Katie Davis (pictured above at The Painting Center, in Manhatten, NY) is a mixed media painter whose work blends together a love of domestic textiles, paper, paint, and drawing. Her use of color, form, and movement has become a unique voice and is in direct relationship with her materials. Shortly after earning her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Davis became a mother. With little time to overthink her compositions, her studio practice became an outpouring of innovation and energy. Today, she still uses materials that are readily available in her home, such as house paint, cardboard, coffee filters, cut paper, old curtains, sheets, yarn, and colored pencil. With an interest in sustainability, contemporary interior design, and map making, Davis visually weaves together paintings that are whimsical, playful, and draw on her personal experiences of postpartum depression, mothering a child with autism, sexism in the artworld, and her experience of being an artist parent.