David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut in 1968. He studied fine arts at the North Carolina School of the Arts. In the mid-1980s he moved to New York. Andy Warhol discovered LaChapelle shortly thereafter at New York’s legendary Studio 54. LaChapelle began taking photographs for Warhol’s magazine Interview, and was soon also commissioned by Rolling Stone, Italian Vogue, French Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair. His photographic works have been shown at many important museums and galleries around the world.
2014 Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; Jablonka Galerie, Zurich; 2013 Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris; Musée D’Orsay, Paris; Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg; Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm; 2012 Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, Italy; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Robilant + Voena, London; 2011 Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague; Hangaram Design Museum - Seoul Art Center, Seoul; Museo de Arte Contemporaño de Puerto Rico, San Juan; New York, Lever House, New York; Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art; Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover; 2010 The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei