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Bio

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Matty Davis is an artist from Pittsburgh, PA, where his grandfather worked for decades in the steel mills. His interdisciplinary work seeks embodied transformation, often through collaboration other people, materials, and landscapes. Described by the New Yorker as “fearless,” his work is noted for its combination of intense, imaginative physicality and intimacy. Recently, Davis has been invested in how particular conditions of the body, the elements, and the ground necessarily impact kinesthesia, energy systems, and psychological states, partially in relation to having undergone intensive hand surgery last year due to a saw accident. In 2012, he co-founded and continues to co-artistic direct BOOMERANG, a performance project based in New York City. His work has been presented by the Art Institute of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Judson Church, the 92nd St. Y, the Watermill Center, Dixon Place, Danspace Project, and the Arts Arena in Paris, among others. He was the recipient of a 2016 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and has recently been an artist-in-residence at the Watermill Center and Kickstarter’s HQ in Brooklyn. Davis teaches at colleges and schools throughout the US, including New York University, Columbia College, Oberlin College, Muhlenberg College, Kenyon College, The Professional Performing Arts High School in New York, and The Philadelphia School.

Contact: d.matty.william@gmail.com.