Jay Davis


Brooklyn-based painter Jay Davis is currently exhibiting a new series of paintings with the Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif. Davis creates large acrylic paintings on vinyl that distort reality and space by flattening images and overlaying the painting with geometric patterns. Each painting is meticulously rendered with layers of mysterious symbols and forms, some of which are more ambiguous than others. Davis was born in Charleston, S.C., and attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and the New York Studio Program (AICAD) in New York City. Davis has exhibited with the Mary Boone Gallery (2003, 2005) and with the Stux Gallery in New York City (2001, 2002). The artist has also been featured in such group exhibitions as Prague Biennale: “Peripheries Become the Center” in Prague, Czech Republic (2003), and “Terra Non Firma” at the Howard House Gallery in Seattle.