David Kwan uses sound and moving image to produce intermedia and visual music works for installations, screenings and performances. Adapting sounds and imagery from found and environmental sources, he uses combinatorial and iterative strategies to generate and evolve forms and to set in motion the interplay of light and color.
He has presented at the Kala Art Institute, Headlands Center for the Arts 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 and music at Mills College in Oakland, worked in the nascency of digital audio technology for Digidesign/Avid, and produced for media and broadcast. He is co-producer of the Stop & Go Animation series.