Recent shows


·         July 1 – July 29, 2018: Signal: Tri-State Juried Exhibition, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (Work Exhibited: Voter Registration, original digital print).

·         June 14 – July 14, 2018: Sextet Group Exhibition, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY; six artist exhibit (Works Exhibited: Martin Luther King and Joan of Arc in Paradise, Emmett Till and Anne Frank in Paradise, Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo in Paradise, original digital prints).

·         May 25 - August 26, 2018: Of a Feather: Birds in Art, Annamarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Association with the Smithsonian Museum, Dowell, MD (Work exhibited: Bird Calls #2 and #6: original digital prints).

·         May 5 - June 3, 2018: Googleworks 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, Googleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA (Work exhibited: Belligerent Bulldog: original digital print).

February 8– March 8, 2018: Time Machine: Looking Forward/Looking Back, Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, Worcester State University, Worcester MA (Work Exhibited: Herman Melville Reincarnated as a Great White Whale: original digital print).

  • June 17 – September 16, 2017: New Prints 2017/Summer, International Print Center New York (Work Exhibited: Tag Sale of the Century: original digital print)

  • ·         April 29 – May 28, 2017: NorEaster: 47th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT (Work Exhibited: Your Get Out Of Jail Free Card Has Been Revoked: original digital print).

    ·         February 25 – March 19, 2017 – Cut and Paste: Contemporary Collage, Site Brooklyn , Brooklyn, NY (Work Exhibited: Hansel and Gretel: mixed media ).

    March 1 - April 10, 2017 - Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA (Work Exhibited: Voter Registration)

  • February 25 – March 19, 2017 – Cut and Paste: Contemporary Collage, Site Brooklyn , Brooklyn, NY (Work Exhibited: Hansel and Gretel: mixed media ).

  • February 24 – April 9, 2017 – Three Person Show, Bruce S. Kershner Art Gallery, Fairfield Library, Fairfield , CT (Works Exhibited: The following mixed media works: Red Riding Hood & Person of Interest; The following original digital prints: Fluorescence, Damsel in Distress, Courage, Eleven Elephants, Estate Sale of the Century, Pugnacious Pig, Humpty Dumpty, Your Get Out of Jail Free Card Has Been Revoked, Loutish Lion, Identical Twin – Museum Viewer, Skittish Skunk – Museum Viewers)

  • December 2, 2016 – January 2, 2017: Primarily Red: Artwork Celebrating the Color Red, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY (Work Exhibited: Red Riding Hood: original digital print).

  • November 11, 2016 – January 7, 2017: MORE Than Words: #iammore, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT (Work Exhibited: Psychopathy: original digital print).

  • October 10 – December 19, 2016: 2016 Fletcher Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (Work exhibited: Moses – Museum Viewers: original digital print).

  • June 24 - August 20, 2016: Solos 2016, Westport Art Center (Eight Person Exhibit), Westport, CT (Works Exhibited: Red Riding Hood, Fluorescence, This is a Test, Color Mixing, Hansel and Gretel Museum Viewers, Moses – Museum Viewers, Surveillance – Museum Viewer and The Control Group – Museum Viewer: original digital prints).

  • March 11 - April 16, 2016: Big Ideas in Small Packages, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY (Work Exhibited: Mathematical Relationships and The Control Group: original digital prints).

  • January 9 - February 14, 2016: Nor'Easter: 46th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT (Work Exhibited: Color Mixing: original digital print).


A self-taught artist and writer, David Sheskin (also known as DJ Sheskin) has created a voluminous body of work over the past 40 years. This web page highlights his most recent art which he refers to as Art That Speaks (or alternatively, Artxt) which involves the creative integration of art and text. His Artxt images (which must be read to be fully appreciated) are atypical in that unlike most art they challenge the viewer on both a visual and cerebral level. Most of his Art That Speaks images utilize the format of a Scrabble board or crossword puzzle to provide a unique perspective on fictional themes and a variety of topical subjects, or alternatively, depict one or more people at a museum viewing one of his Art That Speaks commentaries. Many of his Art That Speaks images have been published in magazines and exhibited in juried shows. He has recently executed two new series entitled The Reincarnation Chronicles and Luminaries in Paradise which depict iconic people from the past reincarnated within the guise of different animals or coupled with another famous person..

The Archives Gallery of the web page displays David Sheskin’s art prior to 2012. Many of the images in the Archives Gallery been published within the format of books, calendars (by Avalanche Publishing (Folk Art by David Sheskin, 1993) and Pomegranate Communications (The Owl and the Pussycat (2009, 2010, 2011) and Puss and Boots (2012)), as well as in calendars published in Europe (Naïve Malerie, 2004, 2005, 2006 by Ackermann in Germany), note cards, jigsaw puzzles, children’s games, wristwatch faces, needlepoint projects and digital prints. If you are interested in contacting David Sheskin he can be contacted at sheskd@sbcglobal.net.