Born:                 
1969         Los Angeles, CA

Education:                   

1993 BA, California State University, Northridge

Collections:

Prints and Drawings Department of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Exhibitions:

2014                 
Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA “American Flashback” (group show)

Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica,       

CA “Destination LA: A Road Trip” (solo show)

SCAPE  (Southern California Art Projects & Exhibitions)

Corona Del Mar, CA “Common Objects: Empedocles, Lefner, & Townsend”

2013                  

Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH “Pop Paradise” (group show)    

2012                  

Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

“Candy” (group show)               

George Billis Gallery, Culver City, CA “The Cityscape Show” (group show)

2011        

D23 Expo, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA  “Relief Print Demonstrations”

Michael Hollis Fine Art, South Pasadena, CA “Reduction Linocuts ” (solo show)

2010                  
Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

“City Blocks: Reduction Linocuts” (solo show)

Skidmore Contemporary Art Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

“Pop Realism” (group show)

LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA “Relief Print Demonstrations”

2009-10        
Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA “100 Grand” (group show)

2009         
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery @ Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

“Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s 20th National Exhibition”, juried by Peter Frank

San Luis Obispo Art Center, SLO, CA “Urbanist: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner” (solo show)

2008                  
Aardvark Letterpress, Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles “Loteria” First Series (group show)

Craig Olsen Inc., Los Angeles, CA Contemporary Artists Series (solo show)

2006                
Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA “Money is War” Artemio Rodriguez / “Paradise Lost” Dave Lefner (2 man show)
Los Angeles Art Show 2004, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA
Special selected Pharmaka, Brewery Art Colony, & Santa Fe Art Colony                

2004                
Los Angeles Art Show 2004, Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA Special selected Brewery Art Colony

2003-4                
Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA “Nevada’s Neon Edens: Las Vegas and Reno”(group show)

2003                
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA “Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s 17th National Exhibition”        
RiskPress Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “day of youth... to sullied night” (solo show)

2000                
Pulp/ Illiterature, Los Angeles, CA “Linoleum Block Prints/ Collages” (solo show)
Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, CA “City in Relief” (solo show)

1999                
Zipper: Art, Form, and Function, Los Angeles, CA “Recent Linocuts” (solo show)

Featured Film and Media Interviews:
2015                  
KCET Artbound,  “American Purgatory
Airdates: Tuesday, Feb 3rd at 8pm, Sunday, Feb 8th at 6pm

2014                 
KCET Artbound,  “The Optimistic Edge: The Reduction Linocuts of Dave Lefner” written by Meher McArthur
ArtScene, October 2014 issue “Previews: Dave Lefner” written by Dr. Jeanne Willette

2010                 
“the [ahr-tuh-zen] project”- Dave Lefner  A Documentary Short by Ric Serena

2009                 
Artworks Magazine, Summer 2009 issue “Dave Lefner” written by Erin Clark
 New Times: San Luis Obispo Arts & Entertainment Weekl “Documenting What’s Disappearing” written by Christy Heron
Journal Plus: Magazine of the Central Coast “Art Scene: SLO Art Center Update” written by Gordon Fuglie

2005                 
Steven Barrie-Anthony, “Artisans: Off the floor, on to the Walls”  The Los Angeles Times  5/12