Born in 1983 in Seattle, Washington, Davis studied at Cooper
Union and currently resides in Los Angeles. He has been the
subject of several solo exhibitions and his work can be found in
the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Nasher Museum of Art
at Duke University.
Noah Davis creates a uniquely personal narrative in his psychologically charged paintings by sourcing imagery from found photographs, art history and autobiographical events. At once a storyteller, a surrealist and an astute social commentator, he often represents the quiet, forgotten moments in American history. Davis paints in an idiosyncratically classical manner, using traditional compositions and painterly techniques to evoke a world of nostalgia, memory and personal obsession. His works may reference racial, social or political issues, but always obliquely, depicting how these issues come to bear on our daily activities and inner lives.