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TaylorDavis
2010–2011
David and Roberta Logie Fellow
Independent Artist
Visual Arts
Boardroom: The Company of Objects

Taylor Davis is a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and cochair of sculpture at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. For her recent New York exhibition, boardroom no.1, Davis built a new body of work that looked to two very different sites of exchange, the corporate meeting room and the lumberyard.

As a Radcliffe fellow, Davis will work on a series, boardroom: the company of objects, further defining three working categories: “DICK’s hat,” “eleganze,” and “what’s left?” These categories—in built and drawn form—allow for anger, politics, beauty, despair, and humor.

Davis has recently exhibited her work at the Horton Gallery and at White Columns in New York, Office Baroque Gallery in Antwerp, and Samson Projects in Boston. She also showed in the inaugural exhibition of the permanent collection at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA Boston), and was selected for the Whitney Biennial 2004. Davis has been awarded an Anonymous Was a Woman Award, the 2001 ICA Artist Prize, two International Association of Art Critics awards, and a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant. Her work has been written about or reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Davis’s work is in the permanent collection of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, the ICA Boston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

This information is accurate as of the fellowship year indicated for each fellow.
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