Artist Statement

My two-dimensional artworks combine representational images with abstract graphic elements that form permutations. These permutations result in images with strong visual dynamics and suggestive metaphors that signify some of the cultural complexities and responsibilities about our stewardship of the natural world. My three-dimensional artworks are transformations, which reflect the integral process of reclaiming industrial materials combined with visual impressions.


David Versluis works extensively as an artist, teacher, and graphic designer. He actively produces prints and sculpture, exhibiting regularly in international, national and curated art exhibitions. Versluis has had solo exhibitions at Trinity Christian College, Indiana and Purdue Universities at Fort Wayne, Chicago State University, South Suburban College (in collaboration with Roy R. Behrens), Dordt College, Luther College, and Simpson College.

Versluis’s larger-scale sculptures have recently been selected for year-long display by the Sioux City Art Center | Sculpt Siouxland Inc., Sioux City, Iowa; Public Art Edina (Minnesota); and permanent display on the Dordt College campus. Additionally, he was a contributing artist in the “Geometric Complexions” exhibition in 2017, curated by Sergio Gomez for the Zhou B Art Center, Chicago. In 2018, Versluis’s artwork was included in “Chronicles of a Future Foretold,” an exhibition, curated by Dr. Samuel Peralta at the 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago.

Since 2001, Versluis has been a professor of art at Dordt College. Versluis holds a M.F.A. from Western Michigan University and a B.F.A. from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.