David Stanger

Associate Professor of Art


David Stanger is a painter, curator and educator. He teaches a range of studio arts courses at Seton Hill University including Introductory Drawing, Figure Drawing, Painting and Advanced 2D Media.

He received a BFA in painting from Syracuse University, studied painting and Renaissance art history in Florence, Italy and earned an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art.

His paintings and drawings have been exhibited regionally and nationally at such venues as Seraphin Gallery, Manifest Gallery, Fontbonne University, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Mattress Factory, and the Butler Institute of American Art. His work can be found in many private collections and is most notably in the collections of the Carnegie Museum of Art.


Joined Seton Hill: 2008
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Academic Areas of Interest: Painting, drawing, western art history


  • MFA, Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), 2003 [More Information]
  • BFA in Painting, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), 1998 [More Information]
  • Syracuse University, Florence Center, Italy, 1997 [More Information]


  • "3rd International Painting Annual", Exhibition in Print, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Forthcoming 2013)
  • "7th International Drawing Annual", Exhibition in Print, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Forthcoming 2013)
  • "Nude", Manifest Gallery, Exhibition Catalog, Cincinnati, OH (2011)
  • "The Observed", Exhibition Catalog, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (2011)
  • "Making Hope Happen", Catalog Essay, American Jewish Museum (2008)
  • "Of the Painted Image - Miriam Cabessa, Seth Cohen, Peter Rostovsky", Essay, American Jewish Museum (2007)
  • "118-60 Metropolitan Avenue – Paintings by Joan Linder", Editor, American Jewish Museum (2006)


  • Artist Residency, Jerusalem Studio School, Summer Program, Civita Castellana, Italy (2013)
  • Artist Opportunity Grant, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, (2013)
  • Juror's Choice, "4th Annual Drawing Discourse", University of North Carolina, Asheville (2013)
  • Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2012 & 1999)
  • First Prize, "The Figure Now", Fonbonne University, St. Louis, MO (2011) [More Information]


  • Board Member and Exhibition Committee Chair, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (2012-Present) [More Information]
  • Board Member, Brew House Association (2007-2010) [More Information]