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 65Grand, Aspect/Ratio, Bar 4000, The Chicago Cultural Center, threewalls and the Chicago Artists Coalition. Notable group shows include Hans Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, Julius Caesar Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 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. She was awarded the Faculty Enrichment Grant from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 and the Artadia Award in 2015. 

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: Laura Davis, Fist Rings, 2013, Air drying clay, necklaces, mixed media

(updated 2022)

BOLT Residency

2012 - 2013,
Artist Resident