Laura Davis (b. 1971, Holland, Michigan) is a Chicago based artist working in sculpture, drawing and installation. Her work examines the intersection of craft, design and art by using display structures to conflate notions of value and context. Davis’ recent solo exhibitions include Unknown Pleasures at Chicago Artist’s Coalition (coinciding with her 2012-2013 Bolt residency there) and the upcoming site specific installation, Histrionic Renovation, in the Mies van der Rohe McCormick house at Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL. Her work has been featured in the group exhibitions Homebodies at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and Two Histories of the World (Part 2) at Hyde Park Art Center, both in Chicago, IL. She’s been reviewed by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Artwrit. Abraham Ritchie listed her work in the “Top 10 of 2011,” for Art Slant and Jason Foumberg selected her as a 2013 “Breakout Artist” for Newcity. Davis received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1996 and teaches in the department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.