TM Davy, ‘Rhododendron’, 2016, ICI Annual Benefit & Auction 2016

TM Davy is a painters’ painter. The New York based artist’s work ranges from large, elegantly realized portraits of friends and lovers to small and tender studies of form and shadow. Throughout his work, Davy matches careful renderings with ecstatic dry brushing. In Rhododendron (2016), the artist’s brush pulls the flower’s pale petals into our attention against a background of briskly captured leaves and a dark tabletop.

TM Davy is represented by 11R Gallery in New York, where his keenly anticipated solo exhibition opens in January 2017.


Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and 11R, New York

11R, New York
Artist's Studio

About TM Davy

T.M. Davy's representational paintings are intimate studies of light, figure, and the interplay between them. His most recent works closely examine candles' illumination of his subjects' faces, a practice which has grown out of his intimately detailed still lifes and portraits. Reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance style, Davy's aesthetic is built on warm realism and close attention to atmosphere and texture.

American, b. 1980, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

Group Shows

Bergdorf Goodman, 
New York,
The Artsy Vanguard
KW Institute of Contemporary Art, 
Berlin, Germany,
Pause: AA Bronsons Garten der Lüste
The FLAG Art Foundation, 
New York, USA,
Cynthia Daignault: There is Nothing I could Say That I Haven't Thought Before
Face and Skin
New York, USA,
I See Myself In You
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, 
Santiago de Compostela, Spain,
Sur le dandysme aujourd'hui: From Shop Window Mannequin to Media Star
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 
New York, USA,
NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition
Boston University, 
Boston, MA, USA,
Casual Males
X Initiative, 
New York, USA,
No Soul for Sale
School of Visual Arts, 
New York, USA,
The Sequential Image

Fair History on Artsy

Eleven Rivington at The Armory Show 2013