Installation view, Taylor Davis Selects: Invisible Ground of Sympathy, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 2023–24. Photo by Mel Taing.
Join Boston-based artist and guest curator Taylor Davis and ICA Assistant Curator and Publications Manager Jeffrey De Blois for a deep dive into the exhibition, Taylor Davis Selects: Invisible Ground of Sympathy. Hear from Davis and De Blois on the process of curating this exhibition and presenting the first artist-curated exhibition of the permanent collection to the ICA.
Taylor Davis (b. 1959 in Palm Springs, CA) is a visual artist living in Boston, MA. Her exacting forms encompass sculpture, drawing, collage, and painting. She received her Diploma of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and her MFA from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
Davis has exhibited widely. Recent exhibitions are Synonyms for Sorrow, Charim Schliefmühlgasse, Vienna; FEEDBACK, The School, Kinderhook, NY; Keep Your Hands Where I Can See ‘Em, A.D., New York, NY; Less Is A Bore, ICA/Boston, Boston, MA: One Day at a Time, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; and REDGREEENBACKWHITE, September Gallery, Hudson, NY. Her work was included in the Whitney Biennial 2004. Davis’s solo exhibition, If you steal a horse, and let him go, he’ll take you to the barn you stole him from was installed as part of the Aldrich Museum’s 50th anniversary.
Honors include a Rauschenberg Residency, a Radcliffe Fellowship, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the ICA Foster Prize.
A committed teacher, Davis is a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has taught as co-chair and faculty at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College since 2003.