Zachary Sympson Davis

Born 12-01-72
Fullerton, CA
Lives and Works in Santa Fe, NM



  • 2003
    • M.F.A. Sculpture, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
  • 1998
    • B.A. Studio Art, California State University, Chico, CA.

Residencies, Fellowships, & Teaching Positions

  • 2010-2017
    • Visual Art Teacher, The Browning School, New York, NY
  •  2011
    • Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
  • 2008-09
    • Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
    • Artist in Residence, Museum of Arts and Design Open Studios, New York, NY
  • 2007-08
    • Teaching Artist(Residency), Art in General, New York, NY
    • Teaching Artist(Residencies/On Site Ceramics Program Instructor), Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY
    • Artist/Educator, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • 2005-06
    • Adjunct Professor of Art, Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA
  • 2005
    • Visiting Faculty, Chautauqua Institute School of Art, Chautauqua, NY. Summer 2005
  • 2002-03
    • Teaching Fellow, Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Exhibition Record

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011
    • Vale Venga, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Diego, CA
  • 2010
    • Absence of Evidence, Evidence of Absence, Lincart, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007
    • Swimsuits Recommended, (Brilliant), Jack The Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY.
  • 2005
    • Pitcher, Pitcher, Pitcher, LincArt LA (at Post), Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2003
    • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
    • Zack Davis at Henry Duarte, Henry Duarte, West Hollywood, CA.
  • 2000
    • Publicity Stunt, A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2011-14
    • MAD Ball, Museum of Arts and Design, Pier 60, New York, NY, (commissioned performance)
    • Art in Clay, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, (juried)
    • Fate Legitimizes, Heights Waterfront, Tampa, FL (performance)
  • 2010
    • Chiesa Di S. Giovanni, Fossano, Italy(two person show)
    • Cartacea, Galleria della Battaglie, Brecial, Italy
    • The Product of Exchange, Sudhaus, Berlin, Germany and Texas Firehouse, Long Island City, Queens, NY
  • 2009
    • Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
  • 2008
    • Metro Poles, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
    • Spotlight, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, NY
    • Wheel Thrown Suit, (performance), Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
  • 2006
    • Witness the Fitness, Monkey Town, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (Co- curator)
    • Scope Hamptons(fair), with LincArt, Wainscot, NY.
    • Boy’s Club, LincArt, San Francisco, CA
    • Blanco, A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
    • ArtLA(with LincArt), Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2005
    • Irrational Exhibits IV, Track 16, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
    • Bayennnale, Bay Area International Art Festival, Port of Oakland, Oakland, CA
    • Annual Faculty Show, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York
    • Photo San Francisco, with LincArt, Fort Mason, San Francisco
    • What’s Going on Inside, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA (juried)
  • 2004
    • Hot Dog Bone (Two Person Show), LincArt, San Francisco, CA.
    • Greatest Hits, Cassius King Gallery, San Diego, CA
    • Open National Exhibition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach CA (juried)
    • Smorgasbord, Mighty, San Francisco, CA
    • Berliner Liste(Fair/exhibition), with LincArt, Schwedter Straße 232 (Old School) Berlin, Germany
    • Wouldworker, LincArt @ 49 Geary, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003
    • The Holy Roller, Contracted Performance, Lollapalooza, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA.
    • Up Close with Artists and Their Art, Pasadena Armory Center For the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
  • 2002
    • To Believe Much More Than That, New White Gallery, UCLA, Westwood, CA (catalog)
    • Wake Up, A Performance By Meg Cranston(COLA recipient), featuring Zachary Davis, Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Scapes, Progress Space, Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona, CA.
  • 2001
    • California Clay Competition(Juried), The Artery, Davis CA.
    • Ripe, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA.
  • 2000
    • Honk, A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA.
    • Introducing the A Street Gallery, A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • 1999
    • The Figure in Context, (juried) Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.
    • Water (juried), Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.
  • 1997
    • Last Show at Zoie, Zoie Gallery, Chico, CA.


  • Camhi, Leslie, “Arts and Crafts”, Travel and Leisure, Dec. 2008
  • Henry, Saxon, “Crazy About MAD”,, Oct. 2008.
  • Zohn, Paricia, “Culture Zohn, Mad About the New MAD”, The Huffington Post, Sept. 25th, 2008
  • Courier Sun, “Humorous Exhibit at JCAL”, Sept. 24, 2008.
  • New York Brain Terrain, “After Hours in Brooklyn” , Feb. 25, 2007.
  • KQED Interactive, “Lincart’s Boy’s Club” KQED Arts and Culture, Gallery Crawl, Interactive Report, June, 2006.
  • Renner, Kyle, “Davis Promises ‘something a little different’” Chautauqua Daily, Weekend Report, July 23 & 24, 2005.
  • Westbrook, Lindsey. “Jason Byers and Zack Davis at Linc Real Art,” Artweek September 2004.
  • Art, exhibition announcement/review, San Francisco, CA, May 24, 2004
  • Dorn, Paul, Art Review/ California Clay Competition, Davis Enterprise Record, Davis CA, May 10, 2001.
  • McDowd, Mike, Interview, News Channel 50, Santa Rosa, CA, Nov. 20, 1999.