Laura Davis

Laura Davis creates sculpture, drawing and installation in order to disrupt notions of value at the intersections of art, design and craft. Her interest lies in the endgame of material goods and how manipulating context can alter that narrative.Solo exhibits include The Chicago Cultural Center, threewalls, the Elmhurst Art Museum and the Chicago Artists Coalition. Notable group shows include the Luminary St. Louis, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Soap Factory and the Hyde Park Art Center. Her work has been written about in Art in America, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Art 21 Blog, Art Slant and Newcity. Davis received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1996 and currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Image: Fist Rings, 2013, Medium: Air drying clay, necklaces, mixed media

(updated 2019)

BOLT Residency

2012 - 2013,
Artist Resident