Fine art, sculpture & photography in the heart of Kyiv since 1988
David Gista is a French-American painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and art tutor. Born and raised in Paris, he has divided his time between France and the USA in the past 20 years. In 1990, he graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Shortly after, the young Gista secured several prestigious prizes and awards (including the Prix de Vitry, 1993), and captured the attention of the Darthea Speyer Gallery in Paris and the Gary Marks Gallery in Chicago. After a residence in Chicago in 1996, the city became second home to the artist. While exhibiting regularly across the world, it is upon Chicago that the artist made his definitive mark, with such major commissions as a series of monumental paintings for the Hotel Sofitel Chicago Watertower (2001) and a mural celebrating Chicago’s service industry workforce in Terminal 2 of Chicago O’Hare International Airport (2005). In 2015, Gista founded the international artist group ‘BABEL’. A voracious reader and world traveller, David Gista has a fondness for jazz and the blues.