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

2014

Embroidery Show, Honey Pie Cafe, Bay View Gallery Night, 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

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

https://neighborhood-artfair.squarespace.com/blog/2013/6/25/naf-vendor-spotlight-steph-davies

 

Milwaukee, WI. People With Panache, Meet Steph: Milwaukee Art Community Creator,written by Alysse

http://peoplewithpanache.com/2013/03/11/meet-steph-mke-artist/

 

Milwaukee, WI. The Creative Realtor, The Art of Living:MKE,written Melissa Musante

http://www.cre8tiverealtor.com/blog/2013/03/11/artist-profile-steph-davies

 Milwaukee, WI. denanord.com blog, Friday Spotlight,written by Dena Nord http://denanord.com/friday-spotlight-5/

2012

Milwaukee, WI.Hover Craft Blog, Meet Your Maker: Steph Davies of Dear Darlington designs 

http://hovercraftmke.blogspot.com/2012/11/meet-your-maker-steph-davies-of-dear.html

Milwaukee, WI. Jenie Gao Studio & Gallery Blog, Steph Davies, Artist, written by Jenie Gao

http://jenie.org/2012/09/steph-davies-artist/

 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

1985-2000-starts doodling which evolves into drawing which somewhere around middle school becomes "sketching" and eventually turns into illustrating-sets her sights on going to art school to, you know, become an artist

2000-2001-elected President of her high school's art club, Steph organizes grand arty events like painting your shoes (inspired by My So Called Life), chalking the sidewalks of the high school campus and planning and executing a mural in the German classroom that alas, never quite gets finished...

2001-graduates high school, moves to Chicago to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2002-after hanging out in the back corners of open mics for a year, Steph starts singing and playing guitar in small coffeehouses when the host dares her to perform

2005-graduates from SAIC with a BFA, having focused on printmaking, illustration and bookmaking

2007-marries the love of her life, musician Matthew Davies, at sunrise under a clocktower 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 300 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.

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