Laura Davis

Artadia Awardee

Laura Davis is a Chicago based artist whose work examines the intersection of craft, design, and art by using display structures to conflate notions of value and context through sculpture, drawing, and installation. Recently she has had solo exhibits at threewalls, the Elmhurst Art Museum, and the Chicago Artists Coalition, and she has been in group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hyde Park Art Center. She is currently creating work for a solo show at the Chicago Cultural Center, which opens September 16, 2016. 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 teaches in the department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.