Lisa Corinne Davis

In paintings resembling multilayered maps with encoded, expansive narratives, Brooklyn-based artist Lisa Corinne Davis displays systemic, documentary and fabulist impulses. In exploring issues of race and gender that shape the identity of a contemporary black woman, Davis subtly navigates balanced formal concerns. The forms are somewhat familiar, but essentially ephemeral and deliberately enigmatic. Viewers are given room to navigate the meanings and question why they are making certain determinations. Her works have been exhibited across the United States and Europe and are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Davis is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship, and three New York Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowships. Her essays on art and culture have been published in the Brooklyn Rail and Art Critical. She is currently Professor of Art at Hunter College in New York.