Biography

 
David Meikle was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1987, he was the state winner in Art in the Deseret News Sterling Scholar Competition for high school students in Utah. He attended the University of Utah on a four-year scholarship and received his BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration in 1994. In 2006, he finished his MFA from the University of Utah, where he was the recipient of the Alvin Gittins scholarship. He has worked for fifteen years as a graphic designer and illustrator for the Marketing and Communications Department at the University of Utah. His work for the University has received awards from the New York Society of Illustrators, Print Magazine, the Utah Advertising Federation, the Art Directors Club of Salt Lake, and the Salt Lake Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic
David Meikle
Arts, and the University and College Designers Association.


David’s focus on oil painting in the last few years has yielded much success. In 2006 he won the jurors’ first place award at the 82nd Annual Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art (out of 1000 entries). His paintings have been included in the Spring Salon every year since 1998. David was also invited by the Springville Museum of Art to submit a painting to its 150-year survey of Utah Artists titled Utah Art, Utah Artists as part of the Cultural Olympiad during the 2002 Winter Games. In the summer of 2004, he exhibited at the Rose Wagner Dance Theatre and the 3W Gallery, both located in downtown Salt Lake City. His work was recently included in the books Painters of the Wasatch Mountains and Painters of Utah’s Canyons and Deserts (his painting was on the back cover). In 2007, he had a painting included in the exhibition Out West: The Great American Landscape that was seen in Washington D.C. and China. In the autumn, David had a solo show of over thirty paintings at the Kimball Art Center in Park City and a two-person exhibition at the Art Access Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. His work can currently be found at Clayton Williams Fine Art and Evergreen Gallery in Salt Lake City. David’s paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Springville Museum of Art and Salt Lake County, as well as many private and corporate collections. He recently finished a 10’ x 23’ mural for an indoor plaza in down town Salt Lake City and in 2011 he was named by the Springville Museum of Art as one of Utah’s 100 “Most Honored” artists.

David is happily married to Lacy Egbert and has five children (Daniel, Amelia, Samuel, William, and Madeline).