SHONA DAVIES
Shona Davies’ work offers fleeting glimpses into peoples’ lives. The viewer is
encouraged to construct meaning from ambiguous scenes, where an infinite number
of interpretations are possible. The work weaves functions, events and narrative
together into a diminutive museum of the imagination.

‘Miniature, yet intricately crafted abandoned rooms are painted to give a coating of
what appears to be the dust of years of neglect. We peer in, intruding on these
deserted spaces. Simultaneously inviting and repellent, the rooms are pervaded by
melancholy, charged with the extreme loneliness of those who once inhabited them. It’
s almost a relief to find them gone’.
-- Jessica Hall, Curator 2007

Davies is currently based in London, England. She recently graduated with First Class
Honours from Sir John Cass College of Art, and won joint first prize in the Owen
Rowley Award, as well as being a recipient of the Sir John Cass Purchase prize.

Davies has shown internationally and forthcoming group exhibitions include Pure_
Mixed Media Group Show, Ferreira Projects, Shoreditch, London and SaLon Gallery
at FORM.

Education
2002-2007
BA Honours in Fine Art: First Class Honours
London Metropolitan University Sir John Cass College of Art and Design

Forthcoming Exhibitions

2008 (3rd April-26th April ) Pure_ Mixed Media Group Show, Ferreira Projects, Shoreditch, London
Recent selected Group Exhibitions
2008 (24th Jan – 28th Feb 2008) SaLon Gallery London and (28th Feb – 2nd March 2008) SaLon
Gallery at FORM-London Contemporary Art & Design Fair, London  
2007 (6th December 2007- 5th January 2008) Pure_ Printmaking Group Show, Ferreira Projects,
Shoreditch, London
2007 (18-21st October) Affordable Art Show Recent Graduate Showcase, Battersea, London
2007 (June-July) Group Show: New London Artists Printmaking Show 2007, Gallery J:Akebono-so,
Isesaki, Japan
2007 (February), Group Show: 'Originals' printmaking exhibition, Mall Galleries
2006 (August) Tower Hamlets Art Pavilion: Group summer show
2006 (May-June) 'Nausea' Group Show, Hackney Round Chapel & PUMPHouse Gallery ,
Trollhättan, Sweden
2006 (April-June) Group Show : New London Artists Printmaking Show, Gallery J:Akebono-so, Japan
2006 (February) Group Show: 'Originals' printmaking exhibition, Mall Galleries
2005 (June) Group Show: Audrey Street Gallery, Hackney

Awards: Owen Rowley Art Prize: Joint First prize winner: Summer 2007 and Sir John Cass Purchase
Prize 2007