Lisa Corinne Davis: Place — A Geographical, Metaphorical, and Metaphysical Concept

Abstract painting consisting of a wobbly grid with multi-colored squares, parallelograms, and rhombuses.

Measured Ploy (2022), oil on canvas, 60" x 45". image / provided

Bio:

Lisa Corinne Davis is an abstract painter exploring themes of racial, social, and psychological identity. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, and currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York, Davis received her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and her M.F.A. from Hunter College. Her paintings have been exhibited across the United States and in Europe, including solo shows at June Kelly Gallery (New York), Gerald Peters Gallery (New York), Zolla/Lieberman Gallery (Chicago), and The Mayor Gallery (London). She is currently represented by Jenkins Johnson Gallery (San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York), Miles McEnery (New York), and The Mayor Gallery (London). Her work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Davis is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship, three Artist Fellowships from The New York Foundation for the Arts, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. In 2017, she was inducted as a National Academician at the National Academy Museum and School. Her essays on art and culture have been published in the Brooklyn Rail and Art Critical.  Davis has previously taught painting at Yale University and is currently Professor and the Co-Director of the M.F.A. program at Hunter College in New York.

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