David Scanavino earned his BFA in Painting from RISD and his MFA from Yale University. He has had solo exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles, as well as museum exhibitions at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT. Scanavino was born in Denver and currently lives and works in New York City. His paintings and sculptures address the human body, the human psyche and aspects of contemporary society. His work calls attention to institutional environments such as schools, hospitals and government facilities through the use of materials like linoleum tile, concrete and newspaper. By casting ropes or pulping and pressing paper onto the walls, Scanavino conjures a person’s physical relationship with their environment.