David Rhoads (b.1987) is currently living and painting in Brooklyn, NY. He works as the Collection’s Manager in The Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and The Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

He graduated with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010, and previously worked as a preparator at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Contact at the bottom of the page or at davidjrhoads@gmail.com

Studio, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 2017

Studio, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 2017


David Schmavid or how i learned to stop worrying and love peanut butter,

July 21 2018 @837 Hancock St, Brooklyn NY. Solo Exhibition of paintings and drawings made in NYC from 2016-2018.

***with special thanks to the owners and operators of cute boy house (matty, hanky, and chris), Jenna for the perfect graphics, peanut butter for teaching me how to make paintings and to all those who helped in the making of these pictures.

Works on Paper,

2016 - Present @Anywhere and Everywhere. The things I see and what to paint.


@My Love From Another Star.

Drawing From The Met,

2016 - Present @The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY. Drawings I make during my lunch breaks (when I get the chance)

***with special thanks to the objects in the Met’s collection for their eternal inspiration and also to my wonderful colleagues who are always supportive and encouraging. 

With a Little Help from My Friends,

September 8 2016 @Dad Gallery, 324 Lafayette St, New York, NY. Solo Exhibition of paintings and drawings made in NYC from 2015-2016.

***with special thanks to Erin and Jordan for the love and support they provided upon our arrival in the city, Lindsey Adelman Studio for hosting us, and to all those who I feel lucky enough to call my friends. 

Greenpoint Backyard, 2017

Greenpoint Backyard, 2017

Studio, Greenpoint. 2017

Studio, Greenpoint. 2017