Ronald Davis

Ronald Davis in Studio September 2021  seven decades


Ronald Davis was born in Santa Monica, California in 1937. He is famed for his geometric-shaped illusionist paintings, which utilize colored polyester resins and fiberglass. During the 1960s and 70s, Davis drew international acclaim for his geometric painting, showing in major galleries, museums, and biennials.

Davis is also known for his innovative work in various other mediums. Davis’ eclectic practice spans sound sculpture, electronic music composition, 3-D rendering, digital painting, giclée computer printing, silkscreening, lithography, etching, and papermaking. He has also collaborated with architects Frank Gehry and Dennis Holloway on the design and construction of numerous architectural projects, his Hondo Mesa studio among them.

Davis traveled to Taos, New Mexico, in 1990 and purchased a 10-acre lot north of Taos on the Hondo Mesa, where his distinctive studio compound now sits.

Schools of Study

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 1960-64

Partial List of Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Tate Gallery, London
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Selected Exhibitions

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York 1966
Documenta, 1968
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (1968, 1970, 1973, 1974)
Kasmin Gallery, London (1971)
Venice Biennale, 1972
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, New Mexico (2013)

Ronald Davis at 203 Fine Art

Please follow the link below to view the online catalogue for the 2019 exhibition LA to Taos, organized by 203 Fine Art.

LA to Taos | Exhibition Catalogue on ISSUU

Seven Decades | Exhibition Catalogue on ISSUU

Seven Decades | Exhibition Installation video


Selected Works in Our Inventory