Adam Davis

Associate Professor of Art
Chair, Department of Art
Adviser in the Environmental Analysis Non-Science Tracks

Department: Art
Office Address: Lang 107 (inside Lang 106)
Office Phone: (909) 607-4435
Personal Website:
Adam Davis

Academic History

  • B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.F.A., University of Arizona, Tucson

Selected Research and Publications

  • Collet, Olivier & Lefaure, Jerome, We Can’t Wait For Better Times: Five Years Of Art Projects At Homesession, Barcelona, 2013
  • Shahani, Nishant. Queer Retrosexualities: The Politics of Reparative Return, Lehigh University Press, 2012
  • Judith S. Schwartz, Confrontational Ceramics, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 2008.


  • Wearing It On Your Sleeve: Sympathizers, Empathizers, Provocateurs. 65th Scripps Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, California, 2009.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2015:  Dyads, Actual Size, Los Angeles, California
  • 2014: Beyond The Tangible Universe, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 2014: Home ECOnomics, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, California,
  • 2012: Beyond The Tangible Universe, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
  • 2011: On Use and Possession, 643 Project Space, Ventura, California
  • 2008: Binding with Briars, Washington State University, Gallery Two, Pullman, Washington
  • 2008: This Land Is My Land, The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2008: The Axe and the Spade, Ruby Green, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2006: Loosing Race, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana
  • 2005: Race (Enter Personal Politics), ATHICA - Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia

Awards and Honors

  • KCAC – Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Center, Kathmandu, Nepal (2014)
  • Artist in Residence, Homesession, Barcelona, Spain (2010)
  • Artist in Residence, Bait Makan, Amman Jordan (2010)
  • Artist in Residence, Sculpture Space, Utica, New York (2009)
  • Artist in Residence, Svenska Konstskolans Vnner Nykarleby, Finland (2008)
  • Community Arts Assistance Grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (2004)
  • Artist in Residence, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway (2004)
  • Artist in Residence, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2003)
  • Artist in Residence, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana (1999)

Courses Taught

  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Fundamentals
  • Representations of the Male Body in Contemporary Art and Culture
  • Animal Rights and Speciesism

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