Spirit Art Studio

David Gallegos
15-2777 Ahi Street
Pahoa, Hawaii 96778

(808) 965-0747
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David Maes "Kawika" Gallegos BFA, MA

David Maes “Kawika” Gallegos was born in Denver, Colorado, on September 23,1954. After winning full tuition scholarships in painting and drawing; he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with High Distinction from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1974. In 1977 David Gallegos received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking from the University of California – San Francisco.

In the San Francisco Bay area from 1978 to 1990 David had numerous one person and group Museum exhibitions. During this time he worked with the Famous Lithographer, Ernest De Soto. In 1985, David -aka – “Kawika” produced his first social conscious poster; “Art for Peace.” From 1986 to 1992 David traveled throughout the United States and Europe. From 1992 to 2006, he traveled to Japan for numerous Museum and A-List Gallery exhibitions; meeting with great success. Among other awards, David Gallegos was the winner of the “Interfaith Forum on Art and Architecture for Religion” – International Art Competition for Art and Religion at the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, California.

David Gallegos moved to Hawaii in 1980, full time in 1997. David’s Art has been featured in Architectural Digest, Art in America, Art Week, Smithsonian, Art Forum (With Ernest DeSoto) and the Encyclopedia of Important American Artists. David Gallegos is displayed in a number of prominent Museums and Galleries including The Richmond and Redding Art Museums,The SFMOMA Museum gallery and the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, California, The Northern Illinois University Gallery in Chicago, the Hobart Gallery in Santa Barbara, The permanent collection at the University of Arizona, Gallery Ravel in Austin,Texas, the Stanford University Art Museum at Stanford, and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California. David Gallegos Artworks hang in a great number of private and corporate collections Internationally; and he is in constant demand for private and corporate commissions World – Wide. His recent corporate Commissions were for GOOGLE, Constellation Corp.,The UB Group – London, U.K., and numerous Hollywood Legends.


Google Commission Painting

David Gallegos has displayed in a number of prominent museums and galleries including The Richmond and Redding Art museums, Harcourt’s Contemporary and the Mexican Museum California; The Northern Illinois University Art Gallery in Chicago; the Hobart Gallery in Santa Barbara; The Gallery Ravel in Austin, Texas, the Stanford University Art Museum at Stanford; Arizona University of Art Museum in Tucson, The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and the East Hawaii Cultural Center, and Volcano Art center in Hawaii.


IMAGE OF DAVID AND MRS. MARGRIT BIEVER MONDAVI – 11-24-10

David Gallegos Artwork is collected internationally in a great number of private and corporate collections, and his Art is in constant demand for commissions worldwide.