About

Jenny Davis’s practice spans over 30 years and encompasses painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, book arts, textiles, installation‚ video‚ sound and virtual worlds. Her artwork has been exhibited in Australia, Germany, France, Spain, the UK and the US and is represented in numerous private and public collections. She has received awards and residencies both nationally and internationally, and her digital artworks have been projected onto buildings in Times Square, New York and in 2017 at The Venice Biennale 57 in Italy. Davis currently works from her studio in the Yarra Valley region of Victoria, Australia.

  • “In researching and documenting under-structure, abandoned buildings and marks left behind in the built environment, I find ‘beauty in decay, random marks, aerial perspectives, graffiti and weathered surfaces’. My artworks link to the contrasts of imperfections, found in the urban environment, highlighting, insignificant marks, weathered surfaces and cast-offs. I am influenced by, abandoned, underground and derelict spaces, vacant industrial sites, structures, old walls & graffiti.”

CV/ Exhibition History Solo Exhibitions

2018 Spaces Below.Yering Station Gallery, Curator Dr. Ewen Jarvis. Yarra Glen, Vic. Australia.

2016 Wallmatter,The Memo, Curator Jade Bitar Regional Exhibitions, Vic. Australia.

2011 Abstraction & Beyond,Burrinja Cultural Center. Victoria Australia.

2009/10 Jenny Davis. 12 Photographs. 12 Months,Paris. France.

2009 Outlook8 Virtual Gallery.Malt Village. Secondlife.

2008Jenny Davis.Malt Virtual Gallery. Secondlife.

2007Jenny Davis. 12 paintings. 12 months.Paris. France.

2007 Ausgallery.International Representation. Australian Government Incentive.

2007 Parisgrit.Tilt Contemporary Art Gallery. Melbourne Australia. 2006 Can Serrat Project.Tilt Contemporary Art Gallery. Melbourne. Australia.

2005 Project Can Serrat.Upper Yarra Arts Center. Victoria. Australia.

2005 Open Studio Exhibition.Can Serrat Arts Centre. El Bruc, Barcelona. Spain.

2005 Beale on Auburn Gallery.Auburn Road Hawthorn. Victoria. Australia.

2004Didja.Tilt Contemporary Art Gallery. Melbourne. Australia. 2004 Jenny Davis at Loft Art Space.Rochford Winery. Victoria Australia.

2003 Jenny Davis Recent Paintings.Tilt Contemporary Art. Melbourne Australia.

2002Jenny Davis,Whereartis@Gallery. Fitzroy,

Melbourne. Australia.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Door to DoorProject.No Vacancy Gallery. Melbourne Australia

2020 Door to DoorProject. Online virtual exhibition.

2020 Quiet ComplexityYAVA Gallery & Arts Hub Healesville Victoria. Australia.

2019YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub.Members exhibition. Healesville Victoria. Australia.

2019 Yarra Glen Art Show.Yarra Glen Victoria Australia.

2018 ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’project, BOAA installation. City of Ballarat. Ballarat’s historical Mining Exchange building.

2017 The Biennale Project“Wallmatter 17” Digital Image Projection, Venice Biennale 57. “La Biennale di Venezia”. Venice, Italy.

2017 From This Place – Inspiring Women Artists of the Yarra Valley.Exhibition & Book Launch. Lindy Schneider, Angela Rivas, 14 Artists. Victoria. Australia. 2014/15 Second Time Around.Environmental Installation. Museum of Shenandoah Valley. USA.

2014Art+Mel.Interactive Arts Event. Federation Square + Laneway. Melbourne. Australia. 2014 Times Square Show.Building Projection. Times Square, New York. USA.

2013-14 Snap to Grid Exhibition.Los Angeles Center For Digital Art . USA.

2013Creatives Rising Exhibition.30 Story Tall Projection Mapping Event. New York. USA. Showing : MoMA, Guggenheim, Gagosian Gallery, Sotheby’s, Christie’s Auction House.

2013 The Story of the Creative.See Me Exhibition Space. N Y City. Digital Installation.

2013Artfuly Pop Up Exhibition.Somedays Gallery. Surrey Hills, Sydney. Australia.

2013Xtinction,Three Stories Artspace. Victoria, Australia.

2012Land to Light, Jenny Davis, Charles Farrugia, Mark Story, John Martin. Switchback Gallery. Curators, Charles Farrugia, Rod Forbes. Monash University. Gippsland, Australia.

2010 Room of Reference, TPTP Space. Montmartre, Paris. France. 2010 Sebel Show,Heritage Country Club. Melbourne Australia.

2010 Artisans Show,Upper Yarra Arts Center. Victoria. Australia. 2009 Art For Life – Bushfire Appeal Art Auction. Melbourne Town Hall. Australia.

2009Landfillart Project,USA Traveling Exhibition and Publication. USA.

2009 Mont De Lancy Show,Victoria. Australia.

2009 Artisans Exhibition,Upper Yarra Arts Center. Victoria. Australia.

2008Strazz n Oz. Jenny Davis & Jerry Osadczuk. Victoria. Australia.

2008 Tilt Christmas Show.Tilt Contemporary Art Gallery. Melbourne. Australia.

2008 March ’08 Hills Artists.Tilt Contemporary Art. Melbourne. Australia.

2008 Australia Day Exhibition.Upper Yarra Arts Center. Victoria. Australia.

2007Melb 5, Bob Curtis Contemporary Movement Gallery. Berlin, Germany.

2006-7 Abstraction X Four,Carteret Contemporary Gallery NC, USA. Curator NY artist, Amy Ernst.

2006 Finalist John Leslie Art Prize, Sale Art Gallery. Victoria. Australia.

2005 Discovery Art Show,Gasworks. Melbourne. Australia. 2005Urbantide,Toyota Spirit Gallery. Melbourne. Australia. 2005 Soundscape,Fresh Gallery Space. Fitzroy, Melbourne. Australia.

2005 Affordable Art Fair,Exhibition Buildings. Melbourne. Australia.

2005 Tilt Collectors Show,Tilt Contemporary Art. Melbourne. Australia.

2005 Tilt Retrospective,Tilt Contemporary Art. Melbourne. Australia.

2005 Abstract2,Art-Domain.com gallery. Leipzig, Germany. Curated.

2004 Out from Down under and Beyond, Soho. New York. USA. 2004 Abstract 1,Art Domain.com gallery. Port D’ andratx, Balearic Islands. Spain.

2004Artiade,Olympics of Visual Arts Exhibition. Olympic Games. Athens. Greece.

2004Tilt Collectors Show,Tilt Contemporary Art. Melbourne. Australia.

2004 Tilt Retrospective,Tilt Contemporary Art. Melbourne. Australia.

2003 The Postcard Show,Linden Gallery. St Kilda. Victoria. Australia.

2003 Differing Visions,Warburton Arts Center. Victoria. Australia.

2003Summer Salon,Gallery314 Richmond. Victoria. Australia. 1999International Women’s Day Show, Healesville. Australia.

1998International Women’s Day Show,Healesville. Australia.

1997 Coming up for Air, Caulfield Art Complex. Melbourne. Australia.

1996 Recovery,National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne. Australia.

Awards & Grants

2018 Selected artist The Other Art Fair Melbourne. Saatchi Art London

2018 2015 Featured Artist, Issue 16, Upstairs at Duroc Literary and Arts Magazine,Paris, France.

2012 Featured Artist,Aesthetica Creative Works Annual,England & Wales.

2012 Selected Cover Artist- Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual,England & Wales.

2013 Featured Artist, Rothko Red. Moods & Appetites,New York. USA.

2012 Featured Artist, Upstairs at Duroc. Literary and Arts Magazine,Paris, France.

2012 Featured Artist,  Aesthetica Creative Works Annual.England & Wales.

2012 Cover Artist,  Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual,England & Wales.

2010 Featured Artist, Abstractions

2010, New Art Review Magazine. N.Y. USA. 2011 Awarded 2nd. Prize.Abstracts Exhibition, Light Space & Time Gallery USA.

2010 Winner, Tyrrell’s Wine Label Award, Victoria Australia.

2008 Awarded EMDG Australian Trade Commission Grant, Export Award.

2006 Certificate of Honour for Excellence in the Arts, Palm Awards,Leipzig, Germany.

2005 AwardedArtist In Residence, Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain.

2003 Award for Artistic Excellence, Camille Claudel,  Peter Harper Art Award,USA.

Education & Professional Experience

2018 Victory Shields and Wisdom Keepers. Mixed Media Course. Roxanne Evans Stout. USA.

2017 Basket Weaving Workshop.Ruth Woods. Craft Shool Oz. Alywon Gardens Yarra Glen. Vic. Australia.

2016 “Art Business Strategies”Coaching Course. 11-weeks. Maria Brophy. Online.

2016 Creativity and the Business of Art.Alexis Castillo. Online.

2016 Textile Workshop.Indigo Shibori & slow stitch boro, Ruth Woods. Vic. Australia.

2008-21 Badger Creek Art Group.Victoria. Australia.

2015100 Days of Creative Courage.Stephanie Levy. Berlin. Germany. 2015InstaSavvy, Social Media Business Workshop. Dotty Media, Byron Bay, Australia.

2015 CreativeArtsbiz,Business Course.

2015 Encaustic Art Workshop,Dawna Richardson-Hyde. Victoria. Australia.

2013- 30 Days of Collage,Stephanie Levy. Berlin. Germany. 2012 Find Your Own Freedom & the Business Model Right for You, Online Workshop.

2011 Creative Souls Telesummit, Online Workshop.

2011 Business BrandingWorkshop, Etsy Labs.

2006-18  Design Branding and Arts Blogger.

2004-5 Alternative Drawing and Painting,Richard-Granville- Smith, Victoria, Australia.

2000-4 Professional Development for Artists, Shane Merry, Victoria, Australia.

2001 Further Education Art Studies, Art Foundation Studies, Cross Media Application, Cultural Perspectives, Contemporary Arts Practice, Painting Studies,Ruth Woods. Victoria. Melbourne.

1998/9/0 Therapist Training,Australian Institute of Professional Councillors Australia.

1998 Small Business Training,Swinburne Uni. Lilydale. (off campus) Victoria, Australia.

1995Women as Artists, Dr Annette Iggulden. Melbourne, Australia.

1995 Folio Prep Workshop,Dr Annette Iggulden. Melbourne, Australia. 1995 Cert. of Arc, Mig, Oxy Welding,Box Hill TAFE, Victoria, Australia.

1995Associate Diploma of Visual Arts, Yr. 2.Oil Painting. Dr Annette Iggulden.

1994 Associate Diploma of Visual Arts,Dandenong TAFE. Year 2. Victoria. Australia.

1994 Associate Diploma of Visual Arts,Swinburne TAFE Year 1. Victoria. Australia.

1993 Adv. Cert. Art and Design,Dawna Richardson-Hyde. Victoria.

1993Adv. Cert. Ceramics,Dawna Richardson-Hyde. Victoria.

1993 Creative Art Class,Dr Annette Iggulden. Melbourne. Australia.

1993 Oil Painting,Marg Payne. Victoria. Australia.

1992 Acrylic Painting,Marg Bell. Victoria. Australia.

1992 Textile Art,Patchwork Haven. Victoria. Australia.

1985/6 Starting a Craft Business,Lilydale School of Horticulture.Vic. Australia.

1980 Creative Arts CourseStott’s College. Sydney. Australia.

1979 Creative Arts CourseStott’s College. Sydney. Australia.

1974-9 Experiments in B/W Photography & Darkroom Techniques, Vic. Australia.

1977 Short Story Writing,Stott’s College. Sydney. Australia.

Work & Research

2018 London & Surrounds. Research & studio project. London UK.

2001-21 Outlook8studio,Owner, Manager, Artist, Professional Studio Work, Vic. Australia. 2010-19 Fitzherbert Studio, Professional Studio work Victoria. Australia.

2010-2021 Women’s Art Group, Badger Creek. Victoria. Australia.

2003-21 Art Blogger,Manage maintain online website and shop.

2010 Street Noir Project,Video. Night Photography. Paris. France.

2007/9/10/16 Meet the Tenant,Research Arts Project & Network Paris, France. Oversee exhibition Berlin, Germany.

2005 Artist In Residence,Can Serrat International Arts Center. Barcelona, Spain. Studio Work. Public Presentation.

2005 European & UK Research Project,England, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Amsterdam, Venice, Switzerland, Austria, Zurich and Spain.

2005 Video, Photography & Research Project,Maidstone, England.

2002-3Teaching,Outlook8studio, Abstraction & Creative Arts.

1994 Creative Fence Sculpture, (public art project) Lilydale. Victoria. Australia.

1994 Mentor-ship & Studio Practice,Lazlo Biro. Sculptor.Vic. Australia.

1993 Curator,TAFE student exhibition. Swinburne. Wantirna. Australia.

1990-99 Drug/Alcohol Counsellor using Art Therapy. Freelance.

1987/88 Jenny’s Porch, Art /Craft Business. Sole Trader. Donald. Vic. Australia.

1987/88 Teaching, Arts/Craft projects. Jenny’s Porch. Donald. Victoria. Australia.

Projects & Collaborations

2017 From This Place – Inspiring Women Artists of the Yarra Valley.Exhibition & Book Launch. Lindy Schneider, Angela Rivas & Artists. Yarra Valley, Victoria. Australia.

2014/17 International Union of Mail Artists.Collaborative Mail- Art Projects.

2014 Limited Edition, Artist Book Publications. Jenny Davis – Jack Oudyn. Australia.

2014 John Baldessari:Name up in Lights,Monnaie de Paris. Seine River. Paris. France.

2014 30 Days of Collage.Mail- Art Project. Collage. International Collaborative.

2014 30 Days of Collage.Paper Ephemera Project. International Collaborative.

2011 John Baldessari: Name up in Lights.Kaldor Public Art Projects. Sydney Festival.

2009 Landfill Art Project.USA.  

2007/9/10/16 Meet the Tenant Project.Research and document underground spaces in Paris, France. Photography, video and publication. Publications.

2006 Limited edition’ artist books in vintage cigar tins.

2008 Meet the Tenant. Jenny Davis.Hard cover book. What lurks? Beneath the City of Paris. 2014 No/Yes Book.“Limited Edition “Artist Book. Jenny Davis – Jack Oudyn. Australia.

2014  Limited EditionArtist Book Publication. Jenny Davis – Jack Oudyn. Australia

Media

2016 Wallmatter: Jenny Davis Explores Neglected Spaces, Feature Bluethumb. Bek Possingham.

2016 Vintage Pulp, Sew Somerset Magazine. Stampington & Company. California, USA.

2011 Hidden Spaces Exposed,Upwey Show Leader Newspapers. Victoria. Australia.

2010 Collecting Going Green, Invited Artist Blogger, USA.

2009 Jenny Davis,Artist Interview, Design Style Guide, USA.

2009 Jenny Davis Art Review,Hong Kong.

2008Art from Rubbish,Mountain Views Newspapers. Victoria. Australia.

2008 Odd Feeling,Midnight Echo Magazine. Internal Photograph.

2008 Heart put into Art.Leader Newspapers. Victoria. Australia. 2007 Paris work on Show,Leader Newspapers. Victoria. Australia. 2006 ,Cover Art, Fuel4artists. Sydney. Australia. Online.

2005 Immersing in the Spanish Culture,Leader Newspapers. Victoria. Australia.

2005A Culture Fused in Art,Fairfax News. Melbourne. Australia.

2005 Who’s Who in Visual Arts in Europe,Leipzig. Germany Publication.

2005Cover-Art,Art Calendar Magazine. Washington DC. USA. 2004Didja & Artiade, Leader Newspapers, Victoria. Australia. 2004 Artiade Athens Olympic Games,Leader Newspapers, Victoria, Australia.

2004Article,Art Collector Magazine. Australia.

2004Article,The World of Antiques and Art. Australia.

2003 Review, Lawrence Downes Gallery & Studio Magazine, New York, USA.

2004Out from Down under and Beyond, New York Art Guide, New York, USA.

1996 My Art and Life,Vogue Magazine. Sydney. Australia. 1994 Creative Fences, Public Art, Leader Newspapers, Victoria, Australia.

Public – Corporate – Private Collections Public Collections

Can Serrat International Art Center Barcelona, Spain.

Landfill Collection,Second Time Around,Traveling Environmental Exhibition, Museum of Shenandoah Valley & USA Various

Private Collections

Australia, UK, USA, NZ, Canada & Europe.  Memberships International Union of Mail Artists. Viscopy Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Agency. Australia Copyright Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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