About The Artist

Dave Glass in South Philly

Dave Glass Riddick

Seething through his youth, a Ritalin prescribed, ADHD, latchkey Catholic altar boy in South Carolina, knelt at the altar of fear and lies and rang the Sanctus bells - tolling for the black sheep of broken homes. Art and music have since remained an outlet for Dave Glass.

Un-tuned to the mainstream world, Dave found an escape discovering sub-cultures in the 1980's. Igniting his journey, teenage Glass began defacing school desks, book covers, skateboards, making stencil spray paint and marker T-shirts, and painting jackets. His work was majorly influenced from skateboarding culture, and drumming for punk/hardcore bands.

After Relocating to the city of Philadelphia in 1992, GLASS’ has illustrated album covers, posters, and t-shirts for numerous bands, such as GBH, The New York Rel-X, and Soundgarden, as well as designed for burlesque troupes, roller derby leagues, and tattoo conventions. In addition, he has hand screen printed licensed clothing and merchandise for boundless bands and events worldwide since 2003. Select clients have included AC/DC, GG Allin, Dead Boys, Ramones, The Plasmatics, and Blondie.

His current fine artwork is centered in more traditional contemporary portrait painting and artisan forms of illustration with dark subject matter. His art has been exhibited in galleries and venues, published in books and magazines, from Philadelphia to the Netherlands.

Dave Glass Riddick relocated to Austin TX May 2021 with his photographer girlfriend Kristen Grundy, together as DAWN 11:11, and Mr. Bugsy his black cat familiar.


Art Institute of Philadelphia. Associates, Visual Communications, 1995.

Solo Exhibitions:
2010 - Delicious Boutique, “A Decade of Vice,” Philadelphia, PA. USA.
2006 - The Red Room, “Communion,” Wilmington DE. USA.
2005 - Aphrodite Gallery at Passional, “Guilty Pleasures,” Philadelphia, PA. USA.


Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 - 63 Bluxome Street Gallery, "DAWN 1111 Collective Exhibit," San Francisco, CA. US.
2019 - Martha, "DAWN 1111 Collective Art Installation," Philadelphia, PA. US.
2019 - Tattooed Moms, "Tattooed Mom Turns 22," Philadelphia, PA. US.
2016 - Artworks, “Against the Grain Art of the Counterculture,” Trenton, NJ. US.
2014 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Lord Of The Flies,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2013 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Speaking In Tongues II,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2012 - Parlor Gallery, “Fun Is The Law,” Asbury Park, NJ. US.
2012 - Independence Seaport Museum, “Past To Present,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Black Vulture Gallery, “None More Blacklight,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - PAWS, “More Than Nine Lives,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Girls Are Evil,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2011 - Black Vulture Gallery, “Speaking In Tongues,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - James Oliver Gallery, “It Came From The Drawing Board,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Group Heart Show,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Toothless Cat Gallery, “Femme Noir,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Exit Skate Shop, “Deck Heads III,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2010 - Digital Ferret, “Electronic Saviors Cancer Benefit,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2008 - Off The Wall Gallery, “Under A Hundred,” Philadelphia, PA. US.
2008 - Rogue Buddah Gallery, “Jammers Blockers And Pivots,” Minneapolis, MN. US.
2005 - House Of Blues Disney World, “Ready Steady Destroy Art Of Modern Rock Poster Exhibit,” Orlando, FL. US.


Public Collections​:
Destroy Art Inc., Oakland, CA. USA. 2020 - Present
La Galerie Provocatrice, DP, Amsterdam. NL. 2011 - 2012.
Kymara Gallery, Biddleford, MN. USA. 2010 - 2013.
Artist In Residence, The Toothless Cat Gallery, Philadelphia. PA. 2009 - 2011

Publications and Media:
"The Change-Makers: Stories That Inspire." Voyage Austin. April 2022.
"Destroy Everything Fanzine - Cut, Paste, & Destroy." Destroy Art Inc. Issue 2. December 2021.
"Destroy Everything Fanzine." Destroy Art Inc. Issue 1. July 2021.
"Plebeian Podcast." Episode 18. Dawn 1111 Collective. April 2020.
"Feature Friday." Plebeian Magazine. March 2020.
"Green." Numinous Magazine. Issue 22. March 2019.
“The Best Of.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 17. September 2017.
“Black And White.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 16. December 2016.
“The Nightmare.” Numinous Magazine. Issue 11. October 2015.
Tattoo Mania Magazine. Issue 115. Pages 40-41. December 2012. HU.
“Aphrodisia II Art Of The Female Form.” Aristata Publishing. 2006.
Punk Rock! - Fanzine. Issue 2. 2006. DE.
Devolution Magazine. Issue 6. 2005. UK.
“Art Of Modern Rock Book.” Chronicle Books. 2004.
“Electric Frankenstein High Energy Poster Art.” Dark Horse Books. 2004
15th Precinct Magazine. Issue 7. 2002. AU.
Carbon 14 Magazine Issue 23. 2002.

Selected Clients:

Avengers - 30th Anniversary Tour poster design and screen printing for Alternative Tentacles
BarelyEvil.com - Logo design
Black President - Album cover illustration for Porterhouse Records
Bloody Rose Boutique - Poster illustration and design
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
Evil Wiener Food Truck - Logo illustration for large vehicle wrap
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 – Apparel designs for Arturo Vega via Sour Puss Clothing
Richard Hell – Apparel design for Richard Hell via Sour Puss Clothing
Seasons of Mist - Screen printing record label band merch
She Devils Penn Jersey Roller Derby - Logo design
Soundgarden - Poster design
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