David Beker has worked and lived as a designer and artist for the past two decades, focusing on furniture design and wood sculpture for the past five years. His projects have been featured in several art galleries around the country. In 2014, he placed as a finalist in the Wharton Esherick Competition.
His training began in digital design and computer animation in the late 1990’s. He earned an MFA from the Parsons School of Design in 1999. Then, seeking a less ephemeral medium, he continued on to complete a Master of Architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania and became a registered Architect shortly thereafter. Though he worked in the architecture field for many years, he was consistently drawn back to the tactile craftsmanship of woodworking. Creation in the digital realm and the built environment could not compare to the satisfaction and tangible nature of working with wood. David pulls from his digital and architectural experience to enrich his work and that diversity of experience is apparent in his projects. He currently works and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.