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EDUCATION 
MFA    2004    University of Chicago BFA    
1996    Cleveland Institute of Art         
State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, New York 1996-97         
Hope College, Holland, Michigan 1989-91    
                 
SOLO (AND TWO PERSON) EXHIBITIONS 
2021    Books and Jewelry, 65GRAND, Chicago, Illinois
2019    Thanks for not breeding (with Derrick Woods-Morrow) Aspect/Ratio, Chicago, Illinois 
2018    Laura Davis and Dan Devening, 65GRAND, Chicago, Illinois.           
Later, capitalism. (with Jeffrey Grauel) BAR 4000, Chicago, Illinois 
2017    Empty Accessories, The Ski Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin     
A Fearful Asymmetry, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, Wisconsin 
2016    Jewelry for My Mothers and Other Microaggressions, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois 
2015    Legacy of Loneliness, Threewalls, Chicago, Illinois 
2014    Histrionic Restoration, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois     
Fist Rings and Other Interior Designs, Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin         
Davis at Converso, Converso, New York, New York 
2013    Your Eye is My Ear(lobe), Clutch Gallery, Chicago, Illinois     
Unknown Pleasures, Chicago Artist’s Coalition, Chicago, Illinois  
2011    Lock the Doors (with Jason Dunda,) slow, Chicago, Illinois 
2010     Combines for Girls, Mosnart | Transom, Pullman, Chicago, Illinois     Do You Feel Like I Do (with Andy Roche,) Per Populus Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 
2009    New Work, The Palmer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois     Cats Inspired by Cats, Art on Armitage, Chicago, Illinois 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2020    Collage, h.g. inn (Hans Gallery), Chicago, IL     
Artists Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 
2019    Barely Fair, Julius Caesar, Chicago, Illinois 
2018    The Ski Club at High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, California         
Gold, Aspect Ratio, Chicago, Illinois 2017    You Can’t Do That Shit on TV, Loo, Chicago, Illinois     Off-Modern: In What Time Do We Live? The Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri 
2016    Near at Hand; New Work by Laura Davis, Karolina Gnatowski, and Allison Wade, Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Gallery Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois         
The ANNUAL: Showroom, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, Illinois         
Who Cares For the Sky, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois     
The Heart of the Matter, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago, Illinois     We’re separate together now, slow, Chicago, Illinois 
2015    Artadia Foundation, Expo, Chicago, Illinois     Terrain Biennial, Chicago, Illinois     The Hall of Minor Letdowns, Daly 208 projects, Chestertown, Maryland     The Party’s Over, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
2014    Ultra Deep Field, Rockford University Art Gallery, Rockford, Illinois     
Burn the World Down, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois     
Tall Tales, Loose Talk, Biblio Exhibitions, Lyons, Illinois     
My Hands Are My Bite, Monique Meloche, Chicago, Illinois     
Bare Bones, The Franklin, Chicago, Illinois 
2013    Mini-Exhibitiothon ii: Dutchess Credenza Arts District, Society of Smallness, Chicago, Illinois     Wind Chime, Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, Illinois     Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois  
2012    Two Histories of the World (Part 2), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois     Euphemize, slow, Chicago, Illinois     
Showroom (collaboration with Julia Klein and Carson Fisk-Vittori), threewalls, Chicago, Illinois 
2011    Head (collaboration with Andrew Holmquist), slow, Chicago, Illinois      
Two Histories of the World (Part 1), Wm. H. Cooper, Chicago, Illinois     
Nattering Nabobs, The Lee E. Dulgar Gallery at South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois     
Work with Me (collaboration with Paul Hopkin), A+D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois            
slow / Goffo Special Projects at NEXT Fair, Chicago, Illinois     slow / MDW Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois     
Psychabobble, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago, Illinois  2010    
Booze and Bacon, slow, Chicago, Illinois     
20th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois 
2007    Big Bang, SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio (catalogue)      
Pathogeographies, Gallery 400, Chicago, Illinois     
Anonymous Drawings 5, blütenweiss - Raum für Kunst, Berlin, Germany     
Curator’s Choice Exhibition, Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 
2006    Takeover, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois (catalogue) 
2004    Everything Old is New Again, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, Colorado     Pitch, Gallery 312, Chicago, Illinois 
2003    $99 Show, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, New York 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES 
2018        Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago                 Roger Brown Residency, New Buffalo, Michigan 
2017        Ginsberg Family Artist-In-Residence, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin 
2015        Artadia Award         
Nominee for Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Program 
2014        Elsewhere Residency, Greensboro, North Carolina 2012-2013    
Bolt Residency, Chicago Artist’s Coalition, Chicago, Illinois 2011        
Ragdale Foundation Residency, Lake Forest, Illinois 
2007        Nominee for Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Individual Artist Award (Emerging) 
2005        Nominee for Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Individual Artist Award (Emerging) 
2004        Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois   1995        $1000 Purchase Prize, Enamelists’ Society Juried Student Exhibit, Charles H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, Virginia (catalogue)   
1995        Mary Bishop/Francis Merit Monitor Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine 
1994        Excellence in Metals Award, Cleveland Institute of Art 
1992-1995    Cleveland Institute of Art Honorary Scholarship 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 
Robin Dluzen, Laura Davis and Dan Devening, Recommendation, Visual Art Source, December 2018 Austin Montgomery, Celebrating Artists, Beloit Daily News, April 6, 2018 Luke A. Fidler, "How Can Object-based Archaeologies of Gendered Oppression Help Us Better Understand Our Present?" Newcity, December 12, 2016 Kerry Cardoza, “Review: Laura Davis/Threewalls,” Newcity, October 27, 2015 Lori Waxman, “An Engrossing Examination of Loneliness,” Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2015 Matt Morris, "The Reproduction of Certain Scenes," Exhibition Essay for Legacy of Loneliness, September 12, 2015 Inside/Within, "Laura Davis's Sculpture Based Object Poems," April, 2015 The Elsen Drawings By Laura Davis. Published by Soberscove Press January 2015. Edition of 500.  Michelle Grabner, “Westward Homes,” Art in America, January, 2015 Matt Morris, “Eye Exam: Even Formalist Artistry is for Living,” Newcity Art, January 4, 2015 Matt Morris, New City’s Top 5 of Everything 2014, Newcity Art, December 24, 2014 Lori Waxman, “11 Must-See Shows Cover Broad Range,” Chicago Tribune, September 14, 2014 Rossella Farinotti, “4 Donne in mostra da Monique MELOCHE //// My Hands are My Bite,” Labrouge, July 16, 2014  Matt Morris, “Eye Exam: Cities Built Within Galleries,” Newcity Art, July 16, 2014 Claudine Ise, “There is nothing cozy about MCA’s Homebodies,” Chicago Tribune, July 17, 2013  Jason Foumberg, “Breakout Artists 2013: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers,” Newcity, April 25, 2013 Katie Waddell, “Remix, the Remix: Two Histories of the World,” Fnewsmagazine, November, 2012 Caroline Picard, “Center Field | Two Histories of the World Part 2,” Art: 21 Blog, October 23, 2012  Lori Waxman, “Home is where the feral cats watch TV,” Chicago Tribune, October 10, 2012 Anthony Romero, “The Weight of Our Decisions: Collaborative Exhibition Making,” Artwrit, August 2012 Abraham Ritchie, “Top 10 of 2011,” Art Slant, December 27, 2011 Jason Foumberg, “Eye Exam: A Spookhouse,” Newcity, October 25, 2011 Abraham Ritchie, “New Histories of the World,” Art Slant, October 17, 2011 Caroline Picard, “Midwestern Buildings,” The Lantern Daily, October 21, 2011 Christopher Riehle, “Loose Screws: Ordinary junk gets deranged at Pilsen’s Slow gallery,” Chicago Weekly, April 12, 2011 Lauren Viera, “Galleries on the Go,” Chicago Tribune.com, January 13, 2011 Kate Soczka, “Laura Davis: New Work at the Palmer Gallery,” Chicago Art Magazine, December 4, 2009 Ryan Griffis, “Pathogeographies, a Review,” Rhizome.org, June 23, 2007 Alan G. Artner, “A Strong Opener,” Chicago Tribune, May 5, 2006 Mary Houlihan, “New Place, New Face,” Chicago Sun-Times, April 28, 2006, 17 Mary Houlihan, “Non-Hostile Takeover,” Chicago Sun-Times, April 30, 2006, 11D J. Gluckstern, “Material World,” Daily Camera, Boulder, Colorado, August 15, 2004. 

SELECTED LECTURES 
2020    Visiting Artist Lecture, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 
2019    Visiting Artist Lecture, Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design, DeKalb, Illinois 
2017     Lecture: Fearful Asymmetries, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin 
2016     Artist’s Talk, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois       
2015     Our Legacies, Ourselves, Panel Discussion on Women in Sculpture, Threewalls, Chicago, Illinois 
2014    Artist’s Talk, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois     Artist’s Talk, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 
2012        Artist's Discussion, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois 
2007    The Path isn’t Always Straight, Alumni Panel Discussion, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 
2008-Present     Adjunct Professor, Contemporary Practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois  
2007-2017     Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 
2006- 2007    Visiting Lecturer, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois