David Wightman (born 1980 in Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English painter known for his abstract and landscape acrylic paintings using collaged wallpaper. He studied Fine Art at Middlesex University (2001) and gained an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2003).
David Wightman’s solo exhibitions include EMPIRE, Long & Ryle, London (2016), New paintings + Akris collaboration, Akris, 30 Old Bond Street, London (2014), Redux, 10 Gresham Street and Halcyon Gallery (2014), Hero, commission for House Arts Festival (2013), Paramour, Halcyon Gallery, London (2012), Homage to Loreleia, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (2011), Secret Name, Sumarria Lunn, London (2010), Behemoth and Other New Paintings, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2009), and Aspirations, William Angel Gallery, London (2008).
In 2010, David Wightman was awarded the Berwick Gymnasium Arts Fellowship - a six-month residency in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland funded by Arts Council England and English Heritage. In 2013, he was selected by the curator of House Arts Festival, Mariele Neudecker, to make a site-specific painting for a disused pavilion on Brighton’s seafront. The commission was funded by Arts Council England. Most recently Wightman has collaborated with the fashion label Akris for their Fall / Winter 2014/15 collection. Wightman's work has featured in Harper's Bazaar, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Financial Times, and Money Week.
David Wightman is represented in the UK by Long & Ryle and in Canada by Duran|Mashaal Gallery. He lives and works in London.