David Kamm is an assistant professor of art and art gallery coordinator. He also assists in management of the Luther College Fine Arts Collection. His primary teaching responsibilities are printmaking and art foundations. His studio work focuses on prints, collages and mixed-media pieces that explore relationships of our physical and spiritual natures to social issues. His work has been included in over 130 group and solo exhibitions.
He has been a participant in a Fulbright Study Abroad project to Russia and two National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminars. In 2004, he created a series of original woodblock prints for the book Marguerite Wildenhain: A Diary to Franz, compiled by Dean Schwarz and published by South Bear Press. In 2007 he was an artist-in-residence at the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. The work he created there (Transformations) is represented in Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, a project sponsored by the Montana Human Rights Network and the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana. In 2008 he was a member of the Institute of Lutheran Scholars at Harvard University, where he began an extended series of studio works based on Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Robert Shaw Memorial, a Civil War monument located on Boston Common.
In addition to his studio work and teaching, he has presented at several sessions of national art conferences, including the College Art Association and FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education). His article, “Riding the Light: Visual Thinking and the Constructive Mind,” was published in the March 2011 issue of Future Forward, the official on-line journal of Integrative Teaching International. David earned his BA in art education from Wartburg College, and his MA and MFA degrees in printmaking from the University of Iowa.