Kristen Leigh Davis, b. 1977
Kristen Davis is a printmaker using her print blocks as paintbrushes, seeking to make sense of this gorgeous and chaotic world using mindful visuals. Highly inspired by nature, she uses abstract shapes to translate her visual thoughts. Printed by hand, each piece is explained via the layering of organic shapes and defined lines on cotton muslin - the fabric of her matriarchal ancestors. The works of Louise Bourgeois, Paul Klee, and Frank Lloyd Wright have been influential to her vision.
2017 - Oxford International Art Fair, Oxford, England, United Kingdom (February 2017)
2016 - 99 Problems but a Print Ain’t One, The Southern Gallery, Charleston, SC
2016 - S,M & L, Frankfort Crossings, Louisville, KY
2016 - Holiday Showcase, Louisville Artisans Guild, Louisville, KY
2016 - Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, Louisville, KY
2015 - Annual Exhibit, Louisville Artisans Guild, Louisville, KY
2014 - Indiana Artisan Marketplace, Indiana Artisan, Fort Wayne, IN
2003- University of Louisville – BA
2013- Clifton Arts Center, Louisville: Continuing Ed. – Printmaking
2014- Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN: Shaped-resist Techniques with Ecology in Mind; under direction of Master Dyer, Joan Morris. Lessons on shibori style stitching and practices of dyeing using natural elements, including Cochineal, Weld, Madder Root and Indigo.
2015- Columbus College of Art + Design, Columbus, OH; Human Marks; under direction of artist and researcher Dorothy Caldwell. Lessons in human mark making, bookbinding, painting, stitching and surface manipulation.
2016- Calliope Arts, Louisville, KY; under direction of Susanna Crum, MFA
SGC - 2016 - current
MAPC - 2016 - current
LAFTA - 2016 - current
Louisville Visual Arts Association - 2014 - present
Louisville Artisans Guild - 2008 - present, juried member
Louisville Artisans Guild - Vice-President/ Board Member - 2009 - 2011
Surface Pattern Design Guild - 2012 - present