David Trulli


David Trulli works primarily in scratchboard, scratching images into ink-coated, clay surfaces on wood panels that are often quite large by traditional standards. A former cinematographer, Trulli blends that experience with his admiration of the master wood-engravers of the 1930’s to produce intricate pieces. He has had solo shows in Los Angeles and New York.

According to Artweek critic Charlene Roth, “his black-and-white renderings show still moments, but these are a view of a gathering of energy before screams of panic. They are pictures of the instant when the uncanny intrudes upon the here and now.”

Trulli has been profiled in the L.A. Times and his work has appeared in publications such as Juxtapoz, Artweek, Fabrik, ArtScene and others. In 2009 he was commissioned by Harley-Davidson to create his work on a motorcycle gas tank.

David Trulli was born in New York and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

2012 "Second Nature," Foley Gallery, New York, NY
2011 "Beyond Daylight", Robert Berman E6 Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2011 "In Broad Daylight", Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2006 “David Trulli - The View From Here" Copro/Nason Gallery, Bergamot Station,
Santa Monica, CA. December
2005 “David Trulli - Scratchboard” Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. January
2004 “Big City…Small Stories” Gallery 825 – Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA. January
2002 "Slow Pictures...Fast World" Gallery Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA. October

2007 “Stimulus” art auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA. February
2007 “New Year in Black and White” I-5 Gallery, LA, CA. Curated by Mat Gleason. January
2006 “Fin” Bedlam Art, LA, CA. April
2006 “Everything but the Kitschen Sync” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, LA, CA. March
2006 “Inauguration 3” Gallery Revisited, Los Angeles, CA. February
2006 "Drawing Show” Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA. February
2004 "Return to Compulsion” (two-person show with Michiko Yao) Gallery Revisited,
Los Angeles, CA. October
2004 “Summer Show” Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. July
2003 “Xmas @ Bedlam” Bedlam Art, LA, CA. December
2003 “Inaugural reception” Gallery Revisited, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA. November
2003 “International Juried Exhibition” curator: Marian Parmenter, Director - San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art Artist’s Gallery, San Francisco. October-November
2003 “Random Thoughts” Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA. October
2003 “Create: Fixate” Beverly Hills, CA. August
2003 “Smart Gals Speakeasy” (Featured Artist), Los Feliz CA. August
2003 “Selected Collective” Gallery 4016, Silver Lake, CA. July
2003 “It’s a Fine Line” curator: Claudine Ise, assoc. Curator, UCLA Hammer Museum,
Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA. June
2003 “50/50 Show” Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA. May
2003 "Metamorphosis" Gallery Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA. March
2001 "Peace by Piece" Gallery Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA. December

- “Molly Barnes’ Art News” radio show. Interview with David Trulli. Broadcast on KCSN_FM, Los Angeles.
January 2007
- “Flavorpill LA” issue #202. Review of “David Trulli - The View From Here” by Shana Nys Dambrot.
January 2007
- “Copro/Nason Fine Art – A Catalogue Raisonné” December 2006
- “Tips and Picks” NY Arts Magazine. Summer, 2005
- “Recommended Exhibitions” LA Weekly. February 25, 2005
- “David Trulli – Preview of Exhibition” by Ray Zone, ArtScene magazine. January 2005
- “David Trulli and Michiko Yao at Revisited” by Charlene Roth, Artweek magazine. July/August 2004
- “Scratching Life’s Surface” by Duane Noriyuki, Los Angeles Times. January 15, 2004
- “Direct Art Magazine” Volume 9, (photo layout) Direct Art Productions. New York, NY. Spring 2004.

- Speaker – “Artist Lecture Series” Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA. February 16, 2006
- Moderator – “The Gallery Roundtable – Gallerists Talk About Art in Los Angeles.”
Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA. July 9, 2005
- Moderator – “An Evening with Art Collector Tom Peters” Gallery 825 – Bergamot Annex,
Santa Monica, CA. November 18, 2004
- Lens-less Photography Workshop, Gallery 825, West Hollywood, CA. December 6, 2003
- Lens-less Photography Workshop, Gallery Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA. October 19, 2002

Member: Los Angeles Art Association