Dave with Dreaming LaughingDave Caudill creates artworks for public, corporate and private collections. His larger public works are found at Louisiana’s Rip Van Winkle Gardens, East Tennessee’s Horizon Center park, the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts and the University of Louisville School of Music. Corporate collections include Brown-Forman Corporation and Fire King International. Individual collectors across America have acquired his work.

He is also one of the few sculptors in the world who have created an environmental undersea sculpture. Caudill’s artwork was placed on the seabed near Nassau, The Bahamas.

Recent commissions include development of the Spirit of Peace Award, presented to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and others in recognition of their efforts to support mental health.

Caudill attended the University of Kentucky and the Louisville School of Art. Current professional affiliations include the International Sculpture Center and the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, of which he is an honorary board member.

Awards include the Pollack-Krassner Award.

Born in Corbin, Kentucky in 1950, he maintains his home & studio in Louisville.


1855 Trevilian Way Louisville KY 40205 (502) 457-4769  www.caudillart.com  [email protected]  Born 1950

Public Collections

  • City of Lafayette IN
  • City of Louisville KY
  • Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee, Oak Ridge TN
  • Lexington Arboretum, Lexington KY
  • Louisville Free Public Library at Crescent Hill
  • Louisville Zoo
  • Purdue University
  • Sculpture Trails, Solsberry IN
  • Singletary Center for the Arts, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
  • St. Francis School, Louisville KY
  • University of Louisville School of Music, Kent School of Social Work, College of Business, Louisville KY
  • City of Roanoke VA
  • Friedman Park, Evansville IN

Corporate Collections

  • Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville KY
  • Fire King International, New Albany IN
  • Maryhurst Residential School, Louisville KY
  • Republic Bank, Louisville KY
  • Rip Van Winkle Gardens, New Iberia LA
  • Underwriters Group, Louisville KY
  • Waterfront Development Corporation, Louisville KY
  • Norton Healthcare, Louisville KY

Museum Collections

  • Art Museum of Lafayette, IN

Private Collections

Atlanta, GA

  • Vail and Linda Frost
  • Bob & Debi Lenox

Lexington, KY

  • Harriet Fowler
  • James Baker Hall & Marianne Taylor Hall
  • Ed Puterbaugh & Nancy Bronner
  • Arturo Alonzo Sandoval

Louisville, KY

  • Dick Burge & Judy Mayfield
  • Mary Ann & Lionel Currier
  • Grady Clay & Judith McCandless
  • David Gochman
  • Julius Friedman & Cheryl Chapman
  • Steve Humphrey & Sue Grafton
  • Robert Lockhart
  • Drs. George Nichols & Janell Steger
  • Bill & Mary Stone

Denver, CO

  • Bob Lindig & Carolyn Fineran
  • Julie Preger

Sarasota, FL

  • Suzy & Burton Farbman
  • John & Catherine Milos
  • Bette Voit

Sedona, AZ

  • Cynthia Perin

Asheville, NC

  • Rick Heath & Merrily Orsini
  • Chuck & Eileen Hutchison


  • American Art Collector, 2005 Vol.1, Book 4, Southern State, Alcove Books
  • Garden Ornaments: Pots, Pergolas, Pedestals & More, E. Ashley Rooney 2004, Schiffer Publishing

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2008 PYRO Gallery, Louisville KY
  • 2005 Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville KY
  • 2005 Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville KY
  • 2003 Cerlan Gallery, Lexington KY
  • 2000 Promenade Gallery, Berea KY
  • 2000 Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville KY
  • 2000 Artopia, Louisville KY
  • 1999 Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville KY
  • 1995 Jefferson Community College, Louisville kY
  • 1992 Deemer Gallery, Louisville KY

Invitational & Group Exhibitions

  • 2018 Something Old, Something New, Cuenca Visual Arts, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • 2018 New Work and New Ideas, Moremen Maloney Gallery, Louisville KY
  • 2018 Carry On, Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz, Kentucky
  • 2016 For the Love of Color, New Editions Gallery, Lexington KY
  • 2010 Kentucky Art and Craft: A Continuum of Creativity, Lexington Arts Council. Lexington KY
  • 2010 Kentucky Artists Collect, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • 2008-2013 Yew Dell Gardens Sculpture Invitational, Louisville KY
  • 2009 Infinite Riches in a Little Room, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville KY
  • 2009 Member Artists, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville KY
  • 2008 Balancing Act + Symposium 2008, Outside & Inside, Lexington KY
  • 2008 New Members, PYRO Gallery, Louisville KY
  • 2008 The Garden, PYRO Gallery, Louisville KY
  • 2007 Holidazzle, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville KY
  • 2006 Par Excellence, Chrysalis Gallery, Southampton NY
  • 2006 & 2, Mid-States Art Exhibition, Museum of Art, History & Science, Evansville IN
  • 2005 For the Love of Flowers, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville KY
  • 2004 Expressions of a Lifetime, Lexington Art League, Lexington KY
  • 2002 & 1, several exhibitions, Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation, Louisville KY
  • 2002 Uncommon Wealth, Bernheim Forest Arboretum, Clermont KY
  • 2001 Water Tower Annual, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville KY
  • 1997 Artists’ Rendezvous, Kennedy Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas


  • 2001, 2000 Anderson Ranch, Snowmass CO
  • 1970-73 Louisville School of Art, Louisville KY
  • 1968-70 University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

Awards & Grants

  • 2017, 2018 The Great Meadows Foundation
  • 2008 The Pollack-Krasner Foundation
  • 2006, 2005 Artist in Residence, Oldham County Arts Center, Crestwood KY
  • 2003 Visiting Artist, The Arboretum, Lexington KY
  • 2001 Scholarship, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass CO
  • 2001 Early Times Scholarship, Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation, Louisville KY
  • 2001, 2000 Best of Show, Louisville Craftsmen’s Guild
  • 2000, 1998 Kentucky Arts Council


  • 2001 Initiated “Sparking Creativity” educational workshop project at rural Kentucky libraries. The project has served more than 1000 schoolchildren to date.

Professional Affiliations

  • Honorary Board member, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • Member, International Sculpture Center