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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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
2022 WAKE ME UP
group show at circle contemporary, chicago IL
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
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
2022 FORTHCOMING SHOW
jargon projects, chicago IL
2021 ODYXXEY - radio mix