Seething through his youth, a Ritalin prescribed, ADHD, latchkey Catholic altar boy in the Carolinas, knelt at the altar of fear and lies and rang the sanctus bells - tolling for the black sheep of broken homes. Art and music has 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.
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. Select clients have included AC/DC, GG Allin, Dead Boys, Ramones, The Plasmatics, and Blondie.
Glass’ current fine art work 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 in May 2021 with his photographer girlfriend Kristen Grundy, together as DAWN 11:11, and Mr. Bugsy his black cat familiar.