Originally from the Chicagoland area, Dave studied illustration and design, graduating from Pratt Institute. There, he developed a passion for people-watching in New York, regularly sketching portraits of subway commuters. He currently haunts Philadelphia, PA, drawing and painting content for visual narratives involving the fantastique, the macabre, and the challenges and wonders of everyday life. His work revolves around an intricate attention to detail, inspired by profound storytelling – usually involving the struggle to overcome, and the humor and tragedy behind internal conflict.

Dave engages in print media, including book art and comics, and is also fascinated with exploring more of the vast spectrum of illustration, including story-boarding and pre-production work.
His first major contribution to a graphic novel is presently found on bookstore and comic shop shelves. 
The Northern Festival of Illustration . The Northern Studios, Hartlepool, UK . July - Sept 2023
The End is Nigh . Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis . Oct 2021 - Jan 2022
Holiday ArtCard Show . Pop Up Exhibition, Manhattan . December 2021
Fall Art Social . Jill Krutick Fine Art Gallery, Mamaroneck, New York . Oct - Nov 2021
#ArtOnLink NYC . LinkNYC Kiosks, New York City . September 2019
LIC Fear Returns . The Plaxall Gallery, Queens . Oct 2018
Poe Arts Festival . The German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia . Oct 2017 - Jan 2018
Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated . Poe Park Visitor Center, Bronx . June - July 2017
Summer Salon Show . Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn . June 2016
Master Storytellers . Poe Park Visitor Center, Bronx . April - June 2015
Pratt Design Show . Manhattan Center, New York . May 2014
Please Note: All content from Dave Kopka, whether shown on this site or shared anywhere else, may not be used in any AI-related or blockchain-related technology, including–but not limited to–NFTs, DALL-E, or future similar inventions. Any of the artist's work appearing as such has been used without permission.