2005     10 Paintings. Jim Haynes Gallery, Paris, France.
1999     I'm Not Supposed to Play With Boys. Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
1995     Watch Mr. Szafranski Turn Red. Gray Matters, Dallas, Texas.
1993     Mr. Szafranski and His Show of 1001 Illusions. Gray Matters, Dallas, Texas.
1992     Prepare to Pay. Gray Matters, Dallas, Texas.
1991     Recent Work. N. No. 0 Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
1989     Recent Work. Connection Gallery, Dallas, Texas.


2000 - 2010

Re-Seeing the Contemporary Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas.
Trish Nickell & David Szafranski, New Paintings, Gallerie Trois Freres, Paris, France.
Premier Exhibition, Dorothy's Gallery, Paris, France.
BYTE SIZE, homeroom, Munich, Germany

1995 - 1999

post-hypnotic, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
Static, Eugene Binder Gallery, New York, NY.
Art Patterns, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas.
Post-Pop, Post-Pictures, The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Illinois.
Reconstructedness, Gray Matters, Dallas, Texas; Diverseworks, Houston, Texas.
Das Pop. Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Literally Abstract. CRCA Gallery, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas.
The Home Show. Art Gallery, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.
Thread Bare. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC.
Skew: The Unruly Grid. Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois.

1990 -1994

New Works Fellowships: Northern Telecom. City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC.
Essentials. The Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas.
Tad Griffin, Tom Moody, John Pomara, David Szafranski. Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Texas Art Celebration '94. 1600 Smith in Cullen Center, Houston, Texas.
Recent Acquisitions. Contemporary Art Museum, Ghent, Belgium.
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis. The Drawing Center, New York, NY.
The Next Best Show. Gray Matters, Dallas, Texas.
Urban/Suburban. Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas.
Texas Art Celebration '92. 1600 Smith, Houston, Texas.
Art in the Metroplex '92. Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas.
Mystery and Intrigue. Peregrine Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Art in the Metroplex '91. Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas.
A Question of Private Boundaries. 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
32nd Invitational. Longview Museum, Longview, Texas.
Industrial Materials. William Campbell Contemporary Art, Ft. Worth, Texas.
Gray Matters @ Gray Matters. Gray Matters, Dallas, Texas.
New Works: Jimmie Hudson, David Lamb, David Szafranski, and Kevin Young. 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Texas Art Celebration '90. Assistance League of Houston, 1600 Smith in Cullen Center Gallery, Houston, Texas.
Pivotal Signals. Hickory Street Annex Gallery, Dallas, Texas.


Bazelly, Laëtitia Les Sens Cachés de Szafranski, Cimaise Ceci est un Magazine d'Art, No. 28, Mars, Avril, Mai, 2008.
Camper, Fred Aiming Low. Chicago READER, September 12, 1997.
Unlocking the Grid, Chicago READER, November 16, 1995
Colpitt, Frances The Home Show. Exhibition catalog essay, UTSA, San Antonio, July, 1995.
Report from Texas: Going Against the Grain. Art in America, April, 1995.
Davenport, Bill Reconstructedness. Public News, Houston, Texas, November 20, 1996.
Edwards, Cheryl Static, Eugene Binder Gallery, Long Island City, Fall 1998.
Emenhiser, Karen Art on View. Detour, May, 1991.
David Szafranski, Recent Work. Downtown Dallas News, August 5, 1989.
Honey, I shrunk the ids. Dallas Observer, June 11, 1992.
Goldman, Saundra Gray Matters @ Gray Matters. Art Papers, March-April, 1992.
Henderson, Michael Reconstructedness: reconstructions of ideas and containers of time. Gray Matters essay, March, 1996.
Diverseworks exhibition catalog, November, 1996.
Isola, Marina Small differences. theMet, October 6, 1994.
Seven Artists to Buy Now. D Magazine, March 1996.
Johnson, Patricia C Glassell shows minimalism's softer edges. Houston Chronical, February 17, 1994.
Jarmusch, Ann David Szafranski at N. No. 0 Gallery, Dallas Times Herald, August 12, 1989.
Kutner, Janet An artist who brushes aside convention. Dallas Morning News, June 15, 1993.
Artists recycle discards for varied effects. Dallas Morning News, December 4, 1994.
At the edge of local art. Dallas Morning News, September 25, 1990.
Four different languages. Dallas Morning News, March 19, 1994.
Gray Matters @ Gray Matters. Dallas Morning News, September 22, 1991.
It's not just the art that's hot. Dallas Morning News, July 19, 1990.
Making the case for abstract art. Dallas Morning News, March 4, 1994.
Mystery cloaks intriguing show. Dallas Morning News, October 24, 1991.
Rebel Art. Dallas Morning News, January 20, 1990.
Urban/Suburban. GUIDE, Dallas Morning News, June 12, 1992.
Young at Art. Dallas Morning News, August 24 1989.
Miller, Donald
Second Trance: New wave of Hypnotic art swims and shimmers at Napes Museum of Art, Naples Daily News, April 8, 2001
Mitchell, Charles D
David Szafranski at Gray Matters, Art in America, October, 1993.                                  
David Szafranki's work defies easy assumptions. Dallas Morning News, February 29, 1992.
Mixed-up media. Dallas Observer, July 20, 1989.
1,100 Watts of light. Dallas Observer, August 7, 1989.
Risky Business. Dallas Observer, September 5, 1991.
Moody, Tom
Controversial Boon. Dallas Morning News, May 29, 1990.
David Szafranski, Trish Nickell, Jimmie Hudson. Art Papers, May-June, 1991.
Static. Catalog Essay, Eugene Binder Gallery, 1998.
David Szafranski Reinvents the Square, Catalog Essay, New Works Fellowship:Northern Telecom, 1994.
Odom, Michael Tad Griffin, Tom Moody, John Pomara, David Szafranski. The New Art Examiner, Summer, 1994.
Sime, Tom Postal Modernism. Dallas Observer, November 21, 1991.
Smith, Courtney Post-Pop, Post-Pictures. Catalog essay, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 1998.
Tyson, Janet
Critics Choice. STAR TIME, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, March 13, 1992.
Excellence is a trait possessed by a few. Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, August 12, 1990.
Hot ideas, but some half-baked. Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, July 22, 1990.
Industrious artists use materials well. Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, May 11, 1991.
Public or Private. Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, March 30, 1991.
David Szafranski at Gray Matters. Gray Matters essay, May 21, 1993.
Ullrich, Polly
The Workmanship of Risk: The Re-Emergence of Handcraft in Postmodern Art, New York Art Examiner, April, 1998.


1981 B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1989 M.F.A., University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.


1991 Fifth Avenue Foundation Award, Art in the Metroplex, TCU, Ft. Worth, Texas.
1993 Northern Telecom Fellowship, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina.
1994 Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowship Award, Painting and Works on Paper.


1995 Alternative Media Sites and Visions, Panel Discussion, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas.
1995 McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Artist Lecture Series.


A Short Commentary on 10,000 Things.


1999-2000 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.


Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas.
SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium.