New York Academy of Art

MFA Painting, May 2007, New York, NY

Rhode Island School of Design

BFA Painting, May 2003, Providence, RI


University of Alaska, Anchorage

Beginning Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Figure Drawing I & II, Beginning Painting, Intermediate Painting, Advanced Painting. 2015-current, Anchorage, AK 

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Drawing, Portrait Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolor,  Plein Air Painting, 2016-2017, Anchorage, AK 

Eagle River Nature Center

Botanical Watercolor Painting, Landscape Painting, Painting. 2017-current, Eagle River, AK 

Barrow Arctic Science Consortium

Community Outreach Painting Workshops. 2013, Barrow, AK

Marymount Manhattan College

Painting II, Advanced Painting, Color Theory and Design, Figure Drawing I & II. 2010-2014, New York, NY

3rd Ward

Oil Painting Techniques, Drawing I, Anatomical Drawing, Paint Making. 2010-2013

Brooklyn Artist Gym

Oil Painting Techniques, Portraiture. 2010-current, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn College

Adjunct Faculty, Painting 1, Fall and Spring Semester. 2008-2009, Brooklyn, NY


The New York Academy of Art Fellowship, 2007-2008

(Additional yearlong research fellowship awarded to three outstanding post-graduate students from the NYAA program. The NYAA Fellow is expected to build and exhibit a body of work and at the same time, assist professors and visiting artists with their courses.)

The Walter Erlebacher Award for Outstanding Work in Anatomy, 2007

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, 2005

Rhode Island School of Design, European Honors Program, 2001-2002


•“Observed Faces”, UAA Arc Gallery, Anchorage, AK. 2017

Year With a Tree”, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK. 2017

Cession Treaty”, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK. 2017

•“Winter Scene”, Becky Gallery, Anchorage, AK. 2017

“Chapter 65, The Whale as a Dish”, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK. 2016

“Sight Seer”, Fox Gallery, New York, NY. 2016

"All Alaska Biennial", Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK. 2016

"Beekeepers", Portland Masonic, Portland, ME. 2015

"Fall Exhibition", Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME. 2015

•"Art Miami NYC", New York, NY. 2015

Food for Thought, Hewitt Gallery, New York, NY. 2014

•“Lucid Vision”, Panepito Galleries, Jersey City, NJ. 2014

•“Friend of a Friend”, Calico Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 2014

•“Nature Inspires”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2014

•“Summer Whale Studies”, Polar Bear Theater, Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, Barrow, Alaska. 2013

•“Interdependent”, Yashar Gallery, New York, NY. 2012

•“Two Hemispheres”, The Gabarron Foundation, New York, NY. 2012

"Line", The Cell, New York, NY. 2012

"The Drawing Room", Milavec Hakimi Gallery, New York, NY. 2012

•"Faculty Show", Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY. 2011

•“Paint Works”, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY. 2011

•“Old Masters and New”, Philoctetes Center, New York, NY. 2011

•“In Portrait”, Blank Space, New York, NY. 2011

•“Premonition”, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY. 2011

"Prince George Art Show" Prince George Ball, New York, NY. 2011

Summer Exhibition”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2010

Water/Bodies”, Eden Rock Gallery, Saint Barth. 2009

The Protean Body” , Medialia Gallery, New York, NY. 2009

Small is Beautiful”, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY. 2008

The Body Project”, Slade Research Centre, London, UK. 2008

Post-Graduate Fellowship Show”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2008

People, Places, Things”, Toy Eaters Studio, Jersey City, NJ. 2008

Homecoming”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2007

Summer Exhibition”, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 2007


McKinley Chalet Resort AIR, August 2016. Denali National Park, Alaska

Dumfries House Residency, August 2014- September 2014. Scotland, U.K.

Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, April 2013- November 2013. Utqiagvik, AK

(With the support of the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium and the collaboration of the Barrow Whaling Captains Association, I am creating a series of paintings that depict the subsistence whaling culture of the Inupiat Eskimo people of Barrow, Alaska and the tradition's integration into a modern Arctic coastal community.)

New York Academy of Art Fellowship, 2008. New York, NY

Mural painting, 2005. Altinoluk, Turkey

Skopelos Foundation of the Arts, 2005. Skopelos, Greece

Studied under Carlo Pittore (figurative painter), 2003 Bowdoinham, ME

RISD, European Honors Program, 2001-2002 Rome, Italy

Studied under Petros Delatollas (stone carver), 2001 Tinos, Greece


• Stefanie Laufersweiler, "Turning Routine Into Ritual: Painting a lone tree in the Alaskan wilderness for one year changed this artist’s outlook and art.", Plein Air Magazine, April/May 2018

• Jean Bundy, "Art Sleuth: Top Ten Art Picks for 2017", Anchorage Press, January 4, 2018

• Riva Symko, "Does the Sublime Know Change? Updating Landscape for the Anthropocene.", Momus, December 6, 2017

• Jean Bundy, "Art Sleuth: 'Year With a Tree' by David Pettibone", Anchorage Press, December 5, 2017

• Charles Wohlforth, "Looking At a Single Tree, A Painter Sees Alaska In a New Way", Anchorage Daily News, October 30, 2017

• Ammon Swenson, "'Observed Faces' Coming to the Arc Gallery", The Northern Light, October 23, 2017

 Anchorage Museum, "An Art Arboretum", Museum Journal, November 21, 2017

Trek Lexington, “Trek Lexington in Conversation With David Pettibone”, The Blue Review, February 22, 2017

Abra Patkotak, “Artist, College Collaborate to Put Kids in the Studio”, The Arctic Sounder, September 14, 2013

New American Paintings, Northeast Region, 2013

Ragnar Anderson, “Greenpoint Artist”,, September 19, 2012

Sarah Forbes, curator of Museum of Sex, “What is Going On with All the Censored Art?”,, January 12, 2011

Critics' Pick, Time Out New York, January 14, 2011 Jeffery Wiener, “Censored Artworks”,, January 14, 2011