Tim DAVIS

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"For Retail, I photographed houses at night, each with a reflection in its window from the multinational corporation across the street. The reflections were horrific reminders of the reach of global capital even into our private lives, and at the same time were undoubtedly the most beautiful things I've ever rendered; like stained-glass windows in single-storey American suburbs, or the illuminated capitals of medieval manuscripts. All art can be understood to both celebrate and criticize the culture it comes from. I want my work to run crashing through both these functions, accruing energy from both. The camera loves everything in front of it equally. It is overgenerous with its attention, and so has an enormous negative capability: it can uncover while leaving all surfaces intact. The camera loves the world so much, the photographer must act as critic." (Tim Davis)
(abstract from http://www.davistim.com/retail/intro.php)
TIM DAVIS
(°1969, Malawi.  Lives and works in New York, NY)
 
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2014 Transit Byzantium, The Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
 
2013 Quinto Quarto. Rome Commission. Macro Museum. Rome, Italy
 
2012 The Upstate New York Olympics, Moscow Photobiennale, Moscow, Russia
Dollar General Drive By, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
 
2011 The Upstate New York Olympics, Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY
The Upstate New York Olympics, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Fotographia: Festival Internazionale di Roma, MACRO,Rome, Italy
Kings of Cyan, Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Biel//Bienne, Switzerland
 
2010 Il Technologiro dell’ Ornitorinco, Linea di Confine, Rubiera, Italy
 
2009 September 10-October 24, THE NEW ANTIQUITY, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY  
September 24-November, My Life in Politics, Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia
 
2008 My Life in Politics, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming) Kings of Cyan, Mitterrand + Sanz, Zurich, Switzerland (forthcoming)
 
2007 Permanent Collection, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
 
2006 Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland
Illilluminations, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY
Permanent Collection, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
2005 Permanent Collection, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Ga
Permanent Collection, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, Fl.
Tim Davis, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
 
2004 My Life in Politics, Bohen Foundation, New York, NY
Tim Davis, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France
 
2003 Permanent Collection, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
Tim Davis, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Tim Davis, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva, Switzerland
 
2002 Tim Davis, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Hypoluxo Road, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
 
2001 Retail, WHITE CUBE2, London, U. K.
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2013 Postscript. The Power Station, Toronto, Canada
TAV Bologna-Milano, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
Balls to the Wall. Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
The Origin of the World, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Serious Laughs, UPAC, Kingston, NY, curated by Daniel Mason
 
2012 34th Annual Photography Regional, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY
The Sports Show, curated by David Little, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Postscript: Writing after Conceptual Art, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art
Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film, and Video, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Heavy Rotation, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
 
2011 Vassar 150 Years Later: New Photography by Tina Barney, Tim Davis, Katherine Newbegin, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, curated by Mary Kay Lombino
Public Works, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, VA
The Life and Death of Buildings, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
 
2010 Lush Life, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY, curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud
B Sides: A Dialogue with Contemporary U.S. Photography, FotoFest, Houston, TX
Town & Country, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Trevor Winkfield
Remains of Today, Brancolini Grimaldi, Rome, Italy
Surface Tension: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Day and Night, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
2008 The Innerworld of the Outerworld of the Innerworld, curated by Marco Breuer, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY 
To: Night, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College, New York, NY 
Noise: Young American Photography, curated by Elena Bordignon, Th-Inside, Berlin, Germany (publication) 
FotoGrafia - Rome’s International Festival, VII Edition, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Italy 
Beware of the Wolf, American Academy in Rome, Italy 
The Leisure Suite, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York


2007 The Irresistible Force, Tate Modern, London, England
Practical f/x, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Easy Rider, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Site Inscription, Paul Rodgers/9W Gallery, New York, NY
Aftermodern Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Prints, Nelson Hancock Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Outpost, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI
 
2006 Dead Serious, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
The Gold Standard, P.S.1, Queens, NY
The Office/In and Out of the Box, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Taken For Looks, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida (catalogue)
Tina b.: The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
 
2005 The New City: Sub/urbia in Recent Photography, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2005 Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Awards, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA
Scenes from a Museum, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Tete-a-Tete, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, NY, curated by Augusto Arbizo
Introductions, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Life and Limb, curated by David Humphries, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Slow Down, Pillar Para «  Romero Galeria del Arte, Madrid, Spain
Still Life and Stilled Lives, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, NY
Second Sight: Originality, Duplicity and the Object, Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
This Must Be The Place, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
 
2004 Art and Architecture, 1900-2000,, Genova Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy
 
2003 Office, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, U.K.
Jessica Stockholder Curates, Gorney, Bravin & Lee, New York, NY
Super You, Daniel Silverstein, New York, NY
 
2002 The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY
American Standard, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Boomerang/Collectors Choice, Exit Art, New York, NY
 
2001 Summer 2001, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
Settings & Players, Theatrical Ambiguity in American Photography, WHITE CUBE2, London, U. K.
Workspheres, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Size Matters, Edwynn Houk, New York, NY
American, Postmasters, New York, NY
 
2000 Foreign Bodies, Untitled Space Gallery, New Haven, CT
New York Now, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Representing the Intangible, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
Thinner Air, Center for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, KS
 
1999 Photo (Op), Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, CT
Air, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
2009 Sleek Magazine, issue 22 Spring, ed. Annika von Taube. Portfolio
The Siennese Shredder, issue 3 ed. Brice Brown and Trevor Winkfield, Portfolio.
Dear Dave Magazine, issue 3 ed. Stephen Frailey, Portfolio. 
2008 OdojePez Magazine 13, Portfolio.
Silversides, Ann, « Merchant Scientists, » The Walrus, May, pgs. 68 - 69 (image).
Pulimood, Steve, « Interview with Tim Davis, » whitehot magazine, April.
Mammi, Di Alessandra, « Normalissimi obiettivi, » L’espresso, April 3.
Masters, H.G., « My Life in Politics, by Tim Davis, » Boldtype.com, February. 

2007 Kast, Bas, « Light Show, » Zeit Leben Magazin, No 45, October, pg. 42 - 48.
“La politique et moi: Les Etats-Unis de Tim Davis,” Courrier International,
No. 879, September 6-12, pg. 42 – 45.
“Easy Rider,” The New Yorker , August 20, pg. 15.
Jentleson, Katherine, “Madrid: Raging Bull,” Art + Auction, February, pg. 39 
Tysh, George, “Three degrees of saturation: Susanne Hilberry offers up a trio of unsettling photographers,” metrotimes, April 4.
Jentleson, Katherine, “Madrid: Raging Bull,” Art + Auction, February, p. 39 

2006 Aletti, Vince, « Too Blessed to be Depressed, » Modern Painters, May, p. 48.
« Tim Davis: Illilluminations, » Eleven Eleven (1111) Journal of Literature «  Art. Vol. III, p. 20.
Dunham, Carla Ruth, « Tim Davis, » ArtUS, issue 13, May - June, pg. 46.
Blind Spot, issue 32.
« Tim Davis, » Draft, Spring 2006, pg. 25-35, illus.
« Tim Davis, » The New Yorker, March 20, pg. 38.
Pollack, Barbara, « Tim Davis, ‘Illilluminations, » Time Out New York, March 16, pg. 82.
Woodward, Richard B., « Altered States, » Artnews, March, pg. 104.
« Tim Davis, » The Village Voice, March 8, pg. C42.
Rosenberg, Karen, « Show and Tell: Tim Davis, » New York Magazine, February 13, pg. 158.
« Wild Kingdom, » Time Out New York, February 9, pg. 74, illus.
 
2005 « Tim Davis: My Life in Politics, » Positive (Pozytyw), Issue 7, pages 72-80.
« ’Still Life & Stilled Lives,’ » Artnews, October, pg. 170.
« Coming Back in Style, » Art + Auction, September, pages 116-118.
« ’Introductions,’ » The New Yorker, September 19.
Johnson, Ken, «  ‘Introductions,’ » New York Times, August 15.
Stillman, Nick, Ò“Life and LimbÃ’â€, TimeOut New York, July 21-27.
de Almeida, Felipa, « Tim Davis’s Commercial America, » Sur la Terre Magazine, June, www.falmeida.com.
Feaster, Felica, « Object of my Perception: Tim Davis offers a fresh view of classic paintings, » Creative Loafing, Volume 34, Number 2, May 19-25.
Fineman, Mia, « Close Up, » Photograph, March/April, pg. 56.
Schwendener, Martha, « Tim Davis: My Life in Politics », Artforum, January.
 
2004 --, »Tim Davis Portfolio », Blindspot Magazine.
--, « Tim Davis Portfolio », Aperture Magazine.
--, « Tim Davis: My Life in Politics », Flavorpill. October 9.
Aletti, Vince, « Tim Davis: My Life in Politics », The Village Voice, November 1.
Kimmelman, Michael, « Tim Davis: My Life in Politics », The New York Times, October 8.
--, « Tim Davis », The New Yorker, October 10.
Marshall, Peter, « Tim Davis: My Life in Politics », Photography About Now, September.
Douglas, Sarah, « Tim Davis: My Life in Politics », Artnet, September 27.
 
2003 Nichols, Matthew, « Tim Davis », Art in America, November 3.
--, « Tim Davis », The New Yorker, September 22.
Aletti, Vince. « Tim Davis », The Village Voice, September 19.
Beshty, Walead, Bardian Magazine (cover), Fall.
--, Influence Magazine, Summer.
--, Blind Spot, Fall.
2002 Shmerler, Sarah, « New York Gallery Beat », Art on Paper, March-April.
Pollack, Barhara, « Tim Davis at Brent Sikkema », Art in America, June.
--, « Tim Davis », House «  Garden, April.
Photems, poems about photography, ww.artkrush.com
Eye, V Magazine, Jan/Feb 2002
 
2001 Aletti, Vince. Tim Davis, Shortlist: Photo, The Village Voice, December 11
McLaren, Duncan. Tim Davis, White Cube, London, The Independent, May 13
Neri, Louise. Settings & Players, Theatrical Ambiguity in American Photography, WHITE CUBE, London, U.K., March 9-April 14
Smith, Roberta. Tim Davis at Brent Sikkema Gallery, The New York Times, December 14
Taylor, Tanis. Photography, Tim Davis: Retail, Metro Life,
Tim Davis, from The Missing Month, Art on Paper, November-December
Tim Davis, Time Out New York, December 13-27
Tim Davis, The New Yorker, Goings on About Town, December 17 & 24
manger / eat, Coromandel Design, New York, NY, p. 20-27, May
American, Time Out New York, March 5-14
Tim Davis, Art on Paper, December
 
2000 Metropolis (Special Photography Issue), March
New York Now 2000, Photofolio
Blind Spot Magazine (cover) May
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
America: Three Hundred Years of Innovation, exhibition catalogue, Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, 2007.
Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Phaidon, 2006.
My Life in Politics, monograph, Aperture/Blindspot, 2006.
Permanent Collection, monograph, Nazraeli Press, 2005.
American Whatever, book of poetry by Tim Davis, Edge Books, 2004.
Lots, Tim Davis, monograph, essay by David Levi-Strauss, Coromandel Design, Paris, 2002.
American Standard, exhibition catalogue, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, 2002.
Seduire/Seduce, exhibition catalogue, Coromandel Express, Paris, France, 2002.
Dailies, book of poetry by Tim Davis, The Figures Press, 2000.
 
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
 
Arcadia University Art Gallery, Pennsylvania
Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Citibank Collection, New York
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Hirshhorn Museum «  Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, New York
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut
 
AWARDS
 
2007 - 2008 Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize
2005 Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Awards
2004 Finalist, Discovery Award, Arles Photography Festival
 
TEACHING
 
2004 - 2013 Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2001 - 2004 Yale University, New Haven, CT