Seething through his youth, a Ritalin prescribed ADHD, latchkey, Catholic Altar Boy in the Carolinas, "Dave Glass" Riddick knelt at the altar of fear and lies, and rang the sanctus bells, tolling for the black sheep of broken homes. 

    Raised in the 1970's young Glass was immersed in pop culture, collecting puffy monster stickers, Evel Kenievel, staging mock battles with Star Wars and GI joe action figures, and building hot rod and war machine models in the haze of testors glue fumes. Un-tuned to the world he found an escape discovering sub-cultures in the 1980's. Igniting his journey, teenage Glass began scribbling on school desks, skateboards, brown paper bag book covers, making homemade punk rock stencil spray painted and sharpee pen T-shirts, as well as painting leather, army and denim jackets.

    Dave Glass has since illustrated, designed album covers, posters, and t-shirts, for numerous bands, from GBH to Soundgarden, and/or hand screen printed licensed clothing and merchandise for boundless bands, ranging from punk rock, to black metal around the world. Select clients have included AC/DC to GG Allin, Dead Boys to Ramones, Numenorean to Watain. Not to mention creating art for anything else subversive, from the adult industry to burlesque troupes, to roller derby and tattoo conventions, around the globe. His work has been featured in books such as The Art Of Modern Rock, Electric Frankenstein High Energy Rock N Roll Poster Art, Aphrodisia II Art Of The Female Form, and numerous international publications such as Numinous Magazine, Tattoo Mania Magazine, Carbon 14, and Devolution Magazine.

    In addition to creating art for bands over the past 3 decades, Mr. Glass has held the throne as drummer for many musical endeavors including The Strychnine Babies, Dead Empty, and Doomed To Obscurity. He has been on a musical hiatus since 2015.

    In 2017 Glass launched Seduce And Destroy, a small D.I.Y. clothing line, initially conceived in 2005. It serves as a positive focus, since adopting a clean and sober lifestyle in the summer of 2015, after a near 25 year battle. 

Currently living and working at Villain Arts compound, screen printing and illustrating in Fishtown, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, US.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1995 Associate Degree in Visual Communications The Art Institute of Philadelphia

2005-present, Silkscreen printer/colorist Tattooed Kingpin now Villain Arts, Philadelphia

1997-present, Owner freelance illustrator Dave Glass Art, Philadelphia

2003-2005, Silkscreen printer and designer for Sour Puss Clothing, New Jersey

2006-2010, Owner illustrator and silkscreen printer Ink Runs Cold, Philadelphia


GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2011 - present

- La Galerie Provocatrice | O.Z. Achterburgwal 54 | 1012 DP Amsterdam

2010 - 2013

- Kymara Gallery | 2 Main Street, Suite 220, Building 17 | The North Dam Mill | Biddeford, ME 04005

2009 - 2011

- Artist in Residence | The Toothless Cat | Piazza at Schmidt's, Suite 86/88 | Philadelphia PA


GALLERY SHOWS

2016

- Against the Grain Art of the Counterculture, Artworks, Trenton NJ, US, Group

2015

- Independent Artist, The First Banana, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2014 

- Lord Of The Flies, Black Vulture Gallery, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2013 

- Speaking In Tongues II, Black Vulture Gallery, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2012 

- Fun Is The Law, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park NJ, US, Group

- Past To Present, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2011

- None More Blacklight, Black Vulture Gallery, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Speaking In Tongues, Black Vulture Gallery, Philadelphia PA, US Group

2010 

- It Came From The Drawing Board, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia PA, Four Person

- Group Heart Show, Jinxed & The Toothless Cat, Philadelphia PA, US Group

- Femme Noir, The Toothless Cat, Philadelphia PA, US, Four Person

2008 

- Under A Hundred, Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Jammers Blockers And Pivots, Rogue Buddah Gallery, Minneapolis MN, US, Group

2006 

- Art For The Cash Poor 7, Crane Arts, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Eye Candy, Trinity Gallery, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2005 

- Guilty Pleasures, Aphrodite Gallery at Passional, Philadelphia PA, US, Solo

- Three Person Show, Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia PA, US, Three Person

2004

- Rebirth, South Street Renaissance Gallery, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2002 

- OpenHaus Philadelphia Artists Unite, Cranes Arts, Philadelphia PA, US Group


EXHIBITIONS

2014 

- Fix My Head Vol.2, The Pharmacy, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2011

- More Than Nine Lives, A Benefit for PAWS, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Girls Are Evil, Jinxed, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- The Anté Art Show, City By Night Virtual Show, Berlin Germany, Group

2010 

- Qee Toy Show, Jinxed, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Deck Heads 3, Exit Skate Shop, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Electronic Saviors Cancer Benefit, Digital Ferret, Philadelphia PA, US Group

2009 

- Creep Records Art Show, Creep Records, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2008 

- Rock Poster Show, 12oz Studios, Brooklawn NJ, US, Group

- Corsets For A Cure, Delicious Boutique, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2007

- A Decade Of Vice, Delicious Boutique, Philadelphia PA, US, Solo

- Daughter Of The Monster Art Exhibit, Tritone, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2006 

- Communion, The Red Room, Wilmington DE, US, Solo

- Spring Art Show, Tritone, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Art For The Cash Poor 7, Crane Arts, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Eye Candy, Trinity Gallery, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Two Person Show, Jinxed, Philadelphia PA, US, Two Person

2005 

- Ready Steady Destroy Art Of Modern Rock Poster Exhibit, House Of Blues Disney World, Orlando FL, US, Group

- Killpop II Arts and Music Event, Ulanas, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Zine Fest, Rotunda, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2004

- Killpop I Arts and Music Event, Ukrainian League, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2003 

- Zine Fest, Rotunda, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- Diabólicas Art Expo, Anna Cas, Rio De Janeiro, Group

- Hot Rod Hoedown, Kahunaville, Wilmington DE, US, Group

- Dave Glass vs. Heartburne, Tattooed Moms, Philadelphia PA, US, Four Person

2002 

- Artifacts Of The Improbable Poster Exhibition, Balcony at The Trocadero, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

- OpenHaus Philadelphia Artists Unite, Cranes Arts, Philadelphia PA, US Group

- Panty Raid Spectacular Fashion Show, Silk City, Philadelphia PA, US, Group

2001 

- Tattooed Moms First Friday Art Show, Philadelphia PA, US, Two Person

- Porn Beat Philadelphia Rock & Sex Documentary Film, Khyber Pass, Philadelphia PA, US, Group


FEATURED BOOKS

2012

- Independence Seaport Museum, Past To Present Villain Arts Publishing

2008

- One Hundred Hearts And A Robot Christ, Villain Arts Publishing

2006

- Aphrodisia II Art Of The Female Form, Aristata Publishing

2004

- Art Of Modern Rock Book, Chronicle Books

- Electric Frankenstein High Energy Poster Art, Dark Horse Books


FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

2017

- NUMiNOUS Magazine #17: The Best Of Issue

2016

- Numinous Magazine #16: Black And White Issue, December

2015

- Numinous Magazine #11: The Nightmare Issue, October

2014

- Butter Magazine #1 pgs.72-74 August

2012

- Tattoo Mania Magazine #115 pgs:40-41 December (HU)

2009 

- Danger Hole Magazine Issue #7

- Fracture Magazine Premier Issue

2007

- Prick Magazine

2006

- Philadelphia City Paper

- Prick Magazine

- Spark Weekly Stuff We Like

- Razordolls conducted by international adult film star Stoya

- Punkrock!-Fanzine Issue #2 (DE)

- Philadelphia City Paper Paper Doll Guide

2005

- Devolution Magazine #6 (UK)

- Philadelphia City Paper Mix Pick

- Artists Of Yardly News Letter

2003

- You’re Not Alone Magazine (NL)

2002

- 15th Precinct Magazine Issue #7 (AU)

- No Front Teeth Magazine (UK)

- Carbon 14 Magazine Issue #23

2001

- Varla Magazine Issue #4


SELECTED CLIENT COMMISSIONS AND COLLABORATIONS

Avengers - 30th Anniversary Tour poster design and screen printing for Alternative Tentacles

BarelyEvil.com - Logo design

Black President - Album cover illustration for Porterhouse Records

CBGBs Viva Lé Punk Festival - Poster and logo design

Creep Records - Poster design

Cyclone Records - CD and Vinyl cover art and layouts, event backdrops and logos, ad design, and web graphics

Dead City Psychos - Identity, merchandise, and poster designs

Dead Empty - Identity, merchandise, CD and vinyl cover illustrations and layouts, for Pelado Records, Cyclone Records, and Reality Clash Records

Dirty Faces Records (DE) - Vinyl cover illustrations and layouts for Antidote and The New York Rel-X

Doomed To Obscurity - Logo, Digipak and merchandise, website designs, and screen printing

Electric Frankenstein - Poster, merchandise, and screen printing

Fast Cheap And Out Of Control - Handbill and poster designs

GBH (UK) - CD cover illustrations and apparel design for Straight Edge Productions (JP), POP Records (JP), and Idol Records

Hellcat Girls Burlesque - Logo design

Helen Back & The Str8 Razors - Logo, merchandise, and screen printing

Holidays In The Sun International Music Festival USA - Identity, merchandise, and poster designs

Hot Rod Hoedown - Poster design and screen printing

Hotwired Hearts - Logo, merchandise, website design, and screen printing

Justice Howard - Portrait painting collaboration with model Malice McMunn

Killpop Philadelphia Arts and Music Festival - Logos, merchandise, poster design, website, and screen printing

Knockout Records (DE) - CD and Vinyl cover illustrations and design

The Krays – CD and Vinyl cover illustration and layouts for TKO records

Max Garland And The Generals Of The Underground - poster design and screen printing

Murder Junkies - Poster design and screen printing

The New York Rel-X - Identity, CD and Vinyl illustrations and layouts, merchandise, and posters

Plasmatics – Apparel designs for Sour Puss Clothing

Punk Nite Records - Identity, CD layouts, and poster designs

Punk Rock Karaoke - Poster and handbill designs

Queen V - Poster designs

Ramones – Apparal designs for Arturo Vega via Sour Puss Clothing 

Richard Hell – Apparel design for Richard Hell via Sour Puss Clothing

Season of Mist - Screen printing band merchandise

She Devils Penn Jersey Roller Derby - Logo design

Soundgarden - Poster design for reunion show Tower Theatre via The Artists Organization

Sour Puss Clothing - Logo, merchandise, web graphics, and screen printing

Street Anthem Records - CD cover art and layouts, poster design, ad design, and web graphics

The Strychnine Babies - Identity, CD and Vinyl cover illustrations and layouts, posters, merchandise, website designs, and screen printing for American Punk Records, and Electric Nerve Records

Texas Roller Derby - Poster designs

Threats (SCT) – CD layout and poster design for PunkNite Records

TKO Records - CD and Vinyl cover art and layouts, ad design

Vice Squad – Tour poster design

Zombie Rock - Logo, poster illustration, and screen printing

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