Israel Davis

Devil-May-Care Series: Guerrilla Warfare, 2023

Israel “Izzy” Davis is an artist who lives and works in Grand Rapids, MI.

Davis has presented more than 50 technical workshops and lectures nationally and internationally and has taught several summer intensives, including courses at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist's Residency, Saugatuck, MI, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, and Ceramica Artistic Prospettiva, Trieste, Italy.

He has exhibited work in more than 100 exhibitions including venues such as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, the Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, IN, the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, and the American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Paloma, CA.

Izzy has participated in numerous artist residencies including a project residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre, Oisterwijk, Netherlands. There he spent three weeks in their FabLab focusing on CAM/CAD fabrication to produce molds for pressure-casting ceramic paper airplanes in porcelain. Izzy's most recent residency was at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT where he created work for his current "Devil-May-Care" series.

Izzy sees himself as a lifelong learner. His interests reflect an innate desire to be active, practice, and progress in a creative and productive lifestyle. Investigating art and teaching are catalysts toward that end.