David Simon was born in New York and is currently based in Los Angeles. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design where he received his BFA. He then  continued his studies at the New York Academy of Art.

David has exhibited his work at galleries and museums throughout the United States including at John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, CA, Evoke Contemporary Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, CA and the Chapel Art Center in Manchester, NH.

David has taught sculpture for more than 20 years in New York, at the Sculpture Center and the Grand Central Academy, in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and in Rome, Italy at Rome Art Workshops, among others.