David Rhodes was born in Manchester, UK (1955). After living in London, Berlin, and Barcelona he now lives in New York. He has exhibited internationally including one-person exhibitions at Anthony Wilkinson Gallery (London), Centrum (Berlin), Palacete Viscondes de Balsemao (Porto), Galerie Katharina Krohn (Basel), Hionas Gallery (New York), and most recently, Tat Art (Barcelona) in 2017. His work has been included in numerous two-person and group exhibitions, including, Gary Stephan / David Rhodes at Hionas Gallery (New York), Notebook curated by Joanne Greenbaum at 56 Henry (New York), Downtown Painting curated by Alex Katz at Peter Freeman Inc. (New York), and in 2022 Singing in Unison at The Scully Tomasko Foundation, and Below Grand, (New York), curated by Phong Bui and Cal McKeever. He has independently curated exhibitions in London, Berlin, and New York, most recently Split at Zürcher Gallery (New York) in 2017. His work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), The Huntington Museum (Los Angeles), The Victoria & Albert Museum (London), CCA Andratx (Mallorca), and The Bohuslans Museum (Uddevalla). He was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 2022.

As a writer, he has contributed to Artforum (New York), Art Critical (New York), The Brooklyn Rail (New York) where he is an Editor at Large, Von Bartha Quarterly (Basel) and The Journal of Contemporary Painting (London). He has written catalog texts for Museum Ludwig (Cologne), Michael Werner Gallery (Berlin/New York), and Galerie Vidal Saint-Phalle (Paris) among others. His essay on Peter Bradley was included in a book on the artist published by Karma, New York in July 2022.