David Lanner has resided in Fresno, California since 2000. Born in Yuba City,
California in 1960 he moved with his family to Hawaii, Minnesota, and lastly to Utah by 1968. During his formative years he spent most of his time living close to nature and was always attracted to found organic objects including dried insects, bones, and snake skins. He attended Utah State University and graduated in 1984 with a BFA in Art. While attending university, David worked with the copperplate photogravure process and today continues to work with intaglio using the more recent photo-polymer gravure process as well as black and white silver prints in his studio/darkroom.

Davids’ early work reflects his fascination with mummified and frozen animal forms, mainly mule deer, that he sought out in the foothills of northern Utah. Most were victims of starvation resulting from harsh winter conditions. The positioning of these animals resulted from the observation that even though in an advanced state of decay, animals retained many characteristics from their former lives. Today, David continues to photograph animals using taxidermy. Many of these images are influenced by current events in our environment including climate change and extinction. His other projects include a body of work dealing with genocide memorials found in central Africa, Poland, and Asia and a documentary project involving the lives of people who subsist within a garbage dump outside of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.



42nd Annual Cedar City National Art Exhibition, Ceadr City, Utah


3rd UCLA National Printmaking Exhibition, Frederick S. Wright Gallery, Dickson Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles


The American Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Zaner Galley, Rochester, New York


Republic of China International Print Exhibit, Taipei, Taiwan


Solo Exhibition, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio


Solo Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois


Day of the Dead National Exhibition, University of Oklahoma, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma


The Seventeenth Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, University Gallery Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas


Long Beach Works on Paper Exhibition, Long Beach, California


34th Annual National Photography Exhibition, Larson Galley, Yakima, Washington



Photographers Forum, Vol. 3/No.4, September 1981


The Pinon Pine, A Natural and Cultural History, University of Nevada Press, Reno, Nevada


American Forests, June 1983


Trees of the Great Basin, A Natural History, University of Nevada Press, Reno, Nevada


Western Journal of Applied Forestry, January 1986, July 1991


Cutbank 34, Missoula, Montana


Made for Each Other, A Symbiosis of Birds and Pines, Oxford University
Press, New York


Conifers of California, Cachuma Press, Los Olivos, California


California Wild Magazine, Summer 2000


Death Valley and the Northern Mojave, A Visitor’s Guide, Cachuma Press, Los Olivos, California


The Bristlecone Book, A Natural History of the World’s Oldest Trees, Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, Montana