David Kaarsemaker is a Toronto based painter. He was born in Chicago and was raised in various parts of B.C. and Burkina Faso. He completed a BFA at Concordia University and an MFA at the University of Ottawa in 2014.


Kaarsemaker gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council for exhibition assistance for Portage in 2017, as well as the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec for support during the production of Scrim in 2015-2016.