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em marie davenport (b. 1999) is an interdisciplinary painter, living and working in chicago, IL. 

born and raised in missouri, davenport works within the politics and scenery of the midwestern american experience and the manifestation of those aesthetics in the digital realm.
often using found objects, homemade paints, and hydro-printed materials to reference subjects like land preservation, homemaking, music, and self-portraiture.


*a large portion of this practice is centered around personal research and documentation of folk art sites and environments in the rural united states.




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education

2021 BFA
THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC)
    EMPHASIS IN PAINTING, ART HISTORY, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION


2020-2021 ADVANCED PAINTING PROGRAM & CAPSTONE, CHICAGO IL



exhibitions

2022 
FORTHCOMING GROUP SHOW
    at hans gallery, chicago IL

FORTHCOMING GROUP SHOW
    presented by sinkhole project, chicago IL

WAKE ME UP
    group show at circle contemporary, chicago IL

CINETOSIS
    group show at rudimento, quito, ecuador


2021
WELCOME TO MY PERFECT ENVIRONMENT
    group show at my perfect environment, chicago IL

NO WAITING EPIPHANY 
    group show at vim’s house, chicago IL

WILDCATTER SINK
    two-person exhibition at new works, chicago IL

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE UNDERGRADUATE EXHIBITION
    bfa thesis show at saic galleries, chicago IL

QUIET, COLD
    group show at jargon projects, chicago IL


2019 
DECORIENTATIONS
    group show at siblings collective, chicago IL

IT’S ALWAYS SPRING ABOVE THE FROST LINE  
    group show at the laundry room, chicago IL


curatorial projects

2022
GREEN BELT
     group show at jargon projects, chicago IL


awards and residencies

2022 NAVE PROYECTO ARTIST’S RESIDENCY, GUAYLLABAMBA, ECUADOR 

2021 OXBOW SCHOOL OF ART & ARTIST’S RESIDENCY, SAUGATUCK, MI

2020 ROADS SCHOLARSHIP FOR RESEARCH AND TRAVEL, SAIC ART HISTORY


participation

2021 ODYXXEY - radio mix