David Ohlerking, born in Omaha, Nebraska, now paints mostly in Philadelphia, with work in over a dozen galleries in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. He is co-founder of the Austin Figurative Gallery and Project in Austin, Texas. Ohlerking is a devoted student of Alex Kanevsky, and has collaborated extensively with numerous artists. He works exclusively from life, painting near-abstractive figures and cityscapes. He is known for his loose, exaggerated brush strokes and scraping techniques to create a unique texture, working mostly in oil on Masonite.