About Mike Davis


  Mike Davis is a modern surrealist painter who currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.

  Self-taught, Davis began painting seriously in 1997.  His inspirations range from his mother's woodwork , hand-tooled leather, and home projects to art of the ancient world, to surrealism, to the Flemish masters of the Northern Renaissance.  He renders complex surrealist works embedded with symbols of mortality, folly and hubris, fixed within whimsical compositions. 
His works are featured in the permanent collection at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, many publications (JuxtapozHi-Fructose Magazine, HEY! Magazine, Art Ltd., Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art, Tatt Book: Visionaries of Tattoo, Beyond Tattoo, etc) and prestigious private collections around the world. In addition to painting, Mike Davis is an active musician, woodworker and owner of internationally-renowned Everlasting Tattoo.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

        
 
 
 
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                                           UPCOMING EVENTS
"Crooked as a dog's hind leg"
SOLO EXHIBITION
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco
Opening Jan 4 2020
                                          
                                                 
                                    

​Solo Exhibitions

2018

"Fate of the union" Spoke Art Gallery, NYC  (Sept 8-29)

2017

"Forks in the Road 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco,  CA (Nov 3-Dec 31 )

"Memories and Maladies Galerie Matthew Namour, Montreal, Quebec  Canada (Sept 7-Dec 1)

2016

"Ghosts of the Future" Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.( May 7-May28)

 

2015 

"A Blind Man's Journey Continues" book signing/solo show Copro Gallery Santa Monica, Ca. (mar21-Apr21)

 

2014

"A Blind Man's Journey" book release and Solo Show  111 Minna Gallery San Francisco, Ca.(oct)

 

2013

"New Works" at Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (Mar.-Apr.)

 

2011

"Oil and Water" at C.A.V.E. Gallery, Venice, CA (oct)

 

2009

"Stories From the Other Side of the Bridge" at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (May-June)

 

2008
"Solo Flight" at White Walls, San Francisco, CA (Mar.-Apr.)

 

2007

"Mike Davis and Mike Giant" at White Walls, San Francisco, CA (Aug.)

 

 

     

 



 

 

Group Exhibitions

2018

111 Minna Gallery 25th Anniversary show

San Francisco Oct 5

2017

"Juxtaposed" Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Fort Wayne, Indiana

April - July

2017

"TATTOO"  Chicago Field Museum

Chicago, Illinois

Oct - Sept

2017

"HEY!  Gallery Show" Galerie Arts Factory

Paris, France

March - April

2016
"Tattoos: Ritual, Identity, Obsession, Art"
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
April - Sept
2016
"Last Gasp Publishing 46th Anniversary Show" 111 Minna Gallery
San Franciso,Ca. (April 1)
                                                  

2015

"Troika" Yves Laroche Galerie De Arte Montreal, canada with Shawn Barber and Jean Laboudette(Turf one) sept 10

 

2015

"The Garden of Fernal Delights"  Bash Contemporary Gallery San Francisco, Ca.

May 30

 

2015

"20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz" Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery 

(Feb 22-Apr 19)

 

 "Portraits of Strangers, Someones, and Nobodys" 111 Minna Gallery San Francisco, Ca.

(Feb)

 

2014

"Tatoueurs, Tatoués Exposition" Musée Du Quai Branly Paris, France

(may 6, 2014-oct 18 2015)

 

2013

"HEY! part 2 Art & PopCulture Exhibition" La Halle St Pierre Paris, France

(Jan-Aug)

 

2008
"The Master Cleanse" at Studio GSD, San Francisco, CA (Oct. 10th)


"Blood Royale" at Galerie d'art Yves Laroche, Montreal, Canada (Sept.)


"In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor" at the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA (June-Oct.)


"Locked and Loaded" at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY (Apr.-May)

 

2006
"We'll Make A Lover Of You" curated by Francesco LoCastro Art Basel- ArtCenter/South Florida (Nov.-Jan. 7th )

 

2007
"All Star Hustlaz 2" at White Walls, San Francisco, CA (Nov.)

 

"Young Guns" by Chester's Blacksmith Shop at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan.)

 

2005
"Secret Bedtime Stories" (with Henry Lewis and Brian Randolph) at White Walls, San Francisco, CA (July-Aug.)


"Bergamot Invasion w/Cannibal Flower" at Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (June- July)


"Everything But The Kitschen Sync" at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Mar.)


"Juxtapoz Magazine presents: The Eye of the Illuminati" Copro Nason Gallery at Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Feb.-Mar.)

 

2004
"Age of Aquarius: Summer Solstice Group Show" at Copro Nason Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (July-Aug.)


"Juxtapoz Art Magazine: 10th Anniversary Art Show" at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Apr.)


"Everything But The Kitschen Sync" at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Mar.)

 

2003
Group Show at Copro Nason Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Group Show at Lit Gallery, New York, NY


"Sci-fi Western" at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Jan.)

links

111 Minna Gallery

Copro Gallery

Matthew Namour Gallery

Juxtapoz Magazine

Hi-Fructose Magazine

Halle St Pierre

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Everlasting Tattoo

Last Gasp Publishing

HEY! Magazine

© 2013 by Mike Davis