Erin Davis / Max C Lee live and work in New York. 
 
The work of Erin Davis / Max C Lee is born of power structures which affect our everyday. Spanning sculpture, video, installation, and internet interventions, they focus on systems which shape our culture and environment – 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 its structure and origin.
 
Davis / Lee are 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 and enable it.

Davis / Lee are the co-founders of haul, a gallery in a storage basement in Gowanus, 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