Rock Hill artist Stacey Davidson (b. 1961, Detroit, Mich.) is a new assistant professor in painting at the city’s Winthrop University. Among the museums holding her work are the Minneapolis (Minn.) Institute of Art; the University of Minnesota’s Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum; and the Cleveland (Ohio) Museum of Art. Her recent solo exhibitions include those at Marlborough Graphics, London, England; New York City’s Marlborough gallery; and Minnesota’s St. Cloud State University. Other exhibitions she has been part of include those at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; New York City’s Mary Ryan Gallery; Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, Ill.; Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY; and Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pa. Davidson received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, in Baltimore and an MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Statement of support:
Stacey Davidson is a recent artist to the South Carolina scene whose doll-like portraiture brings a new and imaginative edginess that demands attention. Though her 2-dimensional work is in oil, her conceptual thinking finds a challenging voice in figurative, odd and confrontational installations.
Tom Stanley, Winthrop University, Rock Hill