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About - Curriculum Vitae


Education

2001-2005 B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Birds of a Feather, Sparrow Collective, Milwaukee, WI
Lessons Learned in Flight School, Foxglove Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Solo show at The Gardens, Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee, WI

2011

Oh, you old so & sew..., BYO Studio, Milwaukee, WI
Owls & other creatures, Sparrow Collective, Milwaukee, WI
Between The Lines, Stumpjack, Two Rivers, WI

2010

Birds of a Certain Color, Starbucks, Milwaukee, WI
The Lifting & The Falling Away, Caggio Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
A Study in Figures, BYO Studio, Milwaukee, WI
This Moon or the Next, Stumpjack Coffee Company, Two Rivers, WI
Flight, Starship, Milwaukee, WI
Owls, The House That Willi Built, Madison, WI

2009

And Then There Was This, Starship, Milwaukee, WI
After The Fall, Stumpjack Coffee Company, Two Rivers, WI
Affordable Art Show, Palmer Avenue House, Milwaukee, WI

2008

Lovebirds, The Castaway Collective, Chicago, IL
For The Road, My House Coffee, Chicago, IL
Surviving Winter, Stumpjack Coffee Company, Two Rivers, WI
Farewell, Milwaukee Avenue Den, Chicago, IL
Treehouses, Bourgeois Pig, Chicago, IL

2007

On The Walls, My House Coffee, Chicago, IL
Up The Stairs, Bourgeois Pig, Chicago, IL

2005

A Girl in the Rain, Streetside Cafe, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

2019

Mini Art Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

2018

Mini Art Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

2017

Mini Art Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

2016

Mini Art Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

2015

Mini Art Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

2014

Embroidery Show, Honey Pie Cafe, Bay View Gallery Night, Milwaukee, WI
Mini Art Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

2013

Mini Art Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI
Bay View Gallery Night, Sparrow Collective, Milwaukee, WI
Collabo! Gallery Night show, The Hide House, Milwaukee, WI
Quasimondo Gallery Night, The Fortress, Milwaukee, WI
1 Year Anniversary Show, The Waxwing, Shorewood, WI
For The Birds, The Waxwing, Shorewood, WI

2012

Holiday Show, The Waxwing, Shorewood, WI
Urban Garage Sale, Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Hover Craft, Sweet Water Organics, Milwaukee, WI
Art Vs. Craft, Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Mini Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI
Salt Fork River Arts Festival, Sleepy Creek Vineyard, Fairmount, IL
Public Storage, Beauty & Braun Gallery, Chicago, IL
Here, Jenie Gao Studio & Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Earth Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI Art at the Gardens, Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee, WI

2011

Bike In The Park, Stumpjack Coffee Company, Two Rivers, WI
Unconventional Portraits, Fox Glove Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Ink!!, BYO Studio, Milwaukee, WI
A Continuation, Caggio, Milwaukee, WI

2010

Brady Street Festivus Holiday Sale, Caggio, Milwaukee, WI
100 Under 100, BYO Studio, Milwaukee, WI
Fifty Under Fifty, Starship, Milwaukee, WI
Mini Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI
Salt Fork River Arts Festival, Sleepycreek Vineyards, Fairmount, IL
Nude, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI
Ink!, BYO Studio, Milwaukee, WI
Fifty Under Fifty, Starship, Milwaukee, WI

Group Exhibitions Cont.

2009

100 Under 100, BYO Studio, Milwaukee, WI
Mini Art Show, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI
The Mind and The Body, Milwaukee Athletic Club, Milwaukee, WI
Fear, Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI
Salt Fork River Arts Festival, Sleepycreek Vineyards, Fairmount, IL

2008

Holiday Art Show, Lady Elk's Club, Milwaukee, WI
Art Sharks, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL
Art & Music Show, House of Grey Noise, Chicago, IL

Publications

2013

Milwaukee, WI. Neighborhood Art Fair Blog, NAF Vendor Spotlight: Steph Davies
Milwaukee, WI. People With Panache, Meet Steph: Milwaukee Art Community Creator, written by Alysse
Milwaukee, WI. The Creative Realtor, The Art of Living:MKE, written Melissa Musante  
Milwaukee, WI. denanord.com blog, Friday Spotlight, written by Dena Nord 

2012
Milwaukee, WI. Hover Craft Blog, Meet Your Maker: Steph Davies of Dear Darlington Designs 
Milwaukee, WI. Jenie Gao Studio & Gallery Blog, Steph Davies, Artist, written by Jenie Gao 
Milwaukee, WI. self-published, Straight On Til Morning, drawings & illustrations by Steph Davies, limited edition

2011
Milwaukee, WI. A Little Culture with your Beer?, review of Ink!!, The UWM Post

2010
Milwaukee, WI. Ink! Art Review, The Shepherd Express
Charlottesville, VA. Status Hat Productions, Doorways, featured artist, March 2010 Publication
Milwaukee, WI. self-published, This Moon or the Next, drawings & illustrations by Steph Davies, limited edition
Milwaukee, WI. self-published, After The Fall, work by Steph Davies, limited edition

Path Of Life

The When, The Where & The What of it all...

1982
Born in Kansas City, Missouri.

2001
Graduates high school, moves to Chicago to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2005
Graduates from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA focused on illustration & printmaking.

2007
Marries the love of her life, musician Matthew Davies, at sunrise under a clock tower on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago.

2008
After touring the country with her husband, they settle in Milwaukee.

2012
Opens up The Waxwing, an artist consignment shop in Shorewood, Wisconsin which acts as her studio space as well as home to the work of over 90 Milwaukee/Madison/&Chicago artists.

2013
Becomes mom to Remi, the coolest thing she's ever created to date.

2015
The Waxwing expands into a large space on Milwaukee's East Side, now representing over 350 artists both locally & nationally.

2016
Becomes a mom for the second time to Charlie (Buster), now a tie for the coolest thing she's ever created.

2019
Becomes a mom for the third time (a total surprise!) to Cooper, three way tie for coolest works of art ever created.