Kai Samuels-Davis - The Search, Beginning, 2014 (detail) - Courtesy of Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Kai Samuels-Davis

United States 1980

Painting

www.kaisamuelsdavis.com

Kai Samuels-Davis
Kai Samuels-Davis
Male
United States
1980
January 5, 2016
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Kai Samuels-Davis is an American contemporary artist born in Catskill, New York in 1980. He is well known for his paintings, which are composed of figures, objects and landscapes.

Art by Kai Samuels-Davis

Kai Samuels-Davis - The Forgotten II, 2014 - Of Bristle and Bone, 2014 - From Sinking, 2014
Kai Samuels-Davis – The Forgotten II, 2014 / Of Bristle and Bone, 2014 / From Sinking, 2014

Kai Samuels-Davis studied at Woodstock School of Art and NY Art Students league before receiving his Bachelors in Fine Art from SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY in 2002, and completing his Masters in Fine Art from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 2006. The artist paints from photographs, which allows him to manipulate the subject by using several images of the same person, or occasionally several images of different people. Dominant theme of his work is portrait. Landscapes and still life are also present, but he always comes back to the face.

Art by Kai Samuels-Davis

Kai Samuels-Davis - The Calm, 2014
Kai Samuels-Davis – The Calm, 2014

Inspiration for Samuels-Davis changes on a daily base, be it the book he’s reading, a couple sips of booze while he works, and sport, mostly Giant’s games. His work has changed over the years, because the he himself have changed. Every single portrait, landscape or still life captures thoughts of the artist, involuntarily at the most of times. Painting is seen as a way to escape from the speed of the modern world, so peace and tranquility can easily be observed in his artworks. Quiet, lonely moments, not shared with others, but experienced by all are essence of Samuels-Davis’s work.

Art by Kai Samuels-Davis

Kai Samuels-Davis - The Vessel II, 2014 - Empty Vessels, 2014
Kai Samuels-Davis – The Vessel II, 2014 / Empty Vessels, 2014

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Kai Samuels-Davis lives and works in Jenner, California.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Kai Samuels-DavisThe Cold Press Gallery, Holt, UKSolo
2015Lightning Strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists.Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015NourishNapa Valley Museum, Yountville, CAGroup
2015UnknownThe Unit, London, UKGroup
2014Between Head and HandDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2013Kai Samuels-DavisThe Cold Press Gallery, Holt, UKSolo
2013Hello, GoodbyeDolby Chadwick Gallery, CAGroup
2013UnknownThe Fig House, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2013UnknownGalerie McGinty, Altadena, CAGroup
2012Kai Samuels-DavisQuicksilver Mine Co, Forestville, CASolo
2012UnknownWest County Design, Valley Ford, CAGroup
2012UnknownGalerie Rauchfeld, Paris, FRGroup
2012UnknownGraton Gallery, Graton, CAGroup
2011Kai Samuels-DavisThe Cold Store, Norwich, UKSolo
2011UnknownQuicksilver Mine Co, Forestville, CAGroup
2011UnknownLocal Color Gallery, Bodega Bay, CAGroup
2010UnknownThe Cold Store, Norwich, UKGroup
2010UnknownWest County Design, Valley Ford, CAGroup
2010UnknownGallery at the End of the World, Altadena, CAGroup
2010UnknownNational 2010 juried exhibition, Sebastopol, CAGroup
2009UnknownGallery at the End of the World, Altadena, CAGroup
2007Kai Samuels-DavisMaude Carin, Los Angeles, CASolo
2007UnknownM.J. Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007UnknownHive Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007UnknownBrenArt Gallery, Pasadena, CAGroup
2007UnknownGallery at the End of the World, Altadena, CAGroup
2006UnknownM.J. Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2006UnknownUnderground Arts Society, Altadena, CAGroup
2005UnknownM.J. Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2005UnknownUnderground Arts Society, Altadena, CAGroup
2005UnknownWindham Fine Art Gallery, Windham, NYGroup
2005UnknownPurchase College Gallery, Purchase, NYGroup
2005UnknownUtica Museum of Art, Utica, NYGroup
2004Kai Samuels-DavisUnderground Arts Society, Altadena, CASolo