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Born October 6, 1949 in Washington, DC

1975  University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, MFA
1972  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BFA - Morehead Scholar
1968  St. Albans School, Washington, DC

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2006-2008 Galleries in New York, Arizona, New Mexico and California
2005  Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2000-2004 Galleries in California, New Mexico
1998  Jan Abrams Fine Art, NY
Gallery at 777, Los Angeles, CA
1996  Jan Abrams Fine Art, NY
1995  Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1994  Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1993  Gallery DeRoche, San Francisco, CA
1992  Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC
1991  Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
1990  Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1989  Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1988  Valerie Miller Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA
1987  Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1986  McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC
Desert Plaza, Palm Springs, CA
1985  Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Houston, TX
Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1984  McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Houston, TX
New Public Art, Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, CA
1983  Hunsaker/Schlesinger & Associates, Los Angeles, CA
1982  Los Angeles City Hall, Spring Street Court & Rotunda
1981  Neil G. Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1980  Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA
William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
1979  Union Station, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2006  Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2005  Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
2004  Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2003  Frederic R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
2002  Museum of Outdoor Sculpture, Denver, CO
2001  Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
1999  Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
1998  "Outdoor Sculpture Invitational,"Barat College, Evanston,IL
"Pier Walk '98," Sculpture Invitational, Chicago, IL
1997  "Pier Walk '97," Sculpture Invitational, Chicago, IL
1996  "Pier Walk '96," Sculpture Invitational, Chicago, IL
LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
1994  MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture Space, Washington, DC
1993  Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
1992  Marcia Simon Weisman Gallery, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
1991  Fleck/Ellman Gallery, Aspen, CO
Dennis Vaughn Gallery, Aspen, CO
"Natural Forces," LAX, Los Angeles, CA
1990  MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC
1989  Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA
"Art in the Parks," Beverly Hills, CA
1988  "Art in Public Spaces," National Traveling Exhibition
"Art in Public Buildings," California Arts Council,
California State University, Fresno, CA
1987  "Los Angeles Public Art," Fine Arts Building, CA
Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1986  McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC
Sybil Larney Gallery, Chicago
1985  "Monuments To," University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
1984  Otis Parsons Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Cirrus Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983  "Urban Sculpture," Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA
"The Nancy Yewell Collection," Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1982  "Downtown Los Angeles," WAAM/The Art Museum Association, Traveling Exhibition: 
Madison Art Center, WI
UC, San Diego, CA
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Cristi, TX
San Francisco Museum of Art, CA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Denver Art Museum, CO
Forgotten Dimension, Small Sculpture in California, Fresno Arts Center, Fresno, CA
"Architectural References," Gensler & Associates, LA, CA
Baxter Art Gallery, CALTECH, Pasadena, CA
1981  Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Community Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Neil G. Ovsey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1980  Kirk de Gooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Sculpture '80," Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, MD
"Six Los Angeles Sculptors," Federal Reserve Board, D.C.
Federal Reserve Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Protech/McIntosh Gallery, Washington, DC
Mittendorf Lane Gallery, Washington, DC
Downtown Los Angeles in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Stage One Gallery, Orange, CA
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), CA
1979  "LAX 814," Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), CA
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA), CA
1978  Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), CA
1977  "Introductions '77," William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco
"Art in Public Places," City Hall, Los Angeles, CA
1976  Mid-Continental Plaza, Chicago, IL
Del Mar College, Corpus Cristi, TX
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
1975  First Federal Savings and Loan, Chicago, IL
"Sculpture 1975," Traveling Exhibition
1974  Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, IN
1972  North Carolina State Museum, Raleigh, NC
Selected Large-Scale Commissions:
2007  Tower Medical, Beverly Hills, CA
2000  Media Studios, Burbank, CA
City of Hope, Duarte, CA
1999  Lewis Business Center, Prudential Real Estate Van Nuys, CA
1997  Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
1996  California State University, Long Beach, CA
1995  Sterling Research Group, Kodak Corp., Philadelphia, PA
1994  Xerox Corporation, New York, NY
1993  Neutrogena Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
1991  Carnation Corporation, Glendale, CA
1990  Sookie Goldman Nature Center, W.O.D.O.C., Bev. Hills, CA
1993  University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1987  IBM, Federal Facility, Gaithersberg, MD
Cranston Securities, Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA
1986  Edward J. DeBartolo Corp., Palm Springs, CA
California Arts Council, DMV, Arleta, CA
Highland Resources, Inc., East Camden, AK
1985  Metropolitan Life Insurance, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Siena Park, Boulder, CO
Brushy Creek National Bank, Round Rock, TX
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Harvard School, Woodland Hills, CA
1984  Otis Art Institute, McArthur Park Public Arts Prog., L.A. CA
Highland Joint Venture, Austin, TX
Highland Resources, Inc., Houston, TX
1981  Little Tokyo Towers, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Public Collections:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (permanent col.) Los Angeles, CA
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Grunwald Art Center, Armand Hammer Mus. of Art, Los Angeles, CA
San Diego Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Frederic R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine Univ., Malibu, CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
University Art Museum, CSU, Long Beach, CA
Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
State of California Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, CA
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Houston's Inc., Phoenix, AZ and New York, NY
ARCO, Los Angeles, CA
United Bank, Houston, TX
American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA
California State University, Fullerton, CA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

Selected Bibliography:
2007  Webb, Michael: Venice, CA, Art + Architecture in a Maverick Community
2003  Riquelme, Kathleen: The Studio Book
2004  Nys Dambrot, Shana:  "Evidence of Formation," catalog essay
2003  Myers, Holly: Gallery reviews - "Granite and stones that defygravity," Los Angeles  Times, March 28
Zimmerer, Kathy:  "Woods Davy:  Las Piedras," catalogue essay
2000  Zimmerer, Kathy:  feature art review, Art Scene, Feb.
1999  "Artist and Works," Los Angeles Times, Nov. 6
1998  Gibson, Sheila J.:  "Rock Star," The Robb Report, Feb.
1997  "Gordon Davidson Residence," Architectural Digest, (photo)
1994  Saville, Jonathan:  "African Genesis, from a Sculptor's Point of View," San Diego Reader, Jan 20
1993  Heeger, Susan:  "Desert Dreamer," (Greenberg residence); Garden Design, Nov/Dec
1999  Pittel, Christine:  "LA High Life," (Schlesinger residence); Elle Decor, Nov
1990 Berland, Dinah:
"Spirit of Southland in Two Sculptor's Works,"; Long Beach Press Telegram, May 26
Clark, Orville O.:  art review, Southern California House & Garden, July
Michaels, Donna:  "Stone Sculpture," Art Talk, Jan, cover story
1989  Pincus, Robert:  art review, San Diego Union-Tribune
1988  Glenn, Constance: "Home is Where the Art Is,"Angeles, Sept
Latempa, Susan:  A Walk on the Art Side," L.A. Style, May
1987  McKenna, Kristine:  art review; Los Angeles Times, Mar 27
1986  Lewis, Jo Ann:  "Woods Davy's Sculptures," Washington Post, Feb
Sculpture Garden - Woods Davy (catalog); DeBartolo Corp.
1985  Muchnic, Suzanne:  art review, Los Angeles Times, April 26
Brumberg, Dan:  "Making Art Work," Club Ties, March
Sinasky, Debra:  "Art Abounds in Little Tokyo," The Contemporary (MOCA), Summer
Everingham, Carol J.: "Critic's Choice," (art review) The Houston Post, May 3
Winckler, Suzanne: "Elysian Fields," Houston Home and Garden, Oct
Flanagan, Barbara:  "The Battle of MacArthur Park,"
Artnews, March Talk of Texas - Sculpture: Woods Davy and Jesus Moroles; Ultra, March
1984  Wilson, William: "MacArthur Park to Get Public Arts Program," Los Angeles Times, Oct 8
Pincus, Robert:  Woods Davy - New Public Art, catalog
Nodal, Al:  MacArthur Park Public Places Program, catalog
Designers West:  "Los Angeles:  Woods Davy Sculpture Installed at Otis Parsons," Oct
Filler, Martin:  "Quinn Essential," House & Garden, Dec
1983  Wilson, William:  art review, Los Angeles Times, Nov 8
Pincus, Robert:  The Galleries, Los Angeles Times, Sep 2
"State of the Arts," Los Angeles Times, May 15
Clark, Orville O.:  "Woods Davy at Hunsaker/Schlesinger,"Images & Issues, Jan/Feb
1982  Wilson, William:  "Sculptor Takes Government Seat," Los Angeles Times, Dec 4
Taylor, Ruth Ashton:  interview, CBS, Nov 19
KPFK interview, Nov 18
Smith, Michael:  "Of No Particular Theme," Baxter Art Gallery, Cal Tech, catalog
1981  Wortz, Melinda:  Exhibition Review, Artnews, Dec
Wilson, William:  "How Real is the Downtown Phenomenon?" Los Angeles Times, Sep 20
Moreland, Pamela:  "Investing in Art," Calif. State Bar Journal, Nov
Muchnic, Suzanne:  "The City as At Center," Los Angeles Times, Sep 20
Wilson, William:  "Art," Los Angeles Times, Dec 27
Garver, Thomas:  Downtown Los Angeles, catalog, traveling exhibition
Muchnic, Suzanne: "Davy Sculpture: Form in Flux," Los Angeles Times, April 30
Hopps, Walter:  "Six LA Sculptors," Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC
Hopkins, Henry:  "Six LA Sculptors," Fed. Reserve Board  
Knight, Christopher: "Sculpture Proposals for Downtown Los Angeles," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Dec
Hugo, Joan:  "Woods Davy Sculpture," Security Pacific Bank, catalog
1979  Erickson, Laurel:  "Downtown LA Artist," NBC News Special Report, Sep 26
 Muchnic, Suzanne:  "Public Art, Public Problems," Artweek, May 5
Hugo, Joan:  "Six Downtown Sculptors," Artweek, Apr 21
Muchnic, Suzanne: "A Train of Thought at Union Station," Los Angeles Times, March 9

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