David Fobes entered the world in 1953 with his identical twin Clark. Being an identical twin has informed much of his work in the last 40 years. David earned a BA in Environmental Design in 1978 and an M.F.A. in Furniture Design in 1994, both from San Diego State University. David was fortunate to study furniture design with AOD recipient Wendy Maruyama from 1991 – 1994 at SDSU.
He joined the faculty in the School of Art and Design at San Diego State in 1994 and taught studio courses in Design until his retirement in 2020. He has been an active member of the San Diego Arts community since 1981 and has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally and has also curated a broad variety of projects throughout his career. His work is in both private and public collections. David continues an active studio practice and is currently working on and editing a book on the work of the visionary architect Eugene Ray, one of his early mentors at SDSU.
- San diego, CA
- Wood and mixed media
- Professional Status
- As professional as possible