David Ibata is an American-Jamaican-Congolese painter from the Washington DC metropolitan area. He received his education from the Corcoran College of Art & Design (BFA, 2008) followed by the New York Academy of Art (MFA, 2010), and has been a copyist at the National Gallery of Art since 2012. His work focuses on figurative painting and portraiture and takes inspiration from contemporary cinema, current events, and personal history.