Taylor Davis earned her Diploma of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, a BS of Education from Tufts University, and her MFA from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She has received numerous awards and grants including The Rauschenberg Residency, Radcliffe Fellowship, Anonymous was a Woman Grant, Association of International Art Critics Award, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston Artist Prize, and St. Botolph Foundation Grant, and Traveling Scholarship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Davis has exhibited at institutions including the Austin Museum of Art (Austin, TX), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA); The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); The Tang Teaching Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY); The Aldrich Museum (Ridgefield, CT); the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial (Lincoln, MA); Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI); and LA MOCA (Los Angeles, CA).
Selected gallery exhibitions include, Feedback, Curated by Helen Molesworth, at Jack Shainman Gallery: The School (Kinderhook, NY), Fields and Grounds and Things Landing at Soloway Gallery (New York, NY), Languid Breeze at Commercial Street (Provincetown, MA), REDGREENBLACKWHITES at SEPTEMBER (Hudson, NY); These are Flat Things Which Are Not Flat at Koppe Astner (Glasgow, Scotland); Dress the Form at Derek Eller Gallery (New York, NY); Taylor Davis and Nancy Shaver at Adams and Ollman (Portland, OR); Cancel All Our Vows at Dodge Gallery (New York, NY); Sundown at Office Baroque Gallery (Antwerp, Belgium); Begin Again Right Back Here at White Columns (New York, NY); A Relationship Left For Dead at Cuchifritos (New York, NY); and N Wrk Abt at Samson Projects (Boston, MA).
Taylor Davis: Selected Works 1996-2018, a monograph designed by Purtill Family Business (Los Angeles, CA), with contributions by Anselm Berrigan, Fanny Howe, Ann Lauterbach, Catherine Lord, Helen Molesworth, Ulrike Müller, Nancy Shaver, and David Levi Strauss, among others, was published in 2018. Selected articles and reviews include The New York Times, The Washington Post, Art in America, Artforum, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Herald. Davis’s work is in the collections of The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, Radcliffe (Cambridge, MA), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), among others. Davis is a Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and faculty and sculpture co-chair at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College since 2003. Davis lives and works in Boston, MA.