LISA CORINNE DAVIS American, b. 1958


Drawing on her African–American heritage Davis (b. 1958 Baltimore, Maryland, United States) explores the idea of form and identity with detailed abstract paintings full of bright chaotic colour and shapes, suggesting both scientific and computer imagery. Living and working in New York, graffiti, cartography and city sprawl are all apparent in her paintings which deliberately force the viewer to interpret the familiar but enigmatic patterns unaided.


The paintings of Lisa Corinne Davis have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe, and are included in many collections: The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  Lisa’s work has been reviewed by The New York Times, Art in America and ArtNews. She is the recipient of numerous awards including The Louis Comfort Tiffany grant, a National Endowment for the Arts' Visual Artist Fellowship, and three New York Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowships. In addition, Lisa has taught art for the past twenty five years at Parsons School of Design, Cooper Union School of Art, Yale University, and is currently a Full Professor at Hunter College in New York.  She is represented by Spanierman Modern, Miami, FL, Zolla/Lieberman, Chicago, IL, Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY and The Mayor Gallery, London. Lisa lives and works in Brooklyn and Hudson NY.