David Kwan is a sound and visual artist who produces visual music and intermedia works for installations, screenings and performances. Adapting sounds and imagery from the environment and found sources, he uses combinatorial and iterative approaches to develop forms and to highlight the interplay of light and color.
He has presented at Kala Art Institute, Headlands Center for the Arts, Exploratorium and Mission 17 in the San Francisco Bay Area; Jack Straw and 4Culture in Seattle; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and CalArts in Los Angeles; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit; Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb; Festival Tweetakt in Utrecht; General Public in Berlin. He has been awarded residencies at the Experimental Television Center, Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Surel's Place, and Kala Art Institute.
Based in San Francisco, he has taught in art, music and intermedia at Mills College in Oakland, worked for Digidesign/Avid during the nascency of digital audio technology, and produced for media and broadcast. He is co-producer of the Stop & Go animation series.