David Wiseman (b. 1981) captures and preserves the fleeting beauty of natural forms -- including blossoming trees, perched animals, cellular structures and glacial formations -- in his limited edition objects and architectural installations. He articulates these moments, elegantly poised between artifice and reality, through his expertise with materials and processes, and his studied and thoughtful engagement with an international history of design and decorative arts from antiquity to the present.
Each piece Wiseman creates is hands-on and labor intensive. His explorations with a wide array of media such as porcelain, metals and Czech crystal facilitate his unique approach. In not limiting himself to any one medium or process, Wiseman allows each material choice to reveal an intrinsic quality, texture, or subtlety present in nature.
Wiseman has created site-specific installations for public institutions, international brands and private collections. His works are held in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY) and the Museum Of Art Rhode Island School Of Design (Providence, RI). His work made its institutional début in Design Life Now, the 2006 Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution. In 2014, his work was exhibited at the Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges, France.
Wiseman, a 2003 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), lives and works in Los Angeles.