Biography

David Sokosh was raised in Bethel, Connecticut, the son of two amateur photographers. As a result, he began taking pictures at an early age. It was in college, however, that this interest became a passion. He graduated from Western Connecticut State University in 1989 with a BA in Photography. He settled in Brooklyn, New York in the fall of 1989.

By 1991 he had become interested in the Polaroid Transfer process and received a number of grants from the Polaroid Corporation, culminating in a 20x24-studio grant in 1992, inclusion in their permanent collection, and exhibition in their 575 Tech Square Gallery. This led to participation in a group show entitled Colore Sfumati at Robin Rice Gallery in 1993, where he showed a selection of Polaroid Transfers.

By 1994 a contact at Bergdorf Goodman led to a number of exhibitions in their spaces, the most successful being a solo show at Bergdorf Goodman Men, of 35 architectural images in 1996.

In 1995 he signed with Graphistock, a stock photography agency in New York. He also began a series of successful, private salons at home, to sell his own prints.

1996 saw the purchase of a townhouse in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. This was the beginning of a ten-year restoration project.

By 1999 David completed his darkroom and studio in Brooklyn, allowing printing to resume on a backlog of material.

He has participated in a number of SONYA artist studio strolls, several exhibits at Tillie's of Brooklyn, and has been represented by Soho Triad Fine Arts in New York since 2000.