Tim Davis

(American, b. 1969)

chandelier (illilluminations) by tim davis

Tim Davis

Chandelier (Illilluminations), 2006

moonlight (permanent collection) by tim davis

Tim Davis

Moonlight (Permanent Collection), 2003

sole shop (the new antiquity) by tim davis

Tim Davis

Sole Shop (The New Antiquity), 2008



Born in Blantyre, Malawi
BA Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2001 - 2004
Taught at Yale University, New Haven, CT
MFA Yale University, New Haven, CT
Finalist, Discovery Award, Arles Photography Festival
Leopold Godowsky Jr. Color Photography Awards
2007 - 2008
Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize
Currently teaches at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


Transit Byzantium, The Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH (solo)
Quinto Quarto, Rome Commission, Macro Museum, Rome Italy (solo)
Spectators, Rendered and Regulated, Koenig & Clinton, New York, NY
Balls to the Wall, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Postscript, The Power Station, Toronto, Canada
TAV Bolognia-MIlanio, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
The origin of the world /\ the force of the source \/ the cause of the vigor, Samsøn Projects, Boston, MA
Serious Laughs, UPAC, Kingston, NY curated by Daniel Mason
Contemporary Russian Photography: Fotofest 2012 Biennial, Houston, TX (catalogue)
Heavy Rotation, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT

Public Collections

University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, Virginia
Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Citibank Collection, New York
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
Arcadia University Art Gallery, Pennsylvania
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA


Contemporary Russian Photography: Fotofest Biennial, Fotofest Inc., Houston, TX, 2012, vol. 2 p. 187 (illus.).
Journées photographiques de Bienne Bieler Fototage - Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Bienne Bieler Fototage, 2011, p. 36 – 39 (illus.).
Smith, Joel, The Life and Death of Buildings: On Photography and Time, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011, illus. p. 70.
150 Years Later, exhibition catalogue, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2011.
The New Antiquity, monograph, Damiani Editore, 2009.
States of Mind: Young American Photography, exhibition catalogue, TH-Inside, Brussels and Copenhagen, 2008.
To: Night (Contemporary Representations of the Night), exhibition catalogue, The Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, 2008.
America: Three Hundred Years of Innovation, exhibition catalogue, Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, 2007.
K/R: Projects, Writings/Buildings, photo essay by Tim Davis, Ten Thousand One, 2007.
Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Phaidon, 2006.