David Shrobe (b.1974, New York, NY) lives and works in New York. He holds an MFA and a BFA in Painting from Hunter College. New York based David Shrobe creates multi-layered portraits and assemblage paintings made in part from everyday materials that he finds in multiple geographies, and especially from around his familial home. He disassembles furniture, separating wood from fabric and recombines them as supports for collage, painting, and drawing. Traversing different approaches his work brings notions of identity, history, and memory into question, while challenging conventions of classical portraiture. Shrobe’s work is held in the Permanent Collections of The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY among others.