Taylor Davis  Sculpture

Taylor Davis  Sculpture
Taylor Davis (b. 1959 in Palm Springs, CA) is a visual artist living in Boston, MA. Her exacting forms encompass sculpture, drawing, collage, and painting. She received her Diploma of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and her MFA from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

Davis has exhibited widely. Selected exhibitions include “Invisible Ground of Sympathy”, as inaugural artist curator of ICA Boston permanent collection, Boston, MA; “Synonyms for Sorrow”, Charim Schliefmühlgasse, Vienna; “FEEDBACK”, The School, Kinderhook, NY; “Keep Your Hands Where I Can See ‘Em”, A.D., New York, NY; “Less Is A Bore”, ICA, Boston, MA: “One Day at a Time”, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; and REDGREEENBACKWHITE, September Gallery inaugural exhibition, Hudson, NY. Davis’s solo exhibition, “If you steal a horse, and let him go, he’ll take you to the barn you stole him from” was installed as part of the Aldrich Museum’s 50th anniversary. Davis’s work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.

In 2018, a compendium of Davis’s work was published by Arbor Press. Taylor Davis: Selected Work 1996-2018, designed by Purtill Family Business, includes images of eighty works with contributing texts by Anselm Berrigan, Michael Brenson, A.K. Burns, Dan Byers, Ruth Erickson, Rochelle Goldberg, Fanny Howe, Richard Klein, Ann Lauterbach, Catherine Lord, Helen Molesworth, Ulrike Müller, Jenelle Porter, Conny Purtill, Lucy Raven, Leslie Scalapino, Nancy Shaver, Oliver Strand, and David Levi Strauss.

Honors include a Rauschenberg Residency, a Radcliffe Fellowship, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the ICA Foster Prize. A committed teacher, Davis is a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has taught as co-chair and faculty at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College since 2003.

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