David R Head Jr



I was born in Aurora, Colorado in “the seventies” and was raised in San Antonio, Texas (mass shooting survivor!), and Salt Lake City, Utah. I live and work in New York City. I received a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and an AAS in Visual Communications from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. I began my career in Austin, as a member of the punk rock band, the Motards — designing posters and record covers in the burgeoning DIY music scene there throughout the 1990’s before continuing my art and design practice in the DIY music scene in Chicago in the aughts.

My work has been recognized by the AIGA, HOW magazine and Communication Arts, was featured in Gestalten’s, Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress & Graphic Design (2010), in Basheer Graphic Group’s, Creative Calendar Collection (2011), and in The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years Music / Friendly / Dancing (2017) from Curbside Splendor Publishing. I have exhibited my work in galleries in New York, Chicago, Charleston, SC and Austin, TX, and my work resides in the permanent collection of the Chicago Historical Society. In 2017, I had my first solo show at Fort Houston in Nashville, TN.

I play guitar in the punk band, Surfbort.

Photo by Parker Day