1951   Born in Wolverhampton, England

1968–69   Wolverhampton College of Art: Foundation Course

1969–73   Winchester School of Art: Dip. AD, Fine Art – Painting, Printmaking & History of Art

1973–2004   Based in London

1978–79   One year travelling and working in USA

2005–   David Ward now lives and works near Salisbury, Wiltshire



1997–98   Durham Cathedral Artist-in-Residence

1995   Henry Moore Research Fellowship, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

1994   Harvard University Public Arts Residency, Harvard University, USA

1991–92   Artist-in-Residence at King’s College, University of Cambridge and Cambridge Darkroom Gallery

1989   Dance Residency with choreographer Sue MacLennan, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield



2003–08   External Examiner, Fine Art MA, University of the West of England, Bristol

2000–06   Visiting Tutor: School of Architecture, University of Westminster, London

1999–2005   Visiting Tutor: Architectural Association, London

1995–97   Tutor: Glasgow School of Art

1987–95   Tutor: Goldsmiths’ College, BA and MA Fine Art, University of London

1994   Lecturer and Member of Faculty:  Harvard University, USA, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (Spring Semester)

1991–95   Visiting Tutor: Ruskin School of Painting and Drawing, University of Oxford

1991–93   Visiting Critic: School of Architecture, University of Westminster, London

1990–95   Teaching visits to the Slade School of Art, University of London
Visiting lecturer, M.A. Photographic Studies, University of Derby



2005   Co-selector of  Kettle’s Yard Open, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

2004   Terpsicore and the Architects – RA Forum, Royal Academy, London

2003   Filming Dancing Building: Film programme, Architecture Department, Westminster University

2001   Rare Screenings – Artists’ Works for Film: Architectural Association, London

1996–97   Artists’ Works for Film: two seasons of film at Tramway, Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art

1990   The British Art Show 1990:  selector with Andrew Nairne and Caroline Collier, South Bank Board, London, MacLellan Galleries, Glasgow; Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds and Hayward Gallery, London



Arts Council of England, London
Van Reekummuseum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Crafts Council, London (with Susanna Heron)
National Portrait Gallery, London.
Goethe Institute, London
Tate, London (with Bruce McLean)
King’s College, University of Cambridge
Fogg Art Gallery, Harvard University Art Museums
Leeds Museums and Galleries
The New Art Gallery, Walsall
Victoria & Albert Museum, London