David Kulik has been active as a photographer and artist since 1971. Born in Butler PA, he currently resides in Carlisle MA, a small rural town near Boston. He holds a BFA from The Pennsylvania State University and an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, both in Photography.
During his early career he was affiliated with Hallwalls and CEPA galleries, two nationally known alternative art spaces in Buffalo NY, where he coordinated various exhibition, performance, and visiting artist programs, and was a founding member of their quasi-official post-punk house band The Vores. At that time he regularly exhibited his photography, and occasionally sculpture, installation, and performance art, while the band was keeping up an active schedule of local gigs, and making frequent trips to New York City to play at legendary venues like CBGB and Max’s Kansas City.
He has taught photography as a graduate student at SUNY Buffalo, as Assistant Professor of Art at Daemen College in Amherst NY, and as leader of a Summer Photography Workshop for children, organized through CEPA in Buffalo.
His work has been exhibited at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo NY, Cranbrook Academy of Art in Cranbrook MI, Artists Space and The New Museum in NYC, Washington Project for the Arts in Washington DC, A Space in Toronto Canada, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA, and the Photographic Resource Center in Boston MA. His photographs from the NEA-funded documentary survey project ‘Portrait of Buffalo’ are in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.