2014   MFA, University of Ottawa
2004   BFA, Concordia University

Solo Exhibitions
2017   Portage, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau QC (forthcoming)
2016   l'Œil du Prince, Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa ON
2016   Scrim, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa ON
2015   Display Case, Christina Parker Gallery, St John's NL
2015   The Fragile Surface, Galerie St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa ON
2014   Pictures, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Carleton University, Ottawa ON
2012   Building Up/ Wearing Away, Christina Parker Gallery, Ottawa ON

Group Exhibitions
2017   Royal Bank Painting Competition, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa ON (forthcoming)
2016   Souvenirs, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa ON
2016   Le Party, Ottawa Art Gallery Auction and Fundraiser, Ottawa ON
2015   This is Us Now, Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa ON
2015   30 + One, Christina Parker Gallery, St John's NL
2015   Le Party, Ottawa Art Gallery Auction and Fundraiser, Ottawa ON
2014   Art Toronto, with Christina Parker Gallery, Toronto ON
2014   2014: A Year End Celebration, Christina Parker Gallery, St John's NL
2013   Art Toronto, with Christina Parker Gallery, Toronto ON
2013   Breaking Point, CHG Pilot Plant Laboratory, University of Ottawa
2013   Fresh Paint/ New Construction, Art Mûr, Montreal QC
2013   Works on Paper, Ingrid Mueller Art and Concepts, Fredericton NB
2012   Art Toronto, with Christina Parker Gallery, Toronto ON

Awards and Grants
2016   Development Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
2016   Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2015   Critic's Choice, Le Party Ottawa Art Gallery Auction
2014   Dean's Scholarship, University of Ottawa
2013   Curtlands Foundation Prize
2012   Entrance Scholarship, University of Ottawa
2011   Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

2011   Artist in Residence, Gros Morne National Park NL

Press and Publications
2017   The Globe and Mail, "Fifteen RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalists announced," July 6
2017   Canadian Art, "15 Artists Named Finalists in RBC Canadian Painting Competition," July 6
2016   Karsh-Masson Gallery catalogue, "David Kaarsemaker - Scrim," text by Carol Wainio
2015   The Telegram, "Through the looking glass," Joan Sullivan, August 11
2015    Akimbo, "David Kaarsemaker and Galerie St Laurent + Hill in Ottawa
2012   The Telegram, "Visual Art Top Ten 2012," Joan Sullivan, December 28
2012   The Telegram, "Echoes and Refractions," Joan Sullivan, April 28
2012   Weekend Arts Magazine, CBC Radio, Interview with Mack Furlong, April 21
2012   Riddle Fence A Journal of Arts & Culture, No. 11, Winter 2012
2012   C'est ça la vie, Radio Canada, "L'artiste David Kaarsemaker, March 12

Teaching, Research, and Curation
2015-2017   Instructor,  Painting, Drawing, and Art History, Continuing Education, Algonquin College
2015-2017   Instructor,  Painting and Drawing, Ottawa School of Art
2015-2017   Instructor, Drawing Enrichment Course, University of Ottawa
2014-2016   Instructor, Painting and Drawing, Wallack's Art, Ottawa ON
2014-2015   Professor, Drawing, Introduction to Fine Arts, Algonquin College
2014   Research Assistant, The Sacred River Project, Vanarasi India
2014   Curator, "Bringing it Home: Abstraction and the Painters Eleven," Ottawa Art Gallery
2012-2014   Teaching Assistant, Painting and Art Theory, University of Ottawa
2011-2012    Instructor, Visiting Artist Program, St John's NL
2010-2012   Instructor, Painting and Drawing, Anna Templeton Centre, St John's NL
2009-2012  Instructor, Drawing, The Rooms Provincial Gallery, St John's NL

City of Ottawa Public Art Collection
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery Collection
Newfoundland Provincial Art Bank Collection
City of St John's Art Collection