Born: Reno, Nevada, 1977

Resides: Ojai, California

Education: University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts (2001)


Selected Solo Exhibitions



“Pain Management,” Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles.



“Sculptures & Photographs,” The Underground Museum, Los Angeles.


Selected Group Exhibitions



“Reclamation!,” Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia (March 3–September 2).

The Bunker, West Palm Beach, Florida.

“New Suns,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands (December 12 2017–March 25).



“Homeward Bound,” Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles.

“Starless Midnight,” Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK.

“Power,” Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles.

“Ours Is a City of Writers,” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery.



“Young Blood,” Frye Art Museum, Seattle.



“Noah Davis and the Underground Museum,” Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery, New York.



“The Last Brucennial,” Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery, New York.



“Wild Things,” Roberts and Tilton, Culver City.


Selected Bibliography



Solway, Diane. “How the Family-Run Underground Museum Became One of L.A.’s Most Vital Cultural Forces,” W (November).

Spice, Anton. Feb Mag (October).

Carrigan, Margaret. “Baltic Centre Commemorates MLK Jr. and Highlights Lasting Inequalities,” Observer (October).

Stromberg, Matt. “Kara Walker, Karon Davis and the Black Female Artists Retelling U.S. History,” Guardian (April 5).



Birnie Danzker, Jo-Anne. Young Blood. Seattle: Frye Art Museum.

Vankin, Deborah. “Karon Davis’ ‘Pain Management’ Plumbs Loss and Love in a Tribute to Her Late Husband, Noah Davis,” Los Angeles Times (September 30).

Stromberg, Matt. “Karon Davis,” LA Weekly (September 29).

« Return to 2017 Biennial Awards