Art and Art History

  • David Aipperspach, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History in Painting and Printmaking

David Aipperspach

David Aipperspach is an artist based in Philadelphia. He earned an M.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a B.A. in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. His work has been exhibited nationally in a variety of gallery and institutional contexts including CHART Gallery (New York, NY), Helen J Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), the Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA), the RISD Museum (Providence, RI), West Chester University, UC Berkeley, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of multiple grants and awards including fellowships for residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass, CO) and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT.). His work has been reviewed in Title Magazine, Maake Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. David has been teaching at Ursinus since 2015.

Installation view of Prologue to a Garden Dark. 7-10 pm, oil on canvas, 84 x 72 in, 2021 (left) a...Installation view of Prologue to a Garden Dark. 7-10 pm, oil on canvas, 84 x 72 in, 2021 (left) and 8-11 pm, oil on canvas, 84 x 72 in, 2021 (right).


Art and Art History


  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design


  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Intermediate and Advanced Studio Practices
  • Senior Studio Capstone


Research Interests

  • Landscape archetypes and taxonomies
  • Vernacular/regional art and architecture
  • Color theory
  • Connections between painting and film

Recent Work

Prologue to a garden dark at CHART Gallery, New York, NY: Solo Exhibition

Time, Perception, and Fractured Narratives: A Conversation with David Aipperspach. Title Magazine: Interview

Books and Things at Helen J Gallery, Los Angeles, CA: Group Exhibition

Shadow Work at A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA: Group Exhibition