David Konigsberg lives and works in Brooklyn NY. A prominent member of the borough's thriving Gowanus artist community, he has gained an audience on both coasts with paintings and drawings that reference the classics yet display a thoroughly contemporary, conceptual sensibility. In a catalog for his 2002 show at the Allen Sheppard Gallery in New York, curator Margaret Neill described Konigsberg's visual path as " pleasurable and enticing . . . (His) work occupies a nether world of image and memory in very personal narratives . . . As viewers, we become involved in the artist's drama, a universal one, of what it means to be human. "
Konigsberg left a brief career as a journalist in 1989 and has been exhibiting in and around New York since 1991. Venues include Allen Sheppard Gallery and the Kentler International Drawing Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In addition, Konigsberg is curator of "Where the Island Begins," a survey of art from the Brooklyn waterfront at Long Island's Hofstra Museum (June 2004).