David Klamen joined IU Northwest in 1985, embarking on twin careers as exhibiting artist and teacher of drawing, painting, fundamental studio, and art theory. He also serves as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Chair of the Departments of Fine Arts and Performing Arts.
Klamen is an accomplished international artist and is represented by Richard Gray Gallery in New York and Chicago, and Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. His artworks are exhibited in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; among others.
In 2020,David Klamen was presented the Bicentennial Medal for his distinguished service to Indiana University.