David Bergholz Perspective on Natural and Urban Landscapes Bio

“My work focuses on both natural and urban landscapes. Cleveland and Northeast Ohio have been a primary interest but I have also produced bodies of work from other cities in the U.S. and Canada, Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. I always keep a camera with me, and attempt to capture the unusual, sometimes quirky image that may contain beauty, humor, grittiness or irony.”

David Bergholz is a photographer and artist who has exhibited his images and conceptual work at SPACES, Heights Arts, Murray Hill Galleries, LLC (NEO+1), The Cleveland Botanical Garden, the John F. Seiberling Gallery in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, the Massillon Museum, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, the, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts in Oberlin and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. His work is in the collections of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Universitiy Hospitals as well as several corporate locations.

He was the executive director of the George Gund Foundation in Cleveland from 1989 to 2003. He had a more than forty year career in the non-profit sector in Pittsburgh and Cleveland before his retirement in 2003. Mr Bergholz worked in the areas of community and economic development, education, the arts, health care, city planning and government improvement.

He has three grown sons and is married to writer Eleanor Mallet.