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Professor Feinberg with a Voice to Vision participant, Murray Brandys.

David L Feinberg

Art Department W214 RegisCtr 418 21st Ave S

Department Affiliations


  • the integration of baseball,i.e. Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella
  • painted sculpture
  • drawing/painting
  • color as a counterpoint to shape, words, and visual images
  • the tragedy of the Edmund Fitzgerald Nov. 10, 1975
  • WWII
  • the fatal airplane crash of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper on Feb. 3, 1959
  • "Voice To Vision", Artwork concerning Genocide
  • The Great Hinckley Fire of 1894

Educational Background

  • MFA: Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1969.
  • BS: Art Education, State University of New York, New Paltz, New Paltz, New York, 1967.
  • Certificate of Graduation: Graphic Design, Parsons School of Design, New York City, NY, 1964.

Creative Activities

  • Voice to Vision Exhibition, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN: Invitational, 26th Annual Faith, Reason & World Affairs Symposium, September 2012 - October 2012
  • Voice to Vision Exhibition, Clark University, Worcester, MA: Exhibit, documentary screenings, public lecture, workshop, and classroom visits, January 2012 - March 2012
  • U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo - “ART in Embassies Program“, U.S. Department of State: “LIS: Life Is Struggle“, wall construction, displayed as part of the Kinshasa Embassy exhibition Voices, 2010 - 2013
  • Voice to Vision V - VI Exhibition, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN: Exhibit, January 1, 2011 - February 23, 2011
  • History Theater, St. Paul, MN: wall constructions for “Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story“, April 30, 2011 - May 29, 2011
  • Council on Crime and Justice, Minneapolis, MN: “True Gods of Sound and Time“ is currently on loan to the Council on Crime and Justice. , January 2010 - Present
  • Voice To Vision I - IV, Gail Floether-Steinhilber Gallery, Reeve Memorial: Union, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh: Exhibit and workshops, February 19, 2009 - April 22, 2009
  • Voice to Vision Retrospective, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN: Artwork, Video Documentaries 1-4, from 2002 to 2008, September 2, 2008 - October 2, 2008
  • Voice to Vision III and IV in conjunction with Deadly Medicine exhibition: Science Museum of Minnesota, February 27, 2008 - May 4, 2008
  • Voice To Vision I and II, Rowe Arts Gallery,: University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC., January 8, 2007 - February 9, 2007
  • Voice to Vision in conjunction with Life in Shadows and Nazi Olympics 1936: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN, April 15, 2006 - October 15, 2006
  • Voice to Vision I and II, Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL: October 30, 2005 - February 6, 2006
  • Voice to Vision, Exhibition, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota : 2 artworks purchased for the UND permanent collection, auditorium public lecture, gallery tour, DVD documentary, and workshop, September 2013 - October 2013

Professional Activities

  • Member, Jewish Cultural Arts Committee, Jewish Community Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Member, Advisory Board, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
  • Chair of Panel, “Top Ten Art School Gripes“, SECAC / MACAA convention,: Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 25 to 29 2006
  • Panel Chair, Voice to Vision, Association of Holocaust Organizations National Convention, Minneapolis, MN 2006
  • Panel Chair, Voice to Vision: How Minnesota Holocaust Survivors Heal Through Art, History Center, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN 2006
  • Presentation Art of Memory: Understanding Shared Rights, Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN 2006
  • Juror for over 30 competitive art exhibitions from 1985 to 2008 in Colleges and Art Centers

Outreach Activities

  • ACTION (Artist/Community Teams Interpret Oral Narratives) ACTION Grant, University of Minnesota’s Office of Public Engagement 2006
  • “Generations Camp“, Video Documentary commissioned by the Minnesota History Center, 85 Minutes: The project involved participants from Minnesota’s “Greatest Generation“ (born before 1929) with 1st generation Hmong middle school children to share their experiences through art, Summer 2007. Repeated 2008 with Mexican American students from Willmar MN
  • Curator: Annual art exhibition on the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894: Hinckley Fire museum, Hinckley MN, 2005 - On-going


  • Grant-in-Aid of Research, University of Minnesota, 2007
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, University of MN, 2006
  • 2003 CEE Distinguish Teacher Award 2003, University of Minnesota
  • McKnight Special Events Grant in conjunction with Twin Cities Public Television, Airing V2V 2004
  • President's Multi-cultural grant, University of Minnesota, 2001

Courses Taught

  • ArtS 3102 - Intermediate Painting
  • ArtS 3444 - Major Project
  • ArtS 5120 - Advanced Painting
  • ArtS 5990 - Independent Study in Art
  • ArtS 8100 - Drawing and Painting: Theory and Practice
  • ArtS 8990 - M.F.A. Creative Thesis
  • Dimensional Painting
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