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BOLT Residency

Laura Davis

Laura Davis, "Le Bambole," Mario Bellini Le Bambole Sofa, Swiss rug, actor, wood, paint, wire, plaster, costume   jewelry, books, 2013
Laura Davis, "Le Bambole," Mario Bellini Le Bambole Sofa, Swiss rug, actor, wood, paint, wire, plaster, costume jewelry, books, 2013

Laura Davis is a Chicago based artist working in sculpture, drawing and installation. Originally trained in enameling and metalsmithing Davis is still interested in the decorative arts but as a subject.

Davis's work examines the intersection of craft, design and art by using display structures and context to disrupt notions of value.

Most recently she has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; threewalls, Chicago; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Gallery 400, Chicago; SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio; The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado; and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Davis holds a MFA from the University of Chicago and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She teaches in the department of contemporary practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Learn more about Laura Davis' solo BOLT exhibition Unknown Pleasures.

Resident year: 
2012-2013