Project Description

James G Davis

EDUCATION
1963
MFA, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1959
BFA, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2005
James G Davis – A Retrospective, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
2004
The Women, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2003
Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2003
Painting the Picture, Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany
2003
White Boots and Boxes, Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, AZ
2002
Visiting Artist Exhibition, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
2001
Recent Paintings, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2001
Visiting Artist Exhibition, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
2001
Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Gemany
2001
Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2000
Retrospective, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
1999
An Evolving Document: The Animal in Retrospect, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997
Hans Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1997
Room 314, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1996
Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996
Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1995
Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1994
Peripheral Visions, Hans Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1994
Dolores Chase Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT
1994
The Cruise, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1993
La Fuente, Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993
Barcelona Suite, Temple of Music and Art, Tucson, AZ (Curated by Etherton Stern Gallery)
1992
Peter Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
1992
Hans Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1992
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1991
10 Year Retrospective, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
1991
Galerie Baumgarte, Bielefeld, Germany
1990
Hans Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1990
Faith and Charity in Hope Gallery, Hope, ID
1990
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1989
Andrea Ross Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1988
Hans Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1988
25 Year Retrospective, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
1987
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1987
Marilyn Butler Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1986
Hans Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1985
Hans Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1984
Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York, NY
1983
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
1983
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1981
Galeria Elena, Newport Beach, CA
1980
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
1980
Gallery 10, Aspen, CO
1980
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1979
David Hamilton Gallery, Charleston, SC
1979
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1979
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
1977
101 Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1976
Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, AZ
1975
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
1975
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
1975
Middendorf Gallery, Washington DC
1971
Bonfoey Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1968
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
1967
Arkep Gallery, New York, NY
1967
UMC Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1965
Puerto Real, 5 Gavina, Seville, Spain
1965
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
1964
Bottega Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1963
Fine Arts Center, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1962
State Art Museum, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
1961
North American Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
1961
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
The Mary Anne Paintings, Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, AZ
2011
Continuing Narratives II – James G Davis and Turner G Davis, Prescott Community College, Prescott, AZ
2006
Continuing Narratives – James G Davis and Turner G Davis, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2004
Tucson Artists in Underpants, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2004
Ready…Set…D’Art, Tucson Museum of Art League, Tucson, AZ
2004
Pleasures of the Palettes, Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix, AZ
2004
What’s Love Got to Do With It?, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2003
Toronto International Art Fair, Studio 21, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2003
Between Worlds: Bailey Doogan, James G Davis, Daniel Martin Diaz, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2003
A Theater of Art V, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2003
20/20 Vision, Studio 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2003
Summer Selections, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2003
Progressive Proof: Celebrating 40 Years of Collecting at Western Michigan
University, Kalamazoo, MI
2004
Small Works Invitational, Davis/Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2003
The Show: COLOR, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2002
A Public Trust: Recent Acquisitions at the Museum of Art, University of Arizona
Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2002
2nd Biennial Brinton Invitational, Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum, Bighorn, WY
2002
A Theatre of Art IV, Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2002
Building a Collection 2002, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2002
The Year of the Horse, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2002
Ready…set…D’Art, Tucson Museum of Art League, Tucson, AZ
2002
Urban Picnic, Tucson Arts District Partnership, Inc., Tucson, AZ
2001
Contemporary Forum Auction, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2001
Multiple Personalities, Emprise Bank and the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2000
Monoprints of Segura Publishing, Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2000
Small Works Invitational, Davis/Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2000
Retrospective Exhibition of Tamarind Print Institute, University of New Mexico Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
2000
Papier, Galerie Brennecke, Berlin, Germany
2000
The Animal in Contemporary Art, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
2000
For Pete’s Sake Auction, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2000
Riva Yares 2000, The First 35 Years, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2000
Millennium Line-Up, Gocaia Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1999
Arizona/New Mexico Invitational, Gocaia Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1999
Pleasures of the Palette Auciton, The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ
1999
Small Works Invitational, Davis/Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1998
A Theater of Art III, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1998
Tribute, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Joseph Gross Gallery, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1998
A Theater of Art II, Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1997
A Theater of Art, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997
Small Works Exhibition, Davis/Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1997
Kienholz and Friends, Hans Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1997
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1996
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1995
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1994
Legacy Show, Joseph Gross Gallery, Germany, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1993
Arizona Artists, Traveling Exhibition, Baltchik, Blagdaograd, Plovdic, Sofia, Bulgaria, Ankars, and Istanbul, Turkey.
1994
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1993
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1993
Americans: The Non-Conformists, Hans Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1992
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1991
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1991
Works on Paper, LewAllen Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1990
Gallery Artists, Andrea Ross Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990
The New West, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990
Arizona Art Forms, Kaet TV, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1990
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX
1990
Northwest x Southwest: Painted Fictions, Palm Springs, CA, Travelled to Yellowstone Arts Center and Western Washington State University
1990
LOVE, Riverside Museum of Arts, Riverside, CA
1990
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1989
The Hunger Project, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
1989
Dreams, Desires, and Delusions, LewAllen-Butler Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1989
Evidence: Contemporary Narrative Painters of the Soutwest, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
1989
Hans Redmann Inaugural Exhibition, Redmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1988
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1988
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Prints presented by Sette Gallery, New York, NY
1988
Art Across America Artists and their Students, Traveling exhibition, University of
Oregon, California State University, University of Arizona, Kansas City Art Institute, Northern Illinois University
1987
4x4x4: Sixteen Contemporary Printmakers from the Four Corner States, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT
1987
Artists Who Teach, Federal Reserve Board Building, Washington DC
1987
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1987
Inaugural Exhibition, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1987
Collectors Exhibition of American Artists, The Rourke Art Gallery, Moorehead, MN
1987
Marilyn Butler fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1987
Southwest Landscape Invitational #1, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1987
Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1986
National Museum of American Painting, Washington DC
1986
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1985
Basil Art Fair, Hans Redmann Gallery, Basil, Switzerland
1985
Chicago Art Expo, Riva Yares Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985
Modern American Printmaking, America-Haus: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hannover, Hamburg, Heidleberg, Cologne, and Munich Germany
1985
Corcoran Biennial-Second Western Federation of the Arts Traveling Exhibitions, Washington DC; Peoria, IL; Scottsdale, AZ; Santa Fe, NM; Long Beach, CA; San Francisco, CA
1985
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1984
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
1979
Casa de la Cultura y Bienstar, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
1979
National Drawing Exhibition, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
1978
Bisbee Artists/Rancho Linda Vista Artists Exchange Show, Arizona Commission for the Arts, Bisbee, AZ
1978
National Drawing Exhibition, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Santa Rosa, CA
1976
Rancho Linda Vista Group Traveling Exhibition, National Endowment for the Arts
1976
Eleventh Southwestern Invitational, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ
1974
Arizona Artists Annual, Tucson Art Center, Tucson, AZ
1971
Faculty Show, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1970
MFA Graduates Exhibition, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1969
Third International Invitational Exhibition of Prints, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
1969
Faculty Show, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
1968
Faculty Show, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
1966
Mulvane Drawing Competition, Mulvane Art Center, Topeka, KS
1966
Ninth Midwest Biennial, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
1965
Container Corporation of America
1965
Art Across America, Dayton, OH
1963
Painters West of the Mississippi, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
1962
Mid-America Exhibition, Nelson-Rockhill Museum, Kansas City, MO
1962
National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS
1962
Kansas Artist Annual, Wichita, KS
1961
National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS
1961
Kansas Artist Annual, Wichita, KS
1960
Kansas Artist Annual, Wichita, KS
1959
Kansas Artist Annual, Wichita, KS
 
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Bank One Collection. Tucson, AZ
Berlinische Museum, Martin Gropius, Bau. Berlin, Germany
Eastern Michigan University Museum of Art, Ypsilanti, MI
Eastern New Mexico University, Roswell, NM
Emprise Bank Collection, Wichita, KS
Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, Germany
Hess Collection. Napa, CA
Hirshhorn Museum of Art. Smithsonian Institute. Washington D.C.
Jalisco State Museum. Guadalajara. Jalisco, Mexico
Klaus Groenke Collection. Berlin, Germany
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
Nancy Kienholz Collection. Hope, ID
National Museum of American Painting, Washington, D.C.
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University. Logan, UT
North American Mexican Cultural Institute. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Phoenix Art Musuem. Phoenix, AZ
Polz Collection. Berlin, Germany
Schlumberger Foundation. New York City, NY and Paris, France
Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Scottsdale, AZ
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Stonewall Foundation, Tucson, AZ
Tampa Art Museum, Tampa, FL
Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Wayne Anderson, Vesti Corporation, Boston, MA
Weber Collection, Bielefeld, Germany
Weiss Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI
Wichita Art Museum. Wichita, KS
Wichita State University. Wichita, KS

Phoenix New Times: Arty Girl – James G. Davis at Riva Yares Gallery
Storytelling is at the core of James G. Davis’s paintings. His snippets of information and detached scenes give viewers a choice: They can walk away unfulfilled or they can think creatively. Each piece gives gallery-goers a chance to delve into scattered surrealistic symbols, in turn evoking individually unique narratives. Paintings by James G. Davis is on view at Riva Yares Gallery in Scottsdale through April 31, 2009.

Tucson Weekly: Scenes From a Marriage
An unusual collection of work by James G. Davis is on display at Oracle’s Rancho Linda Vista. There is no mistaking the central focus of the exhibition. For five decades, Davis’s wife Mary Anne was a regular model in the artist’s studio. The exhibition’s 19 large oil paintings and 10 small oil sketches all capture the complicated gaze of affection.

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