David McKirdy is a mixed media artist living and working in Tampa. Using such techniques as burning or punching holes and other shapes in materials chosen for their textural and visual qualities, McKirdy creates surfaces that are worked maximally with minimal means to produce complex fields, always with an underlying order.

Finding inspiration from his time looking through microscopes as a biology student at the University of South Florida, McKirdy describes that his award-winning body of work “evokes associations from the atomic to the cosmic.” A careful arrangement of layers and materials pulls the viewer in to discover illusions of movement, harmony, and pattern.

Always searching for new sources of inspiration in the natural and cosmic worlds, McKirdy states that his work is overall concerned with themes of optical fields, materials, endurance, seeing, order, information, variation, repetition, time, transformation, surfaces, and accretion.
 

David McKirdy
ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned Okawara Japanese paper
Sahara
1994
burned Okawara Japanese paper
40 x 72
w/ frame: 43 x 75"
$8,500

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy polypropylene and ragboard
Optical Study #179
2022
polypropylene and ragboard
18 x 17"
$550

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy polypropylene and ragboard
Optical Study #180
2022
polypropylene and ragboard
18 x 17"
$550

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy polypropylene and ragboard
Optical Study #181
2022
polypropylene and ragboard
18 x 17"
$550

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy polypropylene and ragboard
Optical Study #182
2022
polypropylene and ragboard
18 x 17"
$550

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy polypropylene and ragboard
Sold DotOptical Study #184
2022
polypropylene and ragboard
18 x 17"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy
untitled from the Optical Studies series (inventory #01231)
1999
18 x17"
$550

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy epoxy resin, aluminized spheres
untitled (inventory #05234)
2017
epoxy resin, aluminized spheres
11.25 x 11.25"
$300

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy epoxy resin, aluminized spheres
untitled (inventory #05233)
2017
epoxy resin, aluminized spheres
11.25 x 11.25"
$300

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy epoxy resin, aluminized spheres
untitled (inventory #05232)
2017
epoxy resin, aluminized spheres
11.25 x 11.25"
$300

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy epoxy resin, aluminized spheres
Sold Dotuntitled (inventory #05231)
2017
epoxy resin, aluminized spheres
11.25 x 11.25"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days Study 1
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
18 x 17"
$500

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days Study 3
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
18 x 17"
$500

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days Study 2
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
18 x 17"
$500

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days Study 5
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
18 x 17"
$500

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days Study 4
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
18 x 17"
$500

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days - Day 1
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
21.25 x 21.25"
$1,175

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days - Day 3
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
21.25 x 21.25"
$1,175

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days - Day 8
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
21.25 x 21.25"
$1,175

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days - Day 6
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
21.25 x 21.25"
$1,175

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Book of Days - Day 5
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
21.25 x 21.25"
$1,175

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy epoxy resin, acrylic sheet, and aluminized beads
Lens Study 73
2013
epoxy resin, acrylic sheet, and aluminized beads
Art" 21 x 16" | Frame: 36 x 30.5"
$1,850

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy epoxy resin and aluminized spheres
Across the Universe 2
2017
epoxy resin and aluminized spheres
21.25 x 21.25"
$800

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japanese paper and acrylic
Blizzard
2023
sekishu japanese paper and acrylic
18.5 x 14.75"
$750

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Flurry 2
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
19.5 x 19.5"
$975

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Flurry 1
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
34.75 x 14.75"
$1,275

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy polypropylene and ragboard
Optical Study #183
2022
polypropylene and ragboard
18 x 17"
$550

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy punched museum board
Point Blank
2019
punched museum board
42 x 42"
$2,000

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy embossed museum board
Point Blank Study
2019
embossed museum board
20 x 20"
w/ frame: 20.5 x 20.5"
$750

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy
Installation view of works by David McKirdy
ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy polypropylene film and ragboard
Sold DotOptical Study 111
2011
polypropylene film and ragboard
10.5 x 31"
w/ frame: 20.5 x 40.5"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy graphite on ragboard (framed)
Sold Dot1536 Above / 555 Below
1991
graphite on ragboard (framed)
20 x 16.5"
w/ frame: 31 x 26.5”

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy graphite on ragboard (framed)
Sold Dot28954/70468
1987
graphite on ragboard (framed)
25 x 50"
w/ frame: 39 x 61"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned glassine and graphite
Sold Dotuntitled from the Optical Studies series (inventory #01232)
burned glassine and graphite
18 x 17"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned glassine and graphite
Sold Dotuntitled (inventory #05211)
2021
burned glassine and graphite
18 x 17"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned glassine
Sold DotRotary Study #19
2005
burned glassine
18 x 17"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy iron filings and enamel paint (matted)
Sold DotMagnetic Study 6 (left) / detail (right)
2004
iron filings and enamel paint (matted)
11 x 11"
w/ frame: 20 x 19"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy japanese paper and magnets on rag board (framed)
Sold DotPaper Cut 1 (left) / detail (right)
2022
japanese paper and magnets on rag board (framed)
18 x 18"
w/ frame: 21.25 x 21.25"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy epoxy resin and aluminized spheres (framed)
Sold DotAcross the Universe 1
2017
epoxy resin and aluminized spheres (framed)
w/ frame: 21.25 x 21.25”

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy aluminum leaf on gesso (framed)
Sold DotErrant Navigation (left) / detail (right)
2015
aluminum leaf on gesso (framed)
57.75 x 12"
w/ frame: 59.75 x 14"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy graphite & gesson on ragboard (framed)
Sold DotDark Matter Study (left) / detail (right)
2006
graphite & gesson on ragboard (framed)
19 x 19.5"
w/ frame: 20.75 x 21"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy sekishu japan paper and acrylic
Sold DotBook of Days Study 6
2023
sekishu japan paper and acrylic
18 x 17"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy punched museum board
Sold Dot10120
punched museum board
Frame: 31 x 13"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy polypropylene film and ragboard
Sold DotOptical Study 112
2011
polypropylene film and ragboard
10.5 x 31"
w/ frame: 20.5 x 40.5"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy graphite on board
Sold Dot21024
1998
graphite on board
Art: 47.5 x 9.5"
w/ frame: 55 x 17"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy thai mulberry japanese paper, acrylic, magnets, and museum board
Sold DotPierced Field
2019
thai mulberry japanese paper, acrylic, magnets, and museum board
Frame: 37.5 x 28"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned glassine, graphite, and museum board
Sold DotFertile Field
burned glassine, graphite, and museum board
Frame: 42" x 41"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned glassine and museum board
Sold Dotuntitled
burned glassine and museum board
Frame: 32 x 32"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned glassine and museum board
Sold Dot12,705
burned glassine and museum board
Frame: 32 x 31"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy punched polypropylene and museum board
Sold DotOptical Study 164
punched polypropylene and museum board
18 x 17"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy graphite and ink on rag board
Sold DotNocturne
1998
graphite and ink on rag board

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy graphite, gold leaf, silver leaf, gesso on rag board
Sold DotIlluminated Manuscript
graphite, gold leaf, silver leaf, gesso on rag board
15.5 x 23.5"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy burned glassine and museum board
Sold DotRotary #15
burned glassine and museum board
Frame: 27 x 26"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy woodcut on japanese paper
Sold Dot24,009
1983
woodcut on japanese paper
32.5 x 27.5"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy lead shot, graphite, and polyurethane on museum board (framed)
Sold DotManuscript 4248
1998
lead shot, graphite, and polyurethane on museum board (framed)
20 x 24"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy mars black acrylic on polypropylene (framed)
Sold DotRaft
2009
mars black acrylic on polypropylene (framed)
21 x 17"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy thai mulberry japanese paper, magnets, and museum board
Sold DotSecond Flurry
2019
thai mulberry japanese paper, magnets, and museum board
Frame: 61.5 x 41.5"

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ARTicles Art Gallery David McKirdy thai mulberry japanese paper, magnets, and museum board
Sold DotFlurry Study
2019
thai mulberry japanese paper, magnets, and museum board
Frame: 20.75" x 20.5"

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