David urban was born in Toronto in 1966. He studied poetry and painting at York University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1989. He received his Masters degree in English literature and creative writing from the University of Windsor in 1991 and a second Masters degree in painting from the University of Guelph in 1993.
His work is represented in many private and public collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, among others.
Along with painting he also engages in curating exhibits internationally. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy.
His works consist of abstracts created using oils, often using texture and bold colours to create the composition.
He currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.