ARIEL DAVIS - Artist
Ariel at Globe Life Field
An image taken the first time the artist saw her work "Toward Home
" enlarged and installed at Globe Life Field
Oil on Canvas, 24x18,
Ariel Davis - Artist, Gallery Manager, Arts Organizer, And Curator
Ariel Davis is an artist living and working in Fort Worth, Texas. Her work reflects on
humanity, relationships, and time, in the form of stylized figurative paintings. In her
work you can find the idea of relationships at the core, that play with symbolism in
telling a story. In preparation of creating a painting, she employs the process of
photography, collage, and digital manipulation to create a unique source image, or she
works from life. Many times she will engage individuals in the community to collaborate
with her as subjects in her work. Capturing and portraying the energy and mood of a scene,
group or individual is more important then the details, which is defined by her loose
style and use of bold color.
She earned her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied under
Melissa Miller and Dan Sutherland in painting. Primarily a painter and muralist, you may
have seen her mural work in Inspiration Alley, at Mistletoe Station in the Near Southside
in Fort Worth, and in the new home of the Texas Rangers Baseball Organization at Globe
Life Field. Her paintings have shown with the Fort Worth Art Collective, at her booth in
the 2019 Main Street Arts Festival, and group shows at the Fort Worth Community Art Center
and various galleries. Throughout her career she has been in over 35 exhibitions and has
co-organized over 80 art events and exhibitions in the DFW area over the past 4 years.
In 2018 she was named Best Fort Worth Artist by Fort Worth Texas Magazine and was Fort
Worthian of the month in Feb of 2020.
Along with completing the two large works for the Texas Rangers Globe Life Field in 2020,
she recently completed a collaborative project for the Mariachi Program at North Side
High School though FGIII Fine Art Productions, and is expecting her first Fort Worth
Public Art Project to be installed at the Texas And Pacific Station for TEXRail, Trinity
Metro. Also in 2020, she was a 1 of 6 Finalists to receive The New Normal Grant, funded
by Fine Line Group (the family office of Sasha and Edward P. Bass), Alice L. Walton
Foundation, Donny Wiley Memorial Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation, and Kit
and Charlie Moncrief.