David Pettibone

David Pettibone portrait
Adjunct Professor of Art, Drawing


  • M.F.A., New York Academy of Art
  • B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design


David Pettibone is an Alaskan painter. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Pettibone regularly exhibits his work at galleries and institutions in Alaska and across the country and his paintings are in various private and public collections. He currently teaches drawing and painting in Anchorage. Often, you can often find him outdoors, painting a tree, just off of the trail.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Drawing



2020       Summer Paintings, IGCA, Anchorage, Alaska
               Eat, Drink and Be Merry, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, Alaska
               The Whale as a Dish Paintings, Cyrano's Out North Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
2018       Year With a Tree, Homer Council on the Arts, Homer, Alaska
               Observed Faces, UAA Arc Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
2017       Year With a Tree, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska.
2016       The Whale as a Dish, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska.
2015       Beekeepers, Portland Masonic, Portland, Maine.


2022       Domesticated Wild, Bunnell StreetvArts Center, Homer, Alaska
2021       Group Exhibition, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska
2020       Alaska Biennial, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska.
               Plein Air, Sugarlift Gallery, New York, New York.
               Anthropocene, IGCA, Anchorage, Alaska.
2019       Draw North, IGCA, Anchorage, Alaska.
               Birds on the Edge, IGCA, Anchorage, Alaska. 2019
               ACES Mural Project, Church of Love, Anchorage, Alaska
               All Alaska Biennial, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska.
2018       Natural Proclivities, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, New York.

Career History/Work Experience

  • Board Member, Bunnell Street Arts Center
  • Drawing and Painting Instructor, The Shop, Art Space
  • Drawing and Painting Instructor, Kenai Peninsula College Beginning Painting

Public Art

  • Solid Waste Services Central Transfer Station, 1% For the Arts, Municipality of Anchorage, 2023-2024
  • Nalukataq, Taġiuġmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority, Utqiagvik, AK 2023
  • “Harmony”, Eagle River Elementary, 1% For the Arts, Municipality of Anchorage, 2023
  • Arctic Animals, Shishmaref School, Shishmaref, AK 2021
  • Sandhill Cranes in Flight, 1% For the Arts, Homer, AK 2020
Pettibone Work
Pettibone Work
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