Served in the Army from 1983 to 1986 in the 2nd Ranger Battalion
Dave Tinman Edgar was born in Salem, Oregon in 1964. His family moved south several times, finally settling in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1983, he entered the U.S. Army. Service in the 2nd Ranger Battalion (Fort Lewis, Washington) took him all over the world to countries such as Honduras, Panama, Somalia, and Egypt. Upon completing his service in 1986. Mr. Edgar attended the University of Oregon where he graduated in three years, Summa Cum Laude in Sociology. He spent one year in Central America as a civilian, working on material projects in Nicaragua. Returning stateside, Mr. Edgar settled in Seattle, Washington, where he received his BFA with honors at Cornish College of the Arts in 2004. Mr. Edgar returned to Oregon and now resides in Portland. He has an active art practice in a studio near downtown Portland and is currently working on an ongoing series of paintings and drawings. Edgar says, “art making is not the end of the road for me, it is a starting point to discovering more about who I am and what I have to offer.” While continuing to paint, he also practices zen meditation, works with sound objects and is currently exploring butoh inspired dance.