BRAD DAVIS

 

B. 1993 - Cincinnati, Ohio

 

EDUCATION 

  • MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2018

  • BFA, Art Academy of Cincinnati, 2016

 

BIO

 

     A resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Davis' paintings aim to uncover and uplift the discarded and overlooked within his urban surroundings. The city's rich history and character manifest themselves in the architecture and inhabitants of his daily life, thus providing the platform for his work. The quiet power in layers of decay gives insight into the city's past, forming a residue of existence that inspires his imagery. Through sensitive and careful construction, he utilizes methods of traditional oil painting as well as an aesthetic that pulls from American painters such as John Sloan, Edward Hopper, and Thomas Eakins.  

 

 

EDUCATION

2016-2018 - MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2013-2016 - Private Study under Richard J. Luschek, Cincinnati, Ohio

2012-2016 - BFA, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 

2016- Strata, Pearlman Gallery, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019- Argentum, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan

2019- Lang Leve Rembrandt, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018-New Year's Show, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

2018-Before | Now, 1628 LTD, Cincinnati, Ohio

2018-Summer Group Show, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

2018- XL Catlin Art Prize, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California; Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, Illinois; New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

2018- 117th Annual Student Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

2018- Nature of Next, FMC Tower, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2018- Merge Visible, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2017- Barging In, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2016- Viewpoint 48, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, Ohio

2016- Studio Open, The Carnegie, Cincinnati, Ohio

2015- Déjà vu, Art Beyond Boundaries, Cincinnati, Ohio

2015-Transitions, Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio

2015- Falling Into Place, Peddler Gallery, Harrison, Ohio

2015- Correlation, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

2015- Transitions, Art Beyond Boundaries, Cincinnati, Ohio

2014- 2nd Artist Reception, City Hall, Vice Mayor David Mann's Office, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

AWARDS

2018-Top 40, XL Catlin Art Prize, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

2015-First Place, 29th Annual Minumental Exhibition, Art Academy of Cincinnnati, Cincinnnati, Ohio

2013- Helms Trust Purchase Award, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

TEACHING

2019- Manifest Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

2019- University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Cincinnati, Ohio

2018- University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Cincinnati, Ohio

COLLECTIONS

 

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Capital One Bank, Wilmington, Delaware

Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania