David Asher Brook


David Asher Brook was born in Australia, with a mixed heritage of Iraqi, Singaporean and English. He is distinguished by a diverse visual language of painting, tapestry and video art. He is a qualified Stonemason and Heritage Conservationist from the Sydney University School of Architecture.

Asher Brook is philosophical in approach, referencing the human condition. He is a four time finalist in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, finalist in The Blake Prize, Salon des Refuses, Paddington Art Prize and the Brett Whiteley Travelling Artist Scholarship. He was the winner of the 2010 Waverley Art Oil Painting Prize and 2016 Eva Breuer Memorial Prize.

For John Cruthers, Sydney based art advisor, curator, writer and collector, David Asher Brooks´ work has …qualities deeper than technique, such as sensibility, attitude and heart. And I think this is what is special about David´s painting. In fact, what is special about David´s painting is David – his life, his thoughts, his feelings – and his willingness to share these with us in the paintings… they breathe love, wonder, tenderness, abandon, compassion, loss – and faith. ( John Cruthers 2019).


2022 Graduate Diploma of Heritage Conservation – The University of Sydney: School of Architecture, Sydney NSW, Australia
2017 Philosophy for Science – The University of Sydney: Centre for Continuing Education, Sydney NSW, Australia
2014 Certificate III in Stonemasonry – South Western Sydney Institute of Tafe, Miller College NSW, Australia
2007 Certificate IV in Business: Small Business Management – NEIS, Sydney NSW Australia
2006 Rabbinical Ordination – Rabbinical College of Canada, Montreal Quebec, Canada
1999 1st year Bachelor of Fine Arts – The National Art School, Darlinghurst NSW, Australia

S E L E C T E D  S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

2022 Landscapes, Artsite Galleries, Camperdown, Sydney
2020 Topography, Artsite Contemporary, Sydney.
2018 David Asher Brook, Artsite Gallery, Sydney.
2017 583 Elizabeth St Projects, Sydney.
2015 Analogy, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney.
2014 New Energy, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney.
2014 Centrifuge, 107 Projects, Sydney.
2012 Rubicon Drive, Maunsell Wickes, Sydney.
2010 Here and Now, The Depot Gallery, Sydney.
2009 Night Life, The Art House Hotel, Sydney.
2008 Two Suns Rising, Global Gallery, Sydney.

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