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Leah Davis

Leah Davis
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My practice is the personification of an exploration into life and personal relationships. I work in mixed media portraiture as it is the most authentic way for me to unpack and portray emotions, and build sought-after connections with the viewer.

To build my narratives, I utilise the Jungian art therapy techniques of dream analysis, active imagination, and spontaneous drawing. This allows me to create profound images from a place of lived experiences, deep subconscious dwellings, and the collective unconscious. Combining this with pop culture, archetypes and symbolism presents myself and the viewer with a place of contemplation and allows us to connect through our shared experiences.

As my work is influenced by our turbulent existence, my concepts are mirrored in this and can be dark and emotive, or joyful and uncomplicated. Life and my emotions also impact my style; I can be drawn to pop, surrealism, a monochrome palette, or flashy colours.
2020/22: MA Fine Art - Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
With Merit

2016/20: Contemporary Art and Contextualised practice - UHI, Inverness
First Class Honours

Solo Exhibitions:

1st- 30th April ’21
Artist of the Month, Society of Caithness Artists, Online

30th Sep - 1st Nov ‘19
You’re so Weird, Upstairs Gallery, Inverness, Scotland


Group Exhibitions:
28th Oct - 6th Nov ‘22 Members Photography Show, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Scotland

26th Aug - 3rd Sep ‘22 Master’s Degree Show, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland.

6th - 31st Aug ‘22 Members Exhibition, Pop Gallery, Forres, Scotland.

7th - 13th March '22 Inside Out: Outside In, Inverness Creative Academy, Inverness, Scotland

11th Dec - 20th Feb '22 Graduate Goodies, Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Scotland

13th - 28th Nov '21 Onwards, Look Again, Aberdeen, Scotland

9th Nov - 5th Dec ’21 Covenant: Life Beyond the Wire, Moray Art Cente, Findhorn, Scotland

9th – 30th Oct ‘21 Member’s Exhibition, Pop Gallery, Forres, Scotland ​

2nd July '21 - ongoing
Moray Art Centre, Findhorn, Scotland

1st – 31st July ‘21
Annual Exhibition 2021, Society of Caithness Artists, Online


Jan '21 - Permanent display
Asher's Bakery, Inverness, Scotland


19th Dec ’20
Everything’s Illuminated – 4 yr. Anniversary Group Show,
KEEP Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1st – 31st Dec ‘20
The Reaching Out Exhibition, Society of Caithness Artists, Online

12th Nov ’20 – Jan ‘21
2020 Christmas Show, SixFoot Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

21st Aug '20
Gallery Portfolio - Group Show, KEEP Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1st – 31st July ‘20
Society of Caithness Artists 2020 Showcase, Online


21st Feb – 15th Mar ‘20
The New Vanguard: Explorations into the New
Total Downer
  • Leah Davis
  • Total Downer
  • Painting
Animus
  • Leah Davis
  • Animus
  • Painting
Untitled
  • Leah Davis
  • Untitled
  • Drawing
Did You Laugh When I Played The Clown?
  • Leah Davis
  • Did You Laugh When I Played The Clown?
  • Painting
I Was Only Looking For A Friend
  • Leah Davis
  • I Was Only Looking For A Friend
  • Mixed Media
Fool?
  • Leah Davis
  • Fool?
  • Painting
What A Waster
  • Leah Davis
  • What A Waster
  • Mixed Media
Lovely Disaster
  • Leah Davis
  • Lovely Disaster
  • Painting

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