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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, 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 WAKE ME UP
    group show at circle contemporary, chicago IL

2022 CINETOSIS
    group show at rudimento, quito, ecuador

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

2021 NO WAITING EPIPHANY 
    group show at vim’s house, chicago IL

2021 WILDCATTER SINK
    two-person exhibition at new works, chicago IL

2021 SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE UNDERGRADUATE EXHIBITION
    bfa thesis show at saic galleries, chicago IL

2021 QUIET, COLD
    group show at jargon projects, chicago IL

2019 DECORIENTATIONS
    group show at siblings collective, chicago IL

2019 IT’S ALWAYS SPRING ABOVE THE FROST LINE  
    group show at the laundry room, 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


curatorial projects

2022 GREEN BELT
     group show at jargon projects, chicago IL


participation

2021 ODYXXEY - radio mix