Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

David Birkin

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: London, UK
MacDowell fellowships: 2015

David Birkin is British-born artist making work around civil liberties issues such as surveillance, censorship, and the legal frameworks underpinning contemporary warfare. He was a studio fellow on the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Programin 2014 and previously completed a skywriting project with the ACLU and a collaborative set of drawings with the military-appointed courtroom sketch artist at the Guantanamo Tribunals. He worked on a short film about a drone pilot.

Studios

Cheney

David Birkin worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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