David Knox’s interest in the Performing Arts didn’t come to fruition until his college years. Although he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, it was while conducting movement research in Grad school at The Ohio State University that sparked a desire to act, model and dance. Through their Department of Dance & Theatre, he completed courses in Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, and Marcel Marceau’s Mime Technique, to name a few. While he performed in several notable productions and walked in various fashion shows while residing in Columbus, Ohio, David knew he wanted to pursue more. Intrigued by the entertainment industry and knowing his post-college plans would likely bring him back to Overland Park, he researched model and talent agencies in the Kansas City area prior to receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University. David felt Hoffman was consistent with what he was looking for and, consequently, began this new journey 4 years ago.
A devotee of continued education, David has taken numerous courses, seminars and workshops that Hoffman has offered through the years. He credits the staff for their support, dedication, and commitment to educating their talent. David knows the importance of honing his skills for the betterment of his craft, and is keenly aware that versatility can welcome new opportunities. He was honored to be asked to instruct Improv and Photo Movement classes at Hoffman, and drew upon his previous experiences teaching Drawing courses at OSU. Possessing a willingness to learn and being coachable are two traits he feels are keys to being successful, regardless of your goals. After weeks of preparation for AMTC’s SHINE event in Orlando, David earned a coveted spot in the Acting Finale and also gained the insight he needed to fine-tune his focus on modeling and acting. Although he is not lost on the many opportunities that have been presented to him, he has learned perseverance is required to perfect his skills. Through hard work and dedication, he has landed bookings with prominent clients including Quik Trip, Wendy’s, Brisk Ice Tea, Capitol Federal Savings Bank, MAC Cosmetics, Kansas City Star, and Boulevard Brewing Company.
A talented artist by trade, David has exhibited numerous works of art at galleries in Nebraska, Ohio, Kansas and, currently, a suburb of St. Louis, MO. Perhaps most impressive is a showing of his work at a contemporary art gallery in one of the world’s most iconic art cities, Florence, Italy, while there for a printmaking residency. When asked to describe his art, he states simply that they are ephemeral works and inclusive of the genre of Installation Arts. Drawing inspiration from air, breath, movement and light, his art depicts the dynamics of these intangible elements along with tangible materials utilizing photographic elements.
David credits his movement research at OSU for evolving his artwork by showing the complementary nature of the performing arts and his exhibits. Incredibly passionate about his artistry, as well as modeling and acting, his goal is to connect both art forms in a way for more people to recognize both talents simultaneously. He dreams of coming to a point in his career that his name is synonymous with his work, and clients, curators and the like will invite him to be a part of their collections. With his solid work ethic, amazing talent and outgoing, humble personality, the Hoffman staff is very excited to see what other great opportunities lay ahead for David.
To see David’s artwork, please visit: davidknox.net