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Conversations About Vibrant Light: David Ibata x Trevor Young

Watch this lively and informal conversation between DC-based artists and WSS faculty, David Ibata and Trevor Young from December 2, 2020.



David Ibata is an American painter from the Washington DC metropolitan area. He received his education from the Corcoran College of Art & Design (BFA, 2008) followed by the New York Academy of Art (MFA, 2010). Ibata has been a copyist at the National Gallery of Art since 2012 where he is also a teaching artist for Art Around The Corner elementary school art education program. His work focuses on narrative painting and portraiture and takes inspiration from contemporary cinema, philosophy and life. Recent exhibitions include a solo show 'I See A Darkness' at Transformer Gallery, DC and 'Somewhere near the Inside' at Washington Studio School which he curated. David also serves on the WSS Board of Directors. To learn more about David visit,


Educated at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, Trevor Young is represented by Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC; David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI; and George Billis Gallery, NY. His work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Armory Show, NY; Art Miami, FL; and La Biennale di Venezia (Luciano Benetton Collection), among others. Numerous publications have reviewed his work such as The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Artsy, and OpenLab Magazine. He was profiled for Home&Design (September/October 2015) magazine and works featured on the second season of Showtime’s Billions as well as on the “Full Frame” segment of CCTV America (October 2015). His work is included in several private and public collections, including the Washington DC Convention Center, and on the cover of Neil LaBute’s book, "How to Fight Loneliness" (2017). Young recently had his third solo exhibition with Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC and his first solo exhibition with George Billis Gallery, NY. To learn more about Trevor visit,

This program was supported in part by the Joan Burgess Shorey Legacy Fund.


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