Erin Davis / Max C Lee live and work in New York. 
 
They are currently building a body of work which addresses their own white suburban upbringings and how it fosters white, cis, male, heteronormative supremacy. These works address familiar aesthetics for those who grew up in a white-flight, suburban environment and mentality. In doing so, the violence not far beneath their comfort and cul-de-sacs can be seen by those who perpetuate it. 
 
Spanning sculpture, video, installation, and internet interventions, they have so far focused on law enforcement, comfort products, suburbia, and lifestyle consumerism. Their environments are built from commonplace and discarded materials, presented as readymades. Each assemblage forms a critical dialogue about how the gathered objects relate to problematic whiteness at large, and to their personal histories. 

Davis / Lee are the co-founders of haul, a small DIY gallery, which aims to find alternative ways to sell art, instead of strictly relying on the extremely wealthy.
 
They also founded Re: Art Show – an ongoing, rent-free, DIY group-show-series based in Brooklyn (previously in the old Pfizer factory in BedStuy). 

davisleestudio[at]gmail[dot]com

ERIN DAVIS

b. 1989 North Carolina / lives & works in Brooklyn

erin[at]erindavis[dot]net

@erindavi



EDUCATION

2016 I MFA: School of Visual Arts, New York, NY / Photography, Video, & Related Media
2013 I BFA: University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Charlotte, NC / Photography

2013 I BA: University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Charlotte, NC / Art History

CURATORIAL

ONGOING I Re: Art Show / Pfizer Building / Brooklyn, NY / co-founder / co-curator w/ Max C Lee

SOLO + 2 PERSON SHOWS

2017 I Ride Collision: Voice-Haptic On-Road Patio for Liaison Sessioning (w/ Max C Lee) / Invisible-Exports / New York, NY
2016 I VITREOPHOBIA / Kunstraum Tapir / Berlin, de
2015 I STASIS: New Works By Erin Davis / VAE Cube / Raliegh, NC
2013 I Topologies (w/ Lauren Phillips) / Union Gallery / Charlotte, NC

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

 

2017 I Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: / 630 Flushing Ave. / Brooklyn, NY

2016 I Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: / 630 Flushing Ave. / Brookyn, NY

2016 I Re:Re:Re:Re: / 630 Flushing Ave. / Brooklyn, NY
2016 I SVA MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media Thesis Exhibition / Visual Arts Gallery / New York, NY
2016 I PULSE International Art Fair, Represented by SVA Galleries / The Metropolitan Pavillion / New York, NY
2015 I Strange Teachings: The SUMP Show, Hosted & curated by Rainer Ganahl / SUMP Factory Complex / Queens, NY
2015 I In Defense Of The Poor Image (digital exhibition) / New York, NY
2014 I Blue Egg: Visions of Nature / W. 16th St. Gallery / New York, NY
2014 I Where's the Art in Bio Art? / Flatiron Gallery / New York, NY
2014 I TURNINTENSIVE / Kunstraum Tapir Gallery / Berlin, de
2014 I The Contaminated Landscape / Photosynthesis Gallery / Manchester, CT
2013 I Trajectories / Baku Gallery / Charlotte, NC
2013 I AVANT GRAD / Rowe Gallery / Charlotte, NC

RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

2016 I School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media Department / New York, NY / Assistantship Grant
2015 I School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media Department / New York, NY / Assistantship Grant
2014 I Takt Kunstprojektraum / Berlin, de / Artist In Residence
2014 I Vermont Studio Center / Johnson, VT / Artist In Residence
2013 I University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Charlotte, NC / Photography Student of the Year Award
2013 I School of Visual Arts Nature & Technology Lab / New York, NY / Artist In Residence

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

2013 I University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Charlotte, NC / Robinson Hall Performing Arts Center Commission (w/ Lauren Phillips)
 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY


2016 I ALICE Magazine
2016 I Artsy Pulse NYC expose
2016 I PULSE NYC Artist Feature
2016 I SVA MFA PHOTO/VIDEO BLOG: Pulse NYC
2015 I Artists of Visual Art Exchange (video interview)
2014 I ArtHaps.com Exhibition Feature: Where's the Art In Bio Art?
2014 I Takt Kunstprojectraum TURNINTENSIVE catalogue
2014 I The Moving Image Workshop by Heather D. Freeman
2013 I SVA Bio Art Artists 
2013 I Sanskrit Literary Arts Magazine 
2012 I Sanskrit Literary Arts Magazine

MAX C LEE

b. 1991, raised in Colorado, lives and works in Brooklyn

maxccclee [at] gmail [dot] com

@maxclee

 

EDUCATION

 

2016  \  School of Visual Arts, New York, NY  \  MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media

2014  \  Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA  \  BFA Photography

SOLO + 2 PERSON SHOWS

2017  \  Ride Collision: Voice-Haptic On-Road Patio for Liaison Sessioning (w/ ERIN DAVIS)  \  Invisible-Exports, New York, NY

2015  \  THE #ENDOFNOW PRESENTS: THE #PROJECTPERSONPROJECT  \  UnSmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, PA

CURATORIAL

2019 - present \ haul gallery 

2016 - 2018  \  Re: Art Show  \  Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY  \  co-founder  \  co-curator w/ ERIN DAVIS

2017  \  This is Me, Right Here. Mike Hack. This is Me, Right Here.  \  The Carrack, Durham, NC

GROUP SHOWS

2016  \  Low-Grade Euphoria  \  630 Flushing Ave. 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY

2016  \  Re: Art Show, various iterations, Brooklyn, NY

2016  \  Artist Run Art-Fair, Baltimore, HOUSEBOY collaboration with Stephen Grebinski

2016  \  SVA MFA Photo, Video, Related Media Thesis Exhibition

 

PERFORMANCES

 

April 23rd, 2016  \  #EONSENSEESSENCE  \  630 Flushing Ave. 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY

July 22nd, 2015  \  THIS IS YOU: RELAXATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND YOUR POWER AS A CONSUMER  \  Hunter East Harlem Gallery, Harlem, NY

May 22nd, 2015  \  ONE NIGHT SEMINAR WITH GUY  \  Tumbleweed Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

April 25th, 2015  \  THIS IS A PROJECT  \  Art All Night, Pittsburgh, PA