Art Institute of Philadelphia. Associates, Visual Communications, 1995.

Solo Exhibitions:

2010 - Delicious Boutique, “A Decade of Vice,” Philadelphia, PA. USA. 
2006 - The Red Room, “Communion,” Wilmington DE. USA.
2005 - Aphrodite Gallery at Passional, “Guilty Pleasures,” Philadelphia, PA. USA.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2023 - UMA Gallery, "Comfortably Numb," Oakland, CA. US.
2022 - Fallout SF, "Fallout Opening Exhibit," San Francisco, CA. US.
2019 - 63 Bluxome Street Gallery, "DAWN 11:11 Collective Exhibit," San Francisco, CA. US.
2019 - Martha, "DAWN 11:11 Collective Art Installation," Philadelphia, PA. US.
2019 - Tattooed Moms, "Tattooed Mom Turns 22," Philadelphia, PA. US.
2016 - Artworks, “Against the Grain Art of the Counterculture,” Trenton, NJ. US.
2014 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Lord Of The Flies,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2013 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Speaking In Tongues II,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2012 - Parlor Gallery, “Fun Is The Law,” Asbury Park, NJ. US.
2012 - Independence Seaport Museum, “Past To Present,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Black Vulture Gallery, “None More Blacklight,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - PAWS, “More Than Nine Lives,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Girls Are Evil,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Speaking In Tongues,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - James Oliver Gallery, “It Came From The Drawing Board,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Group Heart Show,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Femme Noir,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Exit Skate Shop, “Deck Heads III,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Digital Ferret, “Electronic Saviors Cancer Benefit,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2008 - Off The Wall Gallery, “Under A Hundred,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2008 - Rogue Buddah Gallery, “Jammers Blockers And Pivots,” Minneapolis, MN. US.
2005 - House Of Blues Disney World, “Ready Steady Destroy Art Of Modern Rock Poster Exhibit,” Orlando, FL. US.

Public Collections​:

Fallout SF, San Francisco, CA. USA. 2022 - Present.
La Galerie Provocatrice, DP, Amsterdam. NL. 2011 - 2012.
Kymara Gallery, Biddleford, MN. USA. 2010 - 2013.
Artist In Residence, The Toothless Cat Gallery, Philadelphia. PA. 2009 - 2011.

Publications and Media:

"Stories & Insights." Canvas Rebel. October 2022.
"The Change-Makers: Stories That Inspire." Voyage Austin. April 2022.
"Destroy Everything Fanzine - Cut, Paste, & Destroy." Destroy Art Inc. Issue 2. December 2021.
"Destroy Everything Fanzine." Destroy Art Inc. Issue 1. July 2021.
"Plebeian Podcast." Episode 18. Dawn 11:11 Collective. April 2020.
"Feature Friday." Plebeian Magazine. March 2020.
"Green." Numinous Magazine. Issue 22. March 2019.
“The Best Of.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 17. September 2017.
“Black And White.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 16. December 2016.
“The Nightmare.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 11. October 2015.
Tattoo Mania Magazine. Issue 115. Pages 40-41. December 2012. HU.
“Aphrodisia II Art Of The Female Form.” Aristata Publishing. 2006.
Punk Rock! - Fanzine. Issue 2. 2006. DE.
Devolution Magazine. Issue 6. 2005. UK.
“Art Of Modern Rock Book.” Chronicle Books. 2004.
“Electric Frankenstein High Energy Poster Art.” Dark Horse Books. 2004
15th Precinct Magazine. Issue 7. 2002. AU.
Carbon 14 Magazine Issue 23. 2002.