David Roy

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David Roy was Born in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA. Works in Los Angeles, CA..[1]


David Roy is a multidisciplinary artist and educator known for their sculptures, paintings, and photographs. They received an MFA in sculpture from Yale University, where they were a recipient of the Yale School of Art Social Justice Initiative Grant[2] (2020). They also hold a BFA in Photography from Otis College of Art and Design.

Roy’s work is guided by the declaration that art is a practice of freedom inseparable from everyday life. Roy’s sculptures draw on the visual language of rocket science, as they deploy durable materials common to the aerospace industry such as fiberglass, resin, and kevlar. The sculptures also circulate through videos, paintings, and drawings, wherein Roy documents physical components of the rockets and their launches.

In 2016, Roy founded BLACKNASA[3], a space agency aimed to teach rocketry and the ideals of space exploration to underrepresented youth groups. Animated by Roy’s sculptural practice, BLACKNASA views rocketry as a science, a creative practice, and a universal language.

Roy also takes up photography, sound, and various other media that meditate on contemporary American identity, collective thought, and possible futures. Traversing mediums, Roy’s work is united by the principle that art and life are endlessly intertwined[4]

Solo Exhibitions

  • The Flight of the Danger Noodle, 2022[5]
  • Gravity Monster, 2021[6]
  • You Can't Make Bombs to Beat the Boss, 2021[7]
  • Red Planet Live Performance Broadcast, 2020[8]


  1. "56 Henry, David Roy". 56 Henry, David Roy. 2022-03-14. Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  2. "Artandsocialjustice". Yale School of Art. Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  3. "Black NASA (@blacknasa.official) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  4. "56 Henry, David Roy". 56 Henry, David Roy. Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  5. "p5.js Web Editor". editor.p5js.org. Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  6. "56 Henry, Gravity Monster". 56 Henry, Gravity Monster. 2021-09-09. Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  7. "56 Henry, David Roy". 56 Henry, David Roy. 2022-03-14. Retrieved 2023-07-13.
  8. "M 2 3 — Yale Sculpture MFA 2020 - David Roy Performance". M 2 3. Retrieved 2023-07-13.

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