1989-Graduated from Western Michigan University Cum Laude with a B.A. from the College of Fine Arts
Received Higher Education Incentive(HEIS) 4-year Scholarship, Whitney Young, Jr. Scholarship, and multiple time recipient of the Lydia B. Siedschlag Art Scholarship
1989-1990-Worked in Pre-press area of a Fort Wayne Printing business getting artwork ready for the printing of business
cards, letterhead, and other stationery type products.
1990-1991-Worked in Data Processing for Fort Wayne insurance company. Helped establish an automated system for
instantly printing customized insurance policies. Operated, oversaw, troubleshot and maintained a Xerox computer
system and its output.
1991-1995-Moved to Corporate Communications dept. to help transition to digital design, advising department on hardware
and software issues.
Worked as a Graphic Designer and briefly as Art Director producing advertising that has appeared in various trade
magazines in the Sports, Leisure and Entertainment field. Other projects include brochures, newsletters, and various
other forms of communication for inside the company as well as international consumption. Also served on a company
committee to distribute charitable funds.
1996-Present- Graphic Designer/Artist-Design work ranges from designing logos, business cards, photography, to creating photographic artwork with digital manipulation, as well as some video and web work. Working with spouse in retail men’s clothing and tuxedos- Mitchell’s. Fine art work is in various media. Currently working on digital montages. Soon to launch an additional website: DAVIS Art & Photo which will contain content of a more commercial nature.
2006-Started exhibiting artwork through own website http://homepage.mac.com/mariadavis/DAVISARTANDPHOTO/
-Aug. 2006 Featured artist on web Fort Wayne Area Artists http://artists.acpl.info/
2007-Fall/Winter 2006/2007- Published in Art-to-Art Palette Magazine as the Main Section Artist
-Sept. 13-Oct. 4 2007 Exhibited in non-juried show at Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts (LACDA)- Snap to Grid
-July 13-Aug. 15-Exhibited in non-juried show at Artlink Members Show
2008-Dec.2007/Jan. 2008 Selected to exhibit in ARTROM on-line Gallery (Rome, Italy) Competition-TOP 10 of Summer 2007
November 30, 2007 - January 9, 2008-Exhibited in non-juried show for Artlink self-portrait exhibition at the
Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery in the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, IN
May30-July 9,2008 Digital Visions: Computer Art Exhitibit-Juried-Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Members Show-Non-Juried-Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Oct-17-Dec.3rd-7th Regional Exhibition-Juried-Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
2009-Dec. 12-Jan.14,2009 Fort Wayne Photographers Exhibition-Invitation-Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN