David Underwood; Underwood Artworks.

Welcome to my web site, and thanks for taking a look.


Released in 2020,  an artist profile & virtual studio visit, on the Locate Arts website:
Published online in June 2020, the "Locate Arts" website has a virtual visit with me in my art studio. Locate Arts is an information website about artists and exhibitions in Tennessee. Check out the visit here: https://locatearts.org/the-focus/2020/virtual-studio-visit-david-underwood

Bullet points about me: 

• Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
• BA Degree in Photography, Carson-Newman College, 1982.
• MFA Degree in Studio Art, Florida State University, 1990.
• Artwork included in the permanent collections of 16 museums (listed below).
• 30 solo exhibitions. Most recent solo show at the Rose Center, Morristown, Tennessee, in 2018.
• First museum solo exhibition at William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, Virginia, in 2011.
• Artwork included in 130+ group exhibitions (most juried by prominent arts professionals). Complete list of exhibitions available upon request.
• Artwork currently on view at the Northern Arts Collective gallery, in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin (Door County). 
• Nine awards won in various juried group exhibitions.
• Taught two years at Florida State University as a graduate teaching assistant.
• 30+ years of teaching Art & Photography at Carson-Newman University, 1990 to present.
• Currently Professor of Art, and Director of Exhibitions, at Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, Tennessee.
• Former Chairperson (2000-2013) of the Art Department at Carson-Newman University (NASAD accredited).
• Directed/Curated more than 250 exhibitions of art by students and by professional guest artists at C-NU.
• Redesigned the curriculum for the BA Photography major twice at C-NU.
• Have introduced 8 new courses and taught 20 different Art & Photography courses at C-NU.
• Happily married for 35+ years (and counting) to the poet & writer, Susan O'Dell Underwood.
• Travelled in 49 states of the USA, plus some travel in Europe and Canada.
• Visited 150+ National Parks & Monuments of the USA.
• Art Director, Co-Owner, and Co-Founder (with my wife) of Sapling Grove Press. www.saplinggrovepress.com
• Stock photographs represented by Universal Images Group.

• Currently seeking museum exhibitions and commercial gallery exhibitions and representation. I have a large inventory of museum-quality artwork on hand.

• I also sell my work directly from this website; contact me with any purchase interests.

Upon request, I will be happy to e-mail you a PDF copy or snail-mail you a paper copy of my complete 20+page CV, which includes my complete exhibition record of all solo and group exhibitions, a list of the museums that include my work in their collections, and a summary of my ongoing academic career. My darkroom and my main artmaking studio are on campus where I teach, and I'd welcome a studio visit if you would like to see some actual work. Please send me an e-mail or give me a call with any questions: dunderwood@cn.edu; phone 865-471-3572. Cheers!



Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina.
California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California.
Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California.
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts.
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana.
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.


Carroll Reese Museum of Art, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.
Carson-Newman College (now University), Jefferson City, Tennessee.
Erskine College, Bowie Arts Center, Due West, South Carolina.
Kellogg Community College, Visual & Performing Arts Dept., Battle Creek, Michigan.
Mars Hill College (now University), Art Department, Mars Hill, North Carolina.
Murray State University, The Magic Silver Collection, Murray, Kentucky.
University of Virginia at Wise, Wise, Virginia.
Wabash College, Art Department, Crawfordsville, Indiana.