was born and lives in Barbados. She received a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore in 1986 and an M.F.A. from the Mason Gross School of Visual Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey, U.S.A., in 1989. Davis’ ancestors came to Barbados from Scotland in the 17th century. Her family owned a sugar cane plantation, and the consciousness of belonging to the island’s small but powerful white minority and the themes of race, class, and colonialism are explored in her work. Her paintings, prints, and mixed media installations have represented Barbados in many prestigious international exhibitions in Europe, the United States, South Africa and Latin America, including biennials in São Paulo, Ecuador, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In 1999, her work was shown in “Emerging Painters of Latin America and the Caribbean” at the Inter-American Development Bank Board of Governors Meeting in Paris, and the 30th International Festival of Painting in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. Davis’ solo exhibitions include “(up)rooted,” at the Art Foundry in Barbados, “Women Scream Niche” at the Barbados Museum, and “Caribbean Invitational I” at the National Gallery of Jamaica. Her awards include a grant for graduate study from the Institute of International Education in New York, and a grant from the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) that sent her to Johannesburg, South Africa, as a visiting artist.
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