Sonia Louise Davis is a Manhattan-based artist born in New York. Using a large format view camera, Davis’ work mines the public and private archive, exploring collective memory and family history through site-specific and community-based projects.
Davis’ solo exhibitions include Sonia Louise Davis: selections, Rush Arts/Corridor Gallery Project Space, New York, NY (2014) and tracing(s) belonging(s), En Foco, New York, NY (2012). Her group exhibitions include If You Build It, No Longer Empty, New York, NY (2014); Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New YorK, NY (2014), and Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts/Wave Hill/1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery (2013). Davis’ public art projects include Across 116th Street, New York, NY (2013).
Davis’ awards include Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2013); a grant from Manhattan Community Arts Fund, LMCC, New York, NY (2013), Residency Unlimited Artist-in-Residence, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Bronx, NY (2012), a grant from the Puffin Foundation, New York, NY (2012); and Create Change Fellowship, Laundromat Project, New York, NY (2011).
Davis received her B.A. from Wesleyan University.