David Faithfull is an artist, printmaker and curator. He lectures at the University of Dundee and has studio bases in both Edinburgh at WASPS, Patriothall and on the Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland.

Recent solo Shows include OAK at Modern One at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and Leviathan at Summerhall in Edinburgh in 2015.

He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and after graduating there spent 8 years working as an artist and illustrator in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Fundamental to his work is his intrinsic relationship to the landsape. Through adpopting a palindromic form of visual dichotomy, he subjects the geological and historical palimpsest, of the physical landscape, to creative enquiry. These investigations have included extensive studies on the Scottish Hebrides, particularly on Mull and Jura; and the ‘Jettison’ series of prints, multiples and Artists Books; documenting the crash of a Tornado jet near Torness nuclear power Station, in south-east Scotland. 'Jettison f3' was recently awarded the Birgit Skjold Award by the V&A at the Whitechapel galleries in London.

Recent group exhibitions include ARTIST BOOK/AKIBATAMABI21 in Tokyo an d'Art Lending Library' in Darlington in 2014; the solo show Earth, Wind & Fission in 2013 and 'Cheer up...it's not the end of the World' and 'Pilgrimage' at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2012.

Collaborations with Artists Colletive 6°W involve residencies on the Isle of Inch Kenneth off Mull, the family house of the notorious Mitford family. His resulting series 'Leviathan' explored the island, its tpography, its memories and its anthropomorphic form. This was exhibited at An Tobar and at 'Pilgrimage' in 2012, St Oran's on Iona in 2011 and at An Lanntair in Stornoway in 2013.

Commissioned projects include a major glazing work for NHS Tayside at the Murray Royal Hospital in Perth, with Timorous Beasties and 'My Favourite Place' with artists including Louise Hopkins and Alasdair Gray with the Book Week Scotland 2012. In 2009 he collaborated with the writer John Burnside and the Scottish Book Trust on the Isle of Jura. Refelcting the 'process' of collaboration with Burnside he created a series of printed multiples, interpreting the island landscape using traditional oak gall ink. in 2008, he was invited to create a set of prints for the Halifax Bank of Scotland, using shredded banknotes, reflecting the recent stock market crash and was also commissioned to create a centenary Artists Book, ‘Centum’ in collaboration with poet Ken Cockburn for the Scottish fund managers Baillie Gifford. This was recently transformed into a glazed mural at their new Edinburgh premises.

Additional projects include curating The Book Artists as Explorer at 'Impact 8' in Dundee in 2013 and the highly acclaimed ‘multiples’ exhibition ‘Inkubator’ at Edinburgh Printmakers and Durham DLI. In 2011 he co-curated 'Cabin:codex' at the VRC in DUndee with Sophia Hao. Other publishing collaborations include ‘An Leabhar Mor – the Great Book of Gaelic’ and Polygon's 'The Spirit of Jura', with writers invcluding Will Self, Bernard Crick, Liz Lockhead and Janeice Galloway.

He has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally and has work in collections including the V&A, Tate Britain, the Hunterian, The Bank of Scotland Headquarters in Edinburgh, the Llyods TSB Headqaurtes in London and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

David Faithfull is currently on the board of Edinburgh Printmakers and publishes Artists Books under the ‘Semper Fidelis’ imprint..