Paul Davies is an Australian-born, Los Angeles - based artist whose work is driven by friction between opposing forces of built and natural environments, design and art, abstraction and figuration. These boundaries and relationships are illustrated through Davies' process, which combines painting, stenciling, photography and sculpture.

In this era of surveillance, Davies repeats and collages facades of modern architecture, the neutrality of which blurs what is revealed and concealed. Sighting the manner in which information is often reiterated, Davies employs stencils, hand cut and derived from the artist's own digital photographs. These are then applied in various mediums to render uncertain what is original and reproduction.

Davies recently completed a residency at The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Phoenix and work from this is now in the permanent collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2013, he was awarded a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Davies was featured with Luc Tuymans and Peter Doig in essay "Limbo Architecture - Painters of Modernism" by Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006 - 2014), for the May 2014 edition of Architecture Review. Davies has been included in 'Public Trust: It's About What We Do' and 'The Kindness of Strangers: Recent Acquisitions and Conservation Projects' both at the SMOCA, 'Condition Reports' curated by Ranjit Hoskote for India Art Fair, McClelland Collection' at the McClelland gallery + Sculpture Park. His work is held in several public and corporate collections such as the Macquarie University, Maitland Regional Gallery, Historic Houses Trust, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Artbank, Geelong Gallery, Rothschild, Kerry Stokes collection, Strickland, and published in prestigious magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Los Angeles Times, Art & Australia, W Magazine online, Wallpaper online, the Australian Financial Review and Blouin Artinfo. Davies has a Masters by research at the University of New South Wales - Art and Design, Australia.

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Paul Davies

EDUCTATION

2016 Taliesin Artist Residency Program, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
2014 Masters by Research UNSW College of Art & Design
2013 Cite des Arts Residency, Paris, Awarded by The Art Gallery of NSW
2006 Painting Master Class, National Art School
2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts, UNSW College of Fine Art

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Installation Fitzpatrick-Leland House MAK Centre for Art and Architecture Los Angeles
           Paintings and Photographs Soho House West Hollywood
           Everything Loose Will Land in LA Olsen Gallery Sydney
           We Tell Ourselves Stories Art District 13 Gallery Delhi

2016 - 24 Photograms Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Phoenix
          Hollywood Stills Art16 art fair London
          Life Stills Sophie Gannon Gallery Melbourne
          Southern Exposure Art District 13 Delhi

2015 - Devoid of Sensation Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
           Other Desert Spaces Olsen Irwin Gallery Sydney

2014 - Pastiche: A lens through which to view the present UNSW College of Art & Design Sydney
          Built in Translation The Fine Art Society London
          Built in Translation II Art District 13 Gallery, Delhi
          Other Desert Spaces The Standard, Hollywood

2013 - Switching Utopia Sophie Gannon Gallery Melbourne
          Flattening Sublime Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

2012 - Flattening Sublime Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

2011 - Pentimento Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
          Void The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
          Portraits Tim Olsen Gallery at Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
          Portraits Gold Coast City Regional Art Gallery

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Desert Stories Palm Springs Art Museum
          Framing Nature McClelland Sculpture Park + Garden
          The Kindness of Strangers: Recent Acquisitions and Conservation Projects
          Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
          Condition Report India Art Fair Art District 13 Gallery Curated By Ranjit Hoskote
          Sydney Contemporary Olsen Gallery, Sophie Gannon Gallery

2016 - Public Trust: It’s About What We Do Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
          Chippendale New World Art Prize Highly Commended judged by
          Wayne Tunnicliffe – Head of Australian Art at Art Gallery of New South Wales
          McClelland Collection McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park

2015 - Oberoi collection curated by Kapil Chopra Oberoi Hotel, Delhi
          Summer Season Heather James Fine Art, Jackson Hole
          Winter Season Heather James Fine Art, Curated by Chip Tom, Palm Springs
          Works on Paper China Heights Gallery Sydney
          Art15 Contemporary Art Fair, Fine Art Society Contemporary London
          Palm Springs Art Fair, Heather James Fine Art
          Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sophie Gannon Gallery

2014 - Summer Season Heather James Fine Art, Jackson Hole
          Winter Season Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
          Melbourne Art Fair, Sophie Gannon Gallery
          Art13 London Fine Art Society Contemporary
          Signal 8: Salon Show The Cat Street Gallery
          Summer exhibition Sophie Gannon Gallery

2013 -Natural Selection The Fine Art Society Contemporary
          Fleurieu Art Prize Finalist, Australia
          Yering Station Art Prize Finalist, Australia 
          Arnold Bloch Leibler Art Prize Finalist, Australia
          Albany Art Prize Finalist, Australia 
          Reflections The M Collection Exhibition Dianne Tanzer Gallery
          Signal 8: Salon Show The Cat Street Gallery
          Sydney Contemporary Olsen Irwin Gallery
          Signal 8: Salon Show The Cat Street Gallery
          Pulse Art Fair, Miami Fine Art Society Contemporary
          Wild Australia Yen Reis Gallery Singapore

2012 - Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize finalist, Australia
          Melbourne International Art Fair, Tim Olsen Gallery
          Pat Corrigan: Art Collector Maitland Regional Art Gallery
          Signal 8: Salon Show The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
          Wattle Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2011 - Evocatecture Curated by Chip Tom Heather James Fine Art Gallery
          NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize finalist, Australia
          Heat Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
          Self Portraits China Heights Gallery, Sydney - organized by Paul Davies
          Art London Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
          Hong Kong International Art Fair, The Cat Street Gallery
          Toronto International Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
          A Summer Survey Tim Olsen Gallery

PUBLISHED

Blouin Artinfo, Huffington Post, Architectural Review, LA Times, Vanity Fair U.K. Online, W Magazine Online, Wallpaper * Online, Vogue Australia, Tatler Asia Online, Asian Art News, Australian Financial Review, Hindustan Times, Vogue Living, Harper’s Bazaar, The Asian Age, Verve Magazine, The Indian Express, The Hindu, GQ Australia, Art & Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald, WISH Magazine - The Australian, Sunday Arts ABC, The Wall Art Magazine India.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs USA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento USA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix USA
Macquarie University, Sydney Australia
McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria Australia
Bond University, Queensland Australia
Artbank, Sydney Australia
Maitland Regional Gallery, New South Wales Australia
Historic Houses Trust, Sydney Australia
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland Australia

Media


The Wall Tv

Paul Davies in conversation with Jyotsna Sharma

BLOUIN ARTINFO

Datebook: 'Southern Exposure by Paul Davies" at Art District XIII, Delhi.

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Indian Express

The Silent Observer

The friction between built architecture and nature serves as a domi

LAWEEKLY

A Modernist Masterpiece in the Hollywood Hills Has Become a Meta Museum

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