by Laura Davis
Laura Davis is a Chicago based artist whose work examines and reconfigures our psychological relationships with the material world. Through sculpture, drawing and installation she teases out historical associations, material contradictions and emotional triggers in the objects are where art, design and craft intersect. Davis was recently awarded a year long residency at the Chicago Artists Coalition’s BOLT studios where she will use the space to create a series of installations culminating in a self published catalog. She has exhibited at the Evanston Art Center, Chicago; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Gallery 400, Chicago; SPACES, Cleveland; The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO; and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI. Davis teaches in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, holds a MFA from the University of Chicago and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art.