White worked on the Project on Creativity with acclaimed artist Chuck Close at the New York Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, where he was exhibited again in 2012 in CNNCTD 100, which showcased the 100 cultural influences of this generation including Cindy Sherman and Pharrell Williams. This success has attracted a great deal of media interest and White has featured in many publications, including GQ Magazine, The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Wall Street Journal, and the front cover of Creative Review. The Daily Telegraph described White as ﾓone of Britain's most feted up-and-coming painters.
White was involved in the largest installation of public art ever to appear in London when he was one of the artists chosen to customize an old English phone box for the ambitious BT ArtBox project which appeared in Trafalgar Square. In September 2012, he undertook a residency at the Goss Foundation of Contemporary Art in Dallas, where he featured in an exhibition and created a painting in situ that sold at a contemporary art auction hosted by Simon de Pury for Phillips de Pury in aid of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation.
Dave White's largest and most successful solo exhibition to date, titled Natural Selection, was inspired by endangered species. It was hosted by artrepublic and held at the venerable Hospital Club Gallery. Comprising of large-scale oil paintings, works on paper, and other limited editions, the series represented the beauty majesty and magnificence of incredibly rare animals. It showcased the emotive power of White's dynamic, colourful and charged Pop Art style. Dave White has said, My work is always influenced and inspired by the things I love. His subject matter is things he has a deep connection with.
From sneakers to cheeseburgers, comics, weapons and animals, they are mostly objects and creatures he discovered as a child and formed a strong bond with. He never paints in silence, preferring to work listening to old school jungle, break beat, electro and hip hop. Despite the disparity of White's subjects, all of his work simultaneously evokes a sense of urgency and life. His interest in the struggle of survival imbues his work with a powerful and primal quality. As his career continues to reach impressive new heights, and his work attracts more attention from the world's press, international brands and serious collectors, Dave White remains fundamentally a brilliant painter.